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Grilled Feta with Fresh Herbs

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Creamy, tangy, and delightfully different, Grilled Feta cheese is the appetizer you never knew you were missing! it doesn’t take much room on the grill, so when you’ve got a bit of space, turn your meal into something extra special with this Grilled Feta recipe!

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Topped with fresh herbs and a drizzle of olive oil, this stunning but still easy appetizer recipe is a quick and easy fix that everyone will love. You can mix and match the herbs, too, just don’t leave them off because they really transform the flavor of this simple feta recipe.

What you’ll love about this recipe


  • Easy and impressive!
  • Customizable herbs – use what you love!
  • Uses common ingredients.

What You Need To Make Grilled Feta

Move over baked feta, for a change in flavor, grill it! Smoky and delicious, grill some crusty bread to go with this and forget the BBQd meats, and just feast on this Mediterranean-inspired dish! Here’s what you’ll need to make this show-stopping recipe:

  • Cast iron pan or grill-safe pan – I use small cast iron pans to make this recipe. They’re cute and double as a serving dish.
  • Feta – Use a 6-8 ounce block of solid, full-fat feta. Round or square – that’s up to you!
  • Extra virgin olive oil – Now’s the time to use the good stuff. Olive oil and feta go hand-in-hand.
  • Fresh herbs – Fresh thyme, parsley, basil, oregano, rosemary (but go easy on the rosemary), all work well in this recipe.
  • Red pepper flakes – You need a bit of oomph added to the feta, and a few red pepper flakes does the trick! Add more if you like it spicy.
  • Black pepper – A few grinds of fresh black pepper are perfect.
  • Lemon – Lemon cuts the saltiness of the feta so pass some wedges around.
grilled feta with grilled bread in a round cast iron dish

How To Make This Easy Grilled Feta Recipe

For a full list of ingredients and instructions, please scroll down to the bottom of this page to the recipe card.

  1. Heat your grill and when the grill is hot (about 400-F), pre-heat the cast-iron pan. This will help reduce the time the feta needs to stay on the grill.
  2. Chop all your herbs and have them ready to go.
  3. Place the feta into the center of the cast-iron pan and drizzle the olive oil over the top. Pop the pan onto the grill and leave it for about 15 minutes.
  4. Remove the pan from the grill and top it with the ground black pepper, red pepper flakes, and fresh herbs.
  5. Serve immediately. Dig in while it is still warm and gooey!

Chef Jenn’s Tips

  • Use a good quality full-fat feta. Low-fat feta just won’t melt the same way.
  • Fresh herbs are best, but you can use dried in a pinch. A good Italian seasoning blend would be my first pick.
  • Don’t move the feta right off the grill. Make sure you use a dish that can go from grill-to-table because the feta will fall apart if you try to transfer it to a new dish.

What To Serve with Feta on the BBQ

Grilled crusty bread is my favorite vessel for this feta party recipe, so I make sure I have plenty on hand. You can grill the bread first and have it ready to go because the feta doesn’t take long on the BBQ. You can also put out your favorite crackers, but include a knife for spreading the soft feta. I also love serving this grilled cheese with keto tzatziki sauce for even more flavor!

Feta cheese on the grill is also a delicious addition to a charcuterie board. Once it has cooled, you can slice it or crumble it, and it retains all that smoky goodness from the BBQ and those herbs really make it pop.

Variations

I’ve changed up this feta recipe in a variety of ways. Here are some of my favorites:

  • Skip the fresh herbs and top the BBQ feta with sliced smoked tomatoes to make a tasty grilled feta and tomato appetizer.
  • Serve a variety of olives around the feta for a tapas-like presentation.
  • Top crostini with slices or chunks of the cooled feta and add a dollop of your favorite olive salad.
  • Serve it with grilled zucchini or other grilled vegetables as a vegetarian meal.
  • Top the grilled feta cheese with honey for a touch of sweetness.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I grill feta cheese in foil?

You can place the feta on foil to grill it, yes, then transfer the foil to a serving dish. I wouldn’t enclose the feta in the foil. It won’t take on the smoky grill flavor that way, and it could be a gooey mess when you open it up.

Is this BBQ feta recipe easy?

Yes, it sure is! Put the feta onto the grill and then chop the herbs and grill your bread. You’ll be ready to feast in 15 minutes!

Is grilled feta keto?

Yes, grilled feta – even with the herbs – is very low in net carbs making it a great choice for keto. It’s the bread or other garnishes that’ll raise the carb count.

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5 from 6 votes

Grilled Feta with Herbs

Deliciously smoky and topped with fresh herbs, this Grilled Feta is a must-try anytime you're friing up the grill.
Course Appetizers
Cuisine American
Keyword appetizers, feta, feta recipes, grilled feta, keto snacks, party food
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 144kcal

Ingredients

  • 6 ounces feta in a block or round
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves chopped
  • 1/2 tablespoon fresh dill chopped
  • 1/2 tablespoon fresh parsley chopped
  • 1 pinch crushed red pepper flakes

Instructions

  • Heat your grill and when the grill is hot (about 400-F), pre-heat the cast-iron pan. This will help reduce the time the feta needs to stay on the grill.
  • Chop all your herbs and have them ready to go.
  • Place the feta into the center of the cast-iron pan and drizzle the olive oil over the top. Pop the pan onto the grill and leave it for about 15 minutes.
  • Remove the pan from the grill and top it with the ground black pepper, red pepper flakes, and fresh herbs.
  • Dig in while it is still warm and gooey!

Notes

Chef Jenn’s Tips

  • Use a good quality full-fat feta. Low-fat feta just won’t melt the same way.
  • Fresh herbs are best, but you can use dried in a pinch. A good Italian seasoning blend would be my first pick.
  • Don’t move the feta right off the grill. Make sure you use a dish that can go from grill-to-table because the feta will fall apart if you try to transfer it to a new dish.

Nutrition

Serving: 1.5ounces | Calories: 144kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 475mg | Potassium: 35mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 267IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 214mg | Iron: 1mg

A Note on Nutritional Information

Nutritional information for this recipe is provided as a courtesy and is calculated based on available online ingredient information. It is only an approximate value. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site cannot be guaranteed.

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5 thoughts on “Grilled Feta with Fresh Herbs”

  1. 5 stars
    I love Feta. I got addicted to them when I was in the Middle East and used to buy them mostly. I didn’t know how easy it is to make it at home until now. Thanks, Jennifer. It was delicious! We loved it.

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  2. 5 stars
    Okay, never in my wildest dreams did I think it would work to grill cheese. lol Jenn, this was SO good! One of my new favorite spreads for everything.

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  3. 5 stars
    Thank you for this great grilled feta recipe! My husband just made smoked salmon. I shredded the salmon and topped the feta with a combination of the fish and fresh greens. OMG!! It was so delicious!!

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