This whipped feta with crispy potatoes is one heck of an appetizer, y’all! Creamy, flavorful, and salty whipped feta paired with crispy roasted garlic butter potatoes. The flavors here are unreal- everyone will be licking their fingers clean!

whipped feta with crispy potatoes in speckled bowl

Another crazy-good appetizer/snackity-snack is coming at ya! I’m so hype to talk about this whipped feta with crispy potatoes situation, friends. There’s a restaurant in my city called Oxford Exchange; one of my all-time faves. They have a whipped feta appetizer that is so damn good! Ever since the first time I tried it, I knew I had to develop a homemade version. So, here we go!

I’m a big fan of feta cheese as it is but whipped feta cheese is a whole new level. A very much lip-smacking-good kinda level, ha! It goes from being its super crumbly self to transforming into this creamy, luscious product. It is simply scrumptious to say the very least. This is one of my most favorite appetizers/grazing plates to whip up whenever I’m entertaining or in the mood.

…& for more delicious apps, peep my lemon pepper chicken wings, this loaded olive cheese bread, my fave guacamole, and these cheesesteak egg rolls!

black hand dipping crispy potato in whipped feta

Whipped Feta With Crispy Potatoes 😋

⇢ What is feta cheese? Feta is a soft and crumbly brined curd cheese from Greece. It’s made from the milk of both sheep and goats. You’ll often find feta in blocks of brine or already crumbled dry in containers. The general taste of feta is tangy and salty with a creamy mouthfeel, it’s really good.

This whipped feta is absolutely incredible, y’all. Feta is combined with other bold ingredients that compliment it to yield a super creamy and extra flavorful mixture. I love the textures + contrast in this recipe because you’ve got the smooth, creamy whipped feta that’s combined with buttery, crispy potatoes!

What You’ll Need For This Recipe

(Note: the full ingredients list, including measurements, is provided in the recipe card directly below.)

  • Feta cheese: I highly recommend block-style feta that comes packed in a brine solution as opposed to pre-crumbled feta. It’s more flavorful and doesn’t contain any additives (like the crumbled version does to prevent it from clumping). You can find feta sold at just about any grocery store.
  • Cream cheese: Another product you’ll need in block-style as opposed to the spreadable kind. Since feta has plenty saltiness and a robust flavor, cream cheese comes in to provide a harmonious balance between the two (and extra creaminess). And no worries at all, the feta flavor still shines through!
  • Lemon juice: Adds a fresh touch of tartness and a zippy-zing, yum.
  • Honey: Just a little for sweetness, use maple syrup as a quick substitute.
  • Garlic: A big, bold flavor enhancer that is clutch in both the whipped feta (crushed garlic) as well as the crispy potatoes (minced garlic).
  • Black pepper: A nice lil finish of freshly ground black pepper, chef’s kiss.
  • Gold baby potatoes: I love these buttery, golden-flesh baby potatoes, swoon. They’re the perfect size to use as a vessel to scoop up that whipped feta!
  • Butter/oil: This duo gets drizzled onto the potatoes for roasting.
  • Fresh dill: Garnish the whipped feta with crispy potatoes with some fresh dill for a lovely finale. Feel free to omit or use an herb of your choice!
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How To Make Whipped Feta With Crispy Potatoes (Easy As 1, 2, 3!)

(Note: please see the recipe card directly below for the complete written instructions.)

  1. Prepare the whipped feta. In a food processor/blender, combine the crumbled feta, cream cheese, lemon juice, honey, crushed garlic, and a few cracks of black pepper. Pulse to combine the mixture until it’s completely smooth and creamy. Then set the whipped feta aside.
  2. Preheat the oven. And grease or line a baking sheet with foil- set aside.
  3. Boil the potatoes. Fill a pot with water and a little salt. Bring to a boil and add in the potatoes. Par boil the potatoes until they’re fork-tender.
  4. Drain and mash. Drain the potatoes and spread them onto the prepared baking sheet. Use a potato masher or the bottom of a glass to gently smash them open (just enough to expose the inner flesh).
  5. Toss with butter/oil mixture. Drizzle the melted butter, oil, and garlic onto the potatoes and toss together to fully combine and coat.
  6. Roast the potatoes. Place the potatoes into the oven and roast until crispy.
  7. Assemble and serve!: Place the whipped feta into a bowl or spread it onto a platter. Then place the warm, crispy potatoes on top or alongside; garnish with dill and more freshly ground black pepper, if desired. Enjoy!

⇢ This is the *easiest* appetizer or snack to serve up that does not compromise on flavor at all! Salty, creamy, and loaded with flavorful depth is this whipped feta, peeps. Those crispy potatoes add a level of crunch and bite that rounds out this dish into one texturally-perfect masterpiece that hits. Sheesh.

Tips + Tricks For Recipe Success

⇢ Here’s a few notes to make sure that this whipped feta with crispy potatoes recipe comes out flawlessly for you + yours! ♡

  • Room temperature cheese: Make sure that both the feta and cream cheese are at room temperature. I like to set these two items out on the counter about 30 minutes to 1 hour before I plan to make the whipped feta. This ensures a super smooth, (almost silk-like) seamless blend of the ingredients. Otherwise, you could end up with something that’s quite grainy and chunky, I’d hate this for you. Since we’re making *whipped* feta, room temperature cheese helps to produce the creamiest, light, and airy consistency >> this is it!
  • Block-style cheese: Aka brick-style…these cheeses are sold in a solid block as opposed to being crumbled in containers or sold in a tub. Block cheese is more concentrated and has an overall better quality, as I noted earlier. It takes just an extra few seconds to crumble the feta yourself.
  • Food processor or blender?: I prefer to use my food processor whenever I make whipped feta because I find it a bit easier. Sometimes things, like dips/mixtures, can be hard to empty out when using a blender. Scraping around the blade can be a hassle. Additionally, I like how I can oversee the whipping process better in the food processor. While these are my notes, please use whatever you have and what works best for you!
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What To Serve (Or Pair) With Whipped Feta

>> As the recipe suggests, I almost exclusively pair my whipped feta with the crispy garlic potatoes. The textures and taste are top tier! Although, here are some other options, pairings, and toppings that are besties with whipped feta:

  • Naan bread: That restaurant I mentioned earlier, they serve theirs with grilled naan bread and it’s so freakin’ bomb. You can serve with some warm pita bread/baguette slices, too! Also, naan/pita chips are great here as well.
  • Veggies: For a low-carb option, serve with some raw/roasted/steamed vegetables like carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, radish, bell peppers, zucchini, etc. Or a combination of them on a platter- so colorful!
  • Crackers: Scoop up this whipped feta with any of your favorite crackers and/or pretzels! I’ve served this with those fun Trader Joe’s crackers (the fig & olive crisps are my fave), and other artisan-style crackers, galore!
  • Toast: If you love a little toast situation, this spreadable feta is literally perfect for it! Slather it on a thick, toasted slice of sourdough or focaccia, gahhh. Make a crostini-inspired appetizer and/or with some prosciutto/other meats.
  • Toppings: Some tasty toppings on this whipped feta include: toasted nuts (pistachios!), pickled onions/shallots, roasted tomatoes, marinated olives, jammy eggs, roasted beets, fried pine nuts, croutons, and more!

Can I Make This Whipped Feta Ahead?

Yes! You can prep this whipped feta in advance- keep it stored inside of an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week. No reheating necessary but I do like to serve mine at room temperature as opposed to it being cold from the fridge. Note: While you can prep the whipped feta ahead, I recommend saving the crispy potatoes for day-of serving for best taste/texture.

whipped feta with crispy potatoes in speckled bowl

⇢ Main entrees I recommend to follow this whipped feta with crispy potatoes appetizer: Chicken With Caper Cream Sauce, cozy Braised Short Ribs, classic Meatloaf, comforting Cabbage and Sausage, and these Salmon Cakes.

This is an appetizer that you will truly love and also one that’s perfect for entertaining, date nights at home, game days, and everything in between!

I hope you all enjoy this recipe just as much as we do- until next time! 🤟🏾

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whipped feta with crispy potatoes in speckled bowl

Whipped Feta With Crispy Potatoes

  • Author: Quin Liburd
  • Prep Time: 10m
  • Cook Time: 40m
  • Total Time: 50m
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Appetizers & Snacks
  • Cuisine: American

Description

This whipped feta with crispy potatoes is one heck of an appetizer, y’all! Creamy, flavorful, and salty whipped feta paired with crispy roasted garlic butter potatoes. The flavors here are unreal- everyone will be licking their fingers clean!


Ingredients

Scale

For the whipped feta:

  • 8 ounces (block-style) plain feta cheese, crumbled, and at room temperature
  • 4 ounces full-fat (block-style) cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon pure honey
  • 2 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste

For the crispy potatoes:

  • 1 lb gold baby potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • fresh dill, as garnish (or alternate herb of choice)

Instructions

For the whipped feta:

  1. In a high-powdered food processor or blender, combine the feta, cream cheese, lemon juice, honey, crushed garlic cloves, and black pepper. Pulse together until the mixture is completely smooth and creamy, stopping to scrape down the sides of the vessel, as needed. Then set the whipped feta aside.

For the crispy potatoes:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with foil or use cooking spray to lightly coat and then set aside.
  2. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil over medium-high heat and then add in the potatoes. Boil the potatoes for about 15-20 minutes or until the potatoes are fork-tender when pierced.
  3. Drain the potatoes and spread them onto the prepared baking sheet. Use a fork/potato masher or the bottom of a glass to gently press down onto the potatoes to smash them open a bit.
  4. In a small bowl, combine the butter, olive oil, and minced garlic together and stir to combine. Evenly drizzle the mixture (or use a pastry brush) over the potatoes. Toss together to fully coat. Note: feel free to season the potatoes with salt/pepper, to taste.
  5. Roast the potatoes until golden brown and crispy, about 20-25 minutes or until desired crispiness level is achieved.
  6. Add the whipped feta into a bowl or spread it onto a serving platter and top/pair alongside the crispy garlic potatoes. Garnish with fresh dill and a few cracks of freshly ground black pepper, if desired. Enjoy!

Notes

  1. Please read the blog post in its entirety for more tips + tricks.
  2. Storing: keep the whipped feta stored inside of an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week. Best served at room temperature.

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