Sweet, salty and velvety rich, this easy whipped feta dip with cream cheese, garlic, honey and a little spicy kick from cracked pepper is the perfect appetizer dip for parties, weekends or any time you want to share a moment and a special bite with someone! Dip it with soft, warm pita bread or crisp, whole grain crackers.
This is such a simple recipe, but one with huge rewards! Salty feta is whipped with smooth cream cheese, then mixed up just right with a little garlic, pepper and dried basil. There’s nothing like a little salty, herby cheese.
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But what comes next is where the real magic happens for this whipped feta dip. A little hollow in the soft, whipped cheeses cradles an irresistible well of sweet, golden honey…
Cheese, herbs, honey. One of a kind? Yes! Will everyone want this recipe after the first bite? Absolutely! This is no ordinary party appetizer. This is Heaven.
What You Need To Make Whipped Feta with Honey
- Feta crumbles
- cream cheese
- minced garlic
- dried basil
- olive oil
- chopped pistachios
- coarse black pepper
How to Make The Best Whipped Feta Dip
Not only is this an outrageously good appetizer, it is also incredibly quick and simple to make! A minute or less in the food processor and you have a gorgeous dish that tastes every bit as delicious as it looks. A little rustic, a little sophisticated, there is nothing quite like soft, rich cheese and sweet honey, especially when it’s meant to be shared!
Whip the Cheeses Together. In a food processor, combine feta, cream cheese and a little olive oil until the cheeses are well combined and smooth. Add basil and garlic and mix well again.
Plate & Add the Honey. Scoop cheese onto a small plate or into a shallow bowl. Use a large spoon to create a generous well in the center of the cheese. Fill the well with honey. Garnish the sides of the well with chives, pistachios and black pepper and serve!
The Engineer and I love dishes like this when we want to take meal time up a notch or two, but we don’t want to go out. A little bowl of whipped feta and honey is ideal for nibbling while we unwind and catch up on each other’s day. Followed up with a little pan-seared steak and broccoli slaw with apples and brussel sprouts and we’re talking a perfect evening that’s special without being fussy.
But it doesn’t stop there. This whipped feta dip is the perfect before dinner bite when we have friends over. It hits the spot on game day, when the girls come over or just anytime when appetizers or slowing down and sharing is on the menu!
Serving this dip creates delicious moments that quickly become fond memories. You’ll find yourself sharing it again and again. On the plate and on a recipe card.
Can This Dip be Made Ahead of Time?
The cheeses, garlic and basil can be whipped together and even plated up to one day ahead of time. Just cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until you are ready to use. Add honey and garnishes when you are ready to serve.
Can Feta & Honey Dip be Stored After it’s Been Served?
There usually isn’t any left over around here. But if you happen to have some you would like to save after serving, it should at least keep for one day if wrapped with plastic wrap and kept in the fridge.
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- Million Dollar Shrimp & Crab Dip
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Whipped Feta with Honey Dip
- 4 oz crumbled Feta cheese
- 4 oz cream cheese, room temperature
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 tsp minced garlic
- 1/2 tsp dried basil
- 1/4 C honey
- 1 Tbsp chopped pistachios
- 1 tsp finely chopped chives
- 1/2 tsp cracked black pepper
- In a food processor, combine feta, cream cheese and olive oil until cheese are well combined and smooth. Add basil and garlic, mixing well again.
- Scoop cheese out of the food processor onto a small plate or into a shallow bowl. Use a large spoon to create a well in the center of the cheese. Fill the well with honey. Garnish the sides of the well with chives, pistachios and black pepper.
- Serve immediately with warm pieces of pita bread.
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I made this and it was so so so delicious OMG
Hi, Cynthia! I am just thrilled that you loved this recipe! It’s a little different, but SO delicious and SO special. Just an honor to share it with you!
just made this–delicious. Will be serving tomorrow, although you suggested that it be served immediately.
This looks amazing! I’m not a fan of pistachios. Do you feel like another but would sub well? Almonds/walnuts/pecans??
Hi, Stephanie! I think almonds would work wonderfully. Let me know what you think!
a friend served this to a small group of us and we all loved it. Devoured it actually. After our first bite we all asked for the recipe. This will be one I always bring to any gathering. Perfect combo of taste and textures. Excellent.
Thank you so much, Suz! I’m just tickled to hear this! We felt the same way when we first tried it at a restaurant in Nashville. I couldn’t wait to get home and try my hand at making it. It was an instant favorite!
This was delicious!
LOVE that you loved it!
Very very good!! I topped mine with honey roasted walnuts and used roasted garlic vs raw. It’s a repeat recipe for sure!
This is literally the best dip I have ever had! Definitely a crowd-pleaser, everyone raves about it!
Oh my gosh, Katie! Thanks so much! I think it’s the honey, do you?
Hi, Grace! For ME TOO!
This is now my go-to appetizer. It’s quick and easy to put together and a perfect addition to our Charcuterie Sundays! I serve it with a quick, homemade naan bread brushed with garlic butter. Perfection!
Oh, I LOVE the idea of Charcuterie Sundays! Delish! I am so glad you’ve included this whipped feta into your meal. You’ve made my day!
Made to bring to a backyard bbq. Everyone loved it. Great dip for even the pickiest person to cook ok for. Absolutely a repeat recipe.
That’s awesome! I am just tickled to hear that it was a hit at your BBQ. Thank you so much for sharing this!
This looks so good! What a unique and delicious dip to bring for an appetizer!
This dish always comes home empty! (my favorite thing!)
Thanks for sharing! Does it keep long?
It usually keeps for at least 1 round of leftovers. But after that, the water content in the ingredients usually starts to separate. If you plan to eat it at more than one sitting, consider adding the honey as you go. It will store better without the honey added.
I made this last night for a backyard BBQ and my family LOVED it! So easy and delicious! Thank you!!!
Eeek! I am so excited! I am thrilled to hear that your family loved this whipped feta. You’ve made my day!
Love this recipe. Feta, honey and bread. What’s not to love. I have also had Ricotta, honey and bread as an appetizer – – equally as amazing and super easy to put together. Thanks for sharing the recipe.
Hi, Beth! I feel the same! I bet Ricotta is a yummy substitute. Sounds divine!
Sounds delicious 🙂 I have goat cheese on hand- would that be a suitable substitute for the feta?
Hi, Suzanne! Yes, love some delicious goat cheese. Not quite as salty as feta, but still would work perfectly!
Everyone wanted the recipe. Absolutely delicious and it looked so pretty! Thank you!
Hi, Jo! Thank you so much! That is just awesome. I am just tickled that you loved this recipe!
Yum yum yum! Everyone gobbled it up. Will be making this again and again and again. Thanks!
Hi, Janna! I am so glad to hear this! There is just something about all that honey! Thank you so much!
Love this recipe. Absolutely delicious, Thanks for sharing the recipe.👍🥰!
Greetings from Belgium
Hi, Ghislaine! Welcome! I am just tickled that you loved this feta dip. Honey, cheese, herbs… all the good stuff!
This was delicious, served with the Garlic Naan crisps from Trader Joe’s. It was a hit even with my picky-eater-guests.
I love it when even the picky eaters enjoy it too! This is awesome. Thank you!
OMG!!! Best feta dip i’ve tried!
Hi, Maris! This is awesome! I am so glad you loved the recipe.
Made it last night. Everyone raved about this appetizer and then asked for the recipe. I used 4 oz of soft, herbed goat cheese instead of feta and it was fabulous (no food processor needed). Thank you for sharing this fabulous recipe!
I am just tickled that you loved this recipe! I am a HUGE fan of goat cheese, so this sounds wonderful!
I used smoked feta, delish!!
Hi, Karen! Sounds fantastic! So glad you loved it!
Rachael N Shreve
I took this for Easter as an appetizer with homemade naan and it was INCREDIBLE. Like WOW! The flavors are just amazing and everyone LOVED it. I’m still not over how delicious it was.
Hi, Rachael! This makes my week! Thank you so much for making this crazy little feta dip for your Easter celerbration and sharing it with those you love. I am just tickled!
Hi Rachael: had this at a quaint restaurant in Charleston, SC and loved it
This dip is so perfect, super easy, can be made in advance and SOOO delicious. It’s my new go to appetizer, thanks for the amazing recipe!
Hi, Meg! You are so welcome! I am just tickled that you love this dreamy little dip.
I love this recipe so so much! Made it for a Christmas spread last year for my boyfriends family, and it was a hit! Making it again today, and have every confidence everyone will love it.
Hi, Chelsey! That is wonderful! Thank you so much for making this dip and sharing it with those you love. I hope it becomes your new go-to!
Made it for dinner with friends, a murder mystery game night, and Christmas. It’s been the first dip to leave the table every time. It’s absolutely incredible and I have to share the recipe every time I make it.
Love love love!
Hi, Derika! You have absolutley made my entire month!! Plus, a murder mystery game night… How fun is that?! I am so glad you love this dip. It’s hard to beat a little honey and whipped cheese in my book!
This was delicious & easy to make! Definitely will make again!! Thank you for sharing!
This recipe was a beautiful g hit at our Memorial Day BBQ! We thought it might also be good with grilled naan bread next time!
I love this dip!!!
I had the lucky chance to enjoy this at my friends BBQ and looked for the recipe online as soon as I got home. I would just say be careful with the amount of garlic you add. If you put too much you might overpower the dip.
I used fresh pita bread, warmed with a little bit of butter on top. So good!!
Hi, Jessica! I am just tickled you found this recipe!! It has been a wild favorite of everyone who tries it. And with the warmed pita or naan bread… mmmmm… perfect!
Love the Whipped Feta with Honey Dip!! 5 star!!!
Hi, Pat! I am just tickled that you loved it!
Liz @ Books n' Cooks
This was stellar. I skipped the chives and chopped pistachios due to allergies, but my guests and I couldn’t stop going back for more. Will definitely be making again!
Hi, Liz! I am just tickled that you loved this crazy little dip! Thank you so much for making it and sharing it with your guests.
Absolute favourite… I make this over and over again it’s just so good.
Hi, Fiona! Thanks so much! I am so glad you liked this dip! You absolutely made my day!
Really good and so easy to make. Got so much great feedback on this dip.
Hey, Julie! Thanks so much! I am just tickled that you and your guests loved this dip!
OMG!!! So So So good! Thank you!
Hi, Ann! You are welcome! I am so glad you enjoyed it!
I made this for an end of summer party last night. Needless to say, EVERYONE wanted the recipe! It’s so easy to make, with raving reviews. It will be a staple in my appetizer menus!
Wow, Karen! Thank you so much for making this dip and sharing it with friends! It’s so awesome. Made my day that everyone loved it! Thank you.
I made this to go on a veggie/cheese board for Fourth of July and have gotten a request for it at every gathering since! It’s a hit with everyone!!
Hi, Sarah! Oh wow! That is just awesome! I love this feta dip on a cheese board too. There is just something about the cheese and honey! Thank you so much making this and sharing it with your friends and family. You’re the best!
Was very popular & making it again this weekend!
Hi, Wendy! Thank you so much! I am just tickled you love this recipe!
Scraped out every last bite! SO good! I want to eat this every day…
I feel the same way about it! Made my day that you loved this recipe!
Total hit at the party! Made a double batch and glad I did ! Everyone wanted the recipe .. so glad I tried this dip 👍
Hi, Kim! I am so glad you made this dip and shared it at your party- How awesome!! It really is a crazy good little number. You made my day!
This would be great for an appetizer for Friendsgiving.
Thanks, Ella! I completely agree!
Made this for New Years Eve Party. It was fantastic. I don’t have a food processor so I just made sure the cream cheese was room temperature and then I just mixed it and the feta together with a fork. It turned out very smooth. Will make this for all other parties.
Hi, Andrew! Love it!! So glad you went ahead and made this recipe by letting the cream cheese soften. Perfect! And I am just tickled that you will make it again! Thank you.
This dip is so good! I made it for several different gatherings this holiday season. It was so popular, everyone loved it. I love how simple it is and yet it’s really dressed up by the things you add on top!
Hi, Amy! I completely agree! It’s all about that gorgeous pool of honey for me! I am so glad you made this recipe and enjoyed it with others over the holiday season. Just makes my day! Thank you so much.
Amazing! I’ve made it twice now to take to get togethers. I love how easy and fast it is to make, yet it still looks special. It’s quickly becoming my go to appetizer to share with friends.
Hi, Sandy! LOVE THIS!! That is exactly how I feel about this dip- easy, fast, but so special. It makes my day that you share this with friends and make it over and over again. Thank you so much!
So delicious and so easy. Presentation is lovely as well. Give it a try you won’t be disappointed.
Thanks so much, Louise!
Amazing! I bring this to all the gatherings I goto! It’s always a hit!
Hi, Julie! Thank you so much!! I am just tickled you love it!
I love this recipe. I’m planning on making it for a teachers appreciation lunch, but im not sure how to store it since I will drop it off at 7:30 am and it won’t get eaten until lunchtime. I know when I’ve put it in the fridge it tends to get fairly hard. Any suggestions?
Hi, Katy! The cream cheese in the dip does tend to firm up when chilled. Is there anyway it can be taken out of the fridge 10-15 minutes before serving?
Great easy recipe!!
Thanks so much, Mary! I am just tickled you enjoyed it!
I made this and the taste was great but the texture was super grainy. Any thoughts as to why this could be?
Hi, Kristen! It could be feta. Depending on the brand, the crumbles can have a little potato starch or some other coating on them to keep the cheese from clumping. Using a block feta is a sure way to get a smooth, creamy texture. Also, a longer time in the food processor, or even a blender. Lastly, adding a tiny drop of additional olive oil as you get that last pulse in on the food processor sometimes gives the cheese just what it needs to smooth out.
This has turned into my GO-TO!!! So easy to make and so satisfying 😛 Thank-you!!
Oh my gosh! Thanks, Ali! Love to hear this!
This has been a hit every time I’ve served it! Thank you for this delish app!! Yummy.
Hi, Irene! Yay! You are so welcome! I love hearing this! Thank you.
Absolutely delicious. This was an incredibly easy recipe to follow and I will definitely be making it again. Great combination of sweet and savory, plus the textures of smooth with a little crunch when you get a bite of the pistachios. Definitely a winner!
Hi, Teri! Thank you, thank you! Those are all the same things I love about it too!