Feta Cheese Ball

If your calendar looks anything like mine – you’re probably only a couple of days away from crazy. My December is brimming with holiday parties, potlucks, shopping dates, and family gatherings. And with all these festive commitments usually comes food and lots of it.

Along with arming you with a bunch of cookie recipes, I also wanted to provide you with a couple of simple appetizers that are sure to make your party prep a little easier and of course – more delicious!

We couldn’t get enough of this Feta Cheese Ball. We both kept sneaking into the fridge to steal a nibble throughout the day, even though we were supposed to be saving it for my co-workers.

The feta, cream cheese, oregano and garlic blend harmoniously to create an irresistible appetizer that will keep your guests congregated around the appetizer table long enough for you to finish all those last minute dinner preps that didn’t get done because the doorbell started ringing.

I love the fact that it’s simple, requires minimal prep work and it doesn’t require you to turn on the oven – especially when there’s cookies to made! Surround the Feta Cheese Ball with a variety of crackers, flat bread, and olives and you’ll create the perfect party platter for any event.

Be sure and head over to Good Life Eats to check out Katie’s for Spinach- Feta Stuffing Balls.

Feta Cheese Ball

Yield: 30 servings

Prep Time: 15 minutes


2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
4 ounces feta cheese, crumbled
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 green onions, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
freshly cracked black pepper to taste


1. In a large bowl using an electric hand mixer, combine cream cheese, feta cheese, olive oil, green onions, garlic, oregano and pepper.

2. Cover and chill for 2 hours.

3. Remove mixture from refrigerator and form into 1 or 2 balls. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve.

4. Serve with crackers, flatbread, olives, etc.

Source: My Baking Addiction adapted from allrecipes.com

27 Responses to “Feta Cheese Ball”

  1. Susan — December 7, 2011 at 6:20 pm

    My recipe is a modification from the Chicken and sun dried tomato bruschetta recipe from allrecipes.com and it is SOOOO GOOD! I am Armenian and love feta cheese and kalmata olives, so this is a great mixture. My family loves this recipe too.

    2 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
    1 1/4 cups Italian salad dressing, divided
    1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese
    8 sun-dried tomatoes, packed without oil, chopped
    handful of kalmata olives, chopped
    1/4 cup olive oil

    1. Place the chicken and 1 cup salad dressing in a bowl. Cover, and marinate at least 3 hours in the refrigerator.
    2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
    4. In a large bowl, feta cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, kalmata olives and remaining dressing.
    5. Bake for 15-20 min or until chicken is done.


  2. Jen of My Tiny Oven — December 7, 2011 at 6:20 pm

    Cheese and Crackers is one of the best things about the holiday season! This is a great twist on the same old cheese ball! I am for sure going to try it! Thanks!


  3. Ann P — December 7, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    My boyfriend loves Feta cheese! This would be the perfect treat for him, and a great way to use one of those ginormous containers from Costco :)


    • madison — December 24, 2012 at 5:11 pm

      Costco has almost everything I need to bake and cook. Great recipes, great store. Coincidence?

  4. Cass — December 7, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    Wow that looks delicious! I will have to make it for an upcoming holiday party. Yum.


  5. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — December 7, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    This sounds brilliant!


  6. kate — December 7, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    this is my favorite way to use feta:

    Feta, Parsley and Cous Cous Salad


    -1 package israeli cous cous (the large ball kind)
    -1/3 lb feta cheese
    1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
    large bunch of parsley, chopped (thyme works well too if you prefer)
    olive oil
    salt and pepper

    Cook the cous cous according to package directions. Remove from heat and put into large glass serving bowl. Add about a quarter cup olive oil, tomatoes, feta cheese, herbs, and salt and pepper to taste. Toss well. Cover and chill for a few hours to meld the flavors. Makes a great summer salad for picnics or a BBQ.


  7. Ann — December 8, 2011 at 1:57 am

    Wow – that looks amazing! I love anything feta!


  8. What is up with cheese balls? I just think it’s amazing to get a big ball of cheese. I love the idea of feta and cream cheese, I will so have to make this! Having it with a side of homemade crackers, yum, yum!!


  9. Dana — December 8, 2011 at 7:44 am

    Thanks for the recipe. Guess what I will be bringing for this weeks pot luck. Here is my favorite feta recipe:)

    4 boneless chicken breasts
    12 oz of feta (atleast)
    ritz crackers

    1. Melt 2 tbls of butter in bottom of 8×8 baking dish.
    2. Cut each breast into 3 large pieces and layer in bottom of dish.
    3 Top chicken with crumbled feta
    4. Crush 1 sleeve of ritz crackers and mix with 1 tbls of melted butter. Sprinkle crumb mixture on top of feta.
    5. Bake at 350 for about 45 min.
    Thats it. Super easy and super delicious. I have also used the tomato basil feta with this as well as the plain. Enjoy


  10. Tara @ The Butter Dish — December 8, 2011 at 8:38 am

    The fun thing about cheese rolls truly lies in their versatility; the combinations are endless and honestly I think eating the “snack” food is so much more fun than the main course.

    Don’t you?


  11. Savorique — December 8, 2011 at 9:38 am

    Although quite different, this dish reminded me of Spanakopita, this yummy Greek spinach-feta pie.


  12. Rachel — December 8, 2011 at 10:49 am

    This sounds awesome! I may have to make it and eat it all myself!!!


  13. Urban Wife — December 8, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    I love easy apps!


  14. Sarah — December 8, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    My favorite feta recipe is for Garlic Feta Dip:

    1 cup crumbled feta cheese
    1/2 cup sour cream
    1/2 cup plain yogurt
    2 cloves garlic, peeled
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    Just combine it all in a food processor!


  15. Bonnie K — December 8, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    Here’s a good one. I bought ready made rolled flank steak with feta and spinach. I found a recipe that’s like the one I’m cooking right now. http://www.food.com/recipe/spinach-and-feta-cheese-stuffed-flank-steak-190549 I really do like the taste of feta after having baked in the oven.


  16. Jenny h — December 8, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    My favorite recipe with feta isn’t really a “recipe” so much as a way of snacking. I am Canadian and we LOVE using white vinegar with everything. My favorite snack is a big bowl of shredded carrots and sliced cucumbers. I then top with heaping amounts of feta (my favorite cheese) and also add lots of pepper. Then drench it all in white vinegar. So tasty!


  17. Lindsay @ The Live-In Kitchen — December 8, 2011 at 10:37 pm

    Thank you for this! Looks delicious. I live in Wisconsin, so everybody loves a good cheese ball!


  18. Abigail — December 9, 2011 at 10:48 am

    You are my hero for this recipe! Definitely making this for the holidays, and probably for my graduation party too.


  19. Kristen Lopez — December 9, 2011 at 7:00 pm

    I didn’t write this recipe but this is my FAVORITE feta recipe. It’s incredible. I also add kalamata olives and use lower fat feta.

    Crazy Feta

    2 bricks of feta cheese, 8 ounces each

    3 whole jalapeno peppers (to taste)

    1/4 cup olive oil + 1 tablespoon

    1 bulb garlic

    the juice of half a lemon (I use more)

    the zest of half a lemon

    salt and pepper

    Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Chop the top off the garlic bulb and drizzle it with a teaspoon of olive oil. Wrap it in foil and roast for 25-30 minutes, or until garlic is golden in color. At the same time, brush the jalapenos with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Either grill or roast them – I stuck them in the oven with garlic and just watched until they were charred. Remove both from oven and let cool. Once jalapenos are cooled, remove skins, cut in half and discard the seeds. Chop into small pieces.

    In a large bowl, crumble the feta bricks. [Crumbling the bricks yourself works best, but if you can only find crumbled feta that is fine.] Add chopped jalapenos, the zest of half a lemon, and the juice of half a lemon. Squeeze the roasted garlic out of the bulb directly into the feta. Add 1/4 cup of olive oil and mash with a fork. You want the feta to be a bit “wet” – I can best describe it as a cross between a spread and a dip. There is no right or wrong – make it however you’d like. Taste the feta and season with salt and pepper. Serve with pita chips, warm pita or naan, or spread it on sandwiches.


    • Sherlene — December 9, 2011 at 8:31 pm

      I am so gonna try this!

  20. Sherlene — December 9, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    Not Only Newman’s Tomatoes and Feta

    !/2 cup of Newman’s Own Balsamic Vinaigrette or another Italian style Balsamic dressing
    4 oz crumbled feta
    2 med. tomatoes cut into wedges

    Combine in a container with a lid with a good seal. Seal and shake to mix. Put into the fridge over night. The next day enjoy.


  21. the tasty tRuth — December 10, 2011 at 12:32 am

    I’m jealous of your schedule filled with eating engagements! At the moment, mine in filled with college, college, college. I’m angsting for that moment when I walk out of my last final exam and can drive home to cook my heart out in my parents’ kitchen. Feta cheese ball sounds like a good place to start. :)


  22. Tracy — December 10, 2011 at 9:14 am

    I’ve never made a cheese ball with feta before, and I have no idea why! Gorgeous presentation too; I usually just surround mine with boring old crackers. ;-)


  23. Nicole G. — December 11, 2011 at 3:08 am

    I found this dip on Annie’s Eats this past summer. My friends & I are feta fiends & love anything & everything revolving around it. When we get to together, it usually involves a bottle (or 4) of good white wine, a block of feta & an amazing olive mix from Whole Foods. (Annnddd maybe some chocolate, who are we kidding here.) Anyway, I found this recipe & it has since become one of our absolute favorites :) Thanks Annie!

    Spinach Feta Dip
    2 cloves garlic
    ¾ cup mayonnaise
    ¾ cup sour cream
    4 oz. crumbled feta cheese
    ½ tsp. grated lemon zest
    10 oz. frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
    Ground black pepper, to taste

    In the bowl of a food processor, pulse the garlic until finely chopped. Add in the mayonnaise, sour cream, feta and lemon zest. Process until smooth, scraping down the bowl as needed. Transfer the mixture to a bowl, stir in the spinach and season with black pepper to taste. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

    So good :) I recommend this to anyone & everyone! We usually serve with pita chips or some kind of seedy crackers (Vinta, anyone?!)

    Btw…your cheese ball recipe looks literally AMAZING. That is for sure next on our list of things to make for girls night!


  24. Neely @ The Ruffled Apron — December 12, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    What a fun way to use feta! Will definitely have to make this.


  25. Charlotte Ferreux — December 13, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    I love this recipe and blog…I posted it on my community foodie blog. Hope you can come check it out http://www.facebook.com/thefrenchiefoodie

    Also, feel free to post you’re recipes or you’re favourite foodie tips on it whenever you like!


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