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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.

It’s hard to resist a great cheese ball recipe!

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

Feta Cheese Ball


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 All images and text ©

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  1. Sherlene says:

    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.

  2. Kristen Lopez says:

    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.

    1. Sherlene says:

      I am so gonna try this!

  3. Abigail says:

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

  4. Lindsay @ The Live-In Kitchen says:

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

  5. Jenny h says:

    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!

  6. Sarah says:

    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!

  7. Urban Wife says:

    I love easy apps!

  8. Rachel says:

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

  9. Savorique says:

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