Are you looking for a simple yet flavorful dish to impress your friends and family? Look no further than the trending sensation, spicy baked feta with hot honey! This delicious recipe requires only four ingredients – feta block, olive oil, hot honey, and chili crunch. It’s the perfect addition to any holiday dinner or potluck gathering, and the best part? It’s gluten-free!
Yummy hot honey baked feta
As someone who loves creating new dip recipes, I couldn’t resist trying my hand at a baked feta version with hot honey. Let me tell you, it did not disappoint! Baked feta is not only delicious but also incredibly easy to make and ready in just a few minutes. The combination of salty, creamy feta cheese with the sweet-and-spicy flavor of hot honey, along with the crunchy chili crunch, creates a heavenly treat that will leave you craving for more.
You won’t believe how easy it is to make this baked feta recipe with just four simple ingredients. Here’s what you’ll need:
- Feta: Start with a 14 oz block of feta cheese, known for its salty and tangy taste.
- Olive Oil: Coat the feta cheese with 2 tablespoons of olive oil to achieve a crispy texture. Feel free to use your preferred oil if you’re not a fan of olive oil.
- Hot Honey: Add a touch of spice, sweetness, and flavor with hot honey. My personal favorites are Mike’s Hot Honey or the version from Trader Joe’s.
- Chili Crunch: For that extra kick and texture, sprinkle some chili crunch over the feta. You can find it in your local grocery store or online. Trader Joe’s offers a deliciously spicy chili crunch that pairs perfectly with the feta.
Kitchen tools required
To make this baked feta recipe, you’ll need a baking dish, a tablespoon, and a 1/4 cup for measuring.
How to make spicy baked feta
Making this spicy baked feta is a breeze. Just follow these simple steps:
- Preheat your oven to 400°F and grease a baking dish with olive oil.
- Place the feta block in the center of the greased dish and coat it evenly with 2 tablespoons of olive oil.
- Sprinkle chili crunch over the feta for an extra layer of flavor.
- Bake for 15 minutes or until the feta cheese becomes melty.
- Remove from the oven, drizzle hot honey over the feta, and broil for another 3 minutes.
- Let the baked feta cool slightly before serving.
- Pair it with your favorite vegetables, crackers, or sliced baguettes, and enjoy!
This dish is incredibly easy to make and is sure to be a crowd-pleaser at your next gathering.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What type of feta is best for baking?
A: I recommend using a block of feta cheese for this recipe as it’s easier to coat with olive oil and chili crunch. However, you can also use crumbled feta if desired, keeping in mind that it won’t be as crispy when cooked.
Q: Can I use a different type of cheese?
A: Absolutely! You can experiment with other firm cheeses like halloumi or cotija. Just be aware that cooking time and texture may vary depending on the cheese you choose.
Q: How spicy is this recipe?
A: This recipe has a mild level of spiciness. The hot honey adds a pleasant sweetness that balances out the spiciness of the chili crunch. If you prefer more heat, feel free to add extra chili crunch or crushed red pepper flakes.
Q: Can I make this baked feta recipe without hot honey?
A: Yes, definitely! If you don’t have hot honey on hand, you can substitute it with other sweeteners like agave syrup or maple syrup.
Q: Is this spicy baked feta gluten-free?
A: Yes, it is! This recipe is gluten-free, making it suitable for those with dietary restrictions.
Q: Can I make this dish ahead of time?
A: Absolutely! You can make this dish ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. To reheat, simply pop it in the oven or microwave until heated through.
Enjoy your delicious spicy baked feta, and if you’re looking for more delightful recipes, don’t miss out on these mouthwatering dips:
- Whipped Feta With Hot Honey
- Buffalo Cauliflower Dip
- Light Jalapeño Popper Dip
- Chicken Spinach Artichoke Dip
- Easy Avocado Feta Dip
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