Whipped Feta Dip is creamy, tangy and so satisfying with Pita Chips or fresh veggies for dipping. This is also one of the easiest appetizers. The garnishes really make this dip shine so don’t skip them.

Feta has become famous for its use in Feta Pasta and of course Greek Chopped Salad, but it’s also marvelous as a Feta Dip. Watch the easy video tutorial and your mouth will be watering for this dip. 

whipped feta dip garnished and served with pita chips.

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We love easy homemade dips from Hummus to Tzatziki Sauce. There’s just no comparison to storebought. If you are a fan of delicious dips, this Whipped Feta Dip recipe is a must-try!

The Best Whipped Feta Dip

My favorite recipes are the ones that have no cooking or make-ahead prep involved. This Whipped Feta Dip couldn’t be easier. Here’s why we love it:

  • No Cooking Required – this recipe calls for cold ingredients right out of the fridge and you just add all of the dip ingredients to the food processor and process until completely smooth. 
  • Quick – this dip comes together in 3-4 minutes in a food processor.
  • Versatile – great for dipping anything from Pita Chips to Crackers, Tortilla Chips, Cucumber Slices, or other veggie slices.
  • Make-ahead – you can create this dip a day ahead then garnish and add the toppings just before serving.

Whipped Feta Dip Video

Watch Natasha make this easy Feta Dip. You will be surprised at how quick and easy it is to make this crowd-pleasing appetizer.

Ingredients

Between the fresh green parsley, red pepper flakes, lemon zest and drizzle of olive oil, each of the toppings adds its own special layer of flavor, and color and makes this (otherwise super simple) dip look stunning and holiday-worthy.

  • Feta Cheese – start with a good quality block of Feta Cheese and drain well.
  • Cream Cheese – use half a block of full-fat, cold cream cheese
  • Sour cream– for a richer dip, use regular full-fat sour cream which will also create a thicker dip. You can substitute with whole milk plain Greek yogurt.
  • Extra virgin olive oil – add the oil to the dip to add flavor and richness and also generously drizzle over the top with oil before serving. Using high-quality olive oil will make the dip taste better.
  • Lemon juice – zest the lemon before juicing it. The zest makes a wonderful garnish.
  • Garlic – one clove of garlic adds a nice bite and layer of flavor to the dip. Don’t overdo it. Even for a garlic lover, one clove is plenty.
  • Garnishes: Parsley, crushed red pepper flakes, oil, and black pepper make excellent tasty toppings.
Ingredients for whipped feta dip with feta cheese, cream cheese and sour cream

Pro Tip: Use cold feta, cream cheese, and sour cream to create a thicker dip.

How to Make Feta Dip

  1. Zest – remove the zest from your lemon before juicing, cover, and set it aside for garnish.
  2. In a food processor – combine all of your dip ingredients: feta, cream cheese, sour cream, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, and salt. Process until smooth, about 4 minutes, scraping down the bowl as needed.
  3. Plate – spread your dip into a shallow bowl and swirl the top to create grooves.
  4. Garnish – drizzle with more olive oil and sprinkle the top with red pepper flakes, parsley, lemon zest, and black pepper.
  5. Serve with chips, crackers or veggies for dipping.
Step by step how to make whipped feta dip in a food processor

Pro Tip: If a thicker dip is preferred, you can cover and refrigerate for the ingredients to thicken up a bit, just be sure to wait before topping with olive oil since the oil can solidify in the fridge.

Common Questions

What is the best feta for feta dip?

Use high-quality feta cheese to create a tastier dip. We prefer 100% sheep’s milk feta cheese and enjoy the organic feta blocks sold at Costco.

Can I substitute crumbled feta?

Since crumbled feta can contain added ingredients to prevent caking, we recommend using a block of feta.

Can I use low-fat cream cheese or sour cream?

For a thicker and richer-flavored dip, we highly recommend using full-fat or whole-milk sour cream and cream cheese.

Can I make feta dip in a blender?

You can use a high-powered blender, but you may need to scrape it down more often if the blender gets stuck.

Whipped feta dip in red serving dish with chip

Serve with:

We love to serve this as an appetizer. It’s also really good on a charcuterie board! Serve this dip with:

  • Pita Chips
  • Artisan Crackers
  • Pita Bread
  • Cucumber slices
  • Mini bell pepper halves
  • Cherry or grape tomatoes
  • Radishes
whipped feta dip on a pita chip

Make-Ahead

Even though this dip is super easy, it’s always great to have a make-ahead option, especially when planning a party or gathering. This whipped feta dip keeps really well.

  • To Refrigerate: Add to your serving bowl, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 2 days.
  • Freezing: We do not recommend freezing feta dip since it is dairy-based and can separate.
  • To Serve: Serve right out of the refrigerator and garnish with olive oil and toppings just before serving.

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Natasha's Kitchen Cookbook

Whipped Feta Dip Recipe

5 from 30 votes
Author: Natasha Kravchuk
Whipped feta dip in red bowl with pita chips
Whipped Feta Dip is creamy, tangy and so satisfying with Pita Chips or fresh veggies for dipping. One of the easiest appetizer recipes.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients 

Servings: 8 people

For the Whipped Feta Dip:

  • 8 oz feta cheese block, (cold) drained and crumbled
  • 4 oz cream cheese, cold
  • 1/2 cup thick sour cream, cold
  • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil, plus more for serving
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp lemon juice, freshly squeezed (make sure to zest it first)
  • 1 garlic clove, minced or pressed
  • 1/4 tsp fine sea salt, plus more to taste

Topping Ideas:

  • 1-2 Tbsp EVOO
  • Parsley, finely chopped, to garnish
  • Zest from 1 lemon
  • Red Pepper flakes, crushed, to garnish
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to garnish

Serve with:

Instructions

  • In the bowl of a food processor fitted with a chopping blade, combine all of the feta dip ingredients. Blend on high speed for 3-4 minutes, or until completely smooth, scraping down the bowl halfway.
  • Transfer to a shallow serving bowl and swirl the top with a spoon to create grooves. Drizzle all over with extra virgin olive oil, sprinkle on crushed red pepper flakes, parsley, lemon zest and freshly cracked black pepper.
  • Serve right away with Pita Chips or vegetables for dipping, or cover and refrigerate.*

Notes

Make-Ahead Tip: You can make this dip up to 3 days ahead. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. It is best to add the toppings just before serving since the olive oil topping can harden in the refrigerator.
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Greek, Mediterranean
Keyword: feta dip, whipped feta dip
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $$

Natasha Kravchuk

Welcome to my kitchen! I am Natasha, the blogger behind Natasha's Kitchen (since 2009). My husband and I run this blog together and share only our best, family approved and tested recipes with YOU. Thanks for stopping by! We are so happy you're here.

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  • Janice MacInnis
    March 28, 2024

    Hi Natasha, I absolutely love this recipe. I decided to alter it a bit based on what I had and it turned out great. I used Greek yoghurt instead of sour cream and used Boursin black cracked pepper cheese instead of cream cheese. Sprinkled in some oregano and whipped up. Delicious!! Also made my toasted pita chips ( cut up pitas mixed with olive oil melted butter kosher salt oregano and Italian seasoning baked on broil middle rack and watched turning over a couple times until golden brown.) All your recipes are amazing and have your first cook book.
    Have a lovely Easter. 🐣

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      March 29, 2024

      That sounds delicious, Janice! Thanks for sharing that with us.

      Reply

  • Georgia
    February 10, 2024

    Natasha, Shame on you for giving away our delicious Mediterranean secrets!! LOL I am Greek & I make this every week.. it is super easy to put together & a tasty treat! We always top with honey when being served.. that sweet/salty combo is delish!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 10, 2024

      Hi Georgia, I sincerely apologies I spilled the Mediterranean beans, haha! It’s just too good not to share with my readers. Especially since its easy and so tasty! Thank you for your wonderful comment and for sharing your Greek cuisine wisdom!

      Reply

  • Wendy S.
    February 4, 2024

    I was inspired by some items I had on hand to seek out this recipe. I did have the crumbles and not the block. I was craving something sweet, so I only used this recipe as a loose guide. As I didn’t need a full batch, I used probably 3oz of crumbles, 3-4 oz cream cheese, about 3 tbl yogurt, and a decent about of cinnamon and honey. I used an immersion blender. Perfect treat!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 5, 2024

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Wendy! It really is the perfect treat.

      Reply

  • CARMEN BOUCHER
    January 15, 2024

    I made a basic rustic cracker recipe to go with this & it was the best! I also used this dip on some fettuccine pasta & it’s so tasty. I added some basil paste to it also. Saving this recipe!!

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      January 15, 2024

      That sounds amazing! Thank you for sharing. I’m glad you enjoyed the recipe!

      Reply

  • Natalie
    December 17, 2023

    Made this dip and topped it with lemon zest, chili flakes and a swirl of olive as suggested. It was a huge hit and a guest asked if he could take the rest home:)

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      December 17, 2023

      I’m so glad it was a hit. We love this too!

      Reply

  • Joannie
    December 11, 2023

    This dip was delicious, everyone loved it! I’m making it again for Christmas.

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      December 11, 2023

      So glad it was a hit!

      Reply

  • Dianne Rodrigues
    March 11, 2023

    Natasha
    I made your whipped feta recipe. It was absolutely delicious! I was so proud of myself for how great it turned out, thanks to you! I love your easy, delicious recipes ☘️

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 11, 2023

      You’re welcome! I’m so happy you enjoyed it, Dianne!

      Reply

  • Judy Steele
    February 12, 2023

    Your whipped feta recipe was fabulous. My daughter didn’t have a food processor so I started with a hand mixer, then found her immersion blender which worked better. I added the ingredients on top plus chopped pistachios. Everyone loved it!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 12, 2023

      Awesome, so great to know nthat it was a huge hit!

      Reply

  • Olivia
    January 2, 2023

    I made this for New Year’s Eve and it was a huge hit! I loved how easy it was to make too, thank you for sharing.

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      January 2, 2023

      So glad to hear that, Olivia! Thank you for sharing.

      Reply

  • Ginger Howe
    December 31, 2022

    Can I use crumbled Feta cheese, instead of block Feta?
    Thank you in advance

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      December 31, 2022

      Hi Ginger, see my note above regarding this. Since crumbled feta can contain added ingredients to prevent caking, we recommend using a block of feta.

      Reply

  • Sharina
    December 31, 2022

    I’ve tried lots of dip recipes, and this whipped feta dip is such a hit! Everyone loves them and they’re satisfied. We’ll surely add this to our New Year’s eve menu.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 31, 2022

      That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review, Sharina!

      Reply

  • Oksana
    December 30, 2022

    Can I buy and use crumbled feta cheese instead of a whole block? Would it make any difference taste wise?

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      December 30, 2022

      Hi Oksana! See my notes above regarding this. Since crumbled feta can contain added ingredients to prevent caking, we recommend using a block of feta.

      Reply

  • Holly
    December 30, 2022

    Hi Natasha!
    I Love all your recipes, they always turn out fantastic.
    For the whipped feta, could I sub
    Greek yogurt instead of sour cream?

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      December 30, 2022

      Hi Holly! See my note above regarding this. You can substitute with whole milk plain Greek yogurt.

      Reply

  • Jessica
    December 30, 2022

    Absolutely delicious! I know this will be a dish that I will want to make again and again! Thank you.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 30, 2022

      You’re welcome! I’m so happy you enjoyed it, Jessica!

      Reply

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