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Herbed Flatbread with Whipped Feta

Whether you’re looking for something special to serve with cocktails, or a show-stopping starter for a holiday meal, it doesn’t get better than herby homemade flatbread with creamy whipped feta.


Herbed flatbread with whipped feta cheese spread in a bowl

Whip A Little Something Up.

When life gets just a little too busy for a full-on dinner party, we love the ease of inviting friends over for drinks. However loaded our days are, we can always manage to grab a wine opener, and nothing recharges our batteries like sharing some time with a friend or two. We do have a rule though—no drinks without at least something to nibble on. In times of true desperation, we’ve been known to open a bag of chips and call it good. But, if we can scrape together 30 minutes, we can make this tender, herby flatbread AND this creamy, luscious whipped feta to spread on it. This appetizer is so easy and quick, you could even throw it together while your friends open the wine / mix the cocktails / mocktails / set up the board game.

cream cheese, chives, thyme, feta, oil, salt and pepper for feta cheese dip.
flour sprinkled on raw flatbread dough

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cream cheese, chives, feta, salt and pepper in a small food processor
whipped feta cheese spread

Starters Start Here: The Easiest, Herbiest Flatbread Ever.

If you’re intimidated by bread, just take a deep breath and hold our (virtual) hands—we’ve got your back and we swear to you, this is a foolproof flatbread recipe. It’s fast, and so, so simple. You can do it! Here’s what you’ll need to make it:

  • All-purpose flour
  • Dry active yeast
  • Salt
  • Warm water. This is our one moment of bread-related fussiness, promise. Make sure that water is right around 110°F. Just humor us and pull out a thermometer, OK? It’ll help to make sure that your yeast is happy, which is the key to making sure your bread turns out.
  • Olive oil.
  • Fresh herbs! Chives, rosemary, thyme—coincidentally, the same herbs you'll need for the whipped feta. Isn't it nice how that works?
8 pieces of dough for homemade flat bread recipe
8 raw flat bread dough ready for the grill

And The Creamiest, Spreadiest Spread: Creamy Whipped Feta

If you haven’t picked up on the theme of this gloriously carby appetizer yet, it’s definitely HERBY-NESS. Fresh, verdant, fragrant herbs make basic food like this—essentially just a dressed up take on bread and cheese—taste positively restaurant-worthy. They’re such a simple trick, if you can call using fresh, classic herbs a “trick”. Without the brightness of the chives, rosemary and thyme, the whipped feta would be fine—creamy, cheesy, a bit salty. But with them, it’s transformed into a pillowy, spreadable cloud of complexity and deliciousness. To make it, all you’ll do is whip these four ingredients in a blender or food processor until they’re just combined:

  • Feta
  • Cream cheese
  • Black pepper
  • Fresh herbs: thyme, rosemary, chives.
Herbed homemade flat bread with whipped feta cheese spread on a serving plate

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More Hearty, Homemade Appetizers to Get the Party Started:

These four appetizer recipes are all riffs on classic bread and cheese—while there’s nothing wrong with a simple baguette and wedge of brie, that these four recipes show that sometimes it’s worth going the extra mile.

Herbed homemade flat bread with whipped feta cheese spread on a serving plate
Herbed homemade flat bread with whipped feta cheese spread on a serving plate


Let us know how you like this flatbread and feta recipe! We really do want to hear how it worked out for you. Snap a photo of your beautiful appetizer spread and maybe even a video of the beautiful people you share it with. Tag us on Instagram using @themodernproper and #themodernproper. Happy eating!

Herbed Flatbread with Whipped Feta

  • Serves: 6
  • Prep Time:  25 min
  • Cook Time:  20 min
  • Calories: 371


Herbed Flat Bread

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp dry active yeast
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup water, warmed to 110°F
  • 4 tsp olive oil (plus more for frying)
  • 1 tbsp fresh chives, chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme, chopped

Whipped Herb Feta

  • 8 oz feta
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp fresh chives, roughly
  • 1 tbsp fresh rosemary, roughly
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme


  1. Place flour, yeast, and salt into a mixing bowl and add water and oil. Mix for 1 minute. Move dough (it will be sticky) on a floured surface. Flour the top of the dough and cover with a towel. Let rest for 10 minutes.
  2. After 10 minutes, preheat a cast iron skillet to med-high with a light coating of olive oil.
  3. Divide dough into eight piece and press each piece until ⅛ inch thick.
  4. Cook the dough pieces in the hot pan for about 1 minute per side, remove and sprinkle with fresh herbs. The pan may need to be re-oiled with each dough piece.
  5. In a food processor add all of the ingredients for the whipped feta. Blend on high until smooth. About 4 minutes. Can be stored for up to a week.

Nutrition Info

  • Per Serving
  • Amount
  • Calories371
  • Protein14 g
  • Carbohydrates41 g
  • Total Fat16 g
  • Dietary Fiber2 g
  • Cholesterol39 mg
  • sodium701 mg
  • Total Sugars2 g

Herbed Flatbread with Whipped Feta

Questions & Reviews

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  • Clayton

    After resting and flattening out the dough, how long can I leave the uncooked flat bread before cooking?

    I wouldn't wait too long, under an hour. the dough will continue to rise if you wait too long.

  • Catherine A Masters

    could the flat bread be made with gluten free flour? I have some cup for cup. Would I need to add more xanthan gum?

    We haven't tested this yet with gluten free flour. We'd love to hear if you give it a try.

  • Sarah Leverett

    I’m going to make the flat bread for Mother’s Day dinner tonight, I’ve already made the amazing herb feta…can I grill on the barbecue instead of in a skillet as I’m also grilling zucchini and then steaks?

    Hi Sarah, sorry we missed this question in time. Hope it all turned out fabulous! We'd love to know how it worked out for you if you grilled the flatbread on the barbecue.

  • Karen Cope

    I don't own a cast iron skillet. (Arthritic hands) Is this doable in a different skillet? Will non-stick work, or stainless? Thanks!

    Hi Karen! Yes a different kind of pan should work fine! Enjoy!

  • Monica Alfieri

    Since y'all are in Washington - do you remember the (sadly closed down) restaurant Cucina! Cucina! ? I am having a dinner party and want to mimic their chop salad and flatbread with roasted garlic? Do you think this would be a good recipe to use for that? Also, can you make the dough ahead of time and freeze it?

    I've never been to Cucina! Cucina! but I am sure this would work great for making flatbread with roasted garlic. Yes, you can freeze the dough!

  • Holly

    I haven't made the whipped feta yet but the flatbread is and has been my go a while now. Its fast and easy and delicious. Thanks ladies!

    Thanks Holly, we are so glad that you love it! It's so nice to hear when something has become a go-to!

  • Grace Lean

    Awesome and delicious recipe! So simple, I make these with my toddler all the time now.