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Herbed Flatbread with Whipped Feta

June 29, 2024

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
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


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Herbed Flatbread with Whipped Feta

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


Herbed Flatbread

  • 2½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons dry active yeast
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 cup warm water (110°F to 115°F)
  • 4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for frying

Whipped Herb Feta

  • 8 ounces feta, crumbled
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • ½ teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon roughly chopped fresh chives, plus more for sprinkling
  • 1 tablespoon roughly chopped fresh rosemary, plus more for sprinkling
  • 1 tablespoon roughly chopped fresh thyme, plus more for sprinkling


  1. Make the flatbread dough. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, yeast, and salt. Add the water and 4 teaspoons olive oil. Using your hands, mix until a shaggy dough forms. Cover the bowl with a towel and let it rest for 10 minutes.

  2. Transfer the dough (it will be sticky) to a lightly floured surface. Divide dough into eight pieces. Use your hands to press each piece until ⅛-inch thick rounds.

  3. Heat a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat and lightly coat with olive oil.

  4. Working in batches, cook the dough pieces in the hot skillet, until cooked through and golden brown, about 1 minute per side. Transfer to a serving platter and sprinkle with fresh herbs. Repeat with remaining dough, re-oiling with each dough piece.

  5. Meanwhile, make the whipped feta. Add the feta, cream cheese, pepper, chives, rosemary and thyme to a food processor. Process on HIGH until smooth, about 4 minutes.

  6. Serve the flatbread warm with the whipped feta alongside for spreading. Store any unused whipped feta in an airtight container in the refrigerator 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

    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

    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

    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

    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

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