Baked Feta and Artichoke Dip with Olive Gremolata

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Creamy Baked Feta and Artichoke Dip topped with zippy Olive Gremolata contains all the building blocks of a perfect party dip. Serve hot out of the oven or at room temperature with crostini or pita for the ultimate crowd pleaser.Baked feta and olive dip in a baking dish served with crostini on the side

When the holiday stress sets in, you can rely on this delightful dip. It’s an easy, yet wildly satisfying recipe to have in your arsenal for any gathering.

The combination of creamy feta cheese, tangy artichoke hearts, and buttery Castelvetrano olives make for a dynamite dipping trio. These Mediterranean-inspired flavors are sure to appease even the pickiest palates. 

DeLallo’s selection of olives and antipasti will elevate any appetizer spread this holiday season. Their assortment of handpicked olives, bruschetta mixes, and curated charcuterie packs deliver gourmet flavor and freshness. They’re the perfect options for impromptu weeknight gatherings, happy hours, and all of your holiday hosting needs.

How to Make Baked Feta and Artichoke Dip

All this fuss-free dip requires is a couple mixing bowls and a baking dish. It can be prepared up to 1 day ahead and refrigerated until ready to bake. (Which leaves plenty of room to strategize over a show-stopping holiday entree or dessert!)

Whether you serve this baked feta dip hot out of the oven or closer to room temperature, you can guarantee on it disappearing fast.

The Ingredients:Recipe ingredients on separate bowls shown on a board with labels

  • Feta: Salty, tangy, and undeniably delicious, feta cheese takes the leading role in this dip. Look for whole blocks of feta, which are fresher and creamier than their crumbled counterparts.
  • Greek Yogurt: To boost protein, vitamin D, and calcium, whole-milk Greek yogurt amps up the creamy character of the dip.
  • Mayo: Look for an avocado oil-based mayonnaise, such as Chosen Foods brand, for more heart-healthy fats.
  • Mozzarella: Mild mozzarella cheese helps tame the tanginess of the feta, creating a more balanced bite. 
  • DeLallo Marinated Artichokes: All-natural seed-grown artichoke hearts packed in a savory blend of oil and spices to complement their mild, earthy sweetness. These beloved gems are a pantry staple, and the perfect match for tangy feta cheese.
    • Pro tip: Beyond bolstering creamy dips, these artichoke hearts will instantly upgrade salads, pizza, pasta dishes, and everything in between. 
  • DeLallo Pitted Castelvetrano Olives: These Sicilian green olives are famous for their irresistible buttery, fruity flavor, meaty texture, and versatility. Not only are they the perfect snacking olive, they’re mild enough to compliment a whole host of dishes, from dips and sauces to pizza and pasta.
  • Parsley: To freshen each bite with bright, lemon-y notes, fresh parsley is one of the main components of the gremolata.
  • Pine nuts: Known for their mild, buttery flavor, pine nuts add richness and crunch to the topping. Alternatively, you can use finely chopped walnuts.

Crostinis topped with feta dip and olives on a platter

The Directions:

Step 1: Combine Dip Ingredients

Preheat oven to 375ºF. Grease an 8×8-inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.

Place block of feta cheese in a large bowl; use the back of a spoon to crush and crumble into small pieces. Add artichoke hearts, Greek yogurt, mayonnaise, mozzarella, garlic, and red pepper flakes; stir well to combine.Feta, artichokes, mayo, and mozzarella being mixed in a bowl

Step 2: Bake Dip

Transfer artichoke dip to prepared baking dish; bake for 28 to 30 minutes, until bubbly with golden edges.Feta, artichokes, mayo, and mozzarella mixture being transferred to a baking dish

Step 3: Prepare Olive Gremolata

Place olives on a cutting board. Use the flat side of a large knife blade to smash the olives gently but firmly, breaking into smaller pieces. (Note: you can also use the bottom of a mug for this.)

Add olives to a medium bowl, along with parsley, pine nuts, olive oil, and lemon zest. Season with a pinch of salt and chili flakes. Olives, pine nuts, parsley, and lemon zest being mixed in a bowl

Step 4: Top Baked Feta Dip with Gremolata

Remove baked feta dip from the oven and let stand for 5 minutes. Scatter olive gremolata overtop and serve warm.Feta dip with castelvetrano olives on the side

Serving Suggestions:

When it comes to choosing delicious dippers for this dip, the options are endless. Here are a few of my favorite ideas:

  • Crostini: Slice a baguette into 1/2-inch thick slices and brush with olive oil. Either grill or toast until the bread is golden, and season with a pinch of salt.
  • Pita: Both grilled pita wedges and pita chips are excellent options for this Mediterranean dip.
  • Veggies: Sturdy veggies such as sliced cucumber, celery, or carrot chips work best.

Leftover Ideas:

In the unlikely event of leftovers, this artichoke dip also doubles as a dynamite sandwich spread. Simply spread it on toasted bread or a wrap, and fill with an assortment of veggies (sliced cucumber, sprouts, avocado, tomatoes, and red onion) or deli meat. 

Alternatively, you can mix leftover dip with cooked pasta and a splash of the pasta cooking water for a creamy artichoke pasta. Crostinis topped with artichoke and feta dip on a serving platter

Make-Ahead and Storage Tips:

  • Make-Ahead: You can mix both the artichoke dip ingredients and gremolata up to 24 hours in advance. Refrigerate separately until ready to bake.
  • Store: Refrigerate leftover baked feta dip in an airtight container for up to 4 days.
    • I do not suggest freezing this dip. 
  • Reheat: Reheat single portions in the microwave, or place the whole pan in a 350ºF oven until warm. 

More Easy Appetizer Ideas:

Spicy Artichoke Salad

Walnut and Pomegranate Cheese Ball

10-Minute Paprika-Chive Crab DipA spoon digging into a pan of cheesy baked cheese dip

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5 from 19 votes

Baked Feta and Artichoke Dip with Olive Gremolata

Creamy Baked Feta and Artichoke Dip topped with zippy Olive Gremolata contains all the building blocks of a perfect party dip. Serve hot out of the oven or at room temperature with crostini or pita for the ultimate crowd pleaser.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 6 to 8 people

Equipment

  • 8x8-inch Baking Dish
  • Mixing bowls

Ingredients  

  • 1 (8-oz.) block feta cheese
  • 1 (12-oz.) jar marinated quartered artichoke hearts, drained and roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup plain whole-milk Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise (I use avocado oil-based mayo, such as Chosen Foods brand)
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 grated garlic cloves
  • 1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes

Olive Gremolata

  • 1/2 cup pitted Castelvetrano olives
  • 1/4 cup chopped pine nuts (sub walnuts)
  • 3 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tsp. lemon zest
  • 3 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • Pinch of salt and crushed red pepper flakes

For serving

  • Grilled or baked crostini, grilled pita, or pita chips
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Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 375ºF. Grease an 8x8-inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Place block of feta cheese in a large bowl; use a fork to crush and crumble into small pieces. Add artichoke hearts, Greek yogurt, mayonnaise, mozzarella, garlic, and red pepper flakes; stir well to combine.
    Transfer mixture to prepared baking dish; bake for 28 to 30 minutes, until bubbly with golden edges.
  • Prepare Olive Gremolata: Place olives on a cutting board. Use the flat side of a large knife blade to smash the olives gently but firmly, breaking into smaller pieces. (Note: you can also use the bottom of a mug for this.)
    Add olives to a medium bowl, along with pine nuts, parsley, lemon zest, and olive oil. Season with a pinch of salt and chili flakes. 
  • Remove baked feta dip from the oven and let stand for 5 minutes. Scatter olive gremolata overtop and serve warm.

Notes

Leftover ideas: This dip also makes a delicious sandwich spread. Spread it on toasted bread or a wrap, and fill with an assortment of veggies (sliced cucumber, sprouts, avocado, tomatoes, and red onion) or deli meat. 
You can also mix leftover dip with cooked pasta and a splash of the pasta cooking water for a creamy artichoke pasta. 
  • Make-Ahead: You can mix both the artichoke dip ingredients and gremolata up to 24 hours in advance. Refrigerate separately until ready to bake.
  • Store: Refrigerate leftover baked feta dip in an airtight container for up to 4 days.
    • I do not suggest freezing this dip. 
  • Reheat: Reheat single portions in the microwave, or place the whole pan in a 350ºF oven until warm. 

Nutrition

Serving: 0.33cup | Calories: 300kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Sodium: 698mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g

I calculate these values by hand to ensure accuracy, however expect up to a 10% variable depending on food brands.

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  1. Jane says:

    5 stars
    This was so so delicious! I used a can of artichoke hearts that I roughly chopped because I didn’t have any marinated ones, and subbed lite sour cream for the yogurt for the same reason. Very unusual and the flavor combinations incredibly good!! Thank you! This will be a regular in my rotation.