Feta Bruschetta Recipe

This Feta Bruschetta Recipe is a delicious addition to your cheese and cracker board or appetizer platter. A creamy, whipped feta base with a delicious, fresh tomato and basil topping.

Toasted crostini with some sort of delicious topping are a favorite appetizer at our parties! Also be sure to check out our Tuna Melt Bruschetta for a hot option, or this fun Italian Sub Bruschetta!

feta bruschetta on platter with basil

Why You’ll Love This Feta Bruschetta Recipe

We love appetizer recipes like this Whipped Feta Bruschetta not only because they’re a flavor explosion, but they’re perfect for parties or just hanging out with a delicious cocktail.

  • Make Ahead Recipe: You can make the whipped feta and tomato topping ahead of time and assemble right before serving. Or keep the toppings separate and your friends can make their own.
  • Fresh Flavors: The bright, sweet flavor of cherry tomatoes go perfectly with fresh basil and creamy, tangy feta and parmesan cheese.
  • Adaptable: Switch up the flavors in the topping by using different herbs like thyme or oregano. If feta is too strong of a flavor for you, try using all cream cheese or even cottage cheese.

How To Make Whipped Feta

We made this Feta Bruschetta originally about 7 years ago. Just ahead of the whipped feta craze that’s going on these days…we know when something is good.

feta and parmesan cheese in food processor
  • STEP 1: Add crumbled feta cheese, softened cream cheese and parmesan cheese to the bowl of a food processor along with fresh lemon juice, salt and pepper.
  • STEP 2: With the food processor running, drizzle in 1/4 cup of olive oil until you get a creamy, smooth consistency. Taste for seasonings and scoop out into a bowl.
whipped feta in a bowl with fresh tomatoes and basil

Ingredients For The Tomato Topping

There are a few different ways to make a fresh tomato topping for bruschetta recipes. We like using small grape or cherry tomatoes that tend to be firmer than a larger tomato, but anything that’s ripe and has good flavor will work.

  • Cherry or Grape Tomatoes: Again, use whatever is ripe or in season. We find that even in the Northeast, we can still get flavorful tomatoes in the winter. Most often, these smaller tomatoes have the best flavor and texture.
  • Garlic: Finely minced or pressed through a garlic press.
  • Shallots: We use shallots in this bruschetta recipe instead of red onion for a more mild flavor.
  • Champagne Vinegar: You can also use white vinegar.
  • Balsamic Vinegar: Just a splash for flavor and sweetness.
  • Fresh Basil: Thinly sliced fresh basil.
  • Kosher Salt & Black Pepper: Fresh ground black pepper and Kosher salt.
tomatoes, garlic and red onion in a bowl for making bruschetta

Cocktails To Serve With Bruschetta

Looking for some cocktail ideas that go well with this bruschetta with feta cheese appetizer? We’ve got you. We’ll list some of our favorites here but definitely head over to our full drink menu and have a look around. There’s something there for everyone.

  • Aperol Spritz: The bitter taste of Aperol in this class drink cuts through the rich, creamy whipped feta cheese spread.
  • Tom Collins: Again, we’re looking for bright flavors here in our drink recipes and this one does the job. Floral gin with tart lemon juice and crispy seltzer.
  • Pineapple Whiskey Lemonade: Even though there is a sweet element of pineapple juice in this cocktail, you’ve got the tart lemon flavor to balance it out.
  • Michelada: For the beer lovers, this spicy beer cocktail goes perfectly with this appetizer or any appetizer.
  • Classic Gibson Martini: Simple and elegant. A chilled gin cocktail that’s easy to make and easy to sip on.
bruschetta with whipped feta on a black and white platter

Can You Make This Bruschetta Recipe Ahead Of Time?

Yes, you definitely can and you have a couple of choices. Make the tomato topping and the whipped feta spread and stash them both in the refrigerator. When you’re ready to serve you can quickly toast the crostini and then either assemble the bruschetta or serve with the toppings on the side so your friends can make their own.

If you’re really short on time, you can also toast the bread in advance, but we like doing it right before serving so you get a warm and cold contrast when you take a bite!

You can also assemble a few bruschetta with the whipped feta and tomato topping and then put the whipped feta and fresh tomato topping in a bowl on the side. This way the toasts will stay perfectly crisp instead of getting soggy.

bruschetta with whipped feta spread on platter with basil

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bruschetta with whipped feta spread on platter with basil

Whipped Feta Bruschetta Recipe

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 minutes
  • Total Time: 23 minutes
  • Yield: 8 Servings 1x

This Whipped Feta Bruschetta Recipe is a delicious addition to your appetizer platter! Spread this creamy, whipped feta on toasted crostini topped with tangy and sweet tomatoes.



  • 1 French baguette (A thinner loaf, not the thicker Italian bread)
  • Olive oil, salt and pepper for seasoning the sliced bread before toasting

For The Fresh Tomato Topping:

  • 1 pound grape or cherry tomatoes
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons minced shallots
  • 1 tablespoon champagne vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil leaves, sliced into ribbons (Chiffonade)
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Fresh black pepper to taste

For The Whipped Feta:

  • 6 ounces feta cheese
  • 2 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • Fresh black pepper to taste


  1. Heat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Make the tomato topping by cutting the tomatoes into bite sized pieces and adding to a bowl. Add the garlic, shallots, balsamic and champagne vinegars, fresh basil, salt and pepper. Stir together and then place in the refrigerator for at least a half an hour to chill.
  3. Slice the baguettes into 1/2″ thick slices and place on a baking sheet. Brush with olive oil and then season with salt and pepper. Place in the oven for 3-4 minutes. Turn and bake another 3-4 minutes on the other side until toasted and lightly brown. Remove the crostini from the oven and set aside.
  4. Make the whipped feta by adding the feta, parmesan cheese and cream cheese in a food processor. Pulse a few times, then add the lemon juice and olive oil and fresh pepper to taste. Since the feta and parmesan cheese are both salty, we don’t usually add salt to the whipped feta topping, but you can season to taste.
  5. To Assemble:  Spread some of the whipped feta onto a toasted crostini. Add a spoonful of the fresh tomato topping to the crostini and place onto a serving platter. Repeat with all the toasts, or assemble just a few and then let your guests make the rest on their own so the toasts stay crisp.

Recipe Notes

See the tips in the post for making this Whipped Feta Bruschetta ahead of time, and our recommendations for serving this bruschetta.

Storing: The whipped feta spread and tomato topping will both keep, covered in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.


  • Serving Size: 8
  • Category: Appetizers
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

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9 Responses
    1. admin

      Thanks Bonnie- it’s very versatile too, you can swap out the cheeses to your liking, but summer tomatoes are key!

  1. Lea Ann (Cooking On The Ranch)

    I agree about your description of bruschetta being a great Summer treat. And this looks like a great combo. Pinned. I also saw your fruit bruschetta. Great ideas. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Dan

      They would get soggy if you assembled them in advance. I make the whipped feta and the tomato topping and toast the bread ahead of time, then just a few minutes before I need them I put them together.

      1. Judith

        Can I make the tomato mix the day before, and the cream cheese mix? Then toast the bread and spread everything on minutes before serving???

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