Warm, creamy, and luscious baked feta recipe with bell peppers, tomatoes, herbs, and a good drizzle of extra virgin olive oil. One of the simplest and most satisfying mezze you'll make! All you need is some crusty bread or homemade pita chips to serve.
Heat the oven to 400 degrees F and adjust a rack in the middle.
Arrange the onions, bell peppers, and cherry tomatoes at the bottom of a ramekin or oven-safe dish. Sprinkle with 1 tsp oregano, pinch red pepper flakes, and add some of the fresh thyme. Drizzle a bit of extra virgin olive oil.
Add the feta on top of the arranged veggies. Season the feta block with the remaining dried oregano, pinch of red pepper flakes and whatever remains of the fresh thyme. Drizzle a generous amount of extra virgin olive oil on the feta and make sure to brush the sides with some of the oil.
Place the baking dish on the middle rack of the oven and bake for 20 to 30 minutes (and if you like, you can stick it under the broiler very briefly to add color).
Serve with pita chips or toasted Italian bread.
Make sure you are using an oven-safe dish for this recipe. Add a baking sheet below it for easy tranfer in and out of the oven.
If serving with sliced bread, give the bread slices a brush of extra virign olive oil, spread them on a sheet pan, and toast in the oven briefly, turning over partway through, while the feta is baking!