Lately I’ve been trying to “jazz up” our week night dinners. I’ll either try a new interesting recipe… bake some beer bread… or in this case whip up some, well, whipped feta!
I was inspired to make this simple side from one of my all-time favorite bloggers, Jessica from How Sweet It Is (…to be loved by you! Go ahead, sing the song… you know you were already doing it in your head) who had me drooling at her post about it a few weeks ago.
The recipe is so simple, there is hardly any room for adjustments… except instead of using real whipped cream cheese, I decided to try out my new obsession: Greek Yogurt Cream Cheese. It is a combination of Cream Cheese and Greek Yogurt, creating a new product higher in protein and lower in fat than typical cream cheese. LOVE. We tried it for the first time this weekend spread over some toast and it is just so good. I’m a convert.
Well, see for yourself and try this one out… Greek Cream Cheese or not… it’s going to WOW you!
Recipe slightly adapted from: How Sweet It Is
8 oz Feta, crumbled
3-4 oz Whipped Greek Yogurt Cream Cheese (or reg. whipped!)
Optional: Olive Oil, Parsley, Red Pepper Flakes, Italian or Greek Seasoning, etc.
1. Toss the crumbled feta into a food processor and blend until the pieces are very small. Add cream cheese. Blend for another 3-5 minutes, scraping down the sides as needed.
2. Serve with a sliced baguette & the optional garnish I suggested, roasted tomatoes, garlic, or really anything!
The whipped feta is awesome. I served this alongside an Italian meal I cooked for friends (Chicken Parm, WW Pasta, Green Beans) with some sliced baguette and topped with a tiny drizzle of EVOO, parsley, red pepper flakes, and Italian seasoning.
The only hiccup in this recipe for ME personally, is that my “food processor” is just an attachment to my juicer, which is on it’s way out I’m sorry to say :(. Halfway through my blending, the motor stopped running so I had to be happy with the consistency I was left with after about 2 minutes (stopping and scraping maybe 5-6 times.). It was still fabulous, but I’d love to make this again and do it even more whipped.
Some other “Cheesy” Recipes to spice up your weeknight menu: