Broiled Feta with Garlicky Cherry Tomatoes & Capers

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Broiled feta with burst cherry tomatoes and capers makes a surprisingly addictive and flavorful spread. Perfect for summer!

broiled feta

Burst cherry tomatoes, capers, and a flash under the broiler transform an ordinary block of feta into a surprisingly addictive and flavorful spread. It’s meant to serve four as a starter, but with a crusty baguette and a bottle of chilled rosé, I think it’s the perfect summer supper for two.

What you’ll need to make Broiled Feta


How to make Broiled Feta

Begin by sautéing the garlic in olive oil until golden.


Add the tomatoes and cook until they start to burst.


Stir in the capers.


Place the block of feta in a small baking dish and scatter the tomatoes around the cheese.


Broil until the feta is softened and browned on top, about 4 minutes. Serve with a crusty baguette or pita bread and enjoy!


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Broiled Feta with Garlicky Cherry Tomatoes & Capers

Broiled feta with burst cherry tomatoes and capers makes a surprisingly addictive and flavorful spread. Perfect for summer!

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 10 Minutes
Total Time: 20 Minutes


  • 1 (8 ounce) block feta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
  • 10.5 ounces cherry tomatoes, preferably different colors, halved
  • Scant 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • Pinch sugar
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons tablespoons capers, drained


  1. Preheat the broiler and set the oven rack in the top position. Place the feta in a small (1.5-quart) baking dish and set aside.
  2. Heat the oil in medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook, stirring constantly, until lightly golden, 1 to 2 minutes. Add the tomatoes, salt, pepper and sugar; cook, stirring frequently, until the tomatoes are softened and starting to burst, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the capers.
  3. Scatter the tomatoes around the feta and broil until the feta is softened and browned on top, about 4 minutes (but keep an eye on it as broilers vary greatly.)

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Nutrition Information

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  • Calories: 226
  • Fat: 19g
  • Saturated fat: 9g
  • Carbohydrates: 6g
  • Sugar: 4g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 9g
  • Sodium: 732mg
  • Cholesterol: 50mg

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Gluten-Free Adaptable Note

To the best of my knowledge, all of the ingredients used in this recipe are gluten-free or widely available in gluten-free versions. There is hidden gluten in many foods; if you're following a gluten-free diet or cooking for someone with gluten allergies, always read the labels of your ingredients to verify that they are gluten-free.

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Reviews & Comments

  • Delicious! Thought I had capers and I didn’t! Ack! Substituted kalamata olives and it was great. Will pick up capers and make this again. I needed a new “go-to” app recipe and this will be it. I’ll toast up the rest of the baguette with olive oil and garlic and put it in the freezer for next time.

    • — Susan S. on January 15, 2021
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  • I made this tonight and it was excellent! I added a a couple of shallots and olives to the tomatoes and garlic, which suited our taste. But it’s so quick and amazing!

    • — Sasank on December 13, 2020
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  • Delicious
    My plan was to make caprice salad for an appetizer for our guests, I came across this recipe and changed my mind about the salad and decided to go with it, it looked different and I love sautéed tomatoes ( actually, I am Palestinian and sautéed tomato with onion is a very popular dish in Palestine) so, I used regular tomatoes that I cut to quarters, used mozzarella cheese instead and this dish was a hit, tasty, different, easy to make. Thank you

    • — Khaula on November 8, 2020
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  • This is a hit! Great way to use up abundant cherry tomatoes, even the ones that are starting to get a bit soft and wrinkly. I would add more tomatoes next time. Great served with toasted garlic naan bread cut in triangles or a baguette sliced thin.

    • — Michelle on November 8, 2020
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  • Amazingly easy and delicious! Served with sourdough bread and it was a real hit! I doubled the tomatoes and split the feta in half and made two, separate casserole dishes.

    • — Rachel H on October 18, 2020
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  • I had leftover crumbled feta cheese and capers from another recipe and so I found this recipe when I Googled those two ingredients. I only had a Roma tomato but no cherry tomatoes. I decided to go ahead and try it because I actually preferred the idea of using crumbled instead of block feta. OMG! I just did a small sample to test it out and it was so scrumptious that I made a second one to finish off my tomato. Because I’m single, I do most of my baking in the toaster oven. It works better in my opinion because I can use the “toast” function to roast my veggies which really speeds up the cooking process. I used it on this to ensure feta cooked on the bottom. I’m definitely adding cherry tomatoes and crumbled feta cheese to next week’s grocery list!! I took a picture and would love to share it with you because it looks so delicious even without cherry tomatoes!!!

    • — Debbie Loftin on October 17, 2020
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    • So glad you found this and enjoyed it so much! Unfortunately, the blog isn’t set up to receive pictures but if you’re on Instagram, you can share it there; be sure to tag me @onceuponachef! 🙂

      • — Jenn on October 18, 2020
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  • This is delicious! I have several “foodie” friends who ask for this when they come over. The feta melts beautifully and almost passes for mozzarella in the dish. I have people in my life who dislike feta (strongly) and love this dish. Great with summer ripened tomatoes!!

    • — Denise on September 22, 2020
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  • Super good! I picked my garden golden and sweet 100 tomatoes, and had some feta cheese and capers in the refrigerator. Simple, but delicious recipe! I will definitely make it again and again! Thanks so much!

    • — Ruth on September 15, 2020
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