Have you ever tried baked feta dip? Known as bougiourdi (or bouyourdi), this is a gooey and delicious Greek fondue made with feta cheese, bell peppers, tomato and oregano.
We enjoyed it with souvlaki while staying in Corfu, Greece and it was so amazing we had to duplicate the recipe at home.
Although you can certainly bake your bougiourdi, we like to keep the kitchen cool during the heat of summer and cook it on our Camp Chef flat top grill. In fact, since the grilled feta is wrapped in foil, this is a great camping recipe.
At Papagalos in Ispsos Beach, the baked feta dip is topped with a mixture of cheddar and Jack shredded cheese. The feta cheese block holds its shape, but the inside is a gooey and melted. It’s perfect for dipping wedges of pita bread for a delicious afternoon snack, or appetizer before your main course.
This Greek baked feta dip recipe can be spiced up by adding a few chili peppers along with the bell peppers. At Papagalos, they served it with a really delicious hot sauce.
It’s a really forgiving dish, so you can certainly have fun with it. Just don’t forget the olive oil and dried Greek oregano!
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Baked Feta Cheese (Bougiourdi)Recipe by Jason Hill – CookingSessions.com
- 8 oz. feta cheese
- 1 tomato sliced
- 1 green bell pepper cut into slices
- 1 tablespoon dried oregano
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/2 cup mixed cheddar-jack shredded cheese
- Hot sauce optional
- Pita wedges for dipping
- In an ovenproof dish, layer the cheese, tomato and peppers. Drizzle with some olive oil.
- Sprinkle shredded cheddar/Jack and oregano on top. Season with salt and pepper.
- Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes at 350°F.
- Serve with hot sauce and pita wedges.