Cranberry Whipped Feta Dip

This whipped feta and cranberry dip is the perfect combination of tangy feta cheese and sweet, tart cranberries. It’s easy to prepare with just a few simple ingredients and tastes great with crackers, pita chips or fresh veggies.

Cranberry dip in a white bowl with a knife in it

This flavorful whipped feta dip is a festive appetizer perfect for any occasion. Whether you are hosting a party this holiday season, or just a casual family get-together, everyone will enjoy this delicious appetizer.

🤍Why you will love this recipe

  • It’s an easy recipe to make with simple, easily accessible ingredients.
  • Versatile! This dip is versatile, in addition to a dip you can spread it on sandwiches or as a topping for grilled meat, roasted vegetables or a tasty twist on pasta.

Here is what you will need

This is an overview of the ingredients and steps to make this easy recipe; scroll down for a printable recipe card with exact measurements and detailed instructions.

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How to make this cranberry feta cheese dip recipe

almonds in food processor

STEP 1: Place the almonds into the bowl of a food processor or high-speed blender and pulse until they’re coarsely chopped. Remove the almonds and set them aside.

STEP 2: Wipe the food processor bowl and add the feta cheese, cream cheese, thyme and orange juice. Blend until creamy.

whipped feta cranberry dip in a food processor
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STEP 3: Add the chopped almonds and dried cranberries. Pulse a few times until they are blended into the cheese.

Ingredient notes and substitutions

Feta cheese – For the best results, use a block of feta cheese in brine rather than the feta crumbles. The brine will help to preserve the cheese.

Cream cheese – Use regular cream cheese in a block rather than whipped cream cheese. Cream cheese can be substituted with an equal amount of Greek yogurt for a healthier version.

Serving Suggestions

Serve this tasty dip with crackers, or veggies as an appetizer or snack. It also tastes great on spread on a turkey sandwich, or make a light and tasty meal and serve it with veggies and a large arugula salad.

cranberry dip on crackers on a white plate

Recipe variations

Herb infused – Add a touch of fresh herbs such as rosemary or basil in addition to thyme for an extra layer of flavor.

Spicy – Blend in a pinch of cayenne pepper, red pepper flakes or a finely diced jalapeno pepper for a spicy dimension.

Balsamic reduction – Add a drizzle of balsamic reduction to the dip just before serving to add a tangy flavor.

Roasted peppers – Blend in a strip of roasted red pepper for a smoky flavor.

How to store leftovers

Store leftover whipped feta cheese dip in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Can I freeze leftover cranberry feta dip?

It is not recommended to freeze this dip. Freezing can cause separation in the texture.

Can I use fresh cranberries to make this dip?

You can use fresh cranberries, but they would need to be cooked with water and sugar to take some of the tartness away.


  • Allow both the feta cheese and cream cheese reach room temperature before blending it which will result in a creamy texture.
  • If time allows, chill the dip for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.

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Cranberry dip in a white bowl with a knife in it

Whipped Feta & Cranberry Dip

A tangy and slightly sweet dip that's perfect for any occasion
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 6 People


  • 4 ounces Feta cheese in brine
  • 4 ounces Cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup Dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup Toasted almonds chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon Garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon Orange juice
  • 1 sprig Fresh Thyme Optional


  • Place 1/4 cup Toasted almonds into a food processor and pulse 3 to 4 times until they are coarsely chopped. Set them aside.
  • Wipe out the food processor with a damp towel and add 4 ounces Feta cheese, 4 ounces Cream cheese, 1/4 teaspoon Garlic powder, 1 tablespoon Orange juice, 1 sprig Fresh Thyme. Blend until the feta cheese and cream cheese are whipped to a smooth texture.
  • Add 1/2 cup Dried cranberries and chopped almonds to the food processor; puls e a few times.


Serve whipped cranberry and feta dip with crackers, chips or spread it on a bagel or a turkey sandwich.
Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
Keyword cranberry whipped feta dip
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