Sheet Pan Baked Feta with Broccolini, Tomatoes, and Chickpeas

Sheet Pan Baked Feta with Broccolini, Tomatoes, and Chickpeas


  • 2 bunches of Broccolini
  • 3 tablespoons minced Garlic
  • 2 Sliced banana peppers
  • 1 teaspoon Fennel seeds
  • ¼ cup Olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon Corn starch
  • 3 tablespoons Sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon Za’atar
  • 2 (6 oz.) blocks of Feta (drained and dried)
  • 2 halved lemons
  • 1 tablespoon Balsamic vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 450°F (230°C).
  2. Trim the Broccolini: Remove any tough stems and separate the flowerets.
  3. Prepare the Flavor Base: In a mixing bowl, combine minced garlic, sliced banana peppers, fennel seeds, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Stir until well mixed.
  4. Roast the Broccolini: Place the seasoned Broccolini on a baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes, turning the broccolini after 10 minutes.
  5. Prepare the Feta Coating: In another mixing bowl, combine cornstarch, sesame seeds, and za’atar. Mix well.
  6. Coat the Feta: Gently pat the drained and dried Feta blocks into the sesame mixture, adhering the coating without breaking the Feta.
  7. Fry the Feta: In a large skillet, add 3 tablespoons of olive oil. Fry the coated Feta, flipping once, until golden brown on each side.
  8. Lemon Squeeze: While cooking the Feta, squeeze the juice of 1 lemon over it.
  9. Serve: Arrange the roasted Broccolini on a serving platter. Place the crispy Feta on top and drizzle with balsamic vinegar. Serve with half a lemon on the side.


  • Feta cheese won’t melt in the oven due to its high acid content, but it will soften.
  • Feel free to swap the broccolini for broccoli or zucchini, and use grape tomatoes instead of cherry tomatoes.
  • For extra protein, add chicken tenders seasoned with your favorite spices.

Enjoy this flavorful and easy-to-make dish! πŸŒΏπŸ§€πŸ‹

Inspired by recipes from Skinnytaste1 and Fresh Pressed Olive Oil2.

Feel free to adjust the recipe to your taste preferences, and let me know if you have any other requests! 😊🍽️πŸ“

Recipe by David Huston AI helped create the post and image.

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