Savoury Scones with Feta

If you’re looking for a versatile savoury snack that’s easy to make, these savoury scones with feta are for you!

Similar to my cheese scones, these use a simple scone recipe that is then improved with some delicious savoury flavours – in this case, feta, smoked paprika and mixed herbs.

The result is these delicious fluffy scones that are absolutely perfect for snacks, breakfasts, lunches, picnics, buffets – the list is endless!

You can serve them by themselves, or try them hot and fresh from the oven, cut in half and spread with butter. You could also serve the cold scones with hummus and green olives, or even spread with a little pesto. Delicious!

Ingredients, Substitutions and Variations

  • Self-raising flour – you need self-raising flour for these scones to get a nice rise and fluffy texture.
  • Smoked paprika – I love the gentle smokiness that comes from smoked paprika. You could switch for hot paprika if you want a bit of spice.
  • Butter – you can use either salted or unsalted butter in savoury scones – either will work. If you use salted butter, just reduce the amount of salt you add with the flour.
  • Milk – any kind of milk will work. I used semi-skimmed.
  • Feta – for that delicious salty creaminess.
  • Mixed herbs – mixed, dried herbs work perfectly here. Mine had a selection of oregano, tarragon and basil. A jar of Italian mixed herbs will be perfect.

Savoury Scone Top Tips

  1. Don’t overwork the mixture

    If you mix your dough too much, it will become tight and you won’t get that lovely, fluffy texture. Knead just enough to bring the dough together.

  2. Consistency

    Depending on you liquid your feta is, your dough might be a little to sticky or too dry. You can remedy this by adding an extra teaspoon of flour (if it’s too sticky) or an extra teaspoon of milk (if it’s too dry).

  3. Checking they’re cooked

    To check if your scones are cooked, lift them from the baking tray and tap the bottom. They should be solid and sound slightly hollow – no softness.

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Savoury Scones with Feta

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Harriet Young
These delightful savoury scones with feta, herbs and paprika make a perfect breakfast, lunch or snack.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Snack
Cuisine British
Servings 12 scones


  • 225 g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 55 g butter
  • 150 ml milk
  • 100 g feta
  • 1 tsp mixed herbs


  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
  • Tip the flour and paprika into a large bowl with a pinch of salt and pepper. Add the butter and rub together between your fingertips, like you are making pastry, until it resembles breadcrumbs.
  • Crumble in the feta (make sure no bits of feta are over 1cm in size) and add the mixed herbs. Pour in the milk and mix the mixture with your hands, then start to pull it together into a dough.
  • Knead the dough gently for 1-2 minutes until it has come together, then tip onto a floured surface. Roll out until it is 1-1.5cm thick, then use a 2 inch pastry round to cut it into rounds.
  • Place the rounds onto a baking tray and put in the oven for around 15 minutes, until risen and golden.
Keyword feta, scones, snack

5 responses to “Savoury Scones with Feta”

  1. 5 stars
    These scones were so delicious!! I love how they were savory, and not sweet. The combination of herbs made it a great snack to enjoy just about anytime!

  2. 5 stars
    Loved making these savoury scones with feta! They were easy to whip up and the smoked paprika added such a wonderful touch. Thanks so much!

  3. 5 stars
    My family really enjoys sweet scones so we were excited to try this savory version. It was a huge hit! Served them with pesto and everyone got seconds.

  4. 5 stars
    I love these savoury scones! That smoky hit of paprika with the mixed herbs is so good. I wanted to keep them for breakfast tomorrow, but they disappeared way too quickly! ? They are irresistible hot from the oven with a knob of butter.

  5. 5 stars
    Savory scones are my favorite and I loved your recipe! Thank you so much!

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