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Vegetarian

Baked Goat Cheese Dip

Prep

10 minutes

Cook

50 minutes

Yield

4-6

This creamy, savory and sweet baked goat cheese dip is the dip you need this holiday season. It is loaded with flavor from the juicy tomatoes, garlic, creamy goat cheese, and seasoning. This dip is great to whip up and serve as an appetizer at your holiday get together. 

Close-up of baked goat cheese dip

Why you’ll love this baked goat cheese dip: 

  • Flavorful: The spices, garlic, goat cheese, and tomatoes combine so nicely in this recipe
  • Quick Prep: Prep this in only 10 minutes then bake it up. So easy to make! 
  • Versatile: Swap out the herbs for what you prefer, and use vegan cheeses if you want to make this plant-based 

Bona Fortuna olive oil on a counter top

Ingredient Notes: 

Goat Cheese: Goat cheese is actually full of beneficial probiotics, so it’s great for your gut health. On top of that, it’s so delicious and creamy. Goat cheese is great in salads, on its own, on crackers, in recipes, in pastas, the list goes on and on. 

Olive Oil: I made this recipe with Bona Fortuna Olive Oil. This olive oil is one of my favs and a necessity in my kitchen. I used their limited release Grand Cru extra virgin olive oil. It’s made with a blend of the best olives, and is so flavorful. I can’t stress enough the importance of using a quality olive oil in your cooking. It makes SUCH a difference. This oil is great as a finishing oil on things like soup, pizza, dips, etc.

Baked goat cheese dip with fresh bread inside for dipping

How to make baked goat cheese:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. To a small square baking sheet of choice, add the olive oil, onions, garlic, tomatoes, goat cheese, oregano, pepper and chili flakes. Bake for 50 minutes or until the mixture is completely bubbly and the goat cheese is golden in color.
  3. While that bakes, cut your desired bread loaf into thin slices, coat with more olive oil and brush with a fresh garlic clove. Cook on the parchment live baking sheet for 5 minutes on each side once the goat cheese has been in the oven for 40 minutes.  Remove both dishes once cooked.
  4. To a small bowl, combine 3 tbsp. of olive oil, chopped fresh oregano and basil.  Stir till combined.
  5. Serve this oil on top of the goat cheese dip with a drizzling of honey! Dip with bread and live your best life!

Close up of baked goat cheese dip

Expert Tips & FAQ: 

How do I make this dip vegan? If you are vegan, use your favorite vegan cheese! I would suggest a soft/salty cheese!

Herbs: I always recommend using fresh herbs for the finishing touches!

Storage: This dip is best enjoyed fresh out of the oven. 

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Baked Goat Cheese Dip

  • Author: Maria Koutsogiannis
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 4-6 1x
  • Category: Vegetarian
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian, European-Inspired
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

This creamy, delicious baked goat cheese dip is the perfect starter at a holiday dinner or get together.


Ingredients

Scale

1 tbsp Bona Furtuna Olive Oil

1 large white onion, chopped

4 large cloves of garlic, chopped

2 cups of cherry tomatoes

1 tsp dried oregano

1/2 tsp black pepper

1/2 tsp red pepper flakes

1 cup of goat cheese, shaped into an oval or ball

1 loaf of bread of choice

olive oil to taste

fresh garlic

handful of fresh chopped oregano and basil

3 tbsp. Bona Furtuna Grand Cru Olive Oil

1 tbsp. honey


Instructions

Preheat the oven to 400F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

To a small square baking sheet of choice, add the olive oil, onions, garlic, tomatoes, goat cheese, oregano, pepper and chilli flakes. Bake for 50 minutes or until the mixture is completely bubbly and the goat cheese is golden in color.

While that bakes, cut your desired bread loaf into thin slices, coat with more olive oil and brush with a fresh garlic clove. Cook on the parchment live baking sheet for 5 minutes on each side once the goat cheese has been in the oven for 40 minutes.  Remove both dishes once cooked.

To a small bowl, combine 3 tbsp. of olive oil, chopped fresh oregano and basil.  Stir till combined.

Serve this oil on top of the goat cheese dip with a drizzling of honey! Dip with bread and live your best life! Enjoy!

Notes

If you are vegan, use your favourite vegan cheese! I would suggest a soft/salty cheese!

I always recommend using fresh herbs for the finishing touches!


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: Hey 6
  • Calories: 241
  • Sugar: 2.9g
  • Sodium: 31.3mg
  • Fat: 12.1g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.8g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 1.4g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 30.8g
  • Fiber: 1.9g
  • Protein: 4.7g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

Keywords: recipe, tomato, dip, honey

Lorraine Jarron

This is so good! Made it for an appetizer and then again for a small meal for hubby and I. So easy, so delicious!

Maria Koutsogiannis

THIS IS GREAT!! Thanks for the love, hun!

Erica Marshall

Such a hit on Christmas day in my household. Thanks for this easy beautiful recipe!!

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thank you so much for making this!

Tracy

My family and I couldn’t get enough of this dip!

Maria Koutsogiannis

so glad you loved this tracy!

Roni

Baked Goat Cheese is such a great appetizer for holiday parties, it always disappears!

Maria Koutsogiannis

you really have to get to it fast!

Brenda

Baked goat cheese dip is one of the most wonderful ways to dip. Beautiful recipe!

Maria Koutsogiannis

so so so good!

Lori

This is so simple but SO DELICIOUS!

Maria Koutsogiannis

truly so good and easy!

Karen

Such a wonderful, pretty dip for entertaining! Delicious!

Maria Koutsogiannis

thanks hun!

Nelly

Cool, it’s been a while since I’ve made a dip. I love dips. Really excited to try it with goat cheese, Thank you!!

Maria Koutsogiannis

its so good!

Rue

I made this and it was a total hit. Making it again tomorrow !!

Maria Koutsogiannis

thanks for the love, rue!

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