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Baked Goat Cheese with Tomatoes

This Baked Goat Cheese with Tomatoes is the perfect appetizer recipe. Sweet roasted tomatoes, garlic and goat cheese make a flavorful addition to any party!

If you need an easy, cheesy appetizer to serve at your next dinner party, look no further than this Baked Goat Cheese with tomatoes. The tomatoes are sweet, the goat cheese tangy and there are cloves of roasted garlic tucked in between them both. This appetizer is packed full of flavor.

And while it can be made any time of year it really shines in the summer when you’ve got garden fresh cherry tomatoes and sweet summer basil.

Like so many of the recipes you’ll find here on Life’s Ambrosia, this Baked Goat Cheese is super easy to make. Let’s start by going over exactly what ingredients you’ll need.

What ingredients do you need?

You will only need a handful of ingredients so you’ll want to make sure that each one is the highest quality you can get. Each ingredient gets it’s chance to shine in this recipe.

  • GOAT CHEESE: A small log of plain goat cheese is all you need, although you can buy the bigger log.

DES’ TIP: Because goat cheese is a soft cheese, it may be hard to cut it with a knife. Instead you can use a string of plain dental floss.

  • CHERRY OR GRAPE TOMATOES: I love these because they are bite sized and sweet. They also roast beautifully.
  • GARLIC: If the cloves are small you can leave them whole, but if they are large a rough chop is great. You want the pieces big enough that they will soften so you can spread it on the crostini.
  • FRESH BASIL: To chop the basil, it’s easiest to roll the leaves together and then slice.
  • EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL/SALT
  • BAGUETTE OR CROSTINI SLICES

How do you make baked goat cheese?

Just a few short steps is all it takes! Follow along with these step by step photos.

  • STEP #1: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a small skillet over medium heat. Add tomatoes and garlic. Cook just until the tomatoes start to release their juices and the garlic starts to brown slightly. About 2 minutes.
  • STEP #2: Pour tomatoes and garlic with any juice that have released into a small baking dish. Nestle sliced goat cheese into the tomatoes. Sprinkle with salt and drizzle with remaining olive oil. Cover and bake for 10 minutes.
  • STEP #3: Uncover, turn on broiler and broil 1 – 2 minutes or until cheese browns slightly. Remove from oven and allow to cook several minutes. Sprinkle with basil. Spread toasted baguette slices.

This Baked Goat Cheese and Tomatoes is fantastic with toasted baguette slices but if we’re being completely honest, I also just scooped up a couple bites with a spoon. The flavor is unreal and I’m sure you’re going to adore it!

Whether you’re throwing a holiday party or a small intimate dinner, you’re going to want some appetizers to serve and I’ve got you covered. Here are some of my favorite easy party appetizers:

Love goat cheese? SAME. Here are some more recipes featuring this tangy, soft cheese:

Baked Goat Cheese with Tomatoes Recipe

Serves 4 Prep Time: Cook Time:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • 5 garlic cloves, rough chop
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 ounces goat cheese
  • 4 basil leaves, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 baguette

Instructions

1

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

2

Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a small skillet over medium heat. Add tomatoes and garlic. Cook just until the tomatoes start to release their juices and the garlic starts to brown slightly. About 2 minutes.

3

Pour tomatoes and garlic with any juice that have released into a small baking dish. Nestle sliced goat cheese into the tomatoes. Sprinkle with salt and drizzle with remaining olive oil. Cover and bake for 10 minutes.

4

Uncover, turn on broiler and broil 1 - 2 minutes or until cheese browns slightly. Remove from oven and allow to cook several minutes. Sprinkle with basil. Serve with toasted baguette slices.

Notes

This recipe can easily be doubled.

To easily cut goat cheese, use unflavored dental floss.

To get even more garlic flavor, toast the baguette slices for 1 minute under the broiler, rub them with a clove of garlic and broil 1 more minute or until browned.

Nutrition information for estimation purposes only.

Nutrition information

Calories: 482 , Total Fat: 18.9g , Saturated Fat: 8.5g , Cholesterol: 30mg , Sodium: 1020mg , Carbohydrates: 58.6 g , Fiber: 2.9g , Sugar: 4.6g , Protein: 20.7g

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Des

Hey! I'm Des!

Welcome to Life’s Ambrosia where Dinner is served and memories are made. Here you will find over 1000 tried and true recipes for every possible occasion. In the last 10 years, this blog has helped millions of families put dinner on the table and create food memories. Let me help you too.

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