If you’re looking for an appetizer that sounds as incredible as it tastes, then this creamy baked goat cheese dip is what you need. Creamy goat cheese folded together with shredded Parmesan, fresh herbs, sundried tomatoes, and roasted garlic then baked until bubbly… Need I say more? #goatcheese #holidayappetizers
This recipe was originally featured in Kansas Living Magazine.
Baked Goat Cheese Dip
Baked cheese dips are a classic appetizer that can be made many different ways. This one is special, though, because it uses goat cheese… my absolute favorite! I balance a bold, tangy goat cheese with a mild cream cheese and a bright, nutty Parmesan for the base. These cheeses melt together in such a lovely way! Then I add garlic (because garlic makes everything better), fresh herbs, and sundried tomatoes.
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This amazingly creamy baked goat cheese dip is best served on buttered toasted baguette slices, but if you don’t have time to bother with all of that, your favorite crackers will do. Trust me, guests will not mind once they get that creamy, warm cheese dip in their mouth!
Creamy Goat Cheese Dip is best served WARM!
Because this cheese dip is made with real cheese, not processed melting cheese, it has the potential to firm up after sitting out for a while. The best way to remedy this is to serve it right out of the oven! If you are taking it to a gathering, ask the host ahead of time if you can pop it in the oven for 15 minutes once you get there. This will ensure that your guests get to enjoy this creamy goat cheese dip in all it’s glory. Don’t worry too much about it cooling down after you serve it, though… it probably won’t last that long!
Printable Creamy Goat Cheese Dip Recipe Here:
Baked Goat Cheese Dip
Creamy goat cheese folded together with shredded Parmesan, fresh herbs, sundried tomatoes, and roasted garlic then baked until bubbly... Need I say more?
- 10 oz. log goat cheese, room temperature
- 4 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
- 1/3 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
- 2 cloves garlic, crushed
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 1/3 cup chopped fresh herbs, such as basil, rosemary, oregano
- 1/3 cup sundried tomatoes in oil, chopped, divided use
- fresh rosemary sprigs, for garnish
- Toasted baguette slices and crackers
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
In a large mixing bowl, using an electric mixer, combine the goat cheese with the cream cheese and garlic, beating until smooth. Season to taste with salt and pepper, then fold in the fresh herbs and 1/4 cup of the sundried tomatoes.
Spray a 1 qt. baking dish with nonstick spray; transfer the prepared goat cheese mixture to the baking dish.
Bake dip until golden brown and bubbly, approximately 15-18 minutes. Remove from the oven, let dip cool slightly then garnish with rosemary sprigs. Serve with toasted baguette slices and crackers.
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