I can confidently say this goat cheese dip is one of the best appetizer recipes in the world. Yep — the world! Each time I make this dip it gets rave reviews. My friends even specifically request that I bring it to parties now!
This dip is CRAZY easy to make, and it will impress every taste bud it meets. If you ask me, few things are better than goat cheese. But when you heat it up and combine it with a bunch of other savory flavors? Even better!!!
It’s become one of my my go-to appetizers for get togethers because it’s so quick and easy, and it’s always gobbled up in no time. Can’t say I’m surprised though…When you use three types of cheese and combine garlic, rosemary, red pepper flakes, and olive oil, it’s bound to be delicious! Once you dip crackers and other crunchy foods into it, it’s even better.
Okay — here we are in 2020 and I need to give you a little update about this goat cheese recipe. I first published it back in 2018. Since then, it’s been a big part of making XO&So what it is! This was my first recipe to “go viral,” with almost 2 million recipe views on Pinterest.
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You can serve it with a whole bunch of different things on the side. AND you can make it as spicy or as mild as you’d like. Gotta love the versatility!
When it comes to goat cheese recipes, you seriously can’t beat this!
You can be pretty loosie-goosie with most of these ingredients & still end up with a delicious dip. So, if you want a little more cream cheese & less goat cheese, go for it. Or if you want it spicier, go ahead & add more red pepper flakes. Etc etc etc.
- Goat cheese log
- Cream cheese
- Parmesan cheese
- Olive oil
- Minced garlic
- Red pepper flakes
Where to buy goat cheese
Almost every big grocery store will sell goat cheese. In addition to plain goat cheese, you’ll see flavored versions like black pepper, herb and garlic, or cranberry goat cheese.
You’ll usually find goat cheese in or near the deli section. If there’s a specialty cheese section in your grocery store, be sure to check there too.
Once your oven is ready, you’ll bake your goat cheese appetizer for between 15-20 minutes. Baking time could depend on the size of your baking dish and how brown you want the top to get. I bake mine for 18 minutes.
When it’s ready, it’ll be the perfect texture for dipping bread, crackers, or vegetables!
You can top it with a bit more rosemary, red pepper flakes, or olive oil if you’d like.
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Hope you love it as much as I do!
xo – C
PS. If you’ve tried this goat cheese recipe, I’d love to hear what you think of it in the comments below! Please go ahead and use the rating option if you’d like as well! I really appreciate it.