This Baked Goat Cheese Dip is creamy-dreamy and can be ready, from prep to finish, in 30 minutes or less! Decadent goat cheese is whipped with creamy cream cheese and salty parmesan; studded with chewy, sweet sun-dried tomatoes, fragrant garlic, and aromatic fresh herbs. This baked cheese dip is full of flavor and sure to be a huge hit at your next party!
Update: This recipe was originally published in November 2017. I made tweaks to perfect the recipe and made updates to the article below to include more information about this easy dip with goat cheese. Plus, there’s now a recipe video showing you *just* how easy this cheesy dip is to make!
Hi there, friends! Well, we are t-minus seven days until Thanksgiving. Meaning, we are smack dab in the midst of the holiday entertaining season. I don’t know about you, but I’m incredibly excited. I absolutely love the holly-jolly vibes the holiday season brings.
In honor of the season made for entertaining, and all the parties to come, I thought today would be a great time to share a delicious, quick and easy appetizer option with you. Because you just can’t have a party without a little wine and cheese! Okay, you COULD. But let’s be honest, you SHOULDN’T.
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About this baked goat cheese dip
Tangy, decadent goat cheese whipped with creamy cream cheese and salty parmesan; studded with chewy, sweet sundried tomatoes, fragrant garlic, and aromatic fresh herbs. Baked until golden and melty, then topped with juicy vine ripe tomatoes and more chopped herbs.
Light, airy, flavorful and fabulously rich, this dip is what I like to call easy elegance.
Not only is it packed with flavor and easy on the eyes, but it’s also a BREEZE to throw together.
Most of the hands on work is done quickly in the food processor, so this dip can be ready, from prep to finish, in under 30 minutes or less!
Which is perfect, because I don’t know about you, but I actually want to ENJOY my own party, and not spend my time slaving away in the kitchen!
And, don’t forget a few bottles of wine to go along with your baked goat cheese dip appetizer!
FAQs: frequently asked questions
Can you bake goat cheese?
I feel like the answer to this is fairly obvious, but yes! You can safely bake goat cheese!
However, baked goat cheese isn’t just limited to this dip which is a mixture of goat cheese, cream cheese, sundried tomatoes and herbs. You can also goat cheese into rounds, coat them breadcrumbs and then bake! Baked goat cheese rounds make a delicious addition to salads!
What temperature to bake goats cheese?
The goat cheese in this Baked Sundried Tomato & Herb Goat Cheese Dip recipe (and in the above linked recipe) is baked at 400 degrees Fahrenheit. However, the temperature and length of time really depends on the individual recipe!
Expert tips for making the best goat cheese dip recipe
- I use plain whipped cream cheese in my dip, but you can absolutely use the regular, plain block of cream cheese in this recipe.
- To ensure the baked cheese dip gets light and airy once whipped, make sure you allow your goat cheese and cream cheese to come to room temperature by removing them from the refrigerator and placing them on the counter for 30 minutes or so.
- You can use any combination of fresh herbs, or just one single herb that is your favorite in this recipe for goat cheese dip. If you are using a stronger herb, such as rosemary or thyme, use a smaller amount. I used 1 ½ TBS Basil, 1 TBS Oregano, 1 TBS Chives and ½ TBS Thyme in mine.
- If you like a darker, golden brown color to the top of your dip, switch the oven to broil during the last few minutes of cooking. Just make sure you watch the goat cheese appetizer carefully, as it can go from golden brown and delicious to burnt in matter of seconds!
- Serving: I typically serve my baked goat cheese dip with marinated cherry tomatoes and toasted baguette slices. To easily toast a baguette – cut into thick slices on the diagonal. Brush each slice generously with extra virgin olive oil. Bake at 400 degrees F for 8-10 minutes, or until lightly toasted.
This Baked Sundried Tomato & Herb Goat Cheese Dip is a guaranteed crowd pleaser! Serve it with a few bottles of wine and you have the perfect pairing for your next holiday party or festive gathering!
Until Monday, friends, cheers – to the dynamic duo of wine and cheese!
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How to make the best Baked Goat Cheese Dip recipe👇
Baked Sundried Tomato & Herb Goat Cheese Dip
- 1 (10 ounce) Log Goat Cheese – at room temperature
- 4 ounces Cream Cheese – at room temperature
- ¼ Cup Parmesan Cheese – freshly grated, plus more for garnish
- 1 large Clove Garlic – peeled & roughly chopped
- 1 TBS Sundried Tomato Oil
- ½ teaspoon Kosher Salt
- ¼ teaspoon Freshly Ground Pepper
- ¼ Cup Snipped Fresh Herbs Oregano*, Thyme*, Basil*, Rosemary, Chives*, Parsley*
- ¼ Cup Sundried Tomatoes in oil – drained and roughly chopped, plus more for garnish (about 6 tomatoes)
Optional for Garnish: Roughly Chopped Herbs, Micro Greens, Toasted Baguette Slices or Crackers, Vine Ripe Tomatoes
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- In the bowl of a small food processor fitted with a metal blade, combine the goat cheese, cream cheese, parmesan, garlic, oil, salt and pepper. Process until smooth.
- Add in the herbs and tomatoes. Stir to combine.
- Brush a small 1 quart baking dish with oil or spray with non-stick cooking spray. Transfer the cheese mixture into the dish.
- Bake until golden, bubbly and slightly golden in color, about 12-18 minutes. OPTIONAL: For a darker golden top, switch the oven to broil during the last few minutes of baking*.
- Remove from the oven and let cool slightly. Top with optional garnishes and serve with toasted baguette or crackers. Enjoy!
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