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Baked Goat Cheese Tomato Dip

Baked Goat Cheese Dip

  • Author: Paige Adams
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40-45 minutes
  • Total Time: 50-55 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4-6 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Diet: Vegetarian


Served with toasted garlic bread, this easy baked goat cheese appetizer with tomatoes is a spoonable warm and cozy dip that’s perfect for sharing.


  • 1 baguette, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil plus more for drizzling bread
  • 1/2 small white onion, roughly chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves (2 minced and 1 whole)
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 114.5 ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 4 ounce goat cheese log, sliced
  • Chopped parsley for serving


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Drizzle the baguette slices with olive oil and arrange on a sheet pan. Toast in the oven, about 7-8 minutes per side. Once the bread is toasted, rub it with a whole garlic clove.
  3. In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium heat. Sauté the onions until they start to turn soft and translucent, about 3-4 minutes. Stir in the minced garlic, oregano, thyme, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes and continue sautéing until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  4. Pour in the balsamic vinegar and diced tomatoes. Simmer until thickened, about 5 minutes.
  5. Arrange the goat cheese and tomatoes in a baking dish. Spoon the tomatoes in between the cheese with some tomatoes on top. The cheese should still be showing through the tomatoes.
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes until the cheese is golden and bubbling at the edges.
  7. Turn the broiler on high and broil for 1-2 minutes until the cheese has browned slight at the edges. (The dish should be on the top rack about 4-5 inches from the broiler.)
  8. Sprinkle with chopped parsley before serving with toasted garlic bread.


The tomatoes can be made up to 2 days in advance. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Leftovers can be rewarmed in the oven at 350 degrees F and served with bread or crackers. You can also stir them into hot pasta for a sauce.

Keywords: goat cheese appetizer, baked goat cheese