Baked Goat Cheese and Tomato Dip

by | Feb 8, 2017 | All, Appetizers

Craving comfort foods? Slather this Baked Goat Cheese and Tomato Dip over warm bread. A great appetizer recipe for parties, too!

Craving comfort foods? Slather this Baked Goat Cheese and Tomato Dip over warm baguette slices. A great appetizer recipe for parties, too!Anyone who knows me or Lisa is very familiar with our love of goat cheese. Rarely do we miss an opportunity to sneak it into a dish. So naturally I couldn’t resist trying this recipe for a Baked Goat Cheese and Tomato Dip. It combines two of my favorite things: the fresh flavors of tomato bruschetta and goat cheese.

The tomato mixture can be made days in advance so all you have to do is layer it over the goat cheese mixture and pop it in the oven for 20 minutes before guests arrive. It doesn’t get much simpler than that.

Serve this Baked Goat Cheese and Tomato Dip with plenty of warm baguette slices – and watch it go quickly!

While this recipe had me at goat cheese, it gets even better because you can prep it up to a month in advance and freeze it. Simply thaw it in the fridge and bake as directed when you need it. Perfect for last-minute get togethers.

This Baked Goat Cheese and Tomato Dip is basically warm, tangy goat cheese with a savory tomato bruschetta topping. Need we say more?

Baked Goat Cheese and Tomato Dip in a black serving dish with crostini for eating on a concrete background.

Yield: 12

Baked Goat Cheese and Tomato Dip

Baked Goat Cheese and Tomato Dip

Tangy Goat Cheese topped with Tomatoes make a rich and satisfying appetizer for a group.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour


  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
  • Pinch of sugar
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can petite-diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes in oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped basil leaves
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 ounces goat cheese, softened
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Add oil to a medium saucepan and heat over medium-high heat until hot. Add onion and saute until tender, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add garlic, tomato paste, crushed red pepper and sugar and stir for 30 seconds. Add diced tomatoes and sun-dried tomatoes.
  4. Cook for 1 minute and then reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally. You want the tomato mixture to reduce and thicken.
  5. Remove from heat when it has reached the desired consistency.
  6. Stir in the basil and add salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Use a handheld mixer to blend the goat cheese and cream cheese together.
  8. Lightly grease a shallow baking dish (a pie plate works well as does an 11 x 7 dish). Spread the cheese mixture into the dish and top with the tomato mixture.
  9. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until heated through.


adapted from Cooking Light

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

3 tablespoons

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 139Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 28mgSodium: 197mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 5g
Any goat cheese fans out there? This Baked Goat Cheese and Tomato Dip is a must make appetizer recipe for your next party.


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    I cannot WAIT to dig into this on my balcony with the warm spring air and a glass of wine in my hand. YUM!

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      Stephanie, Please alert me when that warm spring air arrives…I’m going stir crazy!

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    This looks beautiful and not to mention delicious! I eat a restaurant in Chicago that makes something similar that I order every time. Great appetizer option!

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      Hi Julia, something about this combination of flavors is so appealing, isn’t it?

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    I saw this on Pinterest and I repinned. This looks SO good. Really nice for Summer with company/guests! Thanks for sharing!

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      Thanks, Gloria. I hope you enjoy it.
      P.S. We live in a red house, too!

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    Just made this for a Final 4 Basketball party tomorrow…and we can’t stop eating it. Hubby went to the store for more ingredience! YUM!

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      A delicious addition to your party…if it lasts that long! 🙂

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    Sooo delicious can’t wait to make it for my Book Club soon. Thanks….


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