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Hot Appetizer Recipes: Baked Goat Cheese with Herbed Sun-Dried Tomatoes

baked goat cheese appetizer

I love hot appetizer recipes for holiday parties and year round get-togethers.

This recipe for baked goat cheese with sun-dried tomatoes and herbs is absolutely fabulous. You can’t miss serving this one the next time you entertain.

The recipe comes from a terrific cookbook called 300 Best Casserole Recipes by Tiffany Collins.

(You will find our review of Tiffany’s cookbook here.)

Like most people Tiffany has friends and family who would turn up their nose at the mere hint of goat cheese, without ever trying it.

For those folks, Tiffany says this about her wonderful goat cheese appetizer recipe:

“If, like me, you have friends who turn up their nose at goat cheese, don’t tell them what’s in this dish until they have a taste. Then you can laugh at their expression when they realize how good goat cheese really is!”

Whether you are a die hard goat cheese fan already or not, this recipe is sure to turn you into one.

This is a wonderful diabetes recipe. Use vegetables to dip, or a few low carb crackers.

An added bonus is that it is a vegetarian appetizer recipe, and there is always someone in the group who looks for vegetarian recipes these days.


Baked Goat Cheese

Baked Goat Cheese with Herbed Sun-Dried Tomatoes

This recipe for baked goat cheese with sun-dried tomatoes and herbs is absolutely fabulous. I love hot appetizer recipes for year round get-togethers.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 112 kcal


  • 8 ounces goat cheese, soft
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, drained, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary, chopped


  • Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C)
  • In a medium bowl, combine the goat cheese, basil, Cajun seasoning and pepper. Spread in a greased 2-cup (500 mL) baking dish.
  • In a small bowl, combine the garlic, sun-dried tomatoes and rosemary. Layer on top of the cheese mixture.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes or until bubbling.
  • Serve with crackers or baguette slices, or as a dip with fresh veggies.


Calories: 112kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 7gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 152mgPotassium: 94mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 531IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 59mgIron: 1mg
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  • For a more formal bite-size appetizer, spoon into baked mini phyllo cups and bake at 350°F (180°C) until hot.

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