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Easy Baked Goat Cheese Appetizer

Baked Goat Cheese: The World's Easiest Appetizer

Have you ever obsessed over the perfect menu only to realize you have forgotten one crucial item: the appetizer? If you don't want to serve something difficult to make and don't have time to research inspiring hors d'oeuvres ideas, then try this baked goat cheese.

Quite possibly the world's simplest dish, baked goat cheese is just that, cheese that's cooked in an oven-safe dish. Serve it with fresh baguette, crostini, or your favorite crackers.

Baked Goat Cheese

Baked Goat Cheese


If you wish, transfer the hot cheese to a nicer serving dish.

Baked Goat Cheese


  1. 8 to 12 ounces marinated goat cheese or feta, broken into large chunks
  2. 4 to 5 sprigs fresh thyme (or 1 teaspoon dried thyme)
  3. 2 to 3 teaspoons olive oil
  4. Sliced baguette or crackers, for serving


  1. Mash cheese and thyme together in a small ovenproof dish, and bake at 325ºF for 15 to 20 minutes until golden brown.
  2. Remove the dish from the oven and drizzle with olive oil. Serve with sliced baguette or crackers.
Image Source: POPSUGAR Photography / Anna Monette Roberts
danakscully64 danakscully64 7 years
I've been on a goat cheese kick for about a month now. My recipe is similar. I use a broiler and sprinkle basil instead of thyme, but I will try thyme next time. I'm usually only making it for 1-2, so I use a very small amount and put it in a small pan. Mini garlic toasts are the best for this. Nomnomnom
cocomademoiselle cocomademoiselle 7 years
:)```` Oh this picture makes me drool...! I love goat cheese, it goes well with so many things! And baked... hmmmm! I love it with tomato jam! And this is a great idea for an appetizer! My appetite has rocketed!
Courtneys-Sweets Courtneys-Sweets 7 years
That looks so good! I love goat cheese with spinach :)
mamasitamalita mamasitamalita 7 years
amazing, simple but looks fancy, and who doesn't love goat cheese? I would probably pair this with some sort of olive tapenade to go with the crostini/crackers
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