Fast, Easy, Amazing: Salsa-Baked Goat Cheese

One of the easiest appetizers ever, which I've made countless times, is baked goat cheese. Normally I smother it in marinara sauce and serve it with toasted baguette, but recently I came across a recipe that turns the baked goat cheese into a Tex-Mex-style dip. The marinara is replaced with roasted tomato salsa and tortilla chips stand in for the crostini.

The resulting dip is so good I couldn't help but wonder, "why didn't I think of this?!" If you've got time, make your own salsa, but when you need an app fast, simply pour your favorite store-bought salsa over the goat cheese and pop it in the oven. For a festive Fourth of July spin, serve the red and white dip, hot from the oven, with blue corn tortilla chips. Here's the scrumptious recipe!

Salsa Baked Goat Cheese

Salsa Baked Goat Cheese


  1. 4 ounces goat cheese, at room temperature
  2. 3 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  3. 2 cups of your favorite tomato salsa (homemade or storebought)
  4. Blue corn tortilla chips, for serving


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the softened cheeses with a whisk or fork.
  3. In an oven-proof serving dish, mound the cheese mixture in the middle. Pour the salsa around the cheese.
  4. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes until the cheese and salsa are hot. Serve immediately with blue corn tortillas.

Serves 8.

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