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baked goat cheese in fresh herb and tomato sauce : a small batch recipe for two.

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creamy goat cheese is baked in spicy, fresh herb tomato sauce and served with garlic crostinis. the ultimate appetizer for date night.
4.54 from 13 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 2 people
Calories 130 kcal


  • 1 cup petite cut tomatoes with olive oil and garlic
  • 2 Tbsp. white onion chopped
  • 1/2 Tbsp. fresh Italian oregano leaves
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh basil leaves
  • 1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 Tbsp. parmesan freshly grated from block
  • 1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup goat cheese
  • garlic rubbed crostinis


  • In a small blender, combine petite cut tomatoes, white onion, crushed red pepper, oregano leaves, basil leaves, and parmesan. Pulse for only 5-10 seconds, just to blend. Be sure to leave it a little chunky.
  • Pour olive oil into a small saute pan, and heat through. Add minced garlic, and cook until softened fragrant: up to one minute. Add the chunky tomato sauce. Stir olive oil and garlic with tomato sauce, and allow it all to simmer for 5-7 minutes.
  • Remove sauce from heat, and pour directly into a small, shallow, oven safe dish. Top with 1/4 cup fresh goat cheese, and broil until the cheese is browned. (Only a couple minutes).
  • Serve hot with crostinis.


For garlic rubbed crostinis:
Drizzle crostinis in extra virgin olive oil, and bake at 350 until hard (only about 5 minutes). After you remove them from the oven, while they're still hot, rub a fresh garlic clove across the surface of each crostini. The garlic will melt into the hot crostini, and create an amazing flavor! Be sure you hold the crostinis with tongs or an oven mitt, as they can be super hot while you do this.
If you're using dried basil and oregano, start with 1/2 tsp. oregano, and 1 tsp. basil. Adjust accordingly to your taste!


Calories: 130kcal
Keyword baked goat cheese
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