Baked Goat Cheese Dip in Marinara Sauce

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 12 people
Calories: 76kcal
Author: Lord Byron's Kitchen
Warm and creamy, a great dipping option for hosting friends at home. Baked Goat Cheese Dip in Marinara Sauce is sure to be a winner; make a double batch!
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Ingredients

  • 300 grams goat cheese, room temperature
  • 2 cups marinara sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, roughly chopped, optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano, optional
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper, optional
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried red chili flakes, optional

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Remove the goat cheese from the package and lay the log in the center of your baking dish. Using the tips of your fingers, press the cheese slightly so that it spreads about an inch thick. Do not allow the cheese to touch the edge of the pan. Keep at least an inch of free space all the way around.
  • Spoon the marinara into the "trench" around the goat cheese. Be careful to place the sauce all the way around and as evenly as possible.
  • Sprinkle the top with salt.
  • This is also where you could add the dried oregano, dried red chili flakes, and ground black pepper if you decide to do so.
  • Place the baking dish in the preheated oven on the middle rack for 25-30 minutes - just until the sauce around the cheese begins to bubble.
  • Once you remove the dip from the oven, top with a little fresh basil and freshly grated parmesan.  Serve immediately.

Nutrition

Calories: 76kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 355mg | Potassium: 141mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 9.5% | Vitamin C: 3.6% | Calcium: 4.3% | Iron: 5.2%