Baked Goat Cheese with Tomato Sauce Recipe

Baked Goat Cheese with Tomato Sauce Recipe

How To Make Baked Goat Cheese with Tomato Sauce

Build your appetite with this foolproof recipe of baked goat cheese with tomato sauce. This creamy light meal will turn your chilly nights also cheesy!

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Total: 40 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 1tbspextra-virgin olive oil,plus more for garnish
  • ½cupwhite onion,finely chopped
  • 2medium garlic cloves,pressed or minced
  • 1tbspfresh basil,plus 1 tsp (optional), chopped, or ¼ tsp dried basil
  • ¼tspred pepper flakes,omit if sensitive to spice
  • ¼tspdried oregano
  • tspwhite wine vinegar
  • 15oztomatoes,1 can, crushed, preferably fire-roasted or San Marzano, if possible
  • ½tspkosher salt,or 1/4 fine sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 4ozgoat cheese
  • Whole grain baguette,or crusty bread or crostini or naan, for serving

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

  2. In a medium saucepan, warm the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and sauté for 3 minutes.

  3. Add the garlic, red pepper flakes, 1 tablespoon of fresh basil, and oregano, and sauté for 1 minute.

  4. Add the white wine vinegar and sauté for 1 minute, then carefully add the tomatoes, salt, and several grinds of black pepper. Reduce the heat, cover, and allow the mixture to simmer, lightly bubbling, for 10 minutes. Taste and adjust seasonings as desired.

  5. Spoon the tomato sauce into shallow baking dishes or ramekins, then add dollops of goat cheese. Bake for about 15 minutes, until the cheese is warmed through. If desired, broil for a minute or two to brown the top of the cheese.

  6. Let the dip cool for a few minutes, then top with the remaining 1 teaspoon of fresh basil, and a light drizzle of olive oil. Serve warm, with crusty bread on the side.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 136.09kcal
  • Fat: 9.62g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.65g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 3.87g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.60g
  • Carbohydrates: 6.91g
  • Fiber: 1.82g
  • Sugar: 3.69g
  • Protein: 6.58g
  • Cholesterol: 13.04mg
  • Sodium: 371.96mg
  • Calcium: 62.28mg
  • Potassium: 304.80mg
  • Iron: 1.01mg
  • Vitamin A: 128.87µg
  • Vitamin C: 16.65mg
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