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Super Simple Goat Cheese Marinara Dip Appetizer

  • Author: Krista
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 25


  • 4oz Log Goat cheese at room temperature
  • 34 cups marinara sauce – your favorite brand in the jar
  • Dried Basil – optional
  • Dried Oregano – optional
  • 15 x 7 (or similar) baking dish


  1. Preheat oven to 350F.

  2. Coat baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. Using the back of a spoon or your fingers, press goat cheese into the center of the baking dish, do not press cheese to the edge of the pan. Keep at least an inch of free space all the way around.

  3. Then, spoon the marinara into the trench or gully around the edge of the dish, leaving the goat cheese exposed in the middle.

  4. Sprinkle on the basil and oregano (if using). Lightly cover with foil and bake 15 min. Remove foil and bake another 10 min or until cheese and sauce are hot and bubbling.


I like to serve this dip with slices of warmed fresh bread or if I don’t have any, I’ll use pretzels and/or pita chips. To jazz this up another notch you could sprinkle sliced kalamata olives and/or pieces of sundried tomatoes to the marina before you place it in the oven.

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