Baked Tomato Goat Cheese Dip with fresh herbs and capers. Simple, delicious appetizer – serve with toasted baguette.
This recipe was created years ago during the summer I grew so many grape tomatoes I couldn’t eat or give them away fast enough. Not a bad problem to have.
Along came this fresh Tomato Goat Cheese Galette made with summer, sun-ripened tomatoes. This Baked Tomato Goat Cheese Dip wasn’t far behind.
The blend of tangy goat cheese, sweet roasted tomatoes and briny capers and absolutely delicious. Give the recipe a try. You won’t be disappointed.
This is one of those appetizers you can make all year. Of course, sun-ripened tomatoes are always good, but roasting them as you’ll see below creates a really delicious sweet sauce with the tomatoes.
Cherry tomatoes would also work really well in this recipe.
what’s in this baked goat cheese dip?
- goat cheese log
- olive oil
- grape tomatoes
- fresh thyme
- salt (sea salt used)
- sliced baguette
how to make baked goat cheese dip:
NOTE: depending upon the brand of goat cheese you buy, it may come in 4 or 5 ounces. Either amount works well.
Preheat the oven to 400°. Half the tomatoes then add to a small baking dish. Drizzle with olive oil, season with salt and minced thyme then toss to coat.
Nestle the coat cheese into the middle of the tomatoes then bake 25-30 minutes or until the cheese is lightly browned and the tomatoes have wilted slightly and released their juices.
Blend the capers with the tomatoes and bake 2 more minutes then serve warm with sliced, lightly toasted baguette.
what to do with leftovers:
Did you happen to catch the viral TikTok Baked Feta Pasta? It was really similar to this appetizer – except it uses feta cheese instead of goat.
If you happen to have leftover Baked Tomato Goat Cheese Dip just blend with a little pasta for a delicious meal.
Looking for other easy appetizers?
Here are a few of my favorite appetizers that are easy to make and always crowd pleasers.
Charcuterie Board: Quick, easy and Instagram photo-worthy. These boards make an appearance at every party I have and they’re always a hit.
Cowboy Queso: Warm spicy cheese dip loaded with two kinds of cheese, chorizo, black beans, corn, tomatoes and fresh cilantro served with tortilla chips. So much great flavor going on here!
Beer Cheese Dip: Hot and ready in just 10 minutes! Creamy 3-cheese pub style dip served up with soft warm salty pretzels, tortilla chips or vegetables. One of my family’s favorites.
Garlic Feta Dip: whipped garlic and feta – creamy, loaded with the bold flavor including lemon and dill, served up with toasted pita and veggies.
Homemade Hummus without Tahini: another appetizer that’s ready in just 10 minutes. Creamy hummus without tahini flavored with garlic and lemon flavor. Just 6 ingredients total – way better than packaged stuff.
If you tried this Baked Goat Cheese Dip with roasted tomatoes recipe or any other on the blog then I’d love to hear from you with a comment or a bunch of stars!
Baked Tomato Goat Cheese Dip
- 10-12 ounces grape tomatoes cut in half
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- salt to taste
- 1 teaspoon fresh thyme minced
- 4-5 ounce goat cheese log sizes vary with brand
- 2 tablespoons capers drained
- 1 baguette sliced and lightly toasted
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.Add the halved tomatoes, olive oil, salt and minced thyme to a small baking dish and toss to coat.
- Nestle the goat cheese into the middle of the tomatoes then bake 25-30 minutes or until the cheese is lightly browned and tomatoes have wilted slightly and released their juices.
- Blend the capers with the tomatoes and bake 2 more minutes.
- Serve warm with sliced, lightly toasted baguette.