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This goat cheese dip bakes in just 20 minutes and has only 9 ingredients (including salt and pepper) making it the perfect "make ahead" dip for your next game day party or family get together!
You'll Love This
- If you're a goat cheese lover, or even someone who isn't sure about goat cheese - this dip is for you! Goat cheese lends itself so well to being a dip because of it's creamy texture and mild but tangy flavor. Pair that with roasted garlic and tomatoes you've got a trifecta of classic flavors ready to be slathered on a slice of French baguette!
- The ingredient list is short and sweet. Just 10 simple ingredients (which INCLUDES the salt, pepper and bread) is all it takes to get this crowd pleasing appetizer on the table.
- It's a beautiful appetizer to serve at a party! Or to serve to yourself on a Friday night with a big glass of Merlot, your cuddly slippers and the latest episode of Dateline. Either way, it's a feast for your eyes. And then for your taste buds.
You'll start by roasting the garlic. Slice the tops off two heads of garlic.
Drizzle the cut sides with olive oil.
Then sprinkle with salt and pepper and roast on a baking sheet, cut side down.
Squeeze the roasted heads of garlic into into a bowl along with goat cheese, Parmesan, milk, thyme, salt and pepper.
Stir to combine.
Lightly oil baking dish and spread dip an even layer.
Top dip with grape tomatoes. Then drizzle the tomatoes with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Bake for 20 minutes and serve with sliced French bread and crispy crackers!
- Don't be afraid of the garlic. Two heads of garlic sounds like a lot but I promise, it's not. The roasting process really mellows the flavor of the garlic. Honestly if you love garlic as much as I do, you even could go ahead and add three heads of garlic!
- You can roast the garlic ahead of time, which will really cut down on the total time it takes to make this dip. Squeeze the roasted garlic from the skin and seal in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week. When you're ready to make the dip, follow the instructions in the recipe card below and bake!
- Use a log of goat cheese (as opposed to pre-crumbled goat cheese). I prefer to use a log of goat cheese in this recipe as it seems to melt better and gives the dip a smooth and creamy texture.
- Don't skip the tomatoes. The tomatoes might seem like a garnish, but they truly are a vital part of this delicious dip. They add a delicious freshness and nice texture to the dish.
- Season, season, season. This dip is very simple. The ingredient list is short. Moderate amounts of salt and pepper will go a long way to boost the flavors of this dip. Don't be afraid to use them!
Frequently Asked Questions
- Can this goat cheese dip be made ahead of time?
- Yes! This dip can be made at least three days in advance.
- Follow the recipe instructions below and just before baking, cover and refrigerate. When you're ready to bake, let the dip sit out on your counter for 30-60 minutes so that it can come to room temperature again.
- Then bake for 20 minutes and enjoy!
- How should I reheat leftover dip?
- In the oven! I can't imagine you'd have any leftovers, but if you do just re-heat the leftovers in the same baking dish in a 350 degree oven for 10-15 minutes or until heated through.
- If you have any Parmesan cheese leftover, throw a sprinkle of that on top before re-heating for a little added flavor.
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