The perfect “make ahead” dip for your next game day party or family get together, this dip bakes in just 20 minutes and has only 9 ingredients.
- 2 heads garlic
- 4 teaspoons olive oil, divided
- Kosher salt
- fresh cracked pepper
- 10 oz. goat cheese, room temperature
- 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
- 3 tablespoons milk
- 2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves
- 1/4 cup grape tomatoes
- sliced French bread for dipping
- Heat oven to 400 degrees.
- Slice the top off of each head of garlic. Drizzle cut size of each head with 1 teaspoon olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
- Place cut side down on a baking sheet.
- Roast for 30 minutes.
- Allow garlic to cool until you are able to touch it.
- Turn oven to 350 degrees.
- Add goat cheese, Parmesan and milk to a medium bowl.
- Squeeze cloves of garlic into the bowl and stir to combine all ingredients together. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
- Lightly oil a small baking dish with 1 teaspoon of olive oil. Then spread goat cheese mixture in an even layer in the baking dish.
- Top goat cheese mixture with tomatoes, then drizzle tomatoes with remaining teaspoon olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
- Bake for 20 minutes. Then broil for 1-2 minutes to brown the top.
- Garnish with a drizzle of olive oil and fresh thyme if desired.
- Serve warm with sliced French bread and 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!
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!
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