Roasted Goat Cheese with Garlic Recipe
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Roasted Goat Cheese with Garlic Recipe

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Now that we have kids, my husband and I don't entertain much. But when we do, I serve this savory spread. The combination of goat cheese, garlic and onions always earns rave reviews. —Carol Barlow, Berwyn, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES:4-6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES: 4-6 servings


  • 6 to 8 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 medium red onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 8 ounces crumbled goat or feta cheese
  • 1 tablespoon white balsamic vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced fresh basil
  • Thinly sliced French bread or assorted crackers

Nutritional Facts

4 tablespoons: 213 calories, 17g fat (10g saturated fat), 40mg cholesterol, 236mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 0 fiber), 9g protein.


  1. Place garlic and oil in a pie plate. Cover and bake at 350° for 30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small skillet, saute onion in butter until tender and lightly browned. Add brown sugar; cook and stir until sugar is dissolved. Remove from the heat.
  3. Remove garlic from pie plate. Spread onion mixture in pie plate; top with cheese. Place garlic over cheese. Bake, uncovered, for 15-20 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  4. Mash garlic mixture with a fork. Stir in the vinegar, salt and pepper. Transfer to a serving bowl; sprinkle with basil. Serve warm with French bread or crackers. Yield: about 1-1/4 cups.
Originally published as Roasted Goat Cheese with Garlic in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2005, p40

Medium-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer

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spiker1 User ID: 264159 143449
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2013

"The family loved this at our holiday potluck"

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