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Warm Goat Cheese in Marinara

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Makes

1-1/2 cups

Every family has a recipe they pull out time and again when the gang gathers, and goat cheese warmed in a marinara sauce is one of those household favorites. Minced basil and cracked black pepper give it that fresh and alive finish. —Jan Valdez, Chicago, Illinois
Warm Goat Cheese in Marinara Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1 log (4 ounces) goat cheese
  • 1 cup marinara or spaghetti sauce
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • Toasted French bread baguette slices or assorted crackers

Directions

  1. Freeze cheese for 15 minutes. Unwrap and cut into 1/2-in. slices. In an ungreased small shallow baking dish, combine marinara sauce and basil. Top with cheese slices; sprinkle with pepper.
  2. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until heated through. Serve warm with toasted baguette slices.

Nutrition Facts

3 tablespoons (calculated without baguette): 42 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 112mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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