With a creamy texture and tangy taste, goat cheese is a multipurpose cheese that adds extra flavor to just about any dish. Whether it’s breakfast, lunch, dinner, an appetizer, or dessert, here are 16 recipes to satisfy your goat cheese craving any time of day.
Are you looking for a new variation on the old-fashioned cheeseball? These bite-sized individual hors d’oeuvres wrap grapes in goat and cream cheeses with almonds and pistachios. Divine!
Pan-seared steak, fresh veggies, and a balsamic vinaigrette dressing combine to make a mouthwatering steak salad. It’s a nourishing meal on its own, or this versatile keto recipe can also top off pasta or fill a tortilla. Your choice!
Baked goat cheese is a sure-fire crowd-pleaser. There’s few who can resist that warm gooey center inside the crispy outer layer. All you need to do is add crackers on the side, but this versatile treat can also zest up a boring salad.
Goat cheese and mushrooms seem to be made for each other. This goat cheese stuffed mushroom recipe adds fresh herbs and balsamic reduction for the ultimate mouthwatering hors d’oeuvre. Try and eat just one!
These goat cheese dates are cheesy, flavorful, and delicious. They are a perfect appetizer for parties!
Smooth goat cheese, crunchy crostini, sweet honey, and rich walnuts combine in this recipe that makes a magnificent appetizer or an easy dinner at home for yourself.
Goat cheese’s famously creamy texture makes it ideal for dips and spreading on crackers. You can make this recipe ahead and bake it in 20 minutes, so it’s ready to serve when the gang arrives.
Even people who are anti-Brussels sprouts will have a hard time saying no to roasted Brussels sprouts with goat cheese, cranberries, and walnuts. There’s just something about his combination that takes side dishes to a new level of deliciousness.
Creamy goat cheese adds a gourmet touch to any dish, and this mushroom gnocchi is no exception. The soft dumpling, the creamy sauce, and the earthy mushroom makes a winning combination.
Peppery sage compliments the tangy taste of goat cheese and the sugary sweetness of sweet potatoes. And this recipe is as easy to prepare as it is delicious.
Butternut squash is a perennial winter veggie favorite that’s high in fiber and potassium. This recipe adds pomegranates, goat cheese, and a hint of rosemary for an aromatic and absolutely delicious side dish. Great for the holidays, and since it’s gluten-free and vegetarian, everyone can enjoy it.
This French favorite is perfect for making good use of fresh tomatoes from the garden. Add cream cheese and basil garlic oil for a divine yet simple summer dish.
Better make an extra batch of these herb and goat cheese puff pastry bites. They’re easy to prepare and will add a touch of class to your next party.
Nothing says holiday dining quite like cranberries, and these heavenly cranberry pecan goat cheese truffles are the perfect appetizer. All you need is goat cheese, cinnamon, cranberries, pecans, and 15 minutes to make these little gems.
No one can resist fresh blueberries, especially when mixed with flavorful goat cheese and served in a light and airy scone!
If you’re having trouble getting someone to eat their veggies, this savory cheese zucchini muffin recipe is a great way to sneak them into their lunchbox. These goat cheese muffins are so delicious, they’ll never guess that they’re good for them too.
Easy Goat Cheese Recipe
- 1/3 cup pistachios crushed
- 1/3 cup almonds crushed
- 8 oz cream cheese regular or light, brick softened or spreadable
- 8 oz soft goat cheese see note
- 20 seedless grapes green, red or black
- Crush the nuts by placing them into a resealable plastic bag and pounding with a mallet or rolling pin. Alternatively, you can pulse several times in a spice grinder, food processor or blender. Place the crushed nuts in a shallow bowl and set aside.
- To a separate medium bowl, add the cream cheese and goat cheese, mixing until combined.
- Cut a piece of plastic wrap about 8 inches square. Then spoon a tablespoon of the cheese mixture into the middle.
- Place a grape into the middle of the cheese and wrap the plastic around it to coat, shaping it into a ball. Then drop it into the crushed nuts and roll to coat completely, placing onto a plate or baking sheet lined with parchment or wax paper.
- Repeat for the remaining grapes. Then cover and chill for 20 minutes or more to firm up before serving.
- Cream Cheese: For fewer calories, you can use light cream cheese.
- Goat Cheese: Look for soft goat cheese as opposed to firm or crumbled goat cheese. If you don’t like goat cheese, then substitute with more cream cheese.
- Make Ahead: You can make this appetizer up to 2 days ahead of time and store it covered in the fridge. Do not freeze.