Looking for a tasty appetizer that’s sure to please everyone? Check out this tantalizing recipe for Baked Marinara and Goat Cheese! This dip combines simple ingredients like marinara, basil, and goat cheese and will hit the spot when you’re craving Italian flavors.

To make this Baked Marinara and Goat Cheese, you just need to add the ingredients to a baking dish, throw it in the oven and (not so) patiently wait for it to finish! After the dip comes out of the oven, you will be left with a bubbly, cheesy, and melty appetizer that is perfect to pair with toasted bread. This is a recipe that can easily be finished off while you are busy entertaining guests.

Despite it’s simplicity, this recipe is rich in both flavor and nutrition. Thanks to the canned tomato product (marinara sauce), there is a plethora of nutrients like vitamin C, vitamin K, folate, potassium, and lycopene. Both vitamin C and lycopene are antioxidants that function in our body to reduce inflammation and destroy free radicals that can cause disease. Additionally, lycopene has been proven to protect the body against many chronic diseases and even reduce the risk of stroke, which is why canned tomatoes are one superfood you should have in your pantry.

You can also make this recipe all year round, as canned tomatoes are a nutritious and affordable pantry staple. So, what are you waiting for? Give this Baked Marinara and Goat Cheese a try for your next party. And don’t forget to make extra–this dip is so good that it will fly right off the table!

Baked Marinara and Goat Cheese

Baked Marinara and Goat Cheese

Looking for a tasty appetizer that's sure to please everyone? Check out this tantalizing recipe for Baked Marinara and Goat Cheese!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 1 (8 oz.) log goat cheese, softened
  • 2 cups marinara sauce
  • ½ tsp. kosher salt
  • ½ cup fresh basil, chiffonade


    1. Preheat the oven to 375˚F.
    2. Spray a small baking dish with cooking spray. Press the goat cheese to fit the shape of the pan, leaving a 1-inch border around the edge. 
    3. Spoon the marinara sauce along the edge and along the sides of the goat cheese. Make sure to not cover the center of the cheese. Sprinkle salt over top.
    4. Bake it in the oven for 20-25 minutes until the goat cheese is soft and the marinara is bubbling. 
    5. Remove the cheese from the oven and top with fresh basil. Serve with bread and crackers and enjoy!
    Looking for more delicious dips? Check out some of our favorites:

    BLT Dip
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    Cheesy Pizza Dip
    Chicken Parmesan Dip

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