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Goat Cheese & Marinara Dip

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 6 -8 servings
Author: Kristin


  • 8 ounces goat cheese softened
  • 4 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1-1 ½ cups jarred marinara or make your own
  • Pinch of kosher salt
  • fresh basil for garnish
  • Crostini or crisp crackers for dipping


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease a small (approx. 8”) baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Combine goat cheese, cream cheese, Parmesan and dried basil in a medium-sized bowl. Spread into the baking dish, leaving a 1” border around the edges. Fill the border around the goat cheese mixture with the marinara sauce. Sprinkle with a pinch of kosher salt.
  • Bake at 375 degrees for 20-25 minutes, or until sauce is bubbly and cheese is golden brown.
  • Garnish with fresh basil, cut into ribbons (chiffonade).
  • Serve immediately with Crostini or crisp crackers for dipping.

To make the Crostini:

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Slice a baguette into 1/2" slices. Arrange on a large baking sheet and drizzle/brush with olive oil on both sides. Bake for about 6-7 minutes, turn bread over and bake for 3-4 more minutes or until bread is golden on both sides. This can be done at the same time as the dip.
  • Serve immediately with your favorite dip.