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Warm Goat Cheese in Marinara

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
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    1-1/2 cups

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

  • 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.
  • 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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