Simple Marinara and Goat Cheese Appetizer

You know what I LOVE? Simplicity. Less is more as they say, and in the case of this Simple Marinara and Goat Cheese Appetizer that is definitely true!
(This recipe is brought to you by Boulart, makers of fine artisan breads)

Simple Marinara and Goat Cheese Appetizer

The Bread:

Obviously, when it comes to recipes with bread as the star of the show, you need to start by choosing an exceptional loaf. For this recipe I use a beautiful Ciabatta Baguette from Boulart. Boulart makes fresh, delicious artisan breads with no preservatives, no additives and no added sugar, embracing the notion of ‘less is more’. Boulart is certified organic, vegan and NO GMO… Be still my heart! I always try to support companies that are a good fit with The Organic Kitchen ideals and Boulart goes above and beyond! If you would like to support Boulart as well you can take a look at the beautiful variety of breads they offer and find out where to buy near you. By the way, the video showing how they make their beautiful bread is pretty fascinating!


Four Ingredients Total!

Yup. That is it. Great quality ingredients + simplicity = a very happy cook…and happy taste buds! Creamy goat cheese baked in marinara, spread on a beautiful baguette and garnished with fresh, fragrant basil. Italians do it right I tell ya!

Goat Cheese and Marinara Appetizer

Spread the Love:

All that flavorful goodness is heaven when spread on warm bread, fresh from of the oven. Or, if you prefer, you can toast your baguette under the broiler so it has a bit of a crunch!

Simple Goat Cheese and Marinara Appetizer

Either way, you’re going to love this easy appetizer.

Simple Goat Cheese and Marinara Appetizer

The Recipe: Goat Cheese and Marinara Appetizer

8 votes


Simple Goat Cheese and Marinara Appetizer



Yield 2-4

A super simple appetizer!



1 baguette, sliced and warmed (either baked or toasted under broiler)

6 oz goat cheese

1 cup marinara sauce

6 basil leaves


Preheat oven to 350 degrees and place rack in center of oven

If you want your bread warm you can either wrap in foil and place in oven, or place under broiler for a few minutes to toast

Pour a half cup of marinara sauce into each of two ramakins or small baking dishes

Add 3 oz goat cheese to center of baking dish

Place in the oven and bake until sauce and cheese are warm

While cheese is baking, chop basil leaves

When marinara and cheese are done, garnish with basil and spread on bread

Courses appetizer

Cuisine Italian

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Goat Cheese and Marinara Appetizer



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27 thoughts on “Simple Marinara and Goat Cheese Appetizer

  1. *drool* Your pictures, they always make me drool, Linda! I’ve never heard of this bread before, but I love the simplicity, too! I’ll have to see if they carry it around here (Indiana). This recipe under the broiler for a few minutes…YUM!

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