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!
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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!
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!
Either way, you’re going to love this easy appetizer.
The Recipe: Goat Cheese and Marinara Appetizer
Simple Goat Cheese and Marinara Appetizer
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
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