Pesto Goat Cheese Dip

One of my favorites, perfect for a hot summer day, with a great combination of garlic, basil, and goat cheese.

“Goat cheese is my secret weapon,” says chef Giada of her go-to dip to season fresh bread and crackers. “It’s delicious on its own, or with a sliced baguette.” When her family visited Italy, Giada fell in love with the goat cheese specialty called gorgonzola dolce. The creamy, tangy cheese is made by aging the curd in its own whey, and Giada created a version with the flavors of basil, garlic, and extra sharp cheddar cheese for her Pesto Goat Cheese Dip.

For some of us who are very blessed, we have access to fresh, organic produce. For others, it may not be near as easy to find. To make up for that, here is a recipe for a Fresh Pesto Goat Cheese Dip. This can be served with crackers or pita, and is very versatile. It can be put on many things, but is so good, it can be eaten by itself with a fork!

Are you going to a party and want to bring something simple and unique? This Pesto Goat Cheese Dip is certain to be a crowd-pleaser… The greatest part? There are just three ingredients! The vibrant colors of the ingredients make this dip as appealing as it is tasty!


Coming up with a meal to serve while you’re rushing from the kids’ practices and sports and then have plans with friends that evening may be hectic and chaotic! This dip is one of my favorites since all of the components are easy to have on hand for any occasion! Put it in the oven, and you’ll have a meal that doesn’t seem like you threw it together on the way out the door!

What if crumbled goat cheese isn’t available?

If crumbled goat cheese isn’t available, use normal goat cheese and distribute it evenly over the bottom of the plate before adding the pesto. It doesn’t matter what sequence the two components are in!

Is it necessary for me to use Biutoni Pesto?

To be honest, I think this pesto is the finest for this dip. You may make your own pesto or buy one, but the consistency of the dip will be determined by the quantity of olive oil in the pesto. I just remove part of the oil from a pesto that seems to be more oily before spreading it in the dish.


Our Pesto Goat Cheese Dip’s ingredients

  • This pesto comes highly recommended.
  • Goat Cheese Crumbles
  • diced Roma tomatoes
  • Wheat Thins (Wheat Thins)

To create our Pesto Goat Cheese Dip, follow these steps:

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Set aside diced tomatoes. In the bottom of an 8-inch glass baking dish, evenly spread pesto (round or squared).


Spread goat cheese on top of the pesto.


Toss with diced tomatoes and serve.


Cook, stirring occasionally, for 25-30 minutes, or until heated and bubbling. Remove the baking sheet from the oven and serve with Wheat Thins.


I like it when I discover a “go-to” appetizer that never fails to wow. This dip is requested by friends on a regular basis!

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Time to prepare: 5 minutes

30 minutes to prepare

35-minute total time


  • Pesto (7 ounce.)
  • Crumbled Goat Cheese, 4 oz.
  • Tomatoes (Roma) 2


    1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
    2. Set aside diced tomatoes.
    3. In the bottom of an 8-inch glass baking dish, evenly spread pesto (round or squared).
    4. Spread goat cheese on top of the pesto.
    5. Toss with diced tomatoes and serve.
    6. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 25-30 minutes, or until heated and bubbling.
    7. Remove the baking sheet from the oven and serve with Wheat Thins.

Information about nutrition:



Size of Serving:

1 tbsp. per serving 182 calories 17g total fat 5g Saturated Fat 0g trans fat 11g of unsaturated fat 13 milligrams of cholesterol 204 mg sodium 3 g carbohydrate 0g fiber 1 gram of sugar 6 g protein

(Nutritional information is an estimate that may vary depending on cooking techniques and ingredient brands utilized.)

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OK, so you don’t have to follow these exact steps, but you will want to do a couple of things to make your pesto, and this recipe: – Use the freshest ingredients you can find – Make sure everything is chopped very finely – And make sure you use enough sauce to coat the actual quantity of ingredients you’re making – As a result, a recipe with 15 ingredients that only use 12 is going to be far inferior to one that uses 25 ingredients.. Read more about goat cheese, pesto sun dried tomato appetizer and let us know what you think.

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Una is a food website blogger motivated by her love of cooking and her passion for exploring the connection between food and culture. With an enthusiasm for creating recipes that are simple, seasonal, and international, she has been able to connect with people around the world through her website. Una's recipes are inspired by her travels across Mexico, Portugal, India, Thailand, Australia and China. In each of these countries she has experienced local dishes while learning about the culture as well as gaining insight into how food can be used as a bridge between different cultures. Her recipes are often creative combinations of traditional ingredients from various different cuisines blended together to create something new.