Goat Cheese Appetizers

From warm goat cheese appetizers to a chilled combo with smoked salmon, these little bites will wow. This selection of goat cheese appetizers delivers the best flavor combinations.

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Goat Cheese Mousse with Red-Wine Caramel

Food & Wine

This crostini from Karen Small at the Flying Fig in Cleveland, topped with goat cheese mousse, red-wine caramel, and strawberry compote, is a delightful example of a dish that combines sweet and savory. Each component can be used in a variety of sweet and savory ways: The caramel, for instance, is great drizzled over pecorino cheese or vanilla ice cream.

Total: 1 hr 30 mins

Phyllo-Wrapped Goat Cheese

The Food Channel

A simple appetizer with a crunchy, flaky exterior and delicate goat cheese center that never fails to please guests.

Goat Cheese Pastry Rounds

Better Homes and Gardens

Goat cheeses comes in many shapes. If the goat cheese you find for this holiday appetizer recipe is in a log, use damp hands to shape it into a round.

Goat Cheese-Edamame Dip with Spiced Pepitas

Food & Wine

Canned chipotles in adobo sauce, sold at Latin markets and many supermarkets, give this clever, creamy dip an enticing heat, and smokiness. The spiced pepitas (roasted and salted pumpkin seeds) scattered over the dip are addictive and great as a snack on their own.

Total: 40 mins

Goat Cheese-Stuffed Mushrooms with Bread Crumbs

Food & Wine

Goat's-milk cheeses are typically lower in cholesterol, calories and fat -- and higher in calcium -- than cow's-milk ones. Here, creamy chevre is stuffed into antioxidant-rich mushrooms and topped with crispy herbed bread crumbs.

Total: 1 hr 5 mins

Herbed Goat Cheese Dip

Pepperidge Farm

A few sun-dried tomatoes, tarragon and a dash of black pepper transforms goat cheese into this easy and elegant dip.

Total: 5 mins

Provencal Tarts

Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry

Easy to make, savory and delicious...impress your guests with this savory appetizer featuring goat cheese, roasted red pepper and arugula on a golden puff pastry crust.

Total: 1 hr 5 mins

Sweet Pepper Bruschetta

Better Homes and Gardens

One of the most traditional versions of this Italian appetizer, is also one of the quickest to assemble.

Total: 20 mins

Grilled Goat Cheese Crostini with a Tangle of Marinated Roasted Peppers

Fine Cooking Magazine

Goat cheese speckled with fresh thyme is the perfect creamy counterpoint to the sweet, tangy roasted peppers in this recipe. Serve these crostini as an appetizer or paired with a simple green salad for a light lunch.

Greek Lamb and Cheese Strudel

Better Homes and Gardens

With the make-ahead directions, you can prepare the phyllo rolls up to 3 months before the party, then bake them just before your guests arrive.

Tomato Mini Tarts

Better Homes and Gardens

To cut the calories in these appetizers, substitute Belgian endive leaves for the baked phyllo shells.

Roasted Beet and Goat Cheese Salad

Better Homes and Gardens

Give nutritious beets a chance to shine in vegetable recipes. Bring out rich mellow flavor in this salad recipe by serving baby beets with goat cheese and vinaigrette. The salad pairs well with beef.

Creamy Goat Cheese Ornaments

Better Homes and Gardens

Resembling ornaments to trim a tree, these cream cheese appetizers are rolled in red sweet pepper, green cilantro, and toasty brown pumpkin seeds to colorfully fill bowls and platters on buffet tables.

Cheese-Stuffed Love Apples

Vegetarian Times

Even in winter, you can find good cherry tomatoes once known as love apples. They make perfect vessels for the sumptuous herbed goat cheese filling. Toss any leftover cheese mixture with hot pasta, or spread it on sandwiches.

Mini Puffs with Goat Cheese and Herbs

Better Homes and Gardens

Soft goat cheese and an array of herbs flavor these bite-size appetizers. They're perfect for your holiday party menu or any other occasion.

Honeyed Goat Cheese Tart with Pistachio Crust

Food & Wine

Like sugar, honey caramelizes as it cooks. Here, warm honey is drizzled over a mixture of goat cheese and Greek yogurt, where it cools to a caramel-like consistency. For a crunchier topping, heat the honey until it reaches 250 degrees on a candy thermometer.

Total: 4 hrs
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