Goat cheese (or chèvre in French) is a home cook’s secret weapon when it comes to creating rich-tasting dishes. Goat cheese is somewhat lower in fat and calories than traditional cow’s milk cheeses, with a rich, tangy flavor that makes it a delicious, creamy addition to so many recipes. We give you some inspirations for adding goat cheese in your meals!
01. Beet and Pear Salad With Walnuts and Goat Cheese
Beets and pears are sweet winter treats that shine in this colorful seasonal salad. A little oil and vinegar are all that is needed to make the ingredients, including tangy goat cheese crumbles, and tender, peppery baby arugula leaves, sing.
02. Sun-Dried Tomato and Goat Cheese Bean Dip
Whip up a gourmet-style party dip with this gorgeously tangy and creamy sun-dried tomato and goat cheese spread made with white beans and garlic. Use it in place of hummus with veggie sticks and crackers, or add it to your lunchtime sandwiches.
03. Grilled Chicken With Goat Cheese Sauce
Make grilled chicken breasts more special by slathering them in a flavorful, herbed goat cheese sauce. Pounding the chicken before grilling helps it to cook quickly and evenly. Plate with the included roasted red pepper puree, for a visually stunning dish.
04. Herbed Goat Cheese and Apricot Babka
This bakery-style babka toes the line between sweet and savory, so it’s perfect for serving at brunch or alongside wine and cheeses at a cocktail party. Swirls of sweet apricot preserve alternate with ribbons of goat cheese inside the sweet yeast dough, with slivered almonds on top adding crunch.
05. Flatbread Pizza With Sun-dried Tomatoes, Olives, and Goat Cheese
Making your own flatbread pizza is a great way to save money on delivery and satisfy a pizza craving. Brush store-bought flatbreads with olive oil, top with goat cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, and chopped Kalamata olives, and bake for 15 minutes, for a crispy, thin-crust pizza experience.
06. Goat Cheese Fritters
Serve sophisticated, warm goat cheese fritters as a crowd-pleasing appetizer when you entertain. The seasoned cheese mixture is quick and easy to make in the food processor but needs an hour for chilling before you fry them in batches. Serve with the included tropical fruit dipping sauce.
07. Goat Cheese Pasta
Looking for a lighter alternative to Fettucine Alfredo? Try this creamy pasta dish that tastes indulgent, but skips the heavy cream and butter, in favor of tangy goat cheese. Fresh basil, spinach, lemon, and garlic add lots of extra flavors.
Whether you’re adding it to sandwich and pasta sauces, spreading it on toast, stuffing it into baked chicken and turkey, or sprinkling it over salads, there are countless ways to use this delicious ingredient. You can just pick one of the best goat cheese recipes to add to your collection.