Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lydia DeGaris Pursell
Total Time
45 Mins
Makes 12 servings

Bake a mixture of goat cheese and cream cheese and top with a spicy tomato mixture for a warm dip that’s great for entertaining. You can assemble this dip ahead and freeze for up to 1 month.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°. Sauté onion in hot oil in a 3-qt. saucepan over medium-high heat 5 minutes or until tender. Stir in garlic and next 3 ingredients, and cook, stirring constantly, 1 minute. Stir in diced and sun-dried tomatoes. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 10 minutes or until very thick. Remove from heat, and stir in basil and salt and pepper to taste.

Step 2

Stir together goat cheese and cream cheese until well blended. Spread into a lightly greased 9-inch shallow ovenproof dish. Top with tomato mixture.

Step 3

Bake at 350° for 15 to 18 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Serve with assorted vegetables and bread cubes.

Step 4

Make ahead: Prepare recipe as directed through Step Cover and freeze up to 1 month. Thaw in refrigerator overnight. Let stand at room temperature 30 minutes. Bake as directed.

Ratings & Reviews


April 15, 2017
I made this appetizer for my book club, and followed the recipe as, and it was excellent! Everyone raved about it! It's convenient that it can be made ahead of time and frozen, if desired.

irishiz's Review

April 16, 2014
Made for book club and it was a big hit. Large portion - easily divided for freezing.

primadana's Review

December 22, 2011
My SIL made this for an appetizer last night and it is now one of my favorites. I'm going to make it for a Christmas Day snack for my guests. I think a drizzle of balsamic vinegar over the top would be delish!

vintagemarie's Review

February 21, 2011
This is a fantastic recipe. Everyone at my dinner party could not get enough! It was so easy to make! Everyone wanted the recipe. This is so good! Make this!

HopJop's Review

December 13, 2010
This was fantastic and so easy to make. Brought it to Christmas party and everyone raved about it and wanted recipe. It makes a lot. Served with bread, crackers, cucumbers and brocoli. I used garlic and herb goat cheese. Will make again for sure.

rivahgal's Review

August 12, 2014