Goat cheese (or chèvre in French) is a home cook's secret weapon when it comes to creating rich-tasting dishes. Goat cheese has a rich, tangy flavor that makes it a delicious, creamy addition to so many recipes. Whether you're adding it to pizza 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. Here are our favorite goat cheese recipes to add to your collection.
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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 is all that is needed to make the ingredients, including tangy goat cheese crumbles, and tender, peppery baby arugula leaves, sing.
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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.
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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.
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Goat Cheese, Rosemary Ham, Apple, and Honey Sandwich With Arugula
Makeover your everyday brown bag lunch with a satisfying, bistro-style sandwich loaded with sweet, salty, tangy, and spicy flavors. Layer a French baguette with goat cheese, rosemary ham, apple slices, fresh arugula, and honey, season to taste, and enjoy.Continue to 5 of 18 below.
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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.
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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 flavor.
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Marinated Goat Cheese
Create a sophisticated starter for luncheons or dinner parties with this marinated goat cheese recipe. It couldn't be easier than seasoning discs of goat cheese with olive oil and fresh herbs, yet the resulting flavor is addicting. Add a baguette and call it lunch!
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Heirloom Tomato Salad With Goat Cheese and Arugula
Celebrate the juicy goodness of heirloom tomatoes with this yummy summer salad. Assemble it in minutes with goat cheese, fresh tomatoes, and peppery baby arugula greens. The vinaigrette dressing includes honey and fresh basil, to boost all the fresh summery flavors.Continue to 9 of 18 below.
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Caramelized Garlic Tart With Goat Cheese
Wow party guests with this savory caramelized garlic and goat cheese appetizer tart from famed chef Yotam Ottolenghi. Assembling it with prepared puff pastry takes a few steps, but the results are worth it.
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Goat Cheese Pizza
Goat cheese adds a delicious creamy tang to this vegetarian pizza. It also pairs perfectly with fresh asparagus and peas, making it an ideal springtime dish. If you're not vegetarian, try topping with crisp, chopped bacon.
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Goat Cheese Mousse Appetizer
Goat cheese mousse is an incredibly easy appetizer, with a decadent flavor and fluffy texture guests will love. You only need four ingredients and 15 minutes to make it with an electric mixer, or by hand using a whisk. Serve as a refreshing topping for warm crostini, or a dip for crudites.
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Three-Cheese Macaroni and Cheese
Kids and adults alike will love digging their forks into this rich, creamy macaroni and cheese that tastes as good as it looks. Goat cheese, cheddar, and Parmesan cheese combine to form the outrageously delicious sauce, which also includes chopped fresh herbs.Continue to 13 of 18 below.
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French Bistro Salad With Warm Goat Cheese Croutes
Goat cheese salad is a French bistro dish you can easily recreate at home. The salad features tender lettuce, but the real star is the warm, panko-crusted goat cheese rounds, which are crunchy on the outside, creamy on the inside, and made using your oven or stove-top.
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Asparagus and Goat Cheese Naan Pizza
Indian naan bread takes the place of pizza dough in this tasty recipe that makes a great brown bag lunch idea. Broiled asparagus, fresh basil, goat cheese, and pancetta are the suggested toppings, but you could skip the meat to make it vegetarian.
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French Goat Cheese and Tomato Tart
Treat friends and family to a classic, French-style lunch with this goat cheese and tomato tart that also makes a great party appetizer. Bake prepared puff pastry until golden, then layer with Dijon mustard, goat cheese, juicy tomato slices, and fresh herbs, before slicing and serving.
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Warm Smashed Blackberry and Goat Cheese Toast
Kids will compete to get their hands on breakfast when you serve this fruity, cheesy toast that tastes like berry cheesecake. Spread toasted bread with goat cheese and top with a quick and easy stove-top fruit sauce. Top with optional snipped fresh mint.Continue to 17 of 18 below.
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Chicken Provencal Wrap With Spinach, Goat Cheese, and Peppadews
Use up leftover rotisserie chicken in this hearty wrap sandwich that makes a filling brown bag lunch. With fresh spinach greens, bright pesto, rich goat cheese, sweet and spicy peppadews, and a garlicky spread made with Dijon mustard and roasted red peppers, it packs tons of flavor and protein.
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Colorful Autumn Salad With Goat Cheese and Dried Fruits
Colorful dried cranberries and apricots make this first course salad with Romaine lettuce, baby spinach, goat cheese, and bacon ideal for holiday time. Feel free to add your favorite dried fruits, nuts, and seeds to customize it to taste.