31 Delicious Ways to Use Goat Cheese

So Creamy and Tangy

Goat cheese pasta serving with lemon and basil garnish..
Diana Rattray

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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  • 01 of 31

    Bacon Avocado Goat Cheese Toast

    Bacon Avocado Goat Cheese Toast

    The Spruce

    It takes only minutes to assemble a creamy, salty breakfast toast that is a whole lot more inspiring than a bowl of cold cereal. Toast some bread, spread it with goat cheese, and top with creamy ripe avocado slices, and crispy bacon crumbles, for a delicious start to your day.

  • 02 of 31

    Beet and Pear Salad With Walnuts and Goat Cheese

    Beet and Pear Salad With Walnuts and Goat Cheese

    Joff Lee/Photolibrary/Getty Images

    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.

  • 03 of 31

    Sun-Dried Tomato and Goat Cheese Bean Dip

    Sun-Dried Tomato and Goat Cheese Bean Dip

    The Spruce / Jolinda Hackett

    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.

  • 04 of 31

    Grilled Chicken With Goat Cheese Sauce

    Grilled Chicken With Goat Cheese Sauce

    The Spruce / Diana Rattray

    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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  • 05 of 31

    Herbed Goat Cheese and Apricot Babka

    Herbed goat cheese and apricot babka recipe

    The Spruce / Julia Hartbeck

    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.

  • 06 of 31

    Flatbread Pizza With Sun-dried Tomatoes, Olives, and Goat Cheese

    Flatbread Pizza with Sundried Tomatoes, Olives and Goat Cheese

    Lauri Patterson/Getty Images

    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.

  • 07 of 31

    Goat Cheese, Rosemary Ham, Apple, and Honey Sandwich With Arugula

    Goat Cheese, Rosemary Ham, Apple, and Honey Sandwich With Arugula

    Grilled Cheese Social

    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.

  • 08 of 31

    Goat Cheese Fritters

    Goat Cheese Fritters

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    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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  • 09 of 31

    Goat Cheese Pasta

    Goat Cheese Pasta

    The Spruce/Diana Rattray

    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.

  • 10 of 31

    Marinated Goat Cheese

    Marinated Goat Cheese

    The Spruce / Jennifer Meier

    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!

  • 11 of 31

    Breakfast Grilled Goat Cheese With Scrambled Eggs and Arugula Pesto

    Breakfast Grilled Goat Cheese With Scrambled Eggs and Arugula Pesto

    The Spruce / MacKenzie Smith

    Make your morning meal a mouth-watering affair with this awesome breakfast sandwich that layers two slices of crispy buttered whole wheat bread with tangy goat cheese, creamy scrambled eggs, and zesty arugula pesto, and fries it up in a pan.

  • 12 of 31

    Heirloom Tomato Salad With Goat Cheese and Arugula

    Heirloom Tomato Salad With Goat Cheese and Arugula

    The Spruce / Miri Rotkovitz

    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.

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  • 13 of 31

    Caramelized Garlic Tart With Goat Cheese

    Caramelised Garlic Tart With Goat Cheese

    Yotam Ottolenghi

    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.

  • 14 of 31

    Grilled Stuffed Turkey Breast With Goat Cheese, Bacon, and Mushrooms

    Grilled stuffed turkey recipe

    The Spruce / Julia Hartbeck

    Are you planning a Friendsgiving event or hosting family for the holidays? Impress everyone with this yummy stuffed turkey breast that features a delicious savory stuffing, including goat cheese, bacon, shiitake mushrooms, spinach, and sunflower seeds.

  • 15 of 31

    Goat Cheese Pizza

    Spring Goat Cheese Pizza

     Anita Schecter

    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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    Tomato, Corn, and Goat Cheese Spiralized Zucchini Pasta

    Zucchini spaghetti main dish recipe

    ​The Spruce / Diana Chistruga

    Lighten up dinner with this summery entree that looks like spaghetti, but uses spiralized zoodles (zucchini cut into noodle shapes). Goat cheese adds creaminess, and the "noodles" cook quickly in a pan on your stove-top, with only a little olive oil needed.

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  • 17 of 31

    Goat Cheese Mousse Appetizer

    Goat Cheese Mousse Appetizer

    The Spruce / Jennifer Meier

    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.

  • 18 of 31

    Walnut Honey and Thyme Goat Cheese Toast

    Walnut Honey and Thyme Goat Cheese Toast

    The Spruce

    The elegant tastes of a party cheese board come together in this easy toast that makes a great breakfast idea, or savory snack after work. Slather toasted bread with goat cheese, scatter with chopped walnuts and fresh thyme leaves, drizzle with honey, and season to taste with salt and pepper.

  • 19 of 31

    Three-Cheese Macaroni and Cheese

    Rich and Creamy Three-Cheese Macaroni and Cheese

    The Spruce/Diana Rattray

    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.

  • 20 of 31

    French Bistro Salad With Warm Goat Cheese Croutes

    French Bistro Salad With Warm Goat Cheese Croutes

    The Spruce / Molly Watson

    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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  • 21 of 31

    Asparagus and Goat Cheese Naan Pizza

    Asparagus and Goat Cheese Naan Pizza

    The Spruce / Jennifer Meier

    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.

  • 22 of 31

    French Goat Cheese and Tomato Tart

    French Goat Cheese and Tomato Tart

    Getty Images

    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.

  • 23 of 31

    Wheat Berry Salad With Pear and Goat Cheese

    Wheat Berry Salad With Pear and Goat Cheese

    The Spruce / Laurel Randolph

    Chewy, nutty-tasting wheat berries are the star players in this tasty main course salad that is studded with roasted butternut squash, sweet fresh pear, peppery arugula, tangy goat cheese, and crunchy walnuts.

  • 24 of 31

    Stuffed Beef Tenderloin With Goat Cheese, Spinach, and Peppers

    Stuffed Beef Tenderloin with Goat Cheese, Spinach, and Peppers

    Joseph De Leo/Getty Images

    Beef tenderloin stuffed with peppers, spinach, and goat cheese makes an impressive Sunday supper or holiday main. It's surprisingly easy to make, and cooks to perfection in less than an hour. Serve with crusty bread for soaking up the included port wine sauce.

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  • 25 of 31

    Warm Smashed Blackberry and Goat Cheese Toast

    Warm Smashed Blackberry and Goat Cheese Toast

    The Spruce

    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.

  • 26 of 31

    Spiked Pumpkin Pie Grilled Cheese With Goat Cheese

    Pumpkin pie grilled cheese recipe

    The Spruce / Katarina Zunic

    If you live for autumn flavors, look no further for your new favorite grilled cheese. This pumpkin pie-inspired sandwich includes goat cheese, candied nuts, and an insanely delicious, whiskey-spiked pumpkin butter made in the slow cooker.

  • 27 of 31

    Beetroot and Goat Cheese Tart

    Beetroot and Goat Cheese Tart

    Love Beetroot

    Make this roasted beetroot and goat cheese tart for a light lunch in early summer, when earthy beets are at their finest. They join goat cheese in this tart, along with fresh peas, roasted red peppers, and parsley in a baked puff pastry crust.

  • 28 of 31

    Chicken Provencal Wrap With Spinach, Goat Cheese, and Peppadews

    Chicken Provencal Wrap With Spinach, Goat Cheese and Peppadews

    The Spruce / MacKenzie Smith

    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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  • 29 of 31

    Turkey, Bacon, and Goat Cheese Crossant Sandwich

    Turkey, Bacon, and Goat Cheese Crossant Sandwich

    The Spruce/Diana Chistruga

    There's nothing quite like a warm, buttery croissant on a cold winter morning, especially one that's piled high with warm roasted turkey breast slices, smoky bacon crumbles, sunny-side up egg, and delicious blueberry-covered goat cheese crumbles.

  • 30 of 31

    Colorful Autumn Salad With Goat Cheese and Dried Fruits

    Colorful Autumn Salad With Goat Cheese and Dried Fruits

    The Spruce/Diana Chistruga

    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.

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    Bacon Cheeseburger With Goat Cheese and Fig Jam

    Bacon Cheeseburger with Goat Cheese and Fig Jam

    The Spruce / MacKenzie Smith

    This is not your everyday burger! Shape grass-fed ground beef into a patty, sprinkle with garlic salt, and sear in a cast-iron skillet, for a quality hamburger that is full of flavor. Serve it on an English muffin spread with sweet fig jam, topping with goat cheese, crispy bacon, and French fried onions.