Holiday season is starting up and I’m excited. Tickets are booked and we are traveling for both Thanksgiving and Christmas! Yeah! While I’ll be in family kitchens this holiday, I won’t be at the helm creating the main dishes (there are typically lots of cooks in my extended families kitchens :)).
I have been experimenting with great, easy appetizers this week and happy to share my latest creation. Basically, I love goat cheese, especially when it’s served warm…so I created a warmed goat cheese dip appetizer.
What’s great about this recipe is that it takes than less than 10 minutes to prepare and the results are YUMMY. All you need to do is chop up some olives, sun dried tomatoes and add to sliced goat cheese. I warmed it in my mini Le Creuset pot and drizzled olive oil when I removed from the oven. You can either serve with warm crostini or water crackers which I did in my case!
Basically, the results are hot , cheesy goodness! Because I cooked in the Le Creuset pot, it stays warm longer since you can put the cute little lid on when no one is munching. But let’s be clear, this dip will be done in no time so that lid is not going to see any action. Kickoff to Thanksgiving starts NOW! I hope you enjoy!
Key Ingredients/Tools Needed:
Le Creuset Stoneware Petite Round Casserole, 8-Ounce, Flame– Make any dip or cup of soup look more gourmet with a mini petite round Le Creuset! Great for baking mini desserts or satisfying appetizers. AND it comes in a amazing orange flame color that brings some punchiness to any kitchen! Get your own below by clicking the link below.
- 4 oz of sliced goat cheese
- 1 tbs of chopped, pitted olives
- 1 tbs of chopped sundried tomatoes
- 1 tsp of chopped fresh basil
- drizzle of olive oil
- cracked black pepper
- In the Le Creuset pot, layer goat cheese, olives and tomatoes covering the bottom.
- Add a second layer of goat cheese, and sprinkle remaining olives and tomatoes.
- Bake in a 350 oven for 18 minutes until goat cheese is warmed through.
- Drizzle with olive oil and finish with chopped basil and cracked black pepper.