This baked goat’s cheese could not be simpler, with just two ingredients. The soft and gooey cheese is perfect for dipping crusty bread!

Baked goat's cheese in tomato sauce with a scoop removed

If there’s one recipe on this entire site that perfectly represents the phrase ‘easy cheesy vegetarian’, it’s this baked goat’s cheese.

This recipe has TWO INGREDIENTS*. And one of them is cheese.

*(okay, so there are some dried herbs too, but come on)

Baked goat's cheese with tomato sauce topped with fresh basil

Two ingredient recipe

If you’ve ever wanted to eat something really incredible for lunch, but you don’t actually want to have to cook anything, firstly welcome to my daily struggle, and secondly – this is the recipe for you!

This baked goat’s cheese really could not be simpler to make. I know I’m always sharing simple recipes on this site, but I’ve really outdone myself today.

The recipe basically has just two ingredients. I added a few dried herbs and a pinch of black pepper for a bit of pizzazz, but really this dish is just goat’s cheese baked in tomato sauce.

Goat's cheese and tomato sauce in a dish ready to be baked

Simple recipes are the best!

Before you go thinking that goat’s cheese baked in tomato sauce sounds a little boring, let me reassure you that often, simple recipes are far, far better than recipes that add a load of unnecessary ingredients just for the sake of it.

If you know my recipes at all, you’ll know that I hate unnecessary faff!

So if all you need to make an incredible meal is some tomato sauce and some crumbly soft goat’s cheese… that’s a-okay with me.

Baked goat's cheese and tomato sauce in a dish with a scoop removed

Good quality ingredients

Since we are going super simple with this recipe, you’re going to want to choose decent quality ingredients.

So although I often shop with my wallet, for this recipe I wouldn’t use a jar of economy tomato sauce that’s thin and watery – either buy a jar of the good stuff, or make your own. I used some more of the slow cooker tomato sauce that I shared the other day. It’s rich and full of flavour, and it’s the perfect base for this simple baked goat’s cheese.

As for the cheese, any good-quality soft goat’s cheese will be awesome. Just slice it up, or crumble it roughly, and pop it in the oven with the tomato sauce.

A hand dipping crusty bread into baked goat's cheese

Perfect for dipping

The end result is really pretty incredible.

The goat’s cheese melts right down into the sauce, making it unbelievably creamy (it’s so beautiful I want to cry). When you dip your knife in, it all mixes together into a tangy, cheesy spread – or, just forego the knife altogether and dip the bread right in there (it’s perfect for mopping up the dish).

Just get some crusty bread (I love those parbaked rolls that you finish cooking in the oven – they’re perfect for this!), tear it into pieces, and get scooping. Garlic bread would be incredible with this too if you’re feeling even more decadent!

Crusty bread dipped in baked goat's cheese

Cook for one or a crowd

This baked goat’s cheese recipe can easily be adapted to cater for any number of people – either just one, or a whole crowd. For more people, just use a larger dish and add more sauce and goat’s cheese, or make everyone their own little portion (it would be a great dinner party appetiser!).

You’ll want to be pretty generous with the cheese. Although a recommended serving of cheese is only about 30 grams (about an ounce), that’s going to feel like absolutely nothing when it’s making up 50% of this dish – so you do need to use more than that per person.

I never said this dish was light, and it’s not something you’ll want to make every single day (well… you’ll want to, but you probably shouldn’t), but if you’re going to make it for a treat, you may as well do it properly.

Baked goat's cheese in a dish with tomato sauce, with a scoop removed

What else could I add to my baked goat’s cheese?

If two ingredients really is too simple for you, feel free to add some additional toppings to your baked goat’s cheese.

You can either add some extra bits before baking, or just sprinkle over some toppings after it’s come out of the oven. Perhaps some chopped mushrooms, black olives, red onion or spring onions, toasted pine nuts, some sun-dried tomatoes, more fresh herbs… whatever you fancy. It will still be a simple dish that tastes amazing.

What do you think, have I convinced you that this super simple baked goat’s cheese is worth a try?

Baked goat's cheese in a dish with tomato sauce, with a scoop removed

Baked goat’s cheese

This baked goat’s cheese could not be simpler, with just two ingredients. The soft and gooey cheese is perfect for dipping crusty bread!
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 25 mins
Servings: 1 people

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Spread a few spoonfuls of sauce around the bottom of a small baking dish. Roughly crumble the soft goat’s cheese on top, and sprinkle with some dried herbs and black pepper. Bake at 190°C (Gas Mark 5 / 375°F) for around 20 minutes, or until golden brown on top. Serve immediately, with crusty bread for dipping.
Course: Light lunch
Keyword: baked cheese, baked goat cheese, easy lunch
Author: Becca Heyes
Nutrition Facts
Baked goat's cheese
Amount Per Serving (1 portion)
Calories 283 Calories from Fat 190
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21.1g 32%
Saturated Fat 14.6g 73%
Cholesterol 46mg 15%
Sodium 688mg 29%
Potassium 232mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 4.4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 3.5g
Protein 19.3g 39%
Calcium 12%
Iron 16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Note: Nutritional information is approximate, and will depend on exactly what ingredients you choose. Information above is for the full recipe, not including bread.

Have a bit of goat’s cheese left over? Make these creamy white beans!