Marinara Goat Cheese Dip

Marinara Goat Cheese Dip is the ultimate comfort food dip, served steamy with garlicky bread, easy homemade marinara and capers. 

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The inspiration for Marinara Goat Cheese Dip came from the amazing world of tapas.

AHHH, aren’t tapas just the best?! To me, there is nothing better than dozens of beautiful plates on the table and trying everyone else’s dish at a rowdy dinner party. And that is right where TJH fits in.  Shareables like Marinara Goat Cheese Dip are the core of the blog, especially when served with sangria. And I am so pumped to share this delectable dip, because it’s a lot easier than you may think!


Marinara Goat Cheese Dip comfort food tapas hot dips chips easy best cast iron

Marinara Goat Cheese Dip uses homemade marinara sauce as the base, but can be easily switched out for store-bought.

If you have the 20 minutes, making the marinara sauce can be very therapeutic and totally something to brag about.  I love putting on some Adele, chopping onion, garlic and basil and simmering into goodness. However, I get you, busy hostesses.  I love Newman’s Own Marinara Pasta Sauce because it’s delish, easy and all proceeds go to charity. You do you!

Marinara Goat Cheese Dip comfort food tapas hot dips chips easy best cast iron

The necessary baking tool for Marinara Goat Cheese Dip? You gotta have the cast iron skillet.

Okay, so you don’t have to have a cast iron skillet, a ceramic baking dish will totally work too. But if you have one, here’s why I think it’s the perfect dish:

  1. Easy transition from making the marinara on the stove top to oven.
  2. Even cooking temp = bubbly cheese everywhere.
  3. Presentation. If it’s cold outside, the cast iron skillet makes me think of a cabin in the woods and it adds to the comfort of the app.
  4. So easy to clean.

If you need a cast iron skillet, see the end of the post for the link to amazon.

Marinara Goat Cheese Dip comfort food tapas hot dips chips easy best cast iron

It’s time to celebrate. Let’s make Marinara Goat Cheese Dip!

Whether it’s made in a cast iron or baking dish, The Jolly Hostess twist this week takes inspiration from Spanish tapas.  Marinara Goat Cheese dip can be easily made at home with minimal ingredients: crushed tomatoes, goat cheese, basil, garlic bread and capers for a touch of salt. **runs into kitchen to make marinara goat cheese dip**

Marinara Goat Cheese Dip comfort food tapas hot dips chips easy best cast iron

Marinara Goat Cheese Dip

Marinara Goat Cheese Dip comfort food tapas hot dips chips easy best cast iron

Goat Cheese lover? I’ve got you, boo! See Goat Cheese Apricot Spread, Sun Dried Tomato Goat Cheese Dip and Goat Cheese Steakettes.

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Marinara Goat Cheese Dip is the ultimate comfort food dip, served steamy with garlicky bread, easy homemade marinara and capers. 
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Course Appetizer
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
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Ingredients
Marinara Sauce
Marinara Goat Cheese Dip
Garlic Bread
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Marinara Sauce
Marinara Goat Cheese Dip
Garlic Bread
Votes: 0
Rating: 0
You:
Rate this recipe!
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Make marinara. Add olive oil to 9" cast iron skillet (or large skillet) on medium heat, add red onion and cook for 1-2 minutes. Add garlic and cook until tender (about another 1-2 minutes). Add basil, oregano, salt and pepper, stir.
  3. Add crushed tomatoes and sugar. Stir and turn heat to low. Simmer for 20 minutes, occasionally stirring.
  4. While sauce is cooking, add olive oil, garlic powder, salt, pepper, red pepper flakes and oregano to small prep bowl. Place Italian baguette pieces on aluminum foil-lined baking sheet. Using a brush, dip in olive oil mixture and brush on both sides.
  5. Once sauce is ready, put dip and bread in oven for 10 minutes. Remove bread. Cook dip for another 5 minutes.
  6. Top dip with capers and basil. Serve immediately.
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2 Comments

  1. YAAAASSSS I want so badly to make this immediately! It looks so good I’m drooling! Great Recipe!

     

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