Monday, November 21, 2011

Pesto Goat Cheese Spread

It's time to whip up some Pesto Goat Cheese Spread. It's the perfect appetizer for a holiday get together, ladies' night, or football party for a number of reasons: 
  1. You can make it ahead and bring it to room temperature before your guests arrive.
  2. It takes two minutes to throw together. Literally, people. Two minutes.
  3. Red and green. Merry Christmas. Put on Nat King Cole and smile with holiday spirit. 
  4. It tastes unbelievably fabulous.
You don't have a party coming up, you say? Well, don't let that stop you! The husband and I shoveled this stuff down our gullets for dinner the other night. 

Pesto Goat Cheese Spread

8 ounces goat cheese at room temperature
1/3 cup prepared pesto
4 tablespoons chopped sun-dried tomatoes
3 tablespoons toasted pine nuts
Pita chips, slices of baguette, or crackers for serving

Spread goat cheese onto a pretty plate or platter. The goat cheese should be about 1/4" thick so you can scoop it up with your cracker or a knife. Top with pesto, spreading it towards the edges, but leave a border of goat cheese so you can see the white color peaking out of the bottom. Sprinkle sun-dried tomatoes and then pine nuts over the pesto. Serve at room temperature with your favorite crackers, crusty bread, or pita chips. 


  1. It's funny because I always buy Costco KS goat cheese and pesto but I've never thought to put the two together! Duh! This looks so good, pretty and easy, it's going to be my go to appetizer for the holidays!

  2. Oh, that looks good! I love all of these ingredients, and goat cheese has a nice tangy quality to it.

  3. Yum - a perfect melange of ingredients. I quite like your 'pairing' with Nat King Cole. What a cozy mood food and music can conjure up this time of year.

  4. Whoa, amazing! What a perfect snack for a holiday gathering. Thanks for sharing this!