Baked Goat Cheese
Baked Brie has its familiar charms, but we wanted something surprising.
Why This Recipe Works
Warm goat cheese, broiled in a baking dish with lightly spiced tomato sauce, makes for a refreshing spin on the always-popular melted-cheese party fare. Since goat cheese has so much flavor already, especially when served hot, we chose not to doctor it up at all, instead focusing on the surrounding sauce. For the marinara-like tomato sauce, we settled on a cooking time of 15 minutes, right in between those of a fresh quick-cooked sauce and a deeper long-cooked sauce. Adding a mix of paprika, cumin, and red pepper flakes imparted a complex spiciness that recalled eastern Mediterranean and North African flavors. After about 10 minutes under the broiler, the goat cheese was nicely browned on top and the sauce was bubbling happily.