25+ Ways to Use Goat Cheese (Easy Recipes!)

Looking for some great ways to use goat cheese? Here are 25+ amazingly delicious goat cheese recipes. From pastas, to chicken recipes, appetizers & more!

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Wondering how to use goat cheese to make recipes extra flavorful & delicious?

It’s easy! Goat Cheese, a creamy, deliciously spreadable cheese, is such a versatile ingredient that can be used in a variety of dishes – from savory pasta dishes to chicken recipes, vegetarian recipes and more!

Here are 25+ of the best goat cheese recipes. So you no longer have to ask the question – “What can I use goat cheese for?”

🫕 Appetizer Recipes

Crostini dipped into melty goat cheese.
This baked goat cheese appetizer is super simple to throw together at the last minute with just 3 ingredients! Chevre is baked in marinara sauce until hot and bubbly – Perfect for spreading on crostini.
Baked Goat Cheese
Crackers spread with blackberry goat cheese on serving platter with honey wand and blackberries.
Why not whip up this sweet and savory Blackberry Goat Cheese appetizer for your next party?  This elegant appetizer is easy to make with just 5-ingredients!
Blackberry Goat Cheese
Herby goat cheese truffles bejeweled with walnuts & dried cherries. The ultimate simple-yet-fancy shareable!
Get the RECIPE from Plays Well with Butter
Honey Whipped Goat Cheese with Marinated Olives: Serve this amazingly good, no-cook, easy appetizer at all your backyard gatherings!
Get the RECIPE from Half Baked Harvest
Warm garlic bread is stuffed with an extra creamy layer of goat cheese and roasted to perfection for this flavorful Goat Cheese Garlic Bread!
Get the RECIPE from The Novice Chef Blog
Thyme, Honey, Peach, and Goat Cheese Crostini. Grilled ciabatta bread with creamy goat cheese, sweet peaches, thyme, honey, walnuts, and fresh basil.
Get the RECIPE from Half Baked Harvest

🍝 Pasta & Risotto Recipes

Bowl of goat cheese pasta tossed with kale pesto and topped with dollops of goat cheese.
Creamy Goat Cheese Pasta will be on your table in 20 minutes! Swirled with a dreamy, lemony-kale pesto. It’s basically heaven in a bowl. 
Creamy Goat Cheese Pasta
Close up of bowl of butternut pasta with fork.
This Butternut Squash Goat Cheese Pasta with Sausage is the ultimate comfort food. Creamy, cheesy, a little bit spicy, and easily devoured by the spoonful!
Butternut Squash Goat Cheese Pasta with Sausage
Caramelized Balsamic Goat Cheese Pasta – tangy, slightly sweet…quite possibly one of the most delicious sauces to coat pasta in!
Get the RECIPE from Half Baked Harvest
This tomato goat cheese pasta is simple, fresh, and easy to make. The goat cheese makes the tomato sauce nice and creamy!
Get the RECIPE from Salt & Lavender
This creamy Goat Cheese Pasta with Chicken and Rosemary is simple to make for a weeknight dinner but elegant for a special date night in.
Get the RECIPE from My Baking Addiction
30 minute creamy goat cheese pasta with brussels and sun-dried tomatoes: a Mediterranean-inspired one-pot dish guaranteed to become a family favorite.
Get the RECIPE from Dishing Out Health
This tomato goat cheese gnocchi recipe is a one pan, 30 minute meal that’s for goat cheese lovers! It’s creamy, rich, and makes a quick and easy weeknight treat.
Get the RECIPE from Salt & Lavender
Chicken Linguini with Figs & Goat Cheese in a large skillet, ready to serve.
This Chicken Linguine with Figs & Goat Cheese is a delicious 30-minute meal that’s made with dried figs, red wine & smoky bacon. It’s delicious paired with a glass of Merlot or Pinot Noir.
Chicken Linguine with Figs & Goat Cheese
Beet Risotto with Goat Cheese
This Roasted Beet Risotto with Goat Cheese is a delicious dish that's perfect for Valentine's Day but craveable every day of the year! 
Roasted Beet Risotto with Goat Cheese
Overhead shot of pumpkin risotto in bowl with goat cheese & cranberries
This Pumpkin Risotto with Goat Cheese and Cranberries is a perfect fall comfort food. It’s rich and creamy and perfect for an elegant weeknight meal. Or try serving this to your vegetarian guests at Thanksgiving.
Pumpkin Risotto with Goat Cheese

🍗 Main Dish Recipes

Side view of two lamb burgers arranged on plate next to bowl of caramelized onions and glass of red wine.
Lamb Burgers with Goat Cheese & Caramelized Onions are perfect for the summer grilling season. The lamb burgers are seasoned with a red wine reduction, as are the caramelized onions, then they're topped with creamy goat cheese and peppery arugula. Yum!
Lamb Burgers with Goat Cheese & Caramelized Onions
This easy Stuffed Chicken Breast recipe tastes like it’s from a 5-star restaurant! The creamy goat cheese filling adds amazing flavor!
Get the RECIPE from Mom on Timeout
This sautéed chicken smothered with goat cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, fresh basil, and garlic is an incredible entree that’s surprisingly easy to make. Ready in just 20 minutes!
Get the RECIPE from The Whole Cook
Roasted Eggplant with Goat Cheese and Lentils is a simple, hearty, and satisfying dish you’ll want to make every weeknight this winter!
Get the RECIPE from Broma Bakery
Spinach and Goat Cheese Stuffed Chicken is an easy, low-carb weeknight dinner the whole family will love. Serve this juicy, creamy chicken dish alone or with a side salad or veggies for a filling, balanced meal.
Get the RECIPE from Foolproof Living

🍽 Side Dishes

This filling Chicken Cobb Salad is loaded with grilled chicken, hard boiled eggs, corn, bacon, avocado, and goat cheese. Dressed in a red wine vinaigrette, this salad becomes the perfect easy lunch, light dinner, or potluck side dish!
Chicken Cobb Salad
Overhead shot of baked goat cheese mashed potatoes in white casserole dish with serving spoon.
Goat Cheese Mashed Potatoes with garlic take a classic comfort food dish to a new level! Made with tangy goat cheese, sour cream, and Parmesan cheese, these potatoes are perfectly creamy and flavorful every time.
Goat Cheese Mashed Potatoes

ℹ️ Goat Cheese FAQs

How Long Does Goat Cheese Last?

Once opened, goat cheese will last about 7 days in the fridge.

Can you Freeze Goat Cheese?

You can freeze goat cheese. Store it tightly wrapped for up to three months.

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Crostini dipped into melty goat cheese.

25+ BEST Goat Cheese Recipes

Looking for some great goat cheese recipes? Here are 25+ amazingly delicious ideas. From pasta, to chicken, appetizers, and more! Try this baked goat cheese appetizer. Made with just 3 ingredients! Chevre is baked in marinara sauce until hot and bubbly – Perfect for spreading on crostini.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6 people


  • 1 1/2 cups marinara sauce
  • 1 clove garlic (grated)
  • 8 ounces goat cheese (pressed 1-inch thick and leaving 1-inch border around baking dish)
  • 1 baguette
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • Coarse salt (for sprinkling)
  • Basil leaves (optional garnish)
  • Cherry tomatoes (optional garnish)


  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Combine marinara sauce and garlic in a baking dish and top with goat cheese.
  • Bake, uncovered, until the sauce begins to bubble at edges and the cheese is hot, about 25 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, slice baguette on a bias and place on a baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with coarse salt.
  • During the last 10 minutes of baking time, add bread to oven and toast until golden brown, about 10 minutes.
  • Garnish cheese with basil and cherry tomatoes, if desired. Serve warm.


To Make Ahead: Place the goat cheese and marinara into a baking dish. When you’re ready to serve, just pop it into the oven.
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Calories: 277kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 512mg | Potassium: 156mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 578IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 95mg | Iron: 2mg
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