Baked Goat Cheese Bruschetta Dip

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Baked Goat Cheese Bruschetta Dip with balsamic glaze and basil is easy to make, yet impressive enough for entertaining. Serve with crostini for the ultimate crowd-pleasing party dip.

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Baked goat cheese dip topped with bruschetta and basil surrounded by grilled bread.

This recipe post is proudly sponsored by DeLallo. I was compensated for my time, however all opinions are my own.

Much like my Baked Feta Dip, it’s safe to say that creamy cheese paired with a tangy topping creates a dynamite dipping duo.

This Italian-inspired dip is not only aesthetically pleasing, it couldn’t be simpler to make.

Party patrons will never guess you spent less than 20 minutes preparing it. They will, however, be eagerly awaiting their turn to swipe crusty bread through the bubbly baked cheese.

The ultimate party trick here is leaning on DeLallo Italian Bruschetta to effortlessly elevate the topping.

Featuring a classic lineup of tangy Italian tomatoes, extra-virgin olive oil, garlic and sweet basil, this pantry product is the best way to experience garden-fresh flavor year-round.

How to Make Baked Goat Cheese Dip

All this fuss-free dip requires is one mixing bowl and a baking dish.

It can be prepared up to 1 day ahead and refrigerated until ready to bake. (Which leaves plenty of room to strategize over an entree, like this impressive Slow Roasted Salmon.)

Whether you serve this bruschetta dip hot out of the oven or closer to room temperature, you can guarantee on it disappearing fast.

The Ingredients

Recipe ingredients arranged on a wooden platter.
  • Goat Cheese: With its distinctive tangy flavor and ultra creamy consistency, goat cheese makes this dip downright addictive. Try to let the cheese come close to room temperature first, which makes for easier mixing.
  • Cream Cheese: Mild and versatile, cream cheese helps tame the tang of goat cheese, while also aiding in creaminess.
  • Mozzarella: Mild and meltable, mozzarella is a classic pairing for tomatoes, basil, and balsamic.
  • Greek Yogurt: To boost protein, calcium, and Vitamin D, I love adding plain, full-fat Greek yogurt.
  • Garlic: Grating the garlic ensures it better infuses each bite of the dip. Alternatively, you can very finely mince it.
  • DeLallo Italian Bruschetta: Made in Italy, this classic bruschetta mix is the ideal option for an easy, gourmet appetizer. In addition to using it as a dip topper, I love adding it to pasta, pasta salad, or grilled vegetable salads.
  • DeLallo Modena Balsamic Glaze: This velvety rich condiment boasts a sweetly complex flavor that enhances the topping with festive flair. 
  • Basil: Chopped basil leaves add a fresh finish.

Step-by-Step Instructions

Step 1: Combine Cheese and Yogurt. Preheat oven to 400ºF. 

Goat cheese, cream cheese, mozzarella, yogurt, and garlic being mixed in a clear bowl.

In a large bowl, combine the goat cheese, cream cheese, mozzarella, Greek yogurt, and garlic; mix well.

Goat cheese mixture being spread in a square baking dish.

Step 2: Bake. Transfer to a 1-quart baking dish or ovenproof skillet, and spread into an even layer. Bake until warmed through and bubbling, about 20 to 25 minutes.

A jar of DeLallo tomato bruschetta .

Step 3: Add Toppings. Spoon DeLallo Tomato Bruschetta mixture overtop, and finish with a drizzle of balsamic glaze. Garnish with fresh chopped basil leaves.

Serving Suggestions:

When it comes to dipping choices, this dip is versatile and eager to please a myriad of taste buds. Here are a few of my favorite serving vessels: 

  • Crostini: To make crostini, slice a baguette on the diagonal into pieces no wider than ½-inch. Lightly brush both sides with olive oil and arrange on a baking sheet. Bake at 400ºF for 8 to 10 minutes, until they’re crisp and nicely golden on top. (Alternatively, you can pop them under the broiler for 1 to 2 minutes per side.)
  • Pita Chips: Thick and sturdy enough to stand up to a hearty dip, pita chips are a great Mediterranean match.
  • Bagel Crisps or Crackers: Look for ones with enough surface area for adequate scooping!

Make-Ahead and Storage Tips:

  • Make-Ahead: The cheese mixture can be mixed and added to a baking dish up to 1 day ahead. Remove from the refrigerator 1 hour before baking.
  • Store: Refrigerate leftover bruschetta dip in an airtight container for up to 1 week. Enjoy chilled or heat individual portions in the microwave until warm.

Leftover Ideas:

Crostini being spread through baked goat cheese dip.

In the unlikely event of leftovers, baked goat cheese dip also doubles as a dynamite sandwich spread. Spread it on your favorite bread stacked with deli meat and veggies, or add it to a morning breakfast sandwich or omelet.

More Crowd-Pleasing Dips to Try:

If you give this bruschetta dip a try, be sure to snap a pic and tag #dishingouthealth on Instagram so I can see your creations. Also, follow along on Facebook and Pinterest for the latest recipe updates!

4.98 from 41 votes

Baked Goat Cheese Bruschetta Dip

Baked Goat Cheese Bruschetta Dip with balsamic glaze and basil is easy to make, yet impressive enough for entertaining. Serve with crostini for the ultimate crowd-pleasing party dip.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 6

Equipment

  • 8×8-inch Baking Dish
  • Mixing bowl

Ingredients  

  • 8 oz. goat cheese, softened to room temperature
  • 4 oz. cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup plain full-fat Greek yogurt
  • 2 grated garlic cloves
  • 1 cup DeLallo Tomato Bruschetta
  • 1 to 2 Tbsp. DeLallo Modena Balsamic Glaze
  • 2 to 3 Tbsp. chopped fresh basil leaves
  • Grilled crostini or pita for serving
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Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 400ºF.
    In a large bowl, combine the goat cheese, cream cheese, mozzarella, Greek yogurt, and garlic; mix well.
    Transfer to a greased 1-quart baking dish or ovenproof skillet, and spread into an even layer.
  • Bake until warmed through and bubbling, about 20 to 25 minutes.
    Spoon DeLallo Tomato Bruschetta mixture overtop, and finish with a drizzle of balsamic glaze. Garnish with fresh chopped basil leaves.

Notes

  • Make-Ahead: The cheese mixture can be mixed and added to a baking dish up to 1 day ahead. Remove from the refrigerator 1 hour before baking.
  • Store: Refrigerate leftover dip in an airtight container for up to 1 week. Enjoy chilled or heat individual portions in the microwave until warm.
  • Leftover Ideas: This dip also makes a dynamite sandwich spread. Spread it on your favorite bread stacked with deli meat and veggies, or add it to a morning breakfast sandwich or omelet.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.33cup | Calories: 265kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Sodium: 433mg | Fiber: 0.5g | Sugar: 1.5g

I calculate these values by hand to ensure accuracy, however expect up to a 10% variable depending on food brands.

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  1. Denise says:

    5 stars
    A hit at Christmas time!

    1. Meredith says:

      5 stars
      This was so delicious and also festive looking. A huge holiday hit!