Is tomato sauce and goat cheese healthy?  Tonight my answer is going to be yes.  Maybe I splurged and went off the diet just a little bit but this was my main meal and the baguette pieces are tiny.  Did I mention that I ate a very healthy lunch!

A couple of weekends ago we went to a tapas place here in Houston that served this dish and I fell in love instantly.  I also don’t like goat cheese or so I thought.   It goes perfectly with a garlic and olive oil baguette that’s been heated in the oven.  This is my creation of the tapas dish.  ENJOY!

Ingredients:
1 28 oz. can of San Marzano whole peeled tomatoes
1/2 tsp fine sea salt
1 Tbsp dried basil flakes
2 cloves garlic, minced
4 oz. goat cheese, sliced

Preparation:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees
In a food processor add the tomatoes and puree the mixture
Move to a large bowl and add salt, basil, and garlic
Stir the mixture well and pour evenly into 4 oven safe bowls
Place the 4 bowls on a baking sheet and slide into oven
Cook in oven for 5 minutes
Remove the pan and put oven at 425 degrees
Spread out the goat cheese between the 4 bowls and place in the center of the sauce
Cook for 25-30 minutes or until hot and bubbly

15 comments

  1. I absolutely love goat cheese! I never thought to combine it with a marinara sauce! I bet you this tasted wonderful! I will have to give this a try! I am always looking for new appetizers and snacks to put out when I’m hosting get-togethers!!

  2. This looks amazing!! I love simple things that have such bold taste! Can’t wait to make it!

  3. Looks wonderful – and I can totally justify tomato sauce and goat cheese! If you need help with reasons, just let me know 🙂

  4. I was just looking for a recipe to use the rest of my goat cheese. This is perfect! Thanks!

  5. So simple yet delicious! I love this idea. Bet it would be good with so heat too – I have a can of fire-roasted tomatoes in my pantry begging to be used for this.

  6. Oh that just looks amazing! I love simple things that have so much flavor. This was definitely worth cheating for!

  7. Tomatoes are healthy, and goat cheese has protein. Sounds healthy to me!

  8. That looks AMAZING! I love goat cheese and tomatoes together…I have SO buzzed you, girlfriend!

  9. This looks so simple and delicious! I love the combination of tomatoes and goat cheese.

  10. This is one of my favorite tapas!

  11. You had me at the goat cheese!!!

  12. yum! I’m so going to do this.

  13. oh now this is pure heaven! I love San Marzano tomatoes and I love goat cheese, what a perfect treat and its really still pretty healthy!

  14. This looks great. Who cares if it’s healthy or not! I love all things cheese and red sauce – forget the baguettes and just give me a spoon!

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