Baked Lemon and Goat Cheese Dip #SundaySupper

Baked Lemon and Goat Cheese Dip

For a simple, refreshing and spring-like appetizer look no further than some kitchen staples for Baked Lemon and Goat Cheese Dip.  This appetizer comes together quickly will be loved by all. 

Baked Lemon and Goat Cheese Dip #SundaySupper from The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen

Oh Spring you fickle friend.

You tease us with mild temperatures, sun filled days and the feeling of hope leading up to your official launch.  Then suddenly wham, bam, 3 inches of snow on the first day we can finally call spring.

Not only that, somehow, someway you decided to cause me to have spring allergies in the middle of all this.

I don’t get it, there is nothing in bloom. It’s all covered in snow, yet I’m sneezing, puffy and itchy.  I’m baffled, my friends are baffled, even the poor pharmacist was baffled.

If it wasn’t for the delicious fruits and vegetables you are about to bring, I might consider breaking up for the season.

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It’s a good thing I’m ready to breathe some fresh air into life, my cooking, heck even my apartment with open windows – so you are getting off with a warning just this one time.

Despite the wretched start to spring, I’m ready for lighter meals and more fruits and vegetables filling up my refrigerator.  This is the time of year when I’m excited about getting back outside and to the farmers market to see what’s growing each week.

While it’s still too early for a lot of my favorites, we can get into the spring spirit with this quick and easy appetizer.

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Goat cheese and lemons are two ingredients that I always equate with spring even though it’s something I eat year round.  The bright flavors of the two go along with the themes of spring with new life in the ground and longer days.

Plus you can’t go wrong with a warm goat cheese appetizer.

This would be perfect for Easter or even during Passover spread over some matzos! Although, honestly I don’t think you need any reason to bake it up except to treat yourself to something delicious.

Baked Lemon and Goat Cheese Dip
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  • 8 ounces goat cheese, room temperature
  • juice from 1/2 lemon + lemon zest
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • toasted baguette slices or crackers to serve


  1. Heat your oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. In a bowl add the softened goat cheese, lemon juice, zest, leaves from the thyme sprigs, pepper and salt. Mix together.
  3. Transfer to an oven safe ramekin and drizzle the olive oil on top
  4. Bake for 15 minutes or until the top is golden brown and bubbly and the cheese is heated all the way through.
  5. Serve warm.
Recipe Type: Appetizer

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29 thoughts on “Baked Lemon and Goat Cheese Dip #SundaySupper

  1. Terri Steffes

    Lemon and goat cheese…two of my favorite foods. This looks delish but I need to wait until my daughter comes home for a visit, or I’d eat the whole thing myself!

  2. Laura

    I hear you, we have had so many incredible spring days, today included and then the next day 38 degrees and raining. 🙁 But this incredible dip is sure to chase the lack of spring blues away. I love goats cheese.

  3. CarriesExpKtchn

    Susan I know what you mean with the uncanny allergies this season. We’ve been experiencing the same thing here. I just love the simplicity of this dip and the flavor combination sounds wonderful.I can’t wait to try this recipe and I hope you feel better!

  4. Diana @DandelionGreensBlog

    I couldn’t wait to come check out this recipe as I love anything with goat cheese and lemon! And so weird on the allergies… hope you’re doing better!

    1. Susan Palmer

      Thanks Diana! I am finally feeling better and I know, it is really weird. I hope you enjoy this recipe once you have a chance to make it.

  5. Stefanie @ Sarcastic Cooking

    Oh Susan, as I type this, it is snowing here. We currently have a lovely three inches. And it is still coming down. Also, I was just in the midst of an allergy attack that turned into a head cold for the past two weeks. Ugh. It suuuucks. You know, I love me some goat cheese plus lemon helps to get rid of colds sooooo we should all eat lots of this dip.

  6. susan // the wimpy vegetarian

    What a wonderful dip for a party, Susan! Or just for lunch :-). Really gorgeous photos too – the texture of the dip is perfect. You’ve had just a rough few months between the harsh winter that seems to have no end, and now Spring allergies!! Really unfair.


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