Baked Cherry Tomatoes & Herbed Goat Cheese

Are you looking for an insanely delicious appetizer that you can throw together within a moments notice?! Well.. this is the recipe for you. I don’t know about you but I literally always have cherry tomatoes, goat cheese, basil, thyme, and lemons in my refrigerator. They’re just versatile ingredients and for me a staple in my cooking. I made this for my grandmother the other day and she freaked out at how easy and good it was. You slowly bake the tomatoes and then once those are done add the goat cheese to the top and the heat of the tomatoes slowly melts the cheese… need I say more?! I didn’t think so.



  1. The first thing you want to do is preheat your oven to 325 degrees F
  2. In the baking dish you will be serving it in add the cherry tomatoes, minced garlic, thyme leaves, salt, pepper, and olive oil. Give them a quick toss so everything is coated
  3. Put the tomatoes in the oven and let them cook for 30 minutes
  4. While those are cooking let’s spice up that goat cheese. To a small plate add the chopped basil, thyme leaves, and lemon zest. Give it a toss and roll the goat cheese in the mixture to coat evenly and set it aside
  5. Once the tomatoes have cooked for 30 minutes turn on the broil to high and broil until they just start to pop, about 1-2 minutes
  6. Take out the tomatoes and put the herbed goat cheese on top
  7. Serve with crusty bread for a super easy and elegant appetizer that anyone can do! Enjoy!