Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Bella's Goat Cheese & Marinara w/Garlic Crostini

This recipe was inspired by my local pizzaria when I lived in the Ravenswood/Andersonville area in Chicago. My husband and I eat just this for dinner some nites when we are drop dead tired. It makes a great app as well, folks just suck it up! :)
You will need:
1 4 oz log chevre/plain goat cheese
1 jar marinara or your own sauce (I like Williams-Sonoma's Tomato Basil)
1 baguette
Garlic clove(s)
Small, attractive serving/baking dish

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Slice baguette in 1/2 an inch pieces on the diagonal.
Place on cookie sheet.
Lay goat cheese in bottom/middle of baking dish, surround w/marinara of your choice.
Do not cover cheese, leave a little peeking out at the top.
Place dish on cookie sheet or next to it if possible in the oven.

Bake everything for 10-15 minutes until crostini are golden brown and marinara is slightly bubbling.

Take garlic, slice long-ways, rub on warm crostini.
Put baking dish in the middle of a big platter, surround w/crostini and a few spreading knives.


Elly said...

Mmmm, one of my favorite things to make ever. I could probably eat a whole log of the goat cheese/marinara. Did I say "probably?" Because I meant "definitely."

SOUL said...

I love this! I know which restaurant you discovered this at also. Ever since trying it I make it at home as well!