Baked Goat Cheese and Roasted Beet Dip

Goat cheese and beets not only make a great side or salad, they also make a tasty dip! Serve with crostini, pita chips or crackers. Beets will stain, so wear gloves if desired.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
10 servings


  • ¾ pound beets - trimmed, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • teaspoon pepper

  • 1 (8 ounce) package goat cheese, softened

  • 1 (4 ounce) package cream cheese, softened

  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

  • 1 tablespoon coarsely crushed pine nuts

  • 1 tablespoon balsamic glaze


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Line a roasting pan with aluminum foil.

  2. Place beets into a bowl, drizzle with olive oil, and season with salt and pepper. Toss to coat and place in the roasting pan.

  3. Roast in the preheated oven until soft for 20 minutes, stirring halfway through. Remove from oven and fold foil over beets to keep warm. Reduce oven temperature to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  4. Combine goat cheese, cream cheese, thyme, garlic, and lemon juice in a mini food processor; blend until smooth. Transfer mixture to a small oven-proof dish.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until hot and lightly browned, 15 to 17 minutes. Create a well in the center of the cheese mixture and top with beets. Garnish with pine nuts and drizzle with balsamic glaze. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

169 Calories
14g Fat
5g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 169
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 8g 38%
Cholesterol 30mg 10%
Sodium 293mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 2mg 12%
Calcium 84mg 6%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 168mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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