Goat Cheese Canapes

These goat cheese canapes are perfect for a party, or even a light dinner.  Goat Cheese goes perfectly with a nice class of dry white wine. This cheese spread is combined with cream cheese, seasonings, and topped with pesto. These are quick and easy to prepare for your next special occasion.

goat cheese appetizers

I don’t know about you, but I love to serve up little appetizers before a dinner with friends and family. This way if I am running late, or some of my guests are running late I can offer them something until everyone is ready to eat dinner. This is the perfect party recipe, because you can make the cheese spread ahead of time, actually you could make it a couple of days ahead, and simply make up your canapes when you are ready to serve. Now these could be also be topped with a sun dried tomato, or maybe even a spiced nut, or some spicy picked vegetables. You have lots of options here.

Goat Cheese Canapes

Yield: approximately 48 servings.

goat cheese appetizers

Goat Cheese Canapes

Goat cheese and fresh pesto is placed on toasted baguettes for an easy appetizer. 
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Goat Cheese, Pesto
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 24
Calories: 105kcal


  • 8 ounces goat cheese
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper
  • 1/2 cup pesto
  • toasted baguette slices


  • Allow both goat cheese and cream cheese to reach room temperature, this way it is easy to mix these two together. In a small sized bowl blend the two cheese together, and then add seasonings.
  •  Store cheese mixture in an air tight container, and let flavors marry for at least 1 hour before serving. To create the canape, simply spread about 1/2 tablespoon of goat cheese spread onto the toast, and just before serving spoon a small amount of pesto onto these appetizers. 


Calories: 105kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 177mg | Potassium: 26mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 330IU | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 0.6mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home, and CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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  1. Fran

    5 stars
    I love goat cheese in any form! Hot, cold, warm. I recently found a honey goat cheese. Oh man! Cheese is sooooo good and a tart goat cheese is wonderful.

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