Pesto and Goat Cheese Spread

Pesto and Goat Cheese Spread

Basil pesto is a magic ingredient. I love what it does for pasta and sandwiches and dips and stuffed mushrooms and…

When I can’t make my own pesto, I buy the BIG Kirkland jar at Costco. So much better tasting and better priced than the typical grocery store’s tiny tub.

This quick pesto spread recipe was inspired by my oldest son. He wanted an appetizer with a baguette. The kid loves bread.

My usual go-to fondue was going to be too hard to handle at a potluck.  I needed a spread that could handle room temperature conditions.

I made two new-to-me pesto spreads for the occasion. One was an artichoke pesto that I was not impressed with. But, oh, this pesto and goat cheese spread was a huge hit. So good I even made it again that same week for the Bunco ladies.

Ingredients List

  • 4 oz goat cheese at room temperature
  • 4 oz 1/3 reduced fat cream cheese at room temperature
  • 1/3 cup prepared basil pesto


Stir goat cheese, cream cheese and pesto until thoroughly combined. Spread on sliced baguette immediately or chill in the refrigerator until 1/2 hour before serving.  The spread is softer and easier to spread at room temperature.