Goat Cheese Spread in Roasted Pepper Cups

Goat Cheese Spread in Roasted Pepper Cups Recipe photo by Taste of Home

  • Total Time: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 40 min.
  • Makes: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 medium sweet red peppers
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 8 ounces fresh goat cheese, softened
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 to 3 medium tomatoes, seeded and finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • HERBED GARLIC TOASTS:
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 24 slices French bread baguette (1/4 inch thick)

Directions

  • Remove tops and seeds from peppers; rub with 1 tablespoon oil. Place in an ungreased 8-in. square baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 15-20 minutes. Remove from oven; turn peppers upside down in baking dish to drain.
  • In a small skillet, saute onion in remaining oil until tender. Add garlic: cook 1 minute longer. Transfer to a large bowl. Stir in the cheeses, tomatoes, cilantro, parsley, pepper sauce, salt and pepper. Spoon into pepper cups; return to baking dish.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until heated through.
  • Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the butter, parsley and garlic; spread over baguette slices. Place on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Serve with cheese spread.

SOURCE: Taste of Home