Is it any wonder that goat cheese toast has become a staple on breakfast and brunch menus? Here we feature our recipes—one sweet AND one savory—of easy goat cheese toast, kitchen-tested to make at home.
Few things in life are more satisfying than a perfectly toasted piece of bread topped with a generous dollop of goat cheese, a sprinkling of walnuts, and a drizzle of honey. Or, for a savory experience, try the goat cheese toast with a slice or two of prosciutto and a sprig of parsley.
This simple combination of flavors is truly unbeatable.
But what is it about goat cheese toast that makes it so irresistible? Is it the creamy, tangy goat cheese? The crunchy walnuts? The sweet honey? The fragrant rosemary? Or is it simply the combination of all the flavors that creates such a delicious and satisfying experience?
Whatever the reason, goat cheese toast is definitely a dish worth trying. And if you’re looking for a way to make your goat cheese toast even more special, I have a few tips:
- Use good quality bread. The bread is the foundation of your goat cheese toast, so it’s important to use sturdy, high-quality bread that will hold up to the toppings. I like to use crusty sourdough bread, but any type of bread will work.
- Don’t over toast the bread. You want the bread to be golden brown and crispy but not burnt. If you over toast the bread, it will become hard and dry.
- Use a generous amount of goat cheese. The goat cheese is the star of the show, so don’t be afraid to use a generous amount. I like to use about 1 tablespoon of goat cheese per slice of toast.
- Don’t forget the walnuts and honey. The walnuts and honey add a nice crunch and sweetness to the goat cheese toast, so don’t forget to add them. I like to use about 1 tablespoon of chopped walnuts and 1 tablespoon of honey per slice of bread.
- You can crisp up the prosciutto before adding it to your goat cheese toast so the consistency is a bit more like cooked bacon.
- I’m finding fresh flat-leaf parsley to be an unsung herb hero. We’ve been using it on everything from homemade pizza to a topper for chili and in eggs, and we are surprised at the fresh lift it’s giving our meals without fully committing to greens like spinach or kale.
Supplies to gather
We recommend getting out everything you’ll need before you begin following the recipe below. You’ll have it all in front of you before you get started, so you can make sure you have what you need for the best goat cheese toast.
- Toaster or toaster oven
- Kitchen shears to open the packaging and chop herbs
- Butter knife for spreading goat cheese
- Plate for serving
- Frying pan and tongs (optional if crisping your prosciutto slices)
- Goat cheese, plus …
- Sweet: Any flavor of honey, dried rosemary
- Savory: Prosciutto Italian ham, fresh flat-leaf parsley (aka Italian parsley), dash of fresh pepper
The bottom line
Goat cheese toast is a simple dish, but it’s packed with flavor, whether you want it sweet or savory. With just a few ingredients, you can create a delicious and satisfying snack or lunch that everyone will love. So next time you’re looking for something to eat, give goat cheese toast a try. You won’t be disappointed.
Here are some additional tips for making goat cheese toast:
- Get creative with your toppings. You can add other ingredients to your goat cheese toast, such as sliced tomatoes, roasted red peppers, or crumbled bacon.
- Serve goat cheese toast for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. It’s a versatile dish that can be enjoyed at any time of day.
- Goat cheese toast is also a great party food. Use those tiny toasts you might see sold on the perimeter of the specialty foods section or deli, or make your own crostini from a french bread loaf.
I hope you enjoy this recipe for a sweet or a savory goat cheese toast recipe!
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- 2 slices of bread
- 2 T plain goat cheese (1 T for each slice of bread)
Savory: Prosciutto Goat Cheese Toast
- 1 slice of prosciutto
- 1 t fresh parsley, chopped
- Fresh cracked pepper, to taste
Sweet: Honey Walnut Goat Cheese Toast
- 1 T walnut pieces, chopped
- 1 T honey
- ⅛ t or a pinch of dried rosemary
- Allow the goat cheese to come to room temperature, so that it will be spreadable.
- Prep the toppings.
- Toast the bread.
- Transfer the toast to a serving plate.
- Spread 1 T of goat cheese on each slice of bread.
- Add toppings according to the sweet or savory ingredients above.