Baked Goat Cheese with Roasted Garlic & Caramelized Onion

Baked Goat Cheese with Roasted Garlic &  Caramelized Onion


  • 6 elephant garlic cloves or 12 large garlic cloves peeled
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) butter
  • 1 medium size red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon (packed) golden brown sugar
  • 10 ounces soft fresh goat cheese, crumbled
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced fresh basil baguette slices


Preheat oven to 350º F. Arrange garlic cloves in glass baking dish. Drizzle with vegetable oil. Cover and bake until garlic is very tender, about 40 minutes for elephant garlic or 30 minutes for regular garlic. Transfer garlic to rack and cool. Melt butter in heavy large skillet over medium heat.  Add onion and sauté until tender and beginning to brown, about 15 minutes.  Add brown sugar; stir until melted.  Remove from heat and cool.  Arrange onion mixture on bottom of 8×8-inch glass baking dish.  Sprinkle cheese over.  Arrange roasted garlic atop cheese. (Can be prepared 1 day ahead. Cover and chill.) Preheat oven to 350º F. Bake garlic mixture until cheese melts but mixture is not bubbling, about 25 minutes. Add balsamic vinegar; stir until well blended. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Transfer mixture to medium bowl. Sprinkle with basil. Serve warm or at room temperature with baguette slices.

  • 6 Servings
  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Cook Time 20 min
  • Ready Time 35 min