This spread is a favorite of mine.

It is slightly spicy, chock-full of vegetables and it contains cheese, so you know it’s got to be good.

The recipe inspiration comes from a favorite restaurant back in Wisconsin, High Rock, except that they have this special, secret hot sauce (Gilly’s hot sauce) that gives it kick. I don’t have Gilly’s hot sauce as it’s a home-made specialty so I had to use some jalapeno hot sauce, but it gives the same affect. Any type of hot sauce would work. Next time I think I might just try it with sriracha…

I can at least promise that sauteing garlic in olive oil will have everyone wondering what you are up to and when exactly it will be ready to eat. Isn’t it amazing how a simple ingredient cooking can bring everyone around to the kitchen?

spicy pepper goat cheese spread


  • 3 peppers (I used 2 green peppers, 1 red)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • hot sauce to taste
  • 11 oz goat cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • 1 baguette, sliced


  1. Chop peppers and set aside.
  2. Heat olive oil in large pan and add peppers and garlic.
  3. Saute over medium heat for about 5-7 minutes, until peppers are slightly browned.
  4. Add hot sauce to taste.
  5. Pour pepper mixture over goat cheese and sprinkle parsley on top.
  6. Serve with crackers or bread slices.
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18 Comments (Reply )

  1. Estela @ Weekly Bite
    Oct 24, 2011 @ 9:13 am

    I love goat cheese! This spread looks perfect for our dinner party this weekend :)


  2. Cielo y Miel
    Oct 24, 2011 @ 9:17 am

    Looks delicious and beautiful! I’m doing an app for a girls night tomorrow and this looks perfect.


  3. Mellissa
    Oct 24, 2011 @ 10:57 am

    This looks like a great party appetizer, going on the list for the next time I entertain.


  4. Lindsay @ Pinch of Yum
    Oct 24, 2011 @ 11:49 am

    Your photos are so pretty! Love the colors (and flavors)!


  5. Lori
    Oct 24, 2011 @ 12:04 pm

    This is going to make a great appetizer for the holidays! So colorful too. I’m a huge fan of the kick, but I would have bet money on you using Sriracha until I read on. :)


    • Emily
      Oct 24, 2011 @ 5:27 pm

      Haha, I know and it never even occurred to me until I was writing this up!!


  6. Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef
    Oct 24, 2011 @ 12:48 pm

    this would be so delicious for a party! i love it.


  7. janetha
    Oct 24, 2011 @ 12:53 pm

    yowza. this looks amazing.


  8. thehealthyapron
    Oct 24, 2011 @ 2:49 pm

    I am not a goat cheese fan and I don’t quite know why. But my hubby woudl love love love this! thanks for sharing another delicious looking recipe!


  9. Megan (Braise The Roof)
    Oct 24, 2011 @ 3:42 pm

    Yum, I love simple spreads like that- they’d be a really good idea for a potluck! (seeing as I seem to have those all the time, I’m going to have to file this one away!)


  10. Ashleigh @
    Oct 24, 2011 @ 8:14 pm

    That looks delicious! Have you checked out this sriracha sauce? It’s really good…might go well with this recipe. Thanks for sharing.


  11. Katie@Real Food Katie's Way
    Oct 24, 2011 @ 8:48 pm

    I love goat cheese and peppers. Such a fantastic combo!


  12. Michelle {lively kitchen}
    Oct 25, 2011 @ 3:43 pm

    Adding goat cheese to my shopping list now…



  13. Maris
    Oct 30, 2011 @ 11:43 pm

    Looks fabulous. I loooove goat cheese.


  14. The Happy Glut
    Oct 31, 2011 @ 1:27 am

    Your goat cheese spread looks amazing! was searching my site history to find your blog again cos I couldn’t get your goat cheese spread out of my mind! am going to try making it. lovely website!


    • Emily
      Oct 31, 2011 @ 9:38 am

      Thank you!! Let me know what you think of the spread!


  15. Erin
    Feb 13, 2014 @ 9:01 am

    Oh my gosh! I am so glad you posted this. I love High Rock and I have to get this every time I go there. I will def be making that at home! :-D


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