Soft, fresh goat cheese is a go-to for salads and sandwiches, but it works well in hot dishes, too. Check out these six ideas from Chowhound:

1. This farro, black kale, and mushroom recipe from The Seattle Times gets a goat cheese garnish. The final touch: a sprinkling of toasted pistachios. –GretchenS

2. White wine and fresh thyme flavor these chicken breasts with goat cheese sauce. –iowagirl

3. Stuff boneless chicken breasts with goat cheese and arugula. –Bacardi1

4. Toss hot pasta with goat cheese, shrimp, cherry tomatoes, and spinach. –foodieX2

5. Layer sautéed eggplant and chicken with marinara sauce and goat cheese, then bake. –beanodc

6. Stir goat cheese and roasted garlic into mashed potatoes. –LindaWhit

Discuss: Your favorite recipes with goat cheese?

Photo of CHOW’s Chicken with Goat Cheese and Figs by Chris Rochelle /

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