Easy Cranberry Goat Cheese Bruschetta Appetizer Recipe

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This festive bruschetta is a perfect colorful addition to any Holiday table!  Cranberry sauce and goat cheese on a warm toasted bruschetta are a match made in heaven!

Cranberry And Goat Cheese Bruschetta

Colors, colors everywhere!  This bright red appetizer wonder adds such an amazing pop of color, it just screams “Take me”!  If I have to describe this cranberry goat cheese bruschetta in one word, it would be “Festive”.  If I had to describe it in 4 words, it would be “Festive Crunchy Easy Yum”!  This is the easiest holiday appetizer ever, anyone can put this together in 15 minutes or less!

All you need to do to make this yummy cranberry bruschetta is brush the french baguette slices with olive oil, bake for 7 minutes, then spread them with goat cheese and cranberry sauce and sprinkle with Italian seasoning.  You can use either homemade cranberry sauce or store-bought.  Super easy and hassle free!

Did you know that the bakery department of the large supermarkets can slice the French baguette for you?  I actually didn’t know it until I saw one customer leave the bakery isle with a huge bag of baguette slices!  They have those bread slicing machines that cut the bread into perfect slices in secons, and it’s such a time saver!

Cranberry Goat Cheese Bruschetta Recipe

This appetizer is also very budget friendly.  Those huge French baguettes are about $2, a can of cranberry sauce is $2, and a small log of goat cheese is $4.  If you use up all these supplies, that would make a double batch of this cranberry goat cheese bruschetta at a total of $8.  Can you imagine – two huge trays of this colorful delicious cranberry bruschetta enough to serve 20 people as an appetizer for just $8?  Amazing!

Goat cheese and cranberry sauce go so well together, they are a perfect combo.  Cranberry sauce brings out the sweet notes of goat cheese and together they are simply amazing!  If you’d like, you can substitute goat cheese with Brie or any other spreadable cheese – they’ll all taste great on this cranberry bruschetta!  I love cheese and just can’t get enough :)  If you are a fellow cheese lover, check out my easy baked Brie appetizer – you’ll love it!  Also, easy stuffed mushrooms recipe is awesome!

How To Make Cranberry Bruschetta

How To Make Cranberry Goat Cheese Bruschetta

Step 1: Lay Out Baguette Slices On A Baking Sheet

Bread For Bruschetta

Step 2: Brush Bread With Olive Oil

Bread With Olive Oil For Bruschetta

Step 3: Sprinkle With Seasoning And Bake

Toasted Bruschetta Bread Slices

Step 4: Spread Bruschetta With Goat Cheese

Goat Cheese On Bruschetta

Step 5: Top Bruschetta With Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry Goat Cheese Bruschetta Appetizer

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Cranberry Goat Cheese Bruschetta Appetizer Recipe

This cranberry & goat cheese bruschetta is so festive, so colorful and so delicious! This easy appetizer is always a hit, perfect for the holiday season!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time7 minutes
Total Time12 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 servings


  • 12 slices of French baguette
  • 1/2 cup cranberry sauce
  • 4 oz goat cheese
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp Italian herb seasoning


  • Preheat the oven to 375F.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Put the bread slices on a baking sheet in a single layer.
  • Brush the bread slices with olive oil and sprinkle with 1/2 tsp of Italian herb seasoning.
  • Put the bread slices in the oven and bake for 7 minutes.
  • Put the toasted bread on a serving platter in a single layer.
  • Spread the bread slices with goat cheese.
  • Top the bread slices with cranberry sauce.
  • Sprinkle the bruschetta with remaining 1/2 tsp of Italian herb seasoning.
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