Goat Cheese-Melon Party Bites

Watermelon Goat Cheese Bites

I’ve been looking for party recipes lately.

Goat Cheese-Melon Bites combine the sweetness of summer  from the watermelon with soft, tangy goat cheese~ perfect partners for a make-ahead, no-bake bite!



1 small watermelon

1 (4-oz.) goat cheese log, softened

2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

Garnishes: fresh basil and freshly ground pepper


Cut watermelon into 1-inch-thick slices.

Cut slices into rounds, using a 2-inch cutter, mine was scalloped but you can use round or any shape you want.


Scoop just enough melon from tops to

form indentations, using a melon baller.


 Stir together goat cheese, 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh basil, salt, and 1/4 tsp. freshly ground pepper.


Spoon into indentations.

Chill 1 to 2 hours. Garnish, if desired.


A fun and refreshing bite

for a party or shower!

You can find a printable recipe courtesy of Southern Living, here.


Thank you for your visit!

  24 comments for “Goat Cheese-Melon Party Bites

  1. August 19, 2013 at 6:26 am

    I hope Southern Living knows what justice you do to recipes you find in the magazine! Your presentations are equal.

  2. August 19, 2013 at 6:45 am

    I would have never thought to put those 2 flavors together, will have to give it a try:)

  3. August 19, 2013 at 7:22 am

    These melon bites look divine and would be so pretty on a party table! Now I know what to do with all those cookie cutters I’ve been hoarding!

  4. August 19, 2013 at 7:40 am

    Such a pretty and delicious looking summer bite!

  5. August 19, 2013 at 8:12 am

    These are SO pretty, Mary! The scalloped cookie cutter and the white, basket-weave plate make for a really nice presentation. I agree with Lulu; I hope Southern Living is showing you some appreciation, my friend. :) Thank you for sharing and have a good day, Mary!



  6. Peggy Thal
    August 19, 2013 at 8:21 am

    Yum! A nice light bite .

  7. August 19, 2013 at 8:23 am

    I’ve made watermelon & goat cheese salad before. Not many would think of marrying the two together, but somehow that combination just works! But my salad was no where near as pretty as yours. So creative! I’m bookmarking this one, like I’ve bookmarked many of your posts!

  8. August 19, 2013 at 9:09 am

    I love these Mary!! How refreshing and simple! I just might have to make a tray of these for the upcoming fiesta! Wouldn’t they be a great little refresher with spicier heavy foods~they look so cute the way you cut the melon! Thank you so much, I was looking for something extra easy and creative to add to the menu for some sparkle and you have made my day!

  9. Franki
    August 19, 2013 at 9:57 am

    My “kiddos” love using the heart cookie cutter to do “melon art.” Yum! franki

  10. Tricai
    August 19, 2013 at 10:06 am

    I’ve just discovered your blog in the past two or so weeks. I love your style and visited Pier 1 on Friday after not having gone there much in the past. I went to get the witch boots candle holders because I loved the cookie legs you did with them last year. I found the candle holders and more- in fact I bought the gingham napkins you show here also! I love that you list your items and where to get them at the end. Thanks so much.

  11. August 19, 2013 at 10:17 am

    Aren’t they PRETTY!! Perfect little bites of lusciousness…just a mouthful.
    I guess I’ll stop posting the big bowls of mixed fruit that I used to be so proud of making. LOL This beats them, hands down!
    I wonder how they would taste made with cantelope? When I saw the title in my email, that was what I first thought of, before I saw the photos. Hmmm?

  12. August 19, 2013 at 11:14 am

    What a great idea, and beautiful too.

  13. August 19, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    One of my favorite summer combinations is watermelon, strawberry, goat cheese and spinach salad…but your beautiful little watermelon goat cheese bites takes it to a whole new level! Gorgeous and delicious!

  14. August 19, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    I just saw something like this on Pinterest. They sound SO good, I love goat cheese and watermelon! Have a great week. XO, Pinky

  15. August 19, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    i love this combo, i have made them before, they are so delish! of course, as always you are just beyond pretty as a pitcure! cause its PICTURES! fabulous ones too~

  16. August 19, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    Looks refreshing and good! Will need to give it a try at our next cocktail party. Love goat cheese!

  17. August 19, 2013 at 6:49 pm

    Very pretty and mighty tasty I’m sure! And the little melon balls from the indent make a great chef’s treat:@)

  18. Marty@A Stroll Thru Life
    August 20, 2013 at 9:13 am

    I have been eating watermelon like crazy all summer, this would be fabulous. Thanks for the recipe. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  19. August 20, 2013 at 12:34 pm

    What a cool and refreshing appetizer, Mary! I’ll be pinning this one :)

  20. August 21, 2013 at 1:39 am

    Hi there Mary! Stopping in to say hello and see how you are doing! I just love the presentation here…always love using cookie cutters and melon!! Looks AWESOME! Hugs to Chloe and Gracie!!

  21. August 22, 2013 at 6:53 pm

    Love it…perfect combo of two of my favorites! Thanks for sharing at The Scoop!…hugs…Debbie

  22. August 22, 2013 at 11:00 pm

    Beautiful! I’ve tried melon slices with feta but never goat cheese. What a nice combination that makes. I’m looking forward to trying that.

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