Rosemary Goat Cheese Cornmeal Mini Muffins – party appetizer or dinner side dish


Rosemary Goat Cheese Cornmeal Mini Muffins

These little muffins are full of flavor.  Rosemary gives them a lovely taste and goes well with the goat cheese, which keeps them moist.  And the cornmeal lends a nice texture. The tops are brushed with butter and sprinkled with Parmesan cheese.

It’s actually biscuit dough, not muffin batter.  There’s no egg in them and they get mixed up like a biscuit.  But since I baked them in mini muffin pans, I went with muffin in the title.

I based this recipe on another Goat Cheese Biscuit recipe.  But I wanted to dress it up a little by adding rosemary.  And the cornmeal brings and extra something too.

Rosemary for Goat Cheese Mini Muffins

McCormick Rosemary Leaves is the main flavor ingredient.  Rosemary is a strong flavor, but it blends so well with other holiday recipes.  These little muffins would be perfect as part of an appetizer line up.  But they’d be equally as good standing in for the rolls on your holiday dinner table.

Here’s what you’ll need to make them:  

Goat cheese cornmeal rosemary muffins ignore

We loved these muffins!  The outside is crisp and browned, which adds so much to the taste.  I skipped muffin liners and heated the muffin tin in the oven while the other ingredients were prepped.

Rosemary Goat Cheese Cornmeal Mini Muffins - party appetizer or dinner side dish

Serves: 18-24 mini muffins

  • 1½ cups flour
  • ½ cup cornmeal
  • 2 Tbs. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 5 Tbs. butter, softened
  • 2 oz crumbled goat cheese
  • 1½ tsp. McCormick rosemary leaves, crumbled
  • 1½ cups milk
  • 3 Tbs. melted butter
  • ¼ cup shaved or shredded Parmesan
  1. Place the muffin pan in the oven to heat at 450 degrees while you prep the dough.
  2. Combine flour, cornmeal, baking powder and salt in a large bowl.
  3. Cut the butter into the flour with a fork or pastry blender.
  4. Stir in goat cheese and rosemary.
  5. Add the milk, stirring by hand. Work it over till the dough thickens up a bit.
  6. Pull the pan from the oven and spray with cooking spray.
  7. Spoon the dough into the pans.
  8. Bake for about 8 minutes.
  9. Pull the biscuits out of the oven and brush with melted butter and sprinkle with Parmesan.
  10. Bake another minute or two.
  11. Brush with melted butter again before serving.
You can also use a regular size muffin tin for 12 biscuits, a small iron skillet or ramekins. One recipe will make a 6″ skillet + 3 - 4″ ramekins.

Rosemary Goat Cheese Skillet biscuit

I made 24 mini muffins, plus a 6″ skillet for a larger muffin/biscuit.  You can also bake several ramekins for larger muffins.  Or use a regular sized muffin tin.

If you’re looking for more ideas for combining flavors and finding new recipes, be sure to check out

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by McCormick.  I have been compensated for my time, but all opinions are my own.

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  1. The print option does not seem to be working correctly. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

    • Debbie, it works for me when I click “print” on the recipe card. Are you on a mobile device? I recently had to change how my recipes get uploaded, so it could be a little wonky.

    • Holly Holton says:

      Debbie, it didn’t work for me initially either. I scrolled all the way down to the bottom of the page and found the “printer-friendly” tab and clicked on that. That worked. There was also an option to remove images. Hope it works for you.

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