Cheesy Garlic Knot White Pizza Dip

Nicole Bredeweg

By
@nikkitten

Another Tasty.com recipe from Facebook. Love these recipes! As usual, the Pinterest link is included in the instructions. I took this one to friends' for their Tree-Trimming Party and it was a BIG hit. The mother found that if you break a knot out with the fork, stab it, you can pull it into the cheese mix, twist it around and have a well-coated appetizer. Worked wonderfully and no burnt fingers!


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Serves:

12

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

pizza dough
8 oz
cream cheese, softened
1 c
shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 c
grated parmesan cheese
1/2 c
whole milk ricotta cheese
1/4 c
fresh basil, chopped
6 clove
garlic, chopped and divided
1 tsp
red pepper flakes
1/2 c
butter, melted
1/4 c
fresh parsley, chopped

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Another recipe that just wouldn't pinch. So, the Pinterest address is: pinterest.com/pin/554857616570473476 Follow this link, then click on the picture to go to the Facebook video.
2
Divide pizza dough into 12-14 equal sized balls. With floured hands, roll the dough balls into logs and tie into individual knots, tucking the excess underneath.
3
Coat a 10" oven-safe skillet with olive oil. Place the knots in a ring around the skillet. Cover with plastic wrap and let rest for 30 minutes, allowing dough to reach room temperature.
4
In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese, mozzarella, parmesan, ricotta, basil, 1/2 of the garlic, and red pepper flakes.
5
Melt the butter and add the parsley and remaining garlic. Stir well.
6
Uncover the knots and scoop the dip into the center of the skillet. Brush the knots with the butter/garlic mixture (reserving some for after baking), and top the dip with an additional sprinkle of cheese (optional).
7
Bake in a preheated oven at 400°F (200°C) for 20 minutes. Broil for two additional minutes or until knots and cheese get lightly browned - watching closely so as not to burn it. Remove from oven and brush lightly with the reserved garlic butter. Let cool slightly before serving.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cheese Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Bread
Regional Style: Italian