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smoked mozzarella fonduta

(9 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Stefanie Wilson
Lookout Mountain, GA

If you've ever been to Olive Garden and had this appetizer, then you know it's wonderful. Enjoy!!! :o)

Blue Ribbon Recipe

So savory, so smoky, so satisfying, so GOOD! Serve this cheese dip as an appetizer the next time you're hosting a group of friends or family. They are going to love this wonderfully creamy dip. It's a very rich and satisfying dish.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(9 ratings)
yield 8 Servings
prep time 15 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For smoked mozzarella fonduta

  • 1 pkg
    Italian bread, sliced into 1/4 inch slices
  • 1 c
    sour cream
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    crushed red pepper
  • 1/4 tsp
    cayenne pepper
  • 3 c
    shredded mozzarella or smoked mozzerella*
  • 3 c
    shredded provolone or smoked provolone*
  • 3 Tbsp
    grated Parmesan
  • 3 Tbsp
    grated Romano
  • 8 tsp
    fresh diced tomatoes
  • fresh chopped parsley
  • NOTE:
  • *this recipe calls for one of these two cheeses to be smoked and one to be regular

How To Make smoked mozzarella fonduta

  • Sliced Italian bread on a baking sheet.
    Preheat oven to 450 F. Arrange sliced Italian bread flat on a baking sheet.
  • Baking sheet covered with aluminum foil.
    Cover with foil. Set aside until ready to use.
  • Sour cream, thyme, red pepper, cayenne pepper, and four kinds of cheese mixed together in a bowl.
    Combine sour cream, thyme, red pepper, cayenne pepper, and four kinds of cheese in a large bowl. Blend thoroughly.
  • Casserole dish sprayed with no-stick spray.
    If serving family style, spray an 8" x 10" casserole dish with pan spray.
  • Cheese mixture transferred to the casserole dish.
    Then use a spatula to transfer the mixture. For individual servings, spray eight individual heat-resistant serving bowls, such as souffle cups, with pan spray and fill each with 1/2 cup of mixture. Place individual bowls on a baking sheet. Using a large spoon, spread cheese mixture to create an even surface.
  • Fonduta baking in the oven.
    Bake on center rack in oven.
  • Bread added to the oven.
    After five minutes, place the baking sheet with bread, still covered, in the oven. Bake for an additional five minutes.
  • Scooping Smoked Mozzarella Fonduta with Italian bread.
    Remove bread and fonduta from the oven. Garnish with diced tomatoes and parsley. Arrange bread slices around the bowl(s) and serve immediately.