This copycat Olive Garden Smoked Mozzarella Fonduta recipe has Italian cheeses and sour cream to make a creamy, cheesy appetizer that you won't be able to say no to. Serve this savory dish with a side of Italian bread.
Course: Appetizer, Side, Side Dish
Keyword: appetizer recipe, baked cheesecake, game day, tailgate
1teaspoondried thyme leaves(if you have ground thyme, only use 1/2 teaspoon)
1/4teaspoondried red pepper flakes
6cupsshredded Italian cheese blend
6tablespoonsParmesan and Roman cheese blend*
1/2cupdiced Roma tomatoes
In a medium bowl, combine the first 6 ingredients. Mix well.
Transfer to a 10" round skillet or 11x7" baking dish. Bake at 450 degrees for 10 minutes, or until the cheese is lightly browned and bubbly.
Top with diced tomatoes and parsley, if desired.
Serve while warm with sliced Italian bread.
Recipe Source: Food.comFor the smoothest texture, buy blocks of parmesan and romano and use a microplane cheese grater to grate the cheese very finely. This will help it melt in smoothly.Refer to the article above for more tips and tricks.The calories shown are based on the recipe serving 8, with 1 serving being 1/8 of the cheese dip. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate. **We are not dietitians and recommend you seek a nutritionist for exact nutritional information. The information in the nutrition box are calculated through a program and there is room for error. If you need an accurate count, I recommend running the ingredients through your favorite nutrition calculator.**