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Baked Fontina Cheese Dip inspired by Ina Garten with garlic and thyme amped up with the addition of fresh mozzarella and Parmesan is the perfect appetizer.

Baked Fontina Cheese Dip

Baked Fontina Cheese Dip inspired by Ina Garten with garlic and thyme amped up with the addition of fresh mozzarella and Parmesan is the perfect appetizer.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Baked Fontina Cheese Dip
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 11 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 243 kcal
Author Dinner, then Dessert

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Stella® Fontina Cheese , rind removed and cut into 1" chunks
  • 8 ounces Stella® Fresh Mozzarella Cheese , cut into 1" chunks
  • 1/2 cup Stella® Parmesan Cheese , divided
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 6 garlic cloves , minced
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • French baguette slices , toasted
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Instructions

  1. Set the oven to broil and the rack to six inches away from the top of the oven.
  2. In a large cast iron skillet add the Fontina, mozzarella, 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, olive oil, garlic, thyme, salt and pepper.
  3. Put the pan in the oven to broil for 6-7 minutes or until browned.

  4. Sprinkle with remaining Parmesan cheese and parsley when it comes out of the oven.
  5. Serve with toasted baguette slices.

Recipe Notes

Adapted from Ina Garten's cookbook, How Easy Is That.

Nutrition Facts
Baked Fontina Cheese Dip
Amount Per Serving
Calories 243 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 61mg20%
Sodium 681mg30%
Potassium 51mg1%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Protein 15g30%
Vitamin A 535IU11%
Vitamin C 1.4mg2%
Calcium 358mg36%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.