Tuesday, January 1, 2013

White Pizza Dip

serves about 6-8 1 pint grape tomatoes, tomatoes cut in half 1 teaspoon olive oil 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1 1/2 (12 ounces) blocks cream cheese, softened 8 ounces mozzarella cheese, freshly grated 8 ounces provolone cheese, freshly grated 1/4 cup finely grated parmesan cheese + more for garnish 4 garlic cloves, minced or pressed 1/4 cup freshly chopped basil leaves 2 tablespoons freshly chopped thyme leaves 1/2 tablespoon freshly chopped oregano leaves crackers, bread or chips for serving
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil then place tomatoes on top. Sprinkle with olive oil and salt, then roast for 20-25 minutes, until bursting. Set aside. While tomatoes are roasting, mix softened cream cheese with about 7 ounces each of provolone and mozzarella, then and parmesan. Stir in fresh herbs, garlic and roasted tomatoes, mixing well to combine. Transfer mixture to an oven-safe baking dish (mine was 6 x 4 round). Sprinkle with remaining provolone and mozzarella. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until top is golden and bubbly. Serve immediately with crackers, chip or toasted bread.

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