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30 November 2015

Holiday Entertaining || Baked Fontina Recipe

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Baked Fontina Christmas Dip Recipes

Over the Thanksgiving holiday we were lucky enough to have my Mom visiting for the entire 4 day weekend. She lives in Richmond, Va, so it is so wonderful anytime we get to be together, but especially special having her in our house for 4 days. We hosted Thanksgiving for CB's family and my family on Friday, which left Thursday open for grazing on food and of course watching football all day long. 

Since I knew we would be doing the whole big Thanksgiving smorgasbord on Friday, I knew I needed something quick and easy to serve and prepare for lunch on Thursday. I went to Walmart the Wednesday before my mom flew in and picked up a couple of Red Baron® Thin & Crispy pizzas to make my first Thanksgiving holiday hosting a little bit easier. Red Baron offered three different pizza topping options: pepperoni, five cheese and supreme.

While the family was watching football, I unwrapped the pizzas and popped them in the oven, and just like that they were done and absolutely delicious.

I'm a firm believer that you can't have football and pizza without also having a dip of some sort, so I had my mom give me a hand making this ooey gooey baked fontina that is absolutely to die for. It was perfect for dipping the pizza crust into, and it too was incredibly easy to prepare. 

Start by preheating your broiler and make sure that your oven rack is positioned about 5-10 inches from the heat. You'll need about a pound and a half of fontina, and be sure to remove the rind and dice your cheese in about 1 inch cubes.

You'll also need to mince about a tablespoon of fresh thyme and a teaspoon of fresh rosemary. 

Pile your fontina cubes into a cast-iron skillet, distributing evenly. 

Drizzle 1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil evenly over your fontina cheese. 

Combine about 6 cloves of minced garlic, with your thyme and rosemary and sprinkle evenly. 

Toss about a teaspoon of salt and a teaspoon of fresh cracked pepper evenly on top. Place under your broiler and bake for about 6 minutes or until cheese is melted and begins bubbling. 

Serve your baked fontina hot, right out of the skillet with fresh bread and your Red Baron® Thin & Crispy pizza. 

Baked Fontina Recipe
adapted from Barefoot Contessa

This Baked Fontina, paired with Red Baron® Thin & Crispy pizza is a crowd-pleaser perfect for your Holiday party! 

Plus, duh, all of the cheese. Because... cheese for president. 

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  1. I knew I shouldn't read this post when I was hungry. I'm not a huge fan of the thin pizzas but that fontina cheese dip looks AMAZING!

  2. Holy yum that dip looks amazing! I will HAVE to share this with my husband :)

  3. You can't get frozen pizzas that have a thin and crispy base here which sucks as that is the type of pizza like

  4. Oh my god this is amazing. I adore cheese. I wish I could marry it! Next to Red Baron pizza - I'm sold! #client

  5. This post is so cheesy...

    And I love it!

  6. cheese, CHEESE. give me all of the cheese. this sounds so good.

  7. Seriously? I thought I had clicked on the wrong link when all I saw were pictures of cheap, tasteless, cardboard frozen pizza! Do they sponsor you? That's your idea of holiday entertaining.

    The fontina looks interesting, but your hostessing standards must be pretty low to pair it with Red Baron pizza.

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