Warm, gooey, melted cheese heading straight for your mouth by way of a toasted baguette? YES. YES, PLEASE.
After a couple of nights of the kids panning dinners I have made (“Can I just have a plain salami sandwich? With bread, no mayo. Just salami and bread?”), I vowed to turn the tides.
And how better to do it than a warm cheesy dip?
Cheese is totally my love language, so don’t let me fool you, this dish was just as much for me as it was for my kids.
I knew it was an instant homerun.
I had spied the recipe on BuzzFeed Food a few days earlier and saved a screen shot so I could remember to make it (iPhones are pretty handy, aren’t they?). It was so simple to make, and it’s quite possible you might even have all the ingredients on hand.
It kind of tastes like the warm insides of a calzone with a little bit of tomato sauce thrown in for good measure.
Or like the squishy insides of a lasagna without the noodles.
However you choose to describe it, it really doesn’t matter.
As long as it gets made.
A side dish for dinner.
An offering for a tailgating party.
Perfect for one of those nights when you just want “picky” food.
Or when you’re determined to break your kids from that “I don’t want dinner” rut.
I used toasted slices of baguette as dippers, and the next night I slathered some of the leftover dip onto grilled chicken.
And BuzzFeed said, “cheese on cheese on cheese.” What’s not to love?
Recipe courtesy of BuzzFeed Food
1/2 cup milk
6 oz cream cheese
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella (with a little more for topping)
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
In a medium size pan, add the milk, cream cheese, mozzarella, and Parmesan cheese and cook over medium heat, stirring as the ingredients melt. Once everything has melted and is well combined, pour it into a greased pie plate. Top with tomato sauce, and some shredded mozzarella and bake at 450 until bubbly.
*You can also get creative and add toppings (sausage would be awesome, as would pepperoni as they originally used). You can check out their quick video here.
So…I’ll just be having this entire baking dish for dinner this week. Sounds fabulous.
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This looks delicious. Just what I needed for a fellowship gathering at the end of this month. Thank you for sharing the recipe.