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This is my blog of recipes. I like "eating the rainbow" as well as globe-trotting through food. I totally dig heady local produce and local fresh meats.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Pizza Dip

Everyone likes pizza. Try serving this as an alternative crowd pleaser. It will keep everyone entertained for a while.

1 28 oz can whole tomatoes
1 TBSP fresh oregano
2 tsp fresh thyme
1 tsp red pepper flakes
1 bay leaf
3 garlic cloves
1 small container ricotta cheese
2 TBSP parmesan cheese
Fresh parsley

Pizza toppings (see below)

Preheat oven to broil.

In a pan, bring the tomatoes, herbs and garlic to a boil. Reduce to simmer and simmer for 30 minutes. Puree the sauce.

Transfer sauce to blender and puree until smooth.

Transfer sauce to oven safe serving dish, dollop in ricotta and top with parmesan. Bake until the top is slightly browned (about 3 minutes).

You can serve this with any number of things. Serve with both hard and soft bread sticks. To make the bread sticks you can use my Asiago Cheese Focaccia recipe and roll into sticks instead of rolls. You can pick your favorite pizza toppings and make kebabs with them (i.e. pepperoni, olive and brocolli kababs). You can serve with cheese and veggies.

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