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Clinton Kelly's Roasted Tomato Dip

Roasted Tomato Dip
Garlicky Tomato Spread
skill level
Easy
time
30-60min
servings
24
cost
$
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Roasted Tomato Dip Recipe: Cream cheese, mozzarella, and Parmesan contribute to the smooth texture of this spread.
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ingredients
  • 2 pints Cherry Tomatoes (halved)
  • 6 Garlic cloves (peeled and smashed)
  • 2 sprigs fresh Oregano (leaves torn)
  • 2 sprigs fresh Thyme (leaves torn)
  • 18 ounces Whipped Cream Cheese (room temperature)
  • 1 cup Mozzarella Cheese (grated)
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese (freshly grated)
  • 1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 2 Baguettes (sliced and lightly toasted)
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  • 1
     
    Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  • 2
    2 pints Cherry Tomatoes (halved)
    6 Garlic cloves (peeled and smashed)
    2 sprigs fresh Oregano (leaves torn)
    2 sprigs fresh Thyme (leaves torn)
    1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil 
    Salt and Pepper
    In a large bowl, toss together the tomatoes, garlic, oregano, thyme, 1/4 cup olive oil, salt and pepper. Spread out evenly onto the prepared baking sheets. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until tomatoes slightly charred. Set aside to cool slightly.
  • 3
    18 ounces Whipped Cream Cheese (room temperature)
    1 cup Mozzarella Cheese (grated)
    1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese (freshly grated)
    In a large bowl, whip the cream cheese and stir in the mozzarella and parmesan cheese. Add the roasted tomatoes and garlic mixture to the cream cheese. Stir to evenly distribute the tomatoes.
  • 4
    2 Baguettes (sliced and lightly toasted)
    Transfer to two 6-inch cast iron skillets. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes, or until golden brown on top. Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly before serving with toasted bread.

    Helpful Tips:
    1. You can substitute dry herbs in place of the fresh herbs.
    2.  Roasting tomatoes intensifies their flavor. Got extra roasted tomatoes? Use in a quick pasta recipe.
 
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