On Friday I posted the copycat recipe for Steak Gorgonzola Alfredo, our other family favorite from Olive Garden. Today I’m going to tell you how to make Mozzarella Fonduta, Olive Garden’s Copycat!
Have you ever ordered this delicious melted cheesy ever so tiny appetizer from Olive Garden? If you haven’t then your totally missing out and I suggest you run to your nearest grocery store and buy these ingredients immediately because you can’t live in life without having had this! And if you have ordered it, then you know how freaking amazing it is to have this melted cheesy goodness on tiny slices of toasted bread, or by itself! However you eat it, you can’t go wrong.
This dish is the exact replica that Olive Garden uses. It was on their website years and years ago. I was lucky enough to snatch it up before it was taken down. (it could be back on there, I haven’t been to their website in years)
This is seriously too easy not to make. You get a brownie sized pan full of precious melted cheese, and it will please any and everybody that likes to eat cheese.
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What do you need?
1 loaf Italian bread, such as ciabatta or semolina, sliced into 1/4 inch slices
1 cup sour cream
1 tsp thyme
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
3 cups shredded mozzarella or smoked mozzarella cheese
3 cups shredded smoked provolone or provolone cheese
3 tbsp grated parmesan cheese
3 tbsp grated romano cheese
What do you do?
Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
Arrange sliced bread flat on baking sheet and cover with foil. Set aside until ready to use.
Combine sour cream, thyme, red pepper, cayenne pepper and all the cheeses in large bowl, blend thoroughly.
Spray a 9X9 inch pan with cooking spray.
Using a large spoon, spread cheese mixture to create an even surface.
Place dish in oven on center rack.
After 5 minutes, place bread on top rack. Bake for an additional 5 minutes.
Remove bread and fonduta from oven.
Allow to sit for 5 minutes before serving.