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Pizza Fun-Due

  • Author: Foodland Ontario
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 13 minutes
  • Total Time: 28 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 1x
  • Category: Appetizer, Dip
  • Cuisine: American

Description

For a fun twist on supper or as an appetizer for a family birthday or celebration, this pizza-flavoured fondue is sure to be a hit. Let the fun begin.


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) olive oil
  • 1 small Ontario Onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) each dried basil and oregano
  • 1 can (28 oz/796 mL) crushed tomatoes
  • 2 cups (500 mL) shredded part-skim Ontario Mozzarella Cheese
Dippers:
  • 4 cups (1 L) assorted Ontario Vegetables (mushrooms, greenhouse sweet peppers)
  • 21/2 cups (625 mL) cooked meatballs or bite-size pieces of Ontario Chicken, Ham or Beef
  • 12 multigrain breadsticks

Instructions

  1. In deep saucepan, heat oil over medium heat; cook onion and garlic, stirring often, for 3 minutes or until tender. Stir in basil and oregano; cook for 30 seconds. Stir in tomatoes; increase heat to high and bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, stirring frequently, for 7 minutes or until slightly thickened.
  2. Reduce heat to low. Add 1/2 cup (125 mL) of the cheese at a time to saucepan, stirring constantly and adding next handful when cheese is melted.
Dippers: Place saucepan on heat-proof trivet on table or, if desired, transfer to fondue pot over flame to keep warm. Serve with vegetables, meatballs and breadsticks for dipping, using fondue forks if desired.
Tip: Cooked wedges of Ontario Sweet Potato or Potatoes make for tasty dippers.  Kids can grate the cheese on a box grater and wash the vegetables.

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