This is a sponsored post by Hunt’s tomatoes. All opinions are 100% my own.
Warm Feta Cheese Bread Ring Dip – Soft and buttery pull apart rolls baked around a warm feta cheese dip!
Appetizers and Dips – it’s how we do the Holidays!
Hi guys! TGIF!! I haven’t been this excited about a Friday since last Friday! I’m so cheesy, I know. But that cheesiness kind of goes with what we’re talking about today: melty, warm, cheesy dip + bread.
Friends, my life has been forever changed with this brilliant invention. Bread and tomatoes, and cheese and dip, all in one pan, baked at the SAME TIME. AND, in a cast iron skillet. That’s a whole lot of food-dreams coming true, all at once. I shouldn’t have waited this long to make it, but it’s never too late.
When you go to a Holiday dinner party, what do you normally bring? A casserole? Trifle? Cookies? This may or may not come as a surprise, but I almost always bring an appetizer in the form of a dip. No one has ever complained so I intend to keep it that way, thus this Warm Feta Cheese Bread Ring Dip is coming with me to every single party, starting with tomorrow.
Tell me this: When you open up a can of Hunt’s tomatoes for a recipe and find out that the recipe only calls for 1 cup of diced tomatoes, does that bother you? Yeah? Me, too!
Since we all agree, right here, right now, we’re going to use the can in its entirety.
Have I mentioned to you all that Hunt’s cans their diced, whole, and stewed tomatoes within hours after harvest? Prior to canning, Hunt’s peels their diced, whole, AND stewed tomatoes using a process called FlashSteam™ which uses steam from simple. hot. water. Did you also know that there are companies that use *lye (a chemical) to peel their tomatoes? Yep, they do. *Lye peeling is recognized as safe by the FDA and has no adverse effects on the healthfulness of tomatoes, but if you can just use hot water, why even bother with chemicals? Right.
Also? Hunt’s tomatoes are 100% natural and non-GMO, with no artificial preservatives. BOOM.
Here’s where we’re heading with this:
Don’t worry – you are not going to make rolls from scratch. Instead, you are going to buy some refrigerated pizza dough, break it into 12 pieces, brush it with herbed butter, and shape those pieces into golf-ball sized rolls.
While the rolls rest, we’re going to bring together the tomatoes with some seasonings and feta and garlic, and try not to spoon it all into your mouth before it’s had a chance to get all warm and bubbly in the oven.
The boss part of this is that you can stack up the cheese and tomatoes high, real high, because those rolls are going to rise above and you’re going to have the best flower-looking dip evvvvv.er.
At this point you can sneak in about two rolls + few spoonfuls of dip and start to pray for willpower because, you will want to consume the entire thing all on your own. It won’t even make it out the door, let alone to Nana’s house.
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Hunt’s. The opinions and text are all mine.