Baked Fontina Garlic Cheese Dip

This Baked Fontina Cheese Dip will make you swoon and it only takes 10 minutes to make!
Yesterday my hubby and I were lucky enough to have my parents call and offer to take the kids for the night! Yippeeeee!
We had already made plans to go have dinner and spend the night with our friends Julie and Spin,  so now we got to do it without kids! Happy New Year to me! They asked me to bring an appetizer, so I got out my cookbooks and found this amazing Baked Fontina Garlic Cheese Dip from the Barefoot Contessa. I call it cheesy heaven. Seriously this is the best cheese dip recipe I have ever eaten.

Baked Fontina

This Baked Fontina Cheese Dip will make you swoon and it only takes 10 minutes to make!So it took mere minutes to put together this cheese dip and only 6 minutes under the broiler. The smell of cheesy garlic was unbelievable and can I just say I felt a little closer to God eating this, they must serve this in heaven. Our friends Julie and Spin are wonderful cooks, and they could not get enough of it. Julie makes this fabulous spaghetti sauce, which we had for dinner.

The best cheese dip I've ever made - baked fontina cheese dip

Baked Fontina Dip
A melted cheese dip served with baguette slices for dipping.
Course: Appetizer
Author: Kelley @ Miss Information Blog
Ingredient List
  • 1 1/2 pounds Italian Fontina cheese rind removed and 1-inch-diced
  • 1/4 cup good olive oil
  • 6 garlic cloves thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary leaves
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 crusty French baguette
  1. Preheat the broiler and position the oven rack 5 inches from the heat.
  2. Distribute the cubes of Fontina evenly in a 12-inch cast-iron pan.
  3. Drizzle with the olive oil.
  4. Combine the garlic, thyme, and rosemary and sprinkle it over the cheese and olive oil.
  5. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and place the pan under the broiler for 6 minutes, until the cheese is melted and bubbling and starts to brown.
  6. Serve the baked Fontina family-style-right out of the oven in the cast-iron pan with crusty chunks of bread for everyone to dip


4 Responses

  1. Visiting from Evelyn's Pre Super Bowl Party. Pinned...pinned...pinned! Looks fantastic!
  2. Thanks Kelley for sharing another great recipe for the Pre Super Bowl Party!!Just shared it on Facebook and pinned on my Super Bowl board:)Have a super day!
  3. Perfectly Jenn says:
    Can you email me the recipe? I can't find it with that link
    1. Kelley Wilson says:
      Hey Jenn, thanks for letting me know the link was bad I updated the post and it is on there now

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