Baked Mozzarella & Tomato-Basil Spread

Baked Mozzarella & Tomato-Basil Spread

Dish Size:
1.5 Quart, 12-oz. Mini Pie Dishes
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December 19, 2012
Tara’s Tidbits®

With just five ingredients, this recipe comes together in a snap. Simply tuck it into the oven 20 minutes before guests arrive!

Incredibly easy and delicious, yet beautiful in its presentation – this simple Baked Mozzarella & Tomato-Basil Spread is the perfect appetizer for any holiday get-together. - Tara



  • 2 cups pasta sauce
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 8 ounces fresh bocconcini mozzarella or mozzarella cheese, cut into cubes
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup torn fresh basil leaves
  • Parmesan-Toasted Baguette Slices


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In either four 12-oz. temp-tations® mini pie dishes or one 1.5-quart temp-tations® baker, layer pasta sauce, garlic and then mozzarella.
  3. Bake 20 minutes or until mozzarella is melted.
  4. Remove from oven. Drizzle with olive oil and top with fresh basil. Serve with Parmesan Toasted Baguette Slices.
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