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As I mentioned on Friday, I spent my weekend cooking for a wedding (about 100 people) and I’m completely exhausted. I’ll write more about the wedding, the menu, and the whole experience later. I still need to process it!
But I thought I would share a fantastic dip with you all that, in hindsight, I would have definitely included on the wedding menu.
It’s a really simple baked dip from Anne Burrell’s latest cookbook, Cook Like a Rock Star.
So check out this rock star dip!
Baked ricotta dip mixed with herbs and spices, baked, and served with toasted baguette slices. Perfect for a fall appetizer!
1) Combine ingredients in a bowl and mix together well.
2) Scoop dip into a buttered, small baking dish.
3) Bake at 375 degrees for 15-20 minutes until lightly browned and hot.
4) Drizzle dip with some good olive oil and sprinkle with fresh rosemary.
5) Serve dip with sliced, toasted baguette.
Baked Ricotta – Mixing the dip
There’s nothing hard about this dip. It has only a few ingredients, but each of them pack some great flavors.
Just add your ricotta to a large bowl and stir in the minced herbs, crushed red pepper, and lemon zest.
In my opinion, the lemon zest is the most important thing here. It’s a great addition to this dip.
Stir this all together really well and scoop it into a small baking dish.
I recommend buttering the baking dish so that the dip doesn’t get really stuck to it. Not essential, but definitely worth the 5 seconds it takes in my opinion.
Bake this dip at 375 degrees for 15-20 minutes. The dip should be lightly browned on top and very hot.
Baked Ricotta Finishing Up
I guess you could use crackers or pita chips for this dip, but I recommend slicing up a sturdy baguette and lightly toasting the bread. The dip is pretty sturdy and thick so it helps to have a similarly sturdy vehicle to get it into your mouth!
When the dip comes out of the oven, sprinkle it with some extra rosemary and drizzle on a bit of olive oil.
I housed almost half of this by myself, but it’s definitely meant to serve multiple people!
Make this dip. It really is rock star.