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Pizza “Fun-Due”

Prep Time15 minsCook Time13 minsTotal Time28 mins

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.

 2 tsp (10 mL) olive oil
 1 small Ontario Onion, finely chopped
 2 cloves garlic, minced
 ½ 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)
 2 ½ cups (625 mL) cooked meatballs or bite-size pieces of Ontario Chicken, Ham or Beef
 12 multigrain breadsticks
Steps:
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:
3

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.

Cook's Notes:
4

Servings 4-6

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.