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Turano's Smoked Mozzarella Dip

Turano's Smoked Mozzarella Dip

Ingredients
8 ounces smoked mozzarella cheese, shredded 8 ounces provolone cheese, shredded ½ cup finely grated Parmesan cheese 1 - 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning ⅛ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes 1 loaf Italian bread, cut into ¼" slices 1 Roma tomato, diced, 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped

Directions
Preheat oven to 450ºF In a large bowl, combine the first 6 ingredients (all the cheese and seasonings). Oil or spray a 1.5 quart baking dish and pour the cheese micture into the dish. Bake for 15 minutes until all the cheese is melted -- a good reference is when the cheese begins to brown at the top, you know it's ready. Slice the Pane Rustico and toast the slices in the over for final 5 minutes. Top the melted cheese with sliced tomatos and parsley based on your personal preference, and serve immediately with the toasted Pane Rustico for dipping.

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