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Italian Tomato Fondue

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Ingredients
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), minced / pressed
  Assorted dippers 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs) (Carrot Sticks, Celery Sticks, Green Pepper Strips, Zucchini Rounds, Cauliflowerets, Italian Sausage Slices, And Bread Sticks Or Cubes Of Firm Italian Bread)
  Shredded longhorn cheddar cheese 8 Ounce (2 Cups)
  Freshly grated parmesan cheese 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Cornstarch 2 Teaspoon
  Butter/Margarine 2 Tablespoon
  Onion 1 Small, finley minced
  Canned stewed tomatoes 8 Ounce, drained well (1 Can)
  Dry basil 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1⁄8 Teaspoon
Directions

Prepare dippers; set aside.
Toss together cheeses and cornstarch; set aside.
Place butter in a round 2-quart microwave-proof casserole or fondue dish.
Microwave, uncovered, on HIGH (100%) for 30 seconds or until melted.
Stir in onion and garlic; microwave, uncovered, on HIGH (100%) for 4 minutes or until vegetables are soft.
Stir in tomatoes (break up with a spoon), basil, and pepper; cover with wax paper and microwave on HIGH (100%) for 2 minutes or until steaming.
Stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, gradually add cheese mixture, a few tablespoons at a time, stirring after each addition until cheese is melted.
Then microwave, uncovered, on MEDIUM (50%) for 2 minutes or until fondue is thick and bubbly.
Serve immediately, with assorted dippers.
To reheat, cover with wax paper and microwave on MEDIUM (50%) for 1 minute or until heated through.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Microwaving
Ingredient: 
Cheese
Interest: 
Gourmet
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
15 Minutes
Servings: 
2

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