Easy Caprese Appetizer Dip Recipe

Not one to be a quitter, I'm not quite ready to quit summer just yet, but I'm not one to let fall sneak up on me, which is why this warm cheesy caprese appetizer dip is the perfect transition food into the next season. I still have a few tomatoes hanging on and the basil is still growing, so a few of these ingredients are fresh from my garden, however, if you don't have any lingering still, these ingredients are pretty inexpensive at your local market. 

cast iron skillet, homemade, fresh, tomatoes, basil, cheese, tailgating

This dip is the perfect appetizer to bring along to your next tailgate or if you don't want to share, snuggle up with it on a crisp fall day and binge on Netflix! I'm not one to judge. It's pretty easy to make and is sure to be a new crowd favorite.

cast iron skillet, homemade, fresh, tomatoes, basil, cheese, tailgating




If you don't have a cast iron skillet, I would recommend picking up this one. It's not too expensive and it's already pre-seasoned.

cast iron skillet, homemade, fresh, tomatoes, basil, cheese, tailgating

Caprese Dip
Ingredients
1 Cream cheese brick
1 Cup mozzarella cheese
½ Cup parmesan cheese
14 Pepperoni slices
1 Cup marinara sauce
½ Cup sun dried {or fresh} tomatoes
½ Cup basil, sliced
cast iron skillet, homemade, fresh, tomatoes, basil, cheese, tailgating

Directions
Preheat the oven at 350ºF
In a skillet add a layer of cream cheese.
Add half the tomatoes, pepperoni, basil, parmesan, and mozzarella.
Pour the marinara sauce.
Add the remaining mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese, and pepperoni.
Take to the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the cheese has melted.
cast iron skillet, homemade, fresh, tomatoes, basil, cheese, tailgating

Let it cool down for 5 minutes and garnish with the remaining basil.
Serve and enjoy.
cast iron skillet, homemade, fresh, tomatoes, basil, cheese, tailgating

Tips
Add drizzle of pesto once the dip has been baked.
cast iron skillet, homemade, fresh, tomatoes, basil, cheese

Serve it up and let me know what you think! 

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