For years and years one of my favorite snacks was the Italian Dipper from Market Day. Does everyone have Market Day? Basically you order products and then pick it up at certain schools. And I think the school gets some percentage of sales or some kind of benefit. I am actually not real sure what the deal is. All I know is that Italian Dippers are delicious. Or I should say were delicious. In grade school and probably even junior high I was a BIG fan of the Italian Dipper. It was a ring of bread filled with Italian seasoning and cheese. It came frozen and all we had to do was pop it into the oven. It came with a little cup of marinara for dipping too. Well, one day Market Day made a huge mistake and changed up the Italian Dipper. Big Mistake. Huge. What were they thinking. I’ve never ordered anything from Market Day again. Market Day is dead to me.
And now I need not only reminisce about Italian Dippers. A long, long time ago we made this baked cheese. It kind of reminded us of Italian Dippers. And then we kind of forgot. Well, this week it suddenly occurred to me to recreate my beloved Italian Dipper. I have seen people make taco rings before so I decided to work off of that. I have to say, it turned out darn good! I impress myself. Also, this is the perfect appetizer to bring to a party. Little slices of heaven. Does anyone else remember the Italian Dipper?
- 2 cans crescent rolls, not the jumbo ones
- 6 ounces fontina cheese, shredded
- 1/2 tablespoon Italian seasoning
- 1 can pizza sauce for dipping or homemade
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Shred the cheese.
- Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Begin making a ring with the crescent roll triangles, overlapping each triangle. See picture above.
- Sprinkle the cheese on the widest part of each triangle.
- Sprinkle with Italian seasoning.
- Fold the pointy part of each triangle over the cheese.
- Tuck the point under the widest part of the triangle.
- Sprinkle with additional cheese.
- Bake on the middle rack for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
- Serve with pizza sauce.