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Marinara-Mozzarella Dip

Talk about easy! With three ingredients and two loaves of baguette-style French bread, this marinara mozzarella dip is an easy appetizer that will please your family and guests. For variation, try using goat cheese instead of mozzarella cheese. —Janie Colle, Hutchinson, Kansas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 2-1/2 hours
  • Makes
    12 servings (3 cups)


  • 2 cups marinara sauce
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) fresh mozzarella cheese pearls, drained
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil
  • French bread baguette, thinly sliced and toasted
  • Optional: Crushed red pepper flakes and additional fresh minced basil


  • Pour marinara into a 1-1/2-qt. slow cooker. Cook, covered, on low about 2 hours, until hot. Stir in mozzarella and basil. Cook until cheese is melted, about 30 minutes longer. If desired, top with crushed red pepper flakes and additional basil. Serve with toasted baguette slices.

Test Kitchen tips
  • This recipe works well with jarred pasta sauce, so use your favorite brand and flavor.
  • Nutrition Facts
    1/4 cup: 76 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 219mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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