Hot cheese dips are always a big hit at parties. I've previously shared my all-time favorite cheese dip; my mom makes it at Christmas time each year. This one is a bit different with an addition of herbs and mozzarella cheese instead of cheddar. The combination of cheeses, herbs, and a little bit of tomato garnish makes for a delightful dip. Serve it warm with some toasted baguette slices, or Triscuit crackers would also work.
Baked Cheese Herb Dip
1 cup sour cream
1/2 teaspoon mustard powder
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
8 oz shredded mozzarella cheese
12 oz shredded Monterey jack cheese
about 1 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped
1 tomato, diced
Preheat oven to 350F. In a medium mixing bowl, combine sour cream, mustard and thyme. Add cheeses and chopped basil leaves. Spoon into a small baking dish or pie plate. Bake for 15 minutes, or until cheese is melted and bubbly.
source: slightly adapted from Inspired Taste