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Cracker Barrel Mediterranean Herb Flatbread Pizza

3 Comments | Written on December 16, 2011 at 5:00 am , by

This weekend, holiday parties will be in full swing!

During these busy days before Christmas, I like to serve dishes that come together quickly and I know my guests will love.

This recipe for Mediterranean Herb Flatbread Pizza is always a huge hit!  It is a great way to showcase the Cracker Barrel Cheese “Mediterranean Herb” variety.  A creamy cheddar cheese flecked with basil, rosemary and oregano.

Start with your favorite prepared pizza dough and press it out in a large rectangle on a baking sheet.  Top with the shredded Cracker Barrel Mediterranean Herb Cheese.  I love that this one ingredient is packed with flavor!  Then layer on some cooked hot Italian sausage and sun-dried tomatoes.  Only 4 ingredients and you have a party!

MEDITERRANEAN HERB FLATBREAD PIZZA  (click here to view and print recipe)

Prepared pizza dough (refrigerated variety or thawed, if frozen)

1 block (10 oz.)  Cracker Barrel Mediterranean Herb Cheddar Cheese, shredded

1 lb hot Italian Sausage, cooked and crumbled

1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil, julienne cut

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Press pizza dough into a large rectangle on a baking sheet.  Top with shredded cheese, crumbled sausage and sun-dried tomatoes.  Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the pizza is browned and bubbly.  Cut into appetizer squares.

It’s not a party without a couple bottles of wine!  This flatbread appetizer tastes great with both white and red, so you can offer your guests a choice of their favorite.  If your credit cards are getting a workout with holiday shopping, budget-friendly wine pairings are always a welcome option.

I like the Beringer Founders’ Estate label because of its approachability, finesse and balance.  Plus, they are under $10 a bottle!  With this dish, their Chardonnay and Cabernet Savignon are both delicious pairings.

You can feel good about purchasing a bottle of Beringer this holiday season because of the Beringer Million Meals Campaign.  When you purchase a bottle of their Founder’s Estate wine from your local retailer, they will donate a dollar to a food bank in your community.  It is an outstanding way to help families right in your area.  Spread holiday cheer at your party and know you are helping local families at the same time!

If you love to entertain, these drink/appetizer dishes are nothing short of genius!  The plates have a convenient cut-out where a bottle of wine can rest.  Guests can carry their food and drink easily, while keeping one hand free.  They are so fun and a great conversation piece.

Cheers!  Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

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