Fondue was all the rage in the 70’s! Oh, to dip all those veggies into melted cheese! Yum!
Cheese often gets a bad rap for dogs. But in moderation, the right cheese can be a great source of protein as a treat. Make sure and choose cheese lower in lactose, which some dogs and humans are intolerant of. We like to use organic, low fat mozzarella for this recipe, but you could also use goat cheese as well. For the humans only, make sure and add some salt and pepper to your portion after. Get to dipping with no salt added rice crackers and dog friendly veggies like carrots or celery.
One last thing. This recipe does not have to be scaled exact. For larger parties, just remember, 2 cups of cheese to every cup of yogurt for the right consistency.
Red Pupper Cheese Dip For Dogs And People To Share
1 cup organic, non sweetened greek yogurt
2 cups organic, low fat mozzarella cheese, cubed
1 organic red bell pepper chopped and roasted
4 tablespoons, organic chopped, cooked turkey bacon
2 tablespoons organic honey
1 tablespoon organic olive oil
1 teaspoon, chopped organic basil
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
Mix the yogurt and cheese. Pour into glass casserole dish. Spoon the red bell pepper and bacon on top of the yogurt and cheese mixture. Drizzle olive oil and honey on top of the dish. Bake for 30 minutes or until red bell pepper and bacon looks caramelized.
Take out of oven and let cool completely. Mixture will be very hot, but once cooled, will set. Sprinkle basil on top and serve with rice crackers or veggies!
Disclaimer: This is meant as a treat and not a regular meal replacement. Always consult a vet before making any changes to your dog’s diet. Never serve hot food to your dog!