Oven-Roasted Cheese Sticks Caprese

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Oven-Roasted Cheese Sticks CapreseRecipe
The tomatoes and cheese sticks are placed on two different pans, but bake them at the same time to make this appetizer quick and easy.
Makes 6 to 8 appetizer servings

Ingredients

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1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 garlic clove, pressed
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 (10-oz.) package grape tomatoes
1/2 (28-oz.) package frozen FARM RICH Cheese Sticks, thawed and cut in half lengthwise
2 tablespoons thin fresh basil strips

Preparation

Prep: 10 Minutes
Other Time: 15 Minutes

1. Preheat oven to 400°. Whisk together first 5 ingredients in a large bowl. Toss tomatoes in olive oil mixture, and place on a broiler pan.

2. Arrange cheese sticks, cut sides up, on a lightly greased 15- x 10-inch jelly-roll pan.

3. Bake cheese sticks and tomatoes, at the same time in separate pans, at 400° for 15 minutes or until cheese sticks are lightly golden and tomatoes begin to burst, stirring tomatoes occasionally.

4. Place cheese sticks on a platter. Spoon tomatoes and any accumulated liquid over cheese. Sprinkle with basil. Serve immediately.

Created date

March 2010