This was Fabulous! My family occasionally dines at Olive Garden, and when we do, we almost always have this appetizer.<br/>This is absolutely dead on, maybe even better.<br/>I used the smoked mozzarella, and aged asiago cheese instead of the provolone, and left out the pecorino romano.<br/>Absolutely delicious!
I used this recipe at a shower with an Italian theme. It was a serious hit. It looked pretty with the tomatoes on top. It was tasty fresh out of the oven as well as when it cooled.
This is an excellent recipe. I made it with Smoked Mozzarella and Fontina. Fontina is a delicate Italian cheese with a nutty, slightly smoky taste. My friend and I had eaten this at Olive Garden two days before. We both felt that my version was even better than what we had eaten there. I would suggest two things in the preparation. Remove the hard skin from the mozzarella and freeze the cheeses before you grated them to make it easier. Thanks for sharing this.