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Formaggio al Forno con Prosciutto e Funghi Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 1 wheel of brie cheese (8 oz)
- 4 oz of prosciutto, sliced
- 8 oz of mushrooms, sliced
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- 2 tbsp of olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste

Special equipment needed:
- Oven-safe baking dish
- Aluminum foil

Step-by-step instructions:

1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
2. In a skillet over medium heat, add the olive oil and garlic. Cook until fragrant, about 1-2 minutes.
3. Add the sliced mushrooms to the skillet and cook until tender, about 5-7 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
4. Remove the skillet from heat and set aside.
5. Place the brie cheese wheel in the oven-safe baking dish.
6. Top the brie cheese with the cooked mushrooms and sliced prosciutto.
7. Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil.
8. Bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
9. Remove from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes.
10. Serve hot with crackers or bread.

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 12 minutes
Serving size:
4 servings

Nutritional information:
Calories: 320
Fat: 25g
Carbohydrates: 2g
Protein: 21g

Substitutions for ingredients:
- Brie cheese can be substituted with camembert or any other soft cheese.
- Prosciutto can be substituted with cooked bacon or ham.
- Mushrooms can be substituted with any other vegetable of your choice.

- Add chopped herbs like thyme or rosemary for extra flavor.
- Top with chopped nuts like walnuts or pecans for added crunch.

Tips and tricks:
- Make sure to cover the baking dish with aluminum foil to prevent the cheese from drying out.
- Serve immediately after baking for the best taste and texture.

Storage instructions:
Store any leftover in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Reheating instructions:
Reheat in the oven at 375°F for 5-7 minutes or until heated through.

Presentation ideas:
Serve on a wooden board with crackers or bread.

Garnish with fresh herbs like parsley or chives.

Pair with a glass of red wine or sparkling wine.

Suggested side dishes:
Serve with a side salad or roasted vegetables.

Troubleshooting advice:
- If the cheese is not melted enough, bake for an additional 2-3 minutes.
- If the cheese is too runny, bake for a shorter time or reduce the amount of toppings.

Food safety advice:
Make sure to cook the mushrooms thoroughly to prevent any foodborne illnesses.

Food history:
Formaggio al Forno con Prosciutto e Funghi is a popular Italian appetizer that is often served during special occasions.

Flavor profiles:
This dish has a rich and creamy flavor with a savory and salty taste from the prosciutto and mushrooms.

Serving suggestions:
Serve as an appetizer or a light meal.

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Region: Italian

Taste: Savory, Cheesy, Salty, Umami, Smoky