An Ooey Gooey Cheese Boat You’ll Love

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An Ooey Gooey Cheese Boat You’ll Love; fun food that’s perfect for celebrating game days, Super Bowls, Friday nights, weekends, or when you need a savory treat!




Also known as Khachapuri, a bread with Georgian origins, cheese boats are trending in restaurants all across the country. In fact, a Brooklyn, New York restaurant, aptly named “Cheeseboat,” has become a favorite stop on the east coast.

Here is their cheese boat.

But if you’re not in New York, or simply want to make one at home. It’s incredibly easy. And fun! And perfect for appetizers, game day treats (like the Super Bowl) or cozy weekends with friends and family.

It’s best when you make your own dough, but store-bought is just fine as well. I’ve even tried it with the pizza dough that comes in a can. It works but because the dough is rectangular shaped, you have to finagle it a bit to shape it into rounds and then into boat shapes. The taste, however, isn’t the same as using a quality pizza dough. Which is definitely preferred.

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Cheese boats or khachapuris are traditionally made with a raw egg topping which you stir into the hot cheese to cook. I’m not a fan of raw eggs so often I either eliminate it all together or bake it in the oven. Directions are below.

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An Ooey Gooey Cheese Boat You’ll Love

An Ooey Gooey Cheese Boat You’ll Love; fun food that’s perfect for celebrating game days, Super Bowls, Friday nights, weekends, or when you need a savory treat!

  • Author: Stephanie Wilson
  • Yield: Makes 4 Cheese Boats

Ingredients

  • 1 lb pizza dough (store-bought or our Pizza Dough recipe)
  • 3 cups shredded low moisture mozzarella cheese (12 oz.)
  • 1-1/4 cups crumbled feta cheese (8 oz.)

Egg Wash – 1 egg + 1 teaspoon water

Optional — 4 eggs to bake into the cheese boat

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 450°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Cut the round of pizza dough into 4 equal pieces. Then spread the pieces of dough into about 9-inch rounds. Roll the two opposite sides toward the center and pinch the ends to form a boat shape. Transfer the shaped dough to the prepared baking sheet. Stuff each boat with the cheese mixture and brush an egg wash (1 egg + 1 tsp water) over the rolled edges of the dough.

Bake in the preheated 450° oven for 9-12 minutes, depending on their size.

If you want to add an egg, make a well in the cheese filling, crack an egg into each well and return to the oven and bake for an additional 5-6 minutes. Garnish with fresh herbs (I love oregano) and Parmesan cheese. Serve immediately.



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Stephanie Wilson is an author, blogger, publisher, and former television news writer and producer. She lives in the Puget Sound area with her family.

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