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Hot Pizza Dip Recipe
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Hot Pizza Dip Recipe

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In South Otselic, New York, Stacie Morse can assemble this effortless appetizer in a jiffy. "This pizza-flavored dip goes very fast, so you may want to make two," she suggests.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 24 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 can (8 ounces) pizza sauce
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green pepper
  • 2 tablespoons thinly sliced green onion
  • Breadsticks or tortilla chips

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 tablespoons) equals 62 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 16 mg cholesterol, 131 mg sodium, 1 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 3 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a bowl, beat cream cheese and Italian seasoning. Spread in an ungreased 9-in. microwave-safe pie plate.
  2. Combine mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses; sprinkle half over the cream cheese. Top with the pizza sauce, remaining cheese mixture, green pepper and onion.
  3. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 2-3 minutes or until cheese is almost melted, rotating a half turn several times. Let stand for 1-2 minutes. Serve with breadsticks or tortilla chips. Yield: about 3 cups.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Hot Pizza Dip in Quick Cooking January/February 2000, p11

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 tablespoons) equals 62 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 16 mg cholesterol, 131 mg sodium, 1 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 3 g protein.

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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Reviewed Feb. 1, 2014

I've been making this for years. It's in one of the Pampered Chef recipe books, I always serve with french loaf bread made in the Pampered Chef tins... very good

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Reviewed May. 18, 2013

My big guys loved this

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Reviewed Mar. 9, 2013

I made this for my friends. Huge hit! Served with breadsticks but they kept breaking. Luckily had scoops in the house. This is a keeper

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Reviewed Dec. 29, 2011

I have made this dozens of times, topping it with all sorts of different things, the simplest being just a sprinkle or grind of Italian seasoning. I usually make 2 of these dips when I take it to a gathering. Always goes over well!

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Reviewed Oct. 21, 2010

I have made this many times. Whenever I make this dip, it is a huge hit! I changed the italian seasoning to Presti's Pizza seasoning.

I have made a Cheese Pizza dip, and many more variations of typical restaurant pizzas and no matter what kind it is, it always is gone in a flash! It's quick, easy and I have made it the night before many times with great success, just microwave right before serving!

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