Makeover Hot Pizza Dip Recipe
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Makeover Hot Pizza Dip Recipe

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This standout makeover has less than half the saturated fat and way fewer calories than the original recipe. Guaranteed to be a hit at your next gathering! Trisha Kruse - Eagle, Idaho
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 16 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (8 ounces) fat-free cream cheese
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, divided
  • 1 small sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped sweet onion
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 can (8 ounces) pizza sauce
  • 4 ounces sliced turkey pepperoni, chopped
  • 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 1 French bread baguette (10-1/2 ounces), cut into 1/4-inch slices, toasted

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup dip with 4 baguette slices equals 154 calories, 6 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 16 mg cholesterol, 466 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 9 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and Italian seasoning until smooth; spread into a 9-in. microwave-safe pie plate. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese and 1/4 cup Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese.
  2. In a small nonstick skillet, saute pepper and onion in oil until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Spoon over cheeses. Spread pizza sauce over pepper mixture. Sprinkle with remaining cheeses, pepperoni and olives.
  3. Microwave, uncovered, at 70% power for 5-7 minutes or until cheese is melted. Serve with toasted baguette slices. Yield: about 4 cups.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Makeover Hot Pizza Dip in Healthy Cooking June/July 2010, p20

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup dip with 4 baguette slices equals 154 calories, 6 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 16 mg cholesterol, 466 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 9 g protein.

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Reviewed Apr. 9, 2013

good

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Reviewed Jun. 19, 2010

Really good - I served it with garlic triscuits instead of the bread and it was still fantastic!

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