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Makeover Hot Pizza Dip

 Makeover Hot Pizza Dip
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
16 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Microwave, uncovered, at 70% power for 5-7 minutes or until cheese is

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Directions (continued)

  • melted. Serve with toasted baguette slices.
  • Yield: about 4 cups.
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.
Wine: Light-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.