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Microwave Pizza Dip

 Microwave Pizza Dip
Pizza toppings such as tomato sauce, pepperoni and cheese combine in this savory dip suggested by field editor Katie Koziolek of Hartland, Minnesota.
10-12 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup each chopped onion, mushrooms and green pepper
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
  • 3/4 cup chopped pepperoni, hard salami or fully cooked Polish sausage
  • 3/4 cup pizza sauce
  • Crisp breadsticks or garlic toast

Directions

  • In a 1-qt. microwave-safe dish, combine the onion, mushrooms and
  • green pepper. Cover and microwave on high for 1-1/2 to 2-1/2
  • minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender; drain on paper towels.
  • In a small bowl, combine the mozzarella, 1/2 cup Parmesan and
  • parsley.
  • Spread vegetable mixture in an 8-in. square microwave-safe dish. Top
  • with pepperoni, cheese mixture and pizza sauce. Microwave,
  • uncovered, at 70% power for 3-5 minutes or until cheese is melted,
  • rotating a half turn once. Top with remaining Parmesan. Serve warm
  • with breadsticks or garlic toast. Yield: 10-12 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 124 calories, 9 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 23 mg cholesterol, 384 mg sodium, 4 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 7 g protein.

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Wine: Light-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.