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Microwave Pizza Dip Recipe

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

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

  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.

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.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

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