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Gooey Pizza Dip

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min.

Makes

3 cups

Pepperoni, tomatoes and olives dress up this cheesy baked dip. I serve it with breadsticks and wedges of baked Boboli. You can even prepare individual servings in ramekins if you like. —Kitti Boesel, Woodbridge, Virginia
Gooey Pizza Dip Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (8 ounces) reduced-fat ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup fat-free mayonnaise
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3/4 cup diced seeded plum tomatoes, divided
  • 1 can (2-1/2 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained, divided
  • 1/4 cup sliced turkey pepperoni
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • Assorted crackers

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the ricotta, mayonnaise, 1 cup mozzarella, Parmesan cheese, 1/2 cup tomatoes, 6 tablespoons olives, pepperoni, garlic powder, Italian seasoning and pepper flakes.
  2. Spread into a 9-in. pie plate coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with remaining mozzarella.
  3. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until edges are bubbly and top is golden brown. Sprinkle with remaining tomatoes and olives. Serve with crackers.

Nutrition Facts

1/3 cup: 124 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 25mg cholesterol, 493mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 9g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 lean meat, 1 fat, 1/2 starch.

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