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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
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    about 4 cups

Ingredients

  • 1 package (8 ounces) fat-free cream cheese
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 cup 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

Directions

  • 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 melted. Serve with toasted baguette slices.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 154 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 466mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 2g fiber), 9g protein.

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  • ctmlotame
    Apr 9, 2013

    good

  • juan_Re
    Sep 28, 2011

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  • huggybears
    Aug 24, 2010

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  • mjlouk
    Jun 19, 2010

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