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Hot Pepperoni Pizza Dip

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2010-07-03 Appetizer
5 98

This warmed, layered dip has cream cheese, mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses, with cooked red pepper and onion, covered with pizza sauce and topped with pepperoni and olives.

  • Servings: 16

Ingredients:

1× 8-oz pkg Cream Cheese, softened
1 Tbsp Dried Italian Seasoning
1 cup Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
1 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
2 Tbsp Olive Oil
½ Medium Red Bell Pepper, chopped
1 tsp Finely Minced Garlic
¼ cup Diced Sweet Onion
1 cup Pizza Sauce
4 oz Pepperoni Sausage, chopped
½ cup sliced Black Olives
2× 8-oz Baguettes, sliced and toasted

Directions:

In a small bowl, mix together cream cheese and Italian seasoning. Spread mixture in a 9-inch pie plate or a shallow microwave-safe dish. Sprinkle 1/2 cup of the mozzarella cheese and 1/2 cup of the Parmesan cheese on top of cream cheese mixture. Heat olive oil over medium-high heat in a medium skillet, then saute the red pepper, garlic and onion until tender, 5-10 minutes. Spoon over cheese mixture in baking dish, then top with pizza sauce. Sprinkle with remaining cheese, then top with pepperoni and olive slices. Cover and microwave on medium setting until heated through. Serve with toasted baguette slices for dipping.

Helpful Tips:

Whenever I have an informal get-together at my house, this dip makes an appearance. I usually make more than one batch, because it goes so fast. It's like pizza, only in bite-size servings.