Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Yummy Pizza Dip

Take a warm appetizer to your next party!
Have you ever tried this easy appetizer? I had it for the first time at my bro-in-law's law school graduation party, and I've been thinking of it ever since! Here's my adaptation...

Hot Pizza Dip

8 oz cream cheese, softened
1/2 t. oregano
1/2 t. parsley
1/2 t. basil
1 cup pizza sauce
1 cup parmesan cheese
1 cup mozzarella cheese
2 oz. pepperoni (chopped)
1 small can sliced black olives

Mix dried herbs (oregano, parsley, basil) with cream cheese. Spread into shallow dish (pie plate, or small casserole dish). Top with 1/2 cup of each cheese. Layer pizza sauce, remaining cheeses, pepperoni, and olives.

Bake in 350 degree oven for 20 minutes, until hot and bubbly. Enjoy with tortilla chips or fritos.

If you are taking this somewhere, assemble at home, transport cold, and heat in microwave (covered) for 5 minutes until hot and bubbly.
Variations: you can add chopped green bell pepper, chopped onion, cooked sausage, mushrooms...any favorite pizza topping. Use italian seasoning instead of separate herbs. ANYTHING you'd like!
Let me know if you try it!

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