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RECIPE # 4289 HOT PIZZA DIP Thursday March 26, 2009

RECIPE # 4289 HOT PIZZA DIP Thursday March 26, 2009

CREATED Mar 26, 2009

Tracy Noerper / Registered Dietician / Southeast Dairy

Hot Pizza Dip

Prep Time: 10 min   Cook Time: 10 min

Ingredients

  • 6 ounces light cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup light sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 cup pizza sauce
  • 1 cup shredded low-moisture, part-skim Mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup diced red peppers
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Whole wheat bread sticks or crackers

Combine cream cheese, sour cream and oregano in bowl; stir until smooth. Spread cream cheese mixture evenly into 9-inch pie plate or quiche pan. Top with pizza sauce, Mozzarella cheese, peppers and onions. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes, or until cheese is melted. Serve with whole wheat breadsticks or crackers.

Yield: 4 tablespoons, per serving Makes 10 servings

BIG BOWL CHEESE DIP

Prep time: 10 minutes   Cook time: 5-8 minutes

Ingredients:

1/2 cup diced onion

1 cup non-alcoholic beer

8 ounces (2 cups) shredded Cheddar cheese

8 ounces (2 cups) shredded Pepper Jack cheese

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1 1/2 tablespoons taco seasoning

1 - 2 tablespoons chopped chipotle pepper in adobo sauce

1 cup sour cream

Baked tortilla chips or roasted potato wedges, for dipping

1. Place onion and beer in a heavy medium-size saucepan. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat and simmer 3 to 4 minutes.

2. In a large bowl combine cheeses, flour and taco seasoning. Slowly add handfuls to hot beer until melted. Repeat until all of the cheese is used. Stir in chipotle pepper and sour cream. Serve with baked tortilla chips or potato wedges. Yield: about 3 cups / serving size: 2 ½ tablespoons dip and 1 ounce baked tortilla chips. Makes: 20 servings