Hot cheese & pepperoni dip w/ pizza dippers

sherry monfils

By
@smonfils

Last football season my daughter asked me to come up w/ a dip that everyone would love, including the children. So, I know the kids love pepperoni pizza, as do most adults and decided to make a kind of " pizza dip." I figured for the bread or crackers to be dippers, why didn't I just make little pizza dippers? So, that's what I did. I made 2, 1 for the adults, which I added red pepper flakes and 1 w/out the flakes for the kids. I'll have a picture soon.

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Serves:
24
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

2 can(s)
refrigerated pizza dough, like pillsbury
2/3 c
grated parmesan cheese
1 tsp
dried italian herbs
1/2 tsp
garlic powder
1/2 c
olive oil
12 oz
cream cheese, at room temp
1/2 c
sour cream, i used light
2 tsp
fresh chopped oregano
1 tsp
fresh chopped basil
1 tsp
minced garlic
1/4 tsp
crushed red pepper flakes, i omitted for the kids
3/4 c
pizza sauce, ( can use any spaghetti sauce.)
1-1/3 c
chopped pepperoni
3/4 c
shredded italian style cheese, i used sargento
3/4 c
plus 1/4 cup, shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 c
diced green bell pepper
1/4 c
sliced scallions, cleaned 1st. i used a little of each green and white parts

Step-By-Step

1Heat oven to 425. In medium bowl, stir together parmesan cheese, italian herbs and garlic powder. Roll out 1 can pizza dough on lightly floured surface. Cut into 18 squares.Cut each square in 1/2 to form 2 triangles.
2Place triangles on lightly sprayed, ( w/ cooking spray,) baking sheet.Brush w/ olive oil. Sprinkle w/ parmesan-herb mix. repeat w/ 2nd can of pizza dough. bake about 10 mins or until golden brown. Remove to a rack to cool.
3In lg bowl, beat on low, cream cheese, sour cream, oregano, basil, garlic and red pepper flakes until smooth.Stir in pizza sauce and then pepperoni, shredded italian cheese, 3/4 cup mozzarella cheese, green pepper and scallions. Lightly spray a 2-quart oven proof casserole dish. Spoon mix into casserole dish and bake for 15 mins or until bubbly. remove from oven and sprinkle w/ remaining cheese. Bake additional 5 mins. Serve w/ pizza dippers and a lot of napkins!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cheese Appetizers, Dips, Pizza
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids