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pizza dip

Recipe by
Francine Lizotte
Surrey South, BC

This is a flavorful fun food packed with tasty ingredients perfect to serve for sporting events or parties.

yield 8 servings
prep time 10 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For pizza dip

  • 1 pkg
    (8 oz.) light cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2 c
    sharp white cheddar cheese, grated and divided
  • 1/2 c
    parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1/2 Tbsp
    italian seasoning
  • 1 c
    pizza sauce
  • 5 oz
    mini pepperoni, divided
  • 2 oz
    sliced black olives, divided
  • 1/2 lb
    italian sausage, casings removed
  • 1/2 c
    yellow onions, chopped
  • 1/4 c
    green peppers, chopped
  • 6 ml
    mushrooms, washed and sliced
  • 1 lg
    clove garlic, pressed

How To Make pizza dip

  • 1
    Preheat the oven to 400ºF and grease a 2-quart baking dish with cooking spray; set aside.
  • 2
    In a medium bowl, add cream cheese, 1 cup sharp Cheddar cheese, Parmesan cheese and Italian seasoning.
  • 3
    Combine the ingredients before spooning the cheese mixture into the prepared baking dish; spread it out evenly. Add pizza sauce and spread it out as well.
  • 4
    Evenly distribute half mini pepperoni and half sliced black olives; set aside.
  • 5
    In a skillet over medium heat, add Italian sausage and cook halfway, breaking the meat into small pieces.
  • 6
    Add yellow onions and green peppers; sauté for 2 minutes. Add mushrooms, stir to coat and cook for 3 to 4 minutes.
  • 7
    Add pressed garlic and sauté for only 1 minute.
  • 8
    Using a slotted spoon, add meat mixture to baking dish. Add remaining mini pepperoni, remaining sliced black olives and top with remaining 1 cup Cheddar cheese.
  • 9
    Transfer the baking dish to the preheated oven and bake for 22 to 25 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  • 10
    Remove from the heat and let it rest a couple minutes before serving.
  • 11
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