Monday, March 11, 2013

SRC- Pizza Dip

It's that time of the month again, time for the Secret Recipe Club reveal.  Yup.

A bunch of daring bloggers get assigned a blog and have to make and blog a recipe from their assigned blog.  You just never know who's going to get your blog or which one you will be assigned.    My assignment this month was Satisfy My Sweet Tooth, which I have to say was a challenge of sorts.   I'm not so much into sweet stuff, just the occasional foray into that realm.  However, if you do make sweet stuff, you need to check out her recipe collection.  Wow is all I can say, this lady makes some killer sweet things.   Most of the sweet things I make are Danish and not that sweet, just rich and good.  

 I do love to make appetizers though, and I host a Tapas Night once a month so am always on the lookout for something interesting to make.  And then I saw it, Pizza Dip, and I knew I had found the one.      I served this with some Naan for dipping purposes.   So here it is, my take on it, cause gee, I will make some changes, mainly cause I can and oh, I couldn't get some of the ingredients.    My changes are in blue


Ingredients (1 8-inch serving dish)  I used a divided dish, and made two dips.   One side was vegetarian and the other side had sliced pepperoni on it.
1 8oz. package low fat cream cheese ( I used the store brand) 
1 6oz. container 0 % fat Greek Yoghurt (I used light sour cream)
1/2 tsp garlic powder (I sautee'd a couple of minced garlic cloves)
1 tsp Italian seasoning
1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese  
1 cup prepared pizza sauce  (I used a Three Cheese Sauce Pasta Sauce) 
1 cup reduced-fat mozzarella cheese, shredded (I actually used a mixture of Mozzarella Cheese and a prepackaged Pizza Cheese, which incorporated Romano, Provolone, Mozzarella and Parmesan
1/2 cup chopped vegetables and/or cooked meats  (I used a combo of Mushrooms, Green Pepper and Black Olives and some sliced Pepperoni)
Instructions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a small bowl, combine cream cheese, sour cream, Parmesan cheese,garlic and Italian seasoning using an electric mixer.
Divide mixture evenly between each side of divided dish.

Top the cream cheese mixture with pizza sauce and spread evenly to cover.
Sprinkle Cheese evenly over both sides.   

Sprinkle vegetables on one side and meats and veggies on other side.   I used Mushrooms, black olives, and Green Peppers for the veggies, and some sliced pepperoni for the meat side.   I added an additional 1/2 cup of so of cheese over the veggies and meat. 



Bake 20 minutes or until cheese is melted.
Serve with bread or chips.   I used some lovely Naan Bread and it was a hit.  
Dip can be made one day ahead and stored (before baking) wrapped in plastic wrap in the refrigerator.  









I actually caught people spooning this onto their plates and eating it with a fork.   It was that good.   I will make this one again, and again, and again.   
Sid Munkholm
Sid Munkholm

Sid loves to cook, feed people and have fun in the kitchen. She shares her successes and the involuntary offerings she sometimes gives the kitchen goddess as well. And she's still looking for the mythical fairy to help her clean the kitchen after a marathon cooking session. Currently working on a cookbook showcasing the recipes from her Danish heritage.

20 comments:

  1. This looks fabulous. I'm definitely going to need this on my appetizer list. Excellent choice (and I love the split platter).

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    1. Thank you, I thought it was good myself. And my guests, both vegetarians, wanna-be vegetarians and omnivores loved it.

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  2. That looks amazing! I love the dish and how you made two different varieties. Great SRC selection!

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  3. This is definitely going on the buffet next time our whole family gets together. We love to do a whole buffet of appetizers and this is one that has never made an appearance. Pinning NOW!

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    1. This is a great recipe for a buffet of appetizers, and I'll be making this again, and again. And thanks for pinning it. Now I have to go do that as well.

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  4. I have never made this but love that you made it just like you order a pizza half and half!

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    1. When you have both vegetarians and omnivores to entertain, you can get inventive. Besides which, when we get pizza it's usually half and half cause I like the veggies myself. And this lent itself very well to that.

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  6. What a great party dip, can't wait to try it. Thanks for sharing a great recipe.
    Miz Helen

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    1. You're welcome, let me know what you think of it.

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  7. Man that looks good. Bookmarking this one for my next appetizer adventure. Nice meeting you through SRC. Love that half and half thing.

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    1. This was good. Nice to meet you too. And the half and half thing, not the last time I do something like that. People appreciated it.

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  8. The divided dish approach was inspired, just the thing for a crowd with mixed preferences. Your parties sound SO tasty!

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    1. We have a very diverse crowd of people who come, but they always bring some inventive dishes. So much fun to see what other people make and bring.

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  9. A delicious sounding dip and so easily adapted to suit everyone's taste.

    If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my group 'A' SRC entry Loaded Potato Soup.

    Lisa~~

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    1. Just checked out your entry, and it looks really yummy. And the dip, well I thought it might just go good on a baked potato sometime as well. Hmmm, just got an idea for a party theme.

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  10. That looks awesome - I bet it would be great at, like, a Super Bowl party or something - or any time you need a yummy appetizer, really :) Great choice.

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    1. I'm making this again, and you're right, it would be great for a Super Bowl party.

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  11. I love dips! This one looks delicious!

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