Tonight is our April girl's game night & I am forever trying to figure out what appetizer to bring to the festivities. I usually like to try new recipes on the girl's & get their feedback but tonight I decided to make a dip that I have brought before & is always a hit. I haven't made it for almost a year so it is time to bring it back!
Hot Pizza Dip
1 (8oz) package of cream cheese, softened
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp dried parsley
1/2 tsp dried basil
*may use Italian seasoning instead of above seasonings
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 cup pizza sauce
2 T chopped green bell pepper
2 T chopped white onion
2 oz Hormel pepperoni sausage, chopped
2 T sliced black olives
*may add 2oz sausage as an option
In a small bowl, mix together the cream cheese, oregano, parsley, basil & garlic.
Spread mixture in the bottom of a 9 inch pie plate, or a shallow microwave-safe dish. Sprinkle 1/2 cup of the mozzarella cheese & 1/2 cup of the Parmesan cheese on top of the cream cheese mixture. Spread the pizza sauce over all. Sprinkle with remaining cheese, then top with green pepper, pepperoni, onion & olive slices. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 min uncovered. Serve hot with sliced french baguette bread or bagel chips.