Tracy Noerper / Registered Dietician / Southeast Dairy
Hot Pizza Dip
Prep Time: 10 min Cook Time: 10 min
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
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