Saturday, January 31, 2009

Cheesy Pizza Dip

I came across this recipe at the Noble Pig. It seemed easy, quick, delicious, and perfect for a quick football weekend appetizer.

Since my daughter was visiting for Championship Sunday, and with the Superbowl upon us, I thought I'd post it.

Also, my son is at college, and I thought it would be a perfect recipe for him and the boys at the house to go with their soft drinks during the Game. (Hi Nate)

So I used it as a base for what follows, but please check out the original post at: Noble Pig

Ingredients and method:

1 can pizza sauce or 1 can tomato sauce
1/2 cup diced italian sausage or 1/2 cup diced pepperoni (or bacon!)
1/4 cup diced pineapple (only if you like pineapple in your sauce)
4 minced green onions
1 small can black olives, drained and chopped finely
2 teaspoons italian seasoning, or, 2 teaspoons combination of seasonings you
have on hand such as oregano, basil, etc.
4 oz cream cheese at room temperature
1 cup mozzarella cheese
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar or balsamic if available.
1/2 cup parmesan, to sprinkle on top of the finished dip.

2 - 3 packages (8 oz) refrigerated breadstick dough

Or, make your own breadsticks from my site: Easy Breadsticks

1 tablespoon melted butter
2 teaspoons oregano/basil mixture.

In a heavy pot, over medium heat, combine meat(s), sliced olives, spices, onions and sauce and vinegar. Bring to a boil and immediately reduce heat to medium.

Add cheeses, reserving Parmesan for topping.. Stir until melted and mixture is well combined.

Turn heat to low and prepare the breadsticks. Brush baked breadsticks with melted butter and Italian seasonings.

Pour dip into serving dish and sprinkle with parmesan. Immediately serve with breadsticks fresh from the oven.


Lazy Mom Leslie said...

Oh my goodness that looks so good! I'll have to give it a try for the Super Bowl party we are going to tomorrow!

Peabody said...

Wish I had seen this in time for the Super Bowl.