Thursday, January 7, 2010

Hot Pizza Dip

This is an old Pampered Chef recipe that makes for a delicious appetizer, snack, or even lunch during all of this chilly weather!

1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened
1 tsp. dried Italian seasoning (or just combine a little oregano, basil and garlic powder)
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
3/4 cup shredded fresh Parmesan cheese
1 can (8 oz) pizza sauce

Garnish: 2 Tbsp. chopped green bell pepper or 2 Tbsp. green onion slices

Preheat oven to 350. Combine cream cheese and Italian seasoning in small bowl. Spread onto bottom of a small baking dish (PC's Mini Baker if you have it). In another small bowl combine mozzarella and Parmesan cheese. Sprinkle half of it over the cream cheese. Spread pizza sauce over it and then sprinkle with the other half of the mozz/Parm mixture. Top with garnishes (I didn't do any!) Bake 15-18 minutes or until bubbly.

Serve with toasted baguette slices or fresh vegetable dippers!