Recipes | Cheesy Pizza Dip & Pizza Crust Dippers



Cheesy Pizza Dip and Pizza Crust Dippers
From Paula's Best Dishes Episode:  Cravin' Italian

Ingredients
4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter, divided
1/2 cup chopped fresh mushrooms
1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup Italian sausage
1/2 cup chopped Canadian bacon
1/2 cup chopped pepperoni
2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
1/2 cup cooked and crumbled bacon (6-10 slices
      depending on thickness of bacon)
Pizza crust dippers (recipe follows)

Directions


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

In a small saucepan, melt 2 tablespoons butter over medium eat.  Add the mushrooms, peppers and onions.  Cook until the vegetables are tender, 5 to 6 minutes.

In a skillet, melt the remaining 2 tablespoons butter over medium heat.  Add the sausage, breaking up with a wooden spoon, Canadian bacon, and pepperoni.  Cook until the sausage is done and no longer pink.

Add the cream cheese and stir to melt and combine.  Stir in the Italian seasoning and bacon.

Spoon the mixture into a 1-quart baking dish.  Bake until dip is browned and bubbly, 30 to 35 minutes.  Serve the dip with the Pizza Crust Dippers.

Pizza Crust Dippers


Ingredients
2 (12.8 ounce) cans refrigerated pizza crust dough
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon grated Romano


Directions
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.  Spray 2 baking sheets with nonstick cooking spray.

On a clean, flat surface, unroll the dough.  Brush the dough evenly with olive oil and sprinkle evenly with cheese (I also sprinkled with Italian seasoning).  Using a pizza cutter, cut the dough into 2 by 3-inch rectangles (I cut mine into smaller, 1 by 2-inch rectangles).  Place on prepared baking sheets.  Bake until lightly browned, 10 to 12 minutes.

Recipe Courtesy of Paula Deen

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