Adventures of the Heart
Mary Zalmanek
Appetizers: Pepperoni Pizza Dip

When Judy Lyle served this dish at a happy hour, I begged for the recipe.  After many years on a gluten-free diet, I’d forgotten how much I liked pepperoni pizza.  This has become a new favorite appetizer. Yum!

Serves 10 

  • 8 oz lite cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup lite sour cream
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup pizza sauce
  • 3/4 cup pepperoni, chopped
  • 1/4 cup green onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup green or red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded

In a small bowl, stir together first 4 ingredients until smooth. Spread evenly in a 9- or 10-inch oven-proof dish. Top with pizza sauce, pepperoni, onion, and peppers. Bake at 360 for 15 to 18 minutes. Top with cheese and bake an additional 5 minutes. Serve with corn chips, broccoli, celery or carrots.