Hot Pizza Dip

Its hot and its trendy, the new way of eating pizza is in a form of a dip! Make your children eat veggies with this trick - simply by using veggies instead of dough/bread and dipping it into the pizza flavored dip. Each bite will be loved by kids, I assure you of that! 

1, 8 ounce package of reduced fat cream cheese, at room temperature
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
2 cups grated mozzarella cheese
2 cups grated mozzarella cheese
1 cup of pizza sauce (or jarred marinara sauce)
Pizza toppings of your choice such as pepperoni, olives, ham, bacon, pineapple etc.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9-inch pie plate.
Place the cream cheese in a mixing bowl and add the garlic powder and Italian seasoning. Whisk until combined. Spread the mixture in the bottom of the prepared pie plate.
Toss the mozzarella cheese and cheddar cheese together. Spread half the mixture on top of the cream cheese. Spread the pizza sauce over the cheese, then top with the remaining cheese.
Spread the toppings you have chosen evenly over the top of the cheese, as you would a pizza. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly. Serve immediately with bread slices or crackers.
Posted by Diane Araga, on May 5, 2013 at 9:00 AM