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Cooking on a Shoestring: Fall Party Dips

Cooking on a Shoestring: Fall Party Dips

With a little bit of fall chill in the air (and freezer full of cheap Kraft cheese), I thought you might enjoy these recipes.  I bet both would be yummy with the Pillsbury Baguette chips that were on sale last week at Giant Eagle if you grabbed them! 


Pepperoni Pizza Dip

  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 tablespoon savory herb with garlic soup mix (or other favorite Italian seasoning mix)
  • 1/4 cup chopped pepperoni
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese

Combine the sour cream, ricotta, soup mix and pepperoni in a saucepan; heat through. Stir in mozzarella and Parmesan cheese just until melted.  Serve warm with french bread, pita chips or the following bread stick recipe:

Bread Sticks

  • 1 tube (13.8 ounces) refrigerated pizza crust
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

On a lightly floured surface, roll out pizza crust to a 12-in. x 8-in. rectangle. Brush with oil. Combine the Parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning, garlic powder and pepper; sprinkle over dough.  Cut into 3-in. x 1-in. strips; place on a greased baking sheet.  Bake at 425° for 6-9 minutes or until golden brown.


Spinach Artichoke Dip

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 10 oz. frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained (1 Green Giant box)
  • 14 oz. can/jar artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
  • 1 15 oz. jar alfredo pasta sauce
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese, grated
  • 1/3 cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • 8 oz. cream cheese (1 block)

In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients.  Put in a baking dish and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.  Serve with tortilla chips, bagel chips, or pita chips.  Spinach, protein, dairy, and whole grains…sounds like health food to me! :-)

Here are a couple other cozy (and cheesy!) recipes that would be great for this time of year:

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