Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Pepperoni and Sausage Pizza Dip

Fall is the perfect time of year for making and serving dips. Between football games, Halloween parties and various family gatherings there are plenty of oportunities for groups of people to congregate. Dips are always a crowd pleaser whether served warm or chilled or with chips and veggies or bread and fruit. This delicious dip is basically pizza in crockpot. Virtually any topping you like on pizza can be added in to create your own unique flavor combination. I like to serve this with bread sticks cut in half but it's also tasty with bagel or pita chips and fresh veggies. Happy dipping!

Pepperoni and Sausage Dip

8 oz package cream cheese, softened and cubed
2 cups of pasta/pizza sauce
1 cup pepperoni, chopped
1/2 lb ground Italian sausage, browned
1 small onion, diced
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 cup mozzerella cheese, shredded

In a medium skillet brown Italian sausage and saute onion and bell pepper. In a crock-pot or dutch oven on low heat, combine pasta sauce, pepperoni, onions, bell pepper and sausage. Cover and simmer on low heat for at least 3 hours. Stir in cream cheese and mozzerella and simmer for another 20 minutes or until cheeses are melted. Serve with sliced/cubed French bread or fresh vegetables.


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