Who doesn’t love pizza in any form?  Around Super Bowl time, I was seeing all kinds of pizza dips popping up as suggestions for game day fare.  Football is not a huge deal at our house and so I had to wait for another occasion to make a version of pizza dip.  Hosting book club last week happened to be the perfect reason to give it a try.

Many of the recipes that I have seen for pizza dips involve cream cheese, mayonnaise and sour cream as a base layer.  One of my favorite swaps for mayo and sour cream that makes dishes healthier is nonfat plain Greek yogurt.  It is tangy, thick and creamy without being heavily laden with calories and fat.  I also cut down on a few calories and grams of fat by using reduced-fat (part skim) mozzarella cheese.

This dip is plenty flavorful even with these healthier modifications.  Top the dip with a variety of vegetables and you’ll really have a popular dip that you can feel great about serving.

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combine cream cheese, yogurt, garlic powder and Italian seasoning

spread cream cheese mixture into pan

top with pizza sauce

sprinkle cheese over the sauce

top with chopped veggies (and meat, if using)

bake until cheese is melted and serve

 

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6 Comments ( Reply )

  1. Cassie
    May 22, 2012 @ 10:04 am

    This is awesome. I have seen it floating around but have never made it because I don’t want to be addicted. Love your adaptations!

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    • Mercedes
      May 22, 2012 @ 6:50 pm

      Thanks Cassie! That’s why it’s a good thing to make for a party so you have others to share it with!

      Reply

  2. Laura (Tutti Dolci)
    May 22, 2012 @ 11:26 am

    Great idea for a party, Mercedes!

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  3. emily (a nutritionist eats)
    May 22, 2012 @ 11:31 am

    This sounds so good! We tried a pizza dip for the Super Bowl, but it was NOT light! Love that you added in Italian spices!

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  4. Felix Roddy
    Aug 14, 2012 @ 12:25 am

    This is really a special pizza item which is so amazing. This is an informative article which contains huge info about this pizza making Ingredients which can help one to make this pizza item in own hand. Getting this article I am so pleased. Thanks and keep it up…

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    • Mercedes
      Aug 14, 2012 @ 10:03 am

      Thank you Felix, I’m glad that you liked this post and found it to be so helpful!

      Reply

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