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Margherita Pizza Dip

Margherita Pizza Dip
  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 40 min
  • Servings 6
The best thing to happen to Margherita pizza since… Margherita pizza! This easy pizza dip is fresh and delicious. Enjoy it with French bread for dipping.
Created January 5, 2015

Ingredients

  • 12 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can Muir Glen™ diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 6 ounces fresh mozzarella, sliced
  • 1 cup fresh cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup fresh chopped basil
  • 1 loaf French bread (for dipping)

Steps

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • 2
    In a large bowl or stand mixer, beat together cream cheese, diced tomatoes, garlic, Italian seasoning and Parmesan cheese. Spread into a 9” glass baking dish.
  • 3
    Place mozzarella slices on top. Sprinkle with fresh halved tomatoes.
  • 4
    Bake for 17-23 minutes or until the cheese on top melts and begins to bubble at the edges. Garnish with fresh basil.
  • 5
    Serve with French bread for dipping.

Expert Tips

  • Soften cream cheese by removing it from the fridge 30-60 minutes before making this recipe.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
340
Calories from Fat
250
Total Fat
28g
42%
Saturated Fat
16g
79%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
85mg
29%
Sodium
610mg
25%
Potassium
210mg
6%
Total Carbohydrate
8g
3%
Dietary Fiber
1g
4%
Sugars
5g
Protein
14g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
35%
35%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
40%
40%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 4 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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