Cheesy Pizza Dip with Pizza Crust Dippers

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Servings: 3 1/2 dozen dippers or 12 to 15 servings
Prep Time: 25 min
Cook Time: 1 hour
Difficulty: Easy

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4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter, divided
1/2 cup chopped fresh mushrooms
1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup Italian sausage
1/2 cup chopped Canadian bacon
1/2 cup chopped pepperoni
2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
1/2 cup cooked and crumbled bacon (about 10 slices)
Pizza Crust Dippers, recipe follows

Pizza Crust Dippers:

Nonstick cooking spray
2 (12.8-ounce) cans refrigerated pizza crust dough
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon grated Romano

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

In a small saucepan, melt 2 tablespoons butter over medium heat. Add the mushrooms, peppers, and onions. Cook until the vegetables are tender, 5 to 6 minutes.

In a skillet, melt the remaining 2 tablespoons butter over medium heat. Add the sausage, breaking up with a wooden spoon, Canadian bacon, and pepperoni. Cook until the sausage is done and no longer pink. Add the cream cheese and stir to melt and combine. Stir in the Italian seasoning and bacon.

Spoon the mixture into a 1-quart baking dish. Bake until the dip is browned and bubbly, 30 to 35 minutes. Serve the dip with the Pizza Crust Dippers.

Pizza Crust Dippers:

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Spray 2 baking sheets with nonstick cooking spray.

On a clean, flat surface, unroll the dough. Brush the dough evenly with olive oil and sprinkle evenly with cheese. Using a pizza cutter, cut the dough into 2 by 3-inch rectangles. Place on the prepared baking sheets. Bake until lightly browned, 10 to 12 minutes.

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Most expensive, time consuming, messy and tasteless appetizer I have ever made. Saw the TV program and I was excited to try the new appetizer but it failed miserably! Expensive due to the meat purchases which had to be bought in larger quantities than used for this recipe. It took an hour to prepare veggies, fry bacon, fry sausage and then clean up all the greasy pans. I combined the ingredients and was surprised that the mixture tasted nothing like a pizza...more like a cream cheese sausage paste. Sorry Paula, but you missed the boat on this one and I have been a big fan of yours for years.

By Wanda Haugland on January 02, 2013

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Paula. I friend of mine just made me the Pink Lemonade cake for my birthday. I don't want another birthday but I'd love another piece of cake. It's so refreshing, I just loved it. Lemon is one of my favorites. She passed around the recipe to show how easy it was to make. I think everyone wants to try their hand at making one. I think I'll have another piece before it's all gone.

By Teri Watt on March 06, 2012

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Ms. Paula i think that your are just the best cook in the world. you remind me so much of my grandmother who will turn 91 on Jan 26. The both of you know how to put soul into your food. Me myself i learned how to cook from my grandmother.I love watching your show. Keep up the good work. And tell stupid idiot that has a problem with you and yur diabeates to kiss your ankles.(Smile) Love you!!!

By April on January 18, 2012

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