Italian Veggie Appetizer is an easy recipe for a delicious hot dip appetizer. Great for those special events such as playoff and Super Bowl gatherings, holidays and any other gatherings or just family. It’s also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low sodium, low sugars, low carbohydrates, diabetic, WeightWatchers (5) PointsPlus and vegetarian friendly recipe. Ingredients include: Neufchatel cheese, olives, mushrooms, onions, bell peppers and pizza sauce. Takes only 10 minutes to assemble. Makes 16 servings. Italian Veggie Appetizer will be loved by your family, friends and guests.
1 (8 oz) bar Neufchatel Cheese, softened*
1/2 cup pizza sauce
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/3 cup sliced black olives
1/3 cup chopped green peppers
1/3 cup drained, canned sliced mushrooms, coarsely chopped
1/3 cup chopped red onions
1/2 cup shredded 2% “Italian 3 Cheese Blend”
1/4 cup sliced fresh basil
Wheat Thins Crackers
1. Preheat 350º F.
2. Mix together the Neufchatel, pizza sauce and garlic until well blended; spread onto bottom of a 9 inch pie plate.
Top with next 5 ingredients.
3. Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until dip is heated through and shredded cheese is melted.
4. Top with basil. Let stand 5 minutes Serve with Wheat Thins.
*Note: [How to Soften Neufchatel]
(Place completely unwrapped package of Neufchatel in microwaveable bowl.
Microwave on HIGH 10 seconds or just until softened. Add 15 seconds for each additional package of Neufchatel).
Yield: 16 Servings, (2 Cups Dip total)
Serving Size: 2 Tbsp Dip and 16 crackers per servng.
WW PointsPlus+ = 5
Carb Choices: 1-1/2
Calories: 170, Total Fat 7g, Saturated Fat 2g, Cholesterol 10mg, Sodium 480mg, Sugars 6g, Carbohydrates 24g, Fiber 2g,
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