Hot Pizza Dip {THM-S}

This has all the flavors of a classic pepperoni pizza, but in a hot, bubbly, scoopable dip and you won’t even miss the crust!  You can use Joesph’s Pita chips to eat this while the non-THM’ers can eat toasted french bread slices. I’ve taken this to many gatherings and everyonealways lovest it.  I think you’ll like it too.  Because it’s good.  Because it’s easy.  Because it’s ON PLAN!

Start by combining 1-1/2 tsp Italian Seasoning with 8 oz of softened cream cheese.

Spread this mixture into a microwave safe serving dish and top with about 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese.

Top that with about 1/4 cup fresh parmesan cheese, grated.

In a small skillet, saute 1 small bell pepper, diced, along with 1/2 an onion, diced,and 1-2 garlic cloves in 1 tbsp coconut oil.

Spoon pepper mixture over cheese.  Then top with my Homemade Pizza Sauce – see recipe below – (or an 8 oz jar of purchased pizza sauce).

Sprinkle another 1/2 cup of mozzarella over the sauce and top with 4 oz. pepperoni, diced.

Top with another 1/4 cup parmesan cheese.  Microwave, uncovered, at 70% power for 5-7 minutes or until bubbly.

Serve with toasted bread slices.

Hot Pizza Dip {THM-S}

  • 1-1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup mozarella cheese, divided
  • 1/2 cup fresh parmesan cheese, grated and divided
  • 1/2 bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 1-2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • Pizza Sauce (your favorite sugar-free sauce OR try my Homemade Pizza Sauce)
  • 4 oz. Pepperoni, diced

Combine Italian seasoning and cream cheese and spread in the bottom of a microwave safe serving dish.  Top with 1/2 cup mozarella cheese and 1/4 cup parmesan cheese.

In saute pan, cook bell pepper and onion in coconut oil until tender.  Spread this mixture over the cheese.

Top with pizza sauce, then remaining mozarella.  Add diced pepperoni and finish with remaining parmesan cheese.  Microwave at 70% power for 5-7 minutes or until bubbly.

Serve with Joseph’s Pita chips for THM and toasted french bread slices for non-THM.

Homemade Pizza Sauce – {THM-FP}

  • 14 oz. can diced tomatoes – I like to use fire roasted
  • 1-2 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1-2 tbsp freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp truvia (use more or less, depending on how sweet you like your sauce)
  • Salt, to taste

In food processor, combine tomatoes and garlic.  Pulse until fairly smooth.  Add olive oil, parmesan cheese, truvia and salt.  Pulse a couple of times to incorporate all the ingredients.

Let sit at room temperature for one hour, if possible, to let the flavors really come together.  Then, store in the refrigerator until ready to use.

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