Italian Vegetable Dip

Italian Vegetable Dip is a quick (30) minute, easy and cheesy recipe for a delicious dip to use for large gatherings, parties, holidays and TV game crowds. This is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low sodium, low sugars, low carbohydrates, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly, vegetarian and Weight Watchers (2 SmartPoints),(2 PointsPlus) per serving recipe. Ingredients include: Cream cheese, shredded cheese, onions, bell peppers, black olives, mushooms and pizza sauce. Makes: (16) servings. Italian Vegetable Dip will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.Italian-vegetable-dip

Prep Time: 10 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 20 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

1 (8 oz) bar Neufchatel cheese, softened
1/2 cup pizza sauce
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/3 cup sliced black olives
1/3 cup chopped green bell peppers
1/3 cup drained, canned sliced mushrooms, coarsely chopped
1/3 cup chopped red onions
1/2 cup shredded 2% Italian Three Cheese Blend
1/4 cup sliced fresh basil

DIRECTIONS:

1. Preheat oven to 350º F.

2. Mix together the Neufchatel, pizza sauce and garlic until 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 the basil.

Serving Suggestion:
Serve with thin wheat snack crackers.

Yield: 16 servings.
Serving Size: 2 tbsp per serving.

Weight Watchers (2 SmartPoints), (2 PointsPlus)
Carb Choices: 0

Diet Exchange:
1 Fat

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION:
Calories: 50, Total Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 2.5g, Cholesterol: 10mg, Sodium: 170mg, Sugars: 1g, Carbohydrates: 2g, Fiber: 0g, Protein: 3g, Vitamin A: 6 %DV, Vitamin C: 4 %DV, Calcium: 8 %DV, Iron: 0 %DV

Original recipe and image from: Kraft Foods. http://www.kraftrecipes.com/recipes/veggie-pizza-dip-114540.aspx

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