Italian Layered Dip with Crisp Crackers

Two types of cheese, canned beans, pepperoni and peppers make this delicious Italian-style layered dip served with crisp crackers – perfect appetizer that’s ready in 25 minutes.

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  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 25 min
  • ingredients 8
  • servings 20
 

Ingredients

1
(15.5-oz.) can great northern beans, drained, rinsed
1
oz. (1/4 cup) shredded fresh Parmesan cheese
1/4
cup purchased Caesar salad dressing
1
cup finely chopped pepperoni (about 4 oz.)
1/2
cup chopped drained pepperoncini peppers
3
oz. (3/4 cup) finely shredded Italian cheese blend
1
tablespoon chopped fresh oregano
40
crisp crackers

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Steps

  • 1 Place beans, Parmesan cheese and salad dressing in food processor bowl with metal blade; process until smooth. Spread mixture in ungreased 9-inch microwave-safe pie pan or quiche dish.
  • 2 Top with pepperoni, pepperoncini peppers, shredded Italian cheese blend and oregano. Cover with microwave-safe plastic wrap.
  • 3 Microwave on HIGH for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes, turning pan once halfway through cooking. Serve with crisp crackers.
  • 1 Place beans, Parmesan cheese and salad dressing in food processor bowl with metal blade; process until smooth. Spread mixture in ungreased 9-inch microwave-safe pie pan or quiche dish.
  • 2 Top with pepperoni, pepperoncini peppers, shredded Italian cheese blend and oregano. Cover with microwave-safe plastic wrap.
  • 3 Microwave on HIGH for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes, turning pan once halfway through cooking. Serve with crisp crackers.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

This dip tastes best warm, but it can be served cold.

Pepperoncinis are pickled, mildy hot, small yellow peppers. They are popular in Italian antipasti and sandwiches, as well as in Greek salads. They give this Italian-inspired dip a spicy marinagted flavor.

This recipe is not a deep layered dip; assemble it on a shallow, attractive microwave-safe platter or dinner plate.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 serving
Calories
120
(
Calories from Fat
50),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
6%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
380mg
380%;
Total Carbohydrate
11g
11%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
1g
1%
),
Protein
5g
5%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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