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Pizza dip

Ok all, so here is a GREAT appetizer for you to share with your friends and family on game day, a tailgating favorite!!! Again, super duper simple! This is a trend with recipes I post, because I am super simple and can’t find a ton of time with a 19 mo. old running around! He likes to help with EVERYTHING when I am in the kitchen, so fast and easy is key!!!

Ingredients:

one package of pepperonis ( you can use regular or turkey pepperonis- prefer nitrite free)

1 bag of cheese (8 oz)

8 oz cream cheese – softened

1 jar of pizza sauce (i find the lowest carb option- the last one I bought was great value – 3 net carbs for 1/4 cup)

1 package of low carb tortillas (to make chips out of of!) or raw veggies of your choice – such as celery, cauliflower, or carrots; I use the Extreme Wellness Low Carb High Fiber wraps (just find one no > than 5-7 net carbs; total carbs- fiber= net carbs)

OLE_XtemeWellness_HighFiberLowCarbor another good option is the Mission Low Carb wraps

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Directions:

spread softened cream cheese evenly in an 8×8 pan

pour pizza sauce evenly on top of cream cheese (you are going to be layering this)

next spread the shredded cheese on top of the pizza sauce

finally place pepperonis on top (enough to cover, may not need entire package)

Bake in oven at 350 for approx 20 min or until cheese is melted and golden brown

CHIPS: cut low carb tortilla into 1/8 pieces (like a pie). rub small amount of olive oil over top and lightly salt it. place on chip maker (see below)

I bought a chip maker from pampered chef, but I know many people who do it without. I find the chip maker adds some crispiness to them! and they are only $20-30 from either pampered chef, amazon, or Bed Bath and Beyond. I have also seen them on the target website! ( I tried to post a pic, but I can’t get my computer to cooperate :) If you just google pampered chef chip maker it will pop up! It has definitely been a great investment for us!

 

place in microwave for 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 minutes depending on microwave power. I would start with 1 1/2 min and if not crispy enough, increase by 15-30 second increments. This is a great way to get the crunch and enjoy “chips and dip” without lots of added carbs.

obviously you can always enjoy the pizza dip by itself, OR with some raw veggies such as celery!

The low carb chips can also be used with salsa or queso, another tailgating fav!!

If preparing an appetizer for a large group, prepare an entire pack of “low- carb wrap chips”  for everyone to enjoy! Some say they are best right out of the microwave, but I think they are great even when made in advance! My husband and son enjoy them too, so it passes my test!!

Happy tailgating! and hopefully we can come away with a WIN this weekend!!! Go Vols!

 

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Recipe Review- Chicken Pizzaiola

 

Chicken Pizzaiola
 
My hunny originally made this with a side of spaghetti squash for Valentines day and it was SO yummy! We made it again last week with a side of asparagus. He chopped up onions and peppers before and sautéed them in coconut oil on the stove before adding them as toppings! We had leftovers and it reheated well for lunch the next day! Who said chicken has to be boring?!
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 3 cups tomato sauce (one 24-26 oz jar or homemade)
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast (6-8 oz each), trimmed (we cut ours in half to bake)
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 2 oz Parmesan cheese, grated (1 cup)
  • 4 oz mozzarella, shredded (1 cup)
  • 2 oz pepperoni (preferably nitrite/ preservative free)
  • *optional: sausage, peppers, onions, mushrooms, other pizza toppings of your choosing
Instructions
  1. Adjust an oven rack to the middle position and preheat oven to 450 degrees. Spread the tomato sauce in a 9x 13 baking dish.
  2. Pat the chicken dry with paper towels and season with salt and pepper. Spread the Parmesan in a shallow dish, then coat the chicken with Parmesan. Lay the chicken on top of the tomato sauce and bake for 15 minutes.
  3. Sprinkle the mozzarella, pepperoni and other desired toppings over the chicken. Increase the oven temperature to 475 and continue to bake (~5 minutes) until the cheese melts and the chicken is 160 degrees on an instant- read thermometer (can purchase online or at a local grocery or anywhere with kitchen supplies)

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