Favorite Meaty Italian Dip: Hearty and Mouth-Watering Recipe

Italian Appetizer Recipes - Meaty Italian Dip

My Most Popular Dip

I always test my recipes so one time I was having a party and this was one of my featured dips.  Well, everyone wanted the recipes or called later for it making this a definite dip to include in my next cookbook I was writing.

Effortless Entertaining includes easy dip recipes

Effortless Entertaining Chapter for the savory Meaty Italian Dip from Too Hot in the Kitchen for one of our absolute favorites. Lean sirloin and turkey sausage, combine with the healthy and antioxidant-rich roasted red pepper, artichokes, mushrooms, olives and basil that will have you digging in and coming back for more and more. Disguised as man food since we really know the secret to a man’s heart is through his stomach, this hearty dip is sure to please you and your guy’s guy. From the Effortless Entertaining Chapter, in my cookbook Too Hot in the Kitchen: Secrets to Sizzle at Any Age, it makes cooking for company simple while also satisfying your man.  Forget the junk food and enjoy my “trim & terrific recipes so everyone will be a winner!”

Meaty Italian Dip from Too Hot in the Kitchen: Secrets to Sizzle at Any Age
A creamy hearty meaty dip with robust Italian ingredients- had tons of recipe requests and everyone ate more and more and more.

Makes 32 (1/4-cup) servings

1 pound ground sirloin
6 ounces ground breakfast turkey sausage
1/2 pound sliced mushrooms
1 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup minced roasted red peppers (found in jar)
1/2 cup sliced black olives
1 (14-ounce) can artichokes, drained and finely chopped
1 (14-ounce) can fire-roasted chopped tomatoes
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1 teaspoon dried basil leaves
1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 (8-ounce) package reduced-fat cream cheese
1/2 cup nonfat sour cream

1. In large nonstick pot, cook meat, sausage, mushrooms and onion until meat and sausage are done, about 5-7 minutes. Drain excess fat.
2. Add remaining ingredients, except sour cream and cook until cheese is melted and dip is well heated. Stir in sour cream, heat and serve.

Nutritional information per serving:  Calories 67 Calories from fat 45% Fat 3g Saturated Fat 2g Cholesterol 19mg Sodium 174mg Carbohydrate 3g Dietary Fiber 1g Sugars 1g Protein 6g Dietary Exchanges: 1 lean meat

Spicy Advice: Fire-roasted diced tomatoes have a roasted smoky flavor for a more intense tasting tomato.

If you like this dip, have you ever tried my Queso recipe?




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Holly Clegg

With over 1 million cookbooks sold, Holly Clegg has become a culinary expert on easy, healthy and practical recipes through her nationally recognized best-selling trim&TERRIFIC® and Eating Well cookbook series, including Eating Well Through Cancer, (English, Spanish and Chinese editions), Eating Well to Fight Arthritis and Diabetic Cooking with the American Diabetes Association.Clegg has appeared on Fox & Friends, NBC Weekend Today, QVC, The 700 Club, USA Today, Cooking Light Magazine, Web MD, and Huff Post.She has consulted for Walmart, Teflon, DuPont, The Coca-Cola Company, and hospitals throughout the country.
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