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Irresistible Pizza Dip

This is a dream dip. Just like pizza only creamy!
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

  • 1 small onion diced
  • 1 small capsicum chopped
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano or 1 tablespoon chopped dried oregano
  • 700 ml tomato passata (or your favourite pizza sauce)
  • 60 ml olive oil
  • 2 sticks cabanossi
  • 100 gm hot salami sliced
  • 250 gm cream cheese softened
  • 250 gm ricotta cheese
  • 125 ml milk
  • 50 gm Parmesan cheese finely grated
  • 50 gm cheddar grated

Instructions
 

  • Oven preheated to 180 C /350 F Heat a large fry pan or shallow sided pot. Add olive oil onions, 1 stick of sliced cabanosi and capsicum and saute on low till starting to soften. Add the herbs, and the garlic and cook till fragrant and softened.
  • Add the tomato sauce and simmer on low till reduced and thickened. Season with salt and pepper (add pre-made pizza sauce if you prefer) and pour into an oven proof dish you can serve in. Set aside
  • Mix the ricotta and cream cheese till combined then gradually mix in the milk till smooth
  • Start to spread the cream cheese over the top and ( it isn't a runny mix) push it with a spoon to the edges. It doesn't matter if some of the tomato sauce peeks through. Sprinkle the grated cheeses over the cream cheese mixture
  • Cut the other stick of cabanosi into thin circles and slice the salami in to strips or quarters, (this way it is easier to eat) and arrange on the top.
  • Bake in a very hot oven for 15 minutes.
  • I finish mine under the grill so that the top gets melted nicely and the salami is a bit crispy. Once it is bubbly and starting to colour, turn off the grill.
  • Let the dip sit for several minutes to cool slightly before feeding to the hungry hordes

Notes

Use any combination of salami you like. ham, bacon, sopressa. You choose. god forbid you could even add pineapple if you wanted !