Recipes

Hot Caprese Dip with Pepperoni Chips

You only need three ingredients to make this fabulous snack!

And I say snack, because it is totally acceptable to make it for yourself this afternoon when your stomach starts to rumble.

You know why?

Because I said so.

It also obviously makes a great appetizer for parties. The key is to consume it as quickly as possible. Trust me… it isn’t challenging.

And it is super simple to make. All you must do is chop the ingredients and combine them like so.

Then throw the dish in the oven and let the cheese work it’s magic.

It will look like this. And then you might die. But that’s okay, because having this as your final meal totally makes sense.

It took all of my restraint to not go at the dip with just a spoon. I was so tempted.

I might have taken a little spoonful of a taste.

There really is nothing better than a spoonful of bubbly, golden cheese.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 10 ounces fresh mozzarella, chopped into cubes
  • 2 roma tomatoes, seeded and juiced
  • 3 tablespoons freshly chopped basil (or about 1 tablespoon dried) + more for garnish

DIRECTIONS:

  • Preheat oven to 375.
  • Make sure tomatoes have as much juiced squeezed out of them as possible – this will prevent the dip from becoming soupy. In a small baking dish, combine chopped cheese, tomatoes and basil and mix.
  • Bake for 15 minutes, then broil for 2 minutes so cheese becomes bubbly and golden.
  • Serve immediately.

Note: dip may appear “watery” which is why it is VERY important to get as much moisture out of the tomatoes as possible. Also make sure dip is consumed immediately, as the longer it sits, the more juice that develops. Don’t worry if there is a little bit of juice – it is still delicious!

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Pepperoni Chips

I’ve always been a compulsive snacker. It’s how I get through my day. I’ll usually skip through lunch so I can have more of a carb allocation to snacks.

But instead of missing out on lunch, I decided to try something more low carb friendly. That’s when I noticed a bag of pepperonis in the fridge to make these delicious pepperoni chips.

Trust me when I tell you that you will not be able to stop eating these. And the best part about these is how easy they are to make! Just pepperonis, paper towels, microwave and 1-3 minutes.

Then you’ll be left with crispy perfection. Since making these I haven’t missed potato chips whatsoever. The crunch and flavor are just what I need for my carb cravings.

These pepperoni chips hold up really well so you can serve them up with dip.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 package of (regular or turkey) pepperonis

INSTRUCTIONS:

Layer two paper towels and place as many pepperonis on top of it as desired, making sure they don’t overlap.

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  • Cover with an additional paper towel.
  • Microwave the pepperonis until they are stiff and crispy, usually no more than 1 minute.
  • Repeat the entire process for additional pepperoni chips.
  • Serve with low carb dip

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Love & Sparkle,

Mackenzie

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