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Thursday, December 11, 2014

Hot Pepperoni Muffuletta Dip

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You'll feel like you are in the Big Easy when you dig into this delicious cheesy dip featuring
  Hormel® Pepperoni.  It's cheesy, briny, meaty and oh so good!

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Seriously though, this dip is addictive!  It's so full of things I love and it reminds me of a city I love...New Orleans!  If you've ever had the pleasure of sitting along the banks of the Mississippi enjoying a muffuletta purchased from the Central Grocery on Decatur Street in the French Quarter, this dip will take you right back there.

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The traditional muffuletta is prepared with a signature olive salad that consists of olive and giardiniera elements, cured meats and provolone and mozarella cheeses served on a Sicilian sesame bread.  Like the original, this dip has olive, giardiniera, cured meat (Hormel Pepperoni), and provolone cheese. I served it with some crusty bread slices.  It is a taste sensation!

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To make the dip,  gather up all the ingredients, including Hormel® Pepperoni.


Start by chopping up about a cup of pepperoni.


Add all the ingredients except the chopped parsley to a large bowl and thoroughly combine.


Spread mixture into an oven safe ceramic dish.


Bake in a preheated oven (350 degrees F) until hot and bubbly, about 30 minutes, then top with a tablespoon of chopped fresh parsley. Serve with crusty bread or crackers.


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I'll be making this dip for our NYE celebration this year...and Mardi Gras....and maybe just because!  ...Because it tastes so darn good!

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Hot Pepperoni Muffuletta Dip

Renee's Kitchen Adventures
Adapted from Allrecipes 
Hot Pepperoni Muffuletta Dip
Briny, cheesy, meaty warm dip featuring Hormel® Pepperoni reminiscent of the sandwich made famous by Central Grocery in New Orleans.

Ingredients

  • 1 - 8 oz. package of cream cheese, softened (I used reduced fat)
  • 1 cup Hormel® Pepperoni, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup sliced green pimento stuffed olives
  • 1/2 cup roasted red peppers, drained and chopped
  • 1/2 cup giardiniera, drained and chopped (find in the grocery store by the pickles)
  • 4 oz. provolone cheese, cubed
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • 1 TBS chopped fresh parsley

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients except the parsley.
  3. Spread mixture into an oven safe dish. Bake in oven for 25 -30 minutes or until dip is hot and bubbly.
  4. Garnish with fresh parsley and serve hot with crusty bread or crackers.
Yield: approx. 2-3 cups
Prep Time: 00 hrs. 10 mins.
Cook time: 00 hrs. 30 mins.
Total time: 40 mins.
Tags: Pepperoni, dip, muffuletta, olives, appetizer

*This is an indulgent recipe and I will not be sharing nutritional information for it. Enjoy in moderation! 

Printable Recipe 


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Creamy Ranch Buffalo Chicken Dip 


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10 comments:

  1. This looks and sounds amazing. I love a muffuletta and had the one at the Central Market a few years ago.

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  2. I LOVE muffuletta sandwiches! This dip sounds absolutely delicious and would be perfect for a holiday party or game day. :)

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  3. This is such a great recipe, Renee! So perfect for any occasion. Love your photos too!!

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  4. looks good always looking for something good

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  5. This looks like the perfect dip for a party! I love it and have some pepperoni in my fridge I want to use!

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  6. I am catching up on all your good eats Renee - and of the last several posts I've read, this recipe is the one that has my name written all over it. Yum! Hugs!

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  7. Looks great - any recommendations for modifications if using a slow cooker?

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    1. Hi Amy! I have not made this in a crockpot, but I don't see why it wouldn't work. Let me know how it works out!

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  8. This dip looks amazing! Get into my mouth... asap!

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