Us Life Made Delicious bloggers were lucky enough to get a copy of Betty Crocker's new Big Red Cookbook and since I was hosting Thanksgiving dinner this past weekend, I thought it would be a great time to try out on of the "Entertaining" recipes. The 'Roasted Vegetable Dip With Baked Pita Crisps' recipe caught my eye and I knew that it would be a great appetizer to serve before the big dinner.
I'm excited to (make it again, and) share it with all of you.
BAKED PITA CRISPS
2 pita pockets (6 inch)
1 Tbsp olive oil or melted butter
1 1/4 tsp basil leaves
3 Tbsp Parmesan cheese
Heat oven to 375F. Split each pita horizontally to make 2 rounds. Cut each round into 6 wedges. Lightly brush oil over smooth surface of pita; sprinkle with basil and cheese. Place on ungreased cookie sheet, basil and cheese side up. Bake for 5 to 8 minutes or until golden brown and crisp. Cool completely.
ROASTED VEGETABLE DIP
1 medium zucchini, sliced (2 cups)
1 medium yellow summer squash, sliced (1 1/2 cups)
1 medium red bell pepper, sliced
1 medium red onion, thinly sliced
2 cloves garlic, peeled (I used six cloves)
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper cooking spray
Increase oven temperature to 400F. In 15x10x1-inch pan (or on two cookie sheets), spread out all of the vegetables in single layer. Spray vegetables with cooking spray and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake about 30 minutes, turning vegetables once, until tender and light brown.
Place cooked vegetables in food processor or blender. Cover; blend on high speed about one minute, until smooth. Spoon into serving bowl. Serve warm, or refrigerate at least 2 hours until chilled. Serve with pita crisps.
I made this ahead and put it in the fridge a few hours before the extended family descended. It was a HIT. I'll be making this again, for sure. Not only is it delicious, it's healthy. Win, win.
I'm excited to try out so many of the recipes in the new Betty Crocker Big Red Cookbook, and not just the "Entertaining" ones. There are so many fantastic recipes included within this big, red, book. I highly recommend that you all buy a copy, or at the very least enter my giveaway for a copy of the Big Red Cookbook that Life Made Delicious has made possible.
Good luck, and enjoy!