Saturday, January 22, 2011

Pizza Dip & Chili Cheese Dip

Going over to my father in laws for our Christmas... yes I know it's January but everyone has had so much going on that we all couldn't get together until this weekend.  Hopefully this year we will be able to get together sooner...

Wanted to make something warm and yummy (since it is about 0 degrees outside today)...These dips are always popular and super easy to make....... you usually never have any left.... try this one today... it is so yummy.  I serve this with toasted french bread slices, but you can serve this with plain french bread slices not toasted, crackers, crunchy breadsticks... use whatever YOU like.... enjoy

Chili Cheese Dip is super easy as well and so yummy..  This is so popular as well... enjoy

Pizza Dip

8 oz. cream cheese ( I use light)
1 cup pizza sauce
2 cups shredded cheese, ( I use 1 3/4 c. mozzerella & 1/4 cup cheddar)
1/2 package of pepperoni (or enough to cover the top)
1/2 tsp. each onion & garlic powder
1/4 tsp. Italian seasoning

Dippers of your choice:
French Bread sliced (I drizzle it with olive oil & sprinkle it with garlic powder and toast it in the oven until golden)
Crunchy breadsticks

In oven/microwave safe dish ( I use a 9 inch round pan) spread cream cheese evenly over bottom of pan.  Sprinkle with the onion & garlic powder & Italian seasonings.  Spoon pizza sauce evenly over the top of cream cheese.  Sprinkle cheese evenly over top and top with pepperoni all over the top of the cheese.  Bake (at 350) or microwave until all the cheese is melted and the sides are bubbly.  Usually about 15 minutes ( check center of dip to make sure it is hot)  Serve with dippers of your choice.

Chili Cheese Dip

8 oz. cream cheese ( I use light)
2 cups leftover chili ( or in a pinch can use 1 can Hormel chili w/ Beans)
2 cups shredded cheese ( I use 1 3/4 cups cheddar & 1/4 cup mozzerella)
Tortilla or Frito chips for dipping
(sour cream  & hot sauce optional)

In oven/microwave safe dish (I use a 9 inch round dish) spread cream cheese evenly over dish.  Spread Chili over cream cheese.  Sprinkle cheese over the top.  Bake (at 350) for about 15 minutes or until dish is bubbly and cheese is melted (check center to make sure it is hot).  Serve with Tortilla or Fritos to serve. I set out a bowl of sour cream & hot sauce for guests to add to their individual plates.. it is optional though... enjoy

1 comment:

  1. There is nothing better than a cheesy dip. And toasted French bread? What a great idea. They both sound yummy. Thanks Joelle.