Sunday, January 29, 2012

Pizza Dip

Well thinking about the upcoming Super Bowl...the one football game I actually watch a year.... well only watch until after 1/2 time...then I am about comatose... and stuffed to the gills with yummy party types of food and I am about ready for a nap... :) this recipe is an oldie but a goodie... I have posted this before but it deserves a repeat... I get so many requests for this year round and I always come home with an empty dish when I bring it...the recipe is a basic one and you can add whatever toppings you like... green peppers, cooked sausage, bacon bits, onions, olives...the toppings are endless...basically what you like on a pizza would work...anything goes...also, I usually use a blend of mozzarella cheese, cheddar & Parmesan, but have use the Italian blend cheese and it works fine as well.. I usually toast slices of french bread to serve with this.  It is fine to use plain untoasted bread, I have used pita both toasted and plain, or crackers and crispy breadsticks with this too... (can you tell I made this and served it with all sorts of things and they have all been delicious...Use what you like... Enjoy

Pizza Dip

8oz. cream cheese, softened (I use 1/3 less fat kind)
1 cup pizza sauce (or about 1/2 jar)
2-3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese (or a blend of cheeses)
sliced pepperoni to cover the entire top
seasonings of your choice (I use garlic & onion powder, & Italian seasonings (the kind that has everything in it basil, thyme,oregano etc all mixed up)
Toasted french bread, or crackers,or pita

Preheat oven to 350.  Place cream cheese in a baking dish ( I use a round  pyrex dish).  Spread out to an even layer.  Sprinkle cream cheese lightly with garlic & onion powder, & Italian seasoning.  Spread pizza sauce evenly over cream cheese mixture.  Sprinkle cheese in an even layer completely covering sauce.  Layer pepperoni over top (make sure that they are right next to each other completely covering the entire top because they shrink when cooking).  Place pan in oven and bake for around 15 minutes until cheese is melted and slightly golden.  Serve with toasted bread, or crackers.... enjoy


  1. I made something similar to this one time for a New Years Eve party, but it was a crock pot recipe. And guess what? I lost the recipe....
    We dipped pieces of French bread and mozzarella chunks in it. I'm sure this would be just as good in the crock pot.
    I may have to experiment to see if I can duplicate the one I served....
    Thank you for the reminder and now a challenge...

  2. Oh YUMMM!!! This sounds guys would really like it. Me too - can you believe I don't ever remember making this, or anything similar? Guess I'm overdue. So glad you shared...wish you delivered that pizza dip! =)