Pizza Dip

I kept seeing this dip on Pinterest.  And since my family is basically addicted to pizza I thought I'd better give 'er a whirl.  Plus, I'm concentrating on appetizers & finger foods right now for the upcoming Super Bowl.  I think Pizza Dip screams Super Bowl fare.  This is super easy to pull together.  And if you're like me & always have pizza sauce & pepperoni in the freezer you'll likely have everything in house already.  You can put whatever topping you desire on.  I kept my simple for the kiddos.  But anything you would put on pizza you can put on top of this.  If you do pepperoni, I suggest using the mini pepperonis.  They work better for dipping.   I served my pizza dip with homemade bread sticks, but pita chips work great as well.  Here's the DL...
4 oz cream cheese, softened
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon dry oregano
1/2 teaspoon dry parsley
1/4 teaspoon dry basil
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1 1/4 cup pizza sauce
mini pepperoni
1 tablespoon sliced green onion
(or any other toppings you may want, anything you would put on a pizza you can put on this)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Combine cream cheese, garlic powder, oregano, parsley, and basil.  Spread cream cheese mixture evenly in 9 inch pie pan.  Evenly spread on pizza sauce.  Sprinkle on 3/4 cup of the mozzarella.  Add toppings of your choice.  Sprinkle on remaining mozzarella & Parmesan.  Bake for 20 minutes, or until cheese is bubbly.  Serve with bread sticks or pita chips.  Enjoy!
Recipe for Homemade Bread Sticks
I just made up a batch of pizza dough & then formed it into a rectangular-ish shape.  Baked it at 450 degrees for about 8-10 minutes.  Then I sliced it up as pictured above.

1 comment:

  1. OK......Are you trying to make me fat? You are posting all these yummy dips that I can't resist!!! It's going to be "Super Diet" after the "Super Bowl"! I already know this is going to be a family favorite!!!