Hot Pizza Dip

Adam had a work potluck Christmas party and asked if I would make something.  I normally do desserts for his work stuff but this time I wanted to try out a new appetizer.  I went perusing through my recipes and found one my friend Lori had given me for Pizza dip.  I also went googling and found another recipe that was pretty much the same with just some minor adjustments so I decided I would try it! This dip was AH-Mazing! I only tried one chip dipped for quality control but I could tell this would be hard for me to stay out of!! I am thinking I’m going to be making this again very very soon! You can also customize it by adding your own favorite pizza toppings.  I rolled with pepperoni but you could do green pepper, onions, olives, whatever you like on your pizza.

Hot Pizza Dip
Source: My Friend Lori & Food.com , originally from Taste of Home Magazine

Ingredients:
8 oz. 1/3 less fat cream cheese, softened
1 tsp. Italian seasoning
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
8 oz. shredded mozzarella
4 oz. shredded cheddar cheese (I used a four cheese blend)
1 1/4 cups pizza sauce
Pepperoni, finely chopped

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a medium sized bowl stir together the cream cheese, Italian seasoning and garlic powder until well incorporated.

Spread the cream cheese mixture into the bottom of a 9 inch pie pan.

In a small bowl combine the mozzarella & cheddar, then sprinkle half of the cheese mixture over top of the cream cheese layer.  Spread the pizza sauce over the cheese and evenly distribute.  Top with remaining cheese then sprinkle the top with the pepperoni or toppings of your choice.

Bake for approximately 20 minutes until cheese is melted and bubbly.  Serve with tortilla chips or triscuits.

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    Comments

    1. This has been on my “to try” list, too. I love dips and appetizers – can’t wait to make it!

    2. YUM! We love pizza at our house. This looks like the perfect appetizer!

    3. I usually bring desserts to pot luck parties too but have been trying to break out of that shell. I love this dip! And even more so without olives on top haha.

    4. Mmmmmm! I cannot wait to try this!! :)

    5. Thanks for the recipe. How could you possibly go wrong with this? I might try sprinkling some parmesian cheese on top…just because I’m a cheese a holic. Thanks!

    6. Macaroni and Cheesecake says:

      Thanks everyone! Hope you enjoy it!

    7. Michelle C. says:

      This sounds YUMMY…can’t wait to try it !! My husband is from East TN too!!

    8. I pinned this yesterday & it got 12 repins really quick :)

    9. I CANT WAIT TO TRY THIS YUM

    10. Thanks for the recipe. I’ll be sharing it with my friends on Pinterest!

    11. This looks awesome – just a question, how soon do you have to serve it once its baked? I assume it needs to be served hot so that the cheese stays melted?

    12. Jacquetta says:

      Made this for a party last might and it was DELISH! Thanks for sharing I found thru Pinterest.

    13. Michelle says:

      I made this recipe this weekend and it went so well! So easy and quick to make! Everyone loved it and it was gone with in the first hour of our party! :)

    14. Looks awesome! Pinned it to try later!

    15. Angela Wells says:

      I pinned this recipe several weeks ago and finally made it yesterday (Superbowl). We all loved it. I think next time I will get some baguettes and I think using the bread will make it more like Pizza but it was wonderful and easy.

    16. I just made this again this afternoon for our family to enjoy while watching Sunday FootbalL and we loved it yet again! This is by far one of our favorite football watching snacks! Thank you so much for sharing it!!

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