Pizza Dip

by Jamie on February 2, 2011

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It’s really no big secret that I enjoy the comfort of my own home rather being the social butterfly. On occasion, Brian or my friend Brittani can get me out of the house to endure the rough terrain, with the promise of delicious food.

One of the gatherings that Brittani managed to drag me to was loaded with all kinds of fantastic snack foods. There happened to be a pizza dip in particular that had me repeatedly heading back to the appetizer table. It was everything that I love about pizza, from the ooey, gooey cheesiness to the rich sauce and delectable pizza toppings. The minute I ate it, I knew I needed to figure out how to create a pizza dip recipe at home.

After playing around a bit, I came to realize that this pizza dip is not only delicious, but incredibly easy! Serve this pizza dip with a French baguette and it will be the perfect addition to any Super Bowl party.

This dip starts out with a rich cream cheese base and is then covered in zesty pizza sauce. After the addition of pepperoni, bell peppers, onions, black olives, and most importantly, cheese, this dip will be the hit of the party! Not a fan of the toppings in the recipe? Simply substitute your favorite toppings and personalize this pizza dip recipe to to fit your tastes.


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Pizza Dip

February 2nd, 2011

Ingredients:

8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon dried oregano
½ teaspoon dried parsley
¼ teaspoon dried basil
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1 cup Parmesan cheese
1 cup pizza sauce
1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
1/4 cup chopped onion
2 ounces sliced pepperoni
2 tablespoons sliced black olives, sliced

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese, garlic powder, dried

oregano, parsley and basil.

2. Spread cream cheese mixture into a 9-inch pie pan, and sprinkle ½ cup of mozzarella and ½

cup of Parmesan on the cream cheese mixture.

3. Top with the pizza sauce and sprinkle the remaining cheeses over the pizza sauce.

4. Top with bell pepper, onion, pepperoni and black olives.

5. Bake in preheated oven 20 minutes or until cheese is fully melted and bubbly.

Notes:

- If you are short on time, you can cover your microwave safe dish and place into the microwave

for 5 minutes or until cheese is melted and heated through.
- I sprinkle a little Italian seasoning on top of my cheese and toppings for an added kick.

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Amber | Bluebonnets & Brownies February 2, 2011 at 12:33 pm

Can I just call it dinner instead? Looks SO good!

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avatar Lauren at KeepItSweet February 2, 2011 at 1:28 pm

I’m not really sure how pizza in any form could be bad, so pizza dip must be delicious!

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avatar Krystal February 2, 2011 at 2:01 pm

as someone who doesn’t care much for pizza, this looks amazing, and I can’t wait to try it at my next party!

-Krystal @ recipesofacheapskate.blogspot.com

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avatar Tao Tao February 2, 2011 at 2:39 pm

Actually, 2 days ago I bought the pizza basis, but didn’t have any good idea for the topping.
So, I will borrow some ideas from your recipe.

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avatar Heather @ Sweet Sins 2 Share February 2, 2011 at 2:47 pm

This looks amazing!! Soooo good!!

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avatar Lora February 2, 2011 at 3:02 pm

Wow. Love this. Mouth. Watering.

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avatar Happy When Not Hungry February 2, 2011 at 3:54 pm

Wow this looks amazing! Yum!

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avatar Hannah at FleurDeLicious February 2, 2011 at 4:17 pm

I love that it actually looks like a pizza in the baking dish! This is defs going on the Super Bowl list…

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avatar Lisa February 2, 2011 at 4:47 pm

YUM, this will be a MUST this weekend! Or maybe tonight……

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avatar Denise @ Creative Kitchen February 2, 2011 at 7:10 pm

Family made a pizza dip over Thanksgiving…but it looked nowhere near as good as your pizza dip looks!! Your photos have convinced me that it is something I’ll have to give a try. Thanks for sharing!!

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avatar Katrina February 2, 2011 at 7:30 pm

This dip looks fantastic! I’d eat this for dinner!

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avatar Sandy February 2, 2011 at 8:39 pm

WOW, I’ve been craving pizza this whole week and I come to your blog and I see this…amazing will try it this weekend for a super bowl party, thanks for the recipe!

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avatar CaSaundra February 3, 2011 at 8:38 am

I ate this at a friend’s party one time and I’ve been meaning to make it ever since–thanks for the reminder! :-)

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avatar Brooke (Baking with Basil) February 3, 2011 at 8:51 am

What a perfect dip for this football weekend!! It would be wonderful with some garlic toast too!

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avatar Sara @ Saucy Dipper February 3, 2011 at 12:32 pm

What a beautiful dip. Can’t believe I haven’t thought of pizza dip before.

Mentioned you on my post today. Thanks for the inspiration!

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avatar Renee (Kudos Kitchen) February 3, 2011 at 12:55 pm

D-lish!!! Can’t wait to try this!

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avatar Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen February 3, 2011 at 9:48 pm

I’m with Amber on this one, I’d call this dinner too!

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avatar MIss @ Miss in the Kitchen February 4, 2011 at 12:43 am

A friend of my mom’s used to make this but she didn’t cook it. She called it wet pizza, which sounds awful! I never thought to bake it. I will have to make your version, it looks really great.

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avatar Pris December 7, 2013 at 4:35 pm

my sister in law made white pizza dip for Thanksgiving. it was so good but this looks amazing too with the olives and pepperoini…I will try it with the mini turkey pepperoni…

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avatar Emilie February 7, 2011 at 9:36 am

I made this yesterday! Wonderful!!!!!!!!!!
I skipped the peperoni, as I do not like it.
It tasted like lasagna!
I will for sure be making it again and again!

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avatar Kimberly February 7, 2011 at 3:28 pm

Made this yesterday and it was absolutely delicious! In fact, it was the first thing to disappear at our Super Bowl party.

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avatar Ann March 2, 2011 at 1:15 pm

This is sucha novel idea for a dip. Like one of your commenters mentioned above, it could even double as a meal =)

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avatar Amanda April 6, 2011 at 11:48 am

ahhhh! I love your site. Your photos are very pretty. I am obsessed with dips and will have to try this one!

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avatar susan August 7, 2011 at 4:37 pm

a friend has made this dish for as long as I have known her. we generally stand around the table eating it straight out of the pan with Fritos!

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avatar lori November 11, 2011 at 10:22 am

Hi! Can I make this the night before and keep it in the fridge, then bake the next day?

TIA

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avatar Courtney January 10, 2012 at 7:56 pm

What a great idea! I’ll have to make it for my next party! :)

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avatar meghan January 19, 2012 at 3:03 pm

Looks awesome!! I’m gonna make this for the superbowl, but I might add fresh basil, parsley & garlic.

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avatar Christy July 20, 2012 at 9:42 pm

This sounds so YUMMY!! I am allergic to gluten but I can eat all the ingredients you mention and I can use gluten free pretzles to dip..oh yeah, I am so doing this, it’s terrible when you crave something you can’t eat!! Thanks for sharing Jamie ;)

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avatar Shay August 2, 2012 at 8:25 pm

This may be a silly question but what type of cream cheese do you use? Is just the one in the jar or like philly cream cheese?

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avatar Jamie August 3, 2012 at 11:39 am

Shay-
I typically always use the Philadelphia bricks. I hope this helps.
Jamie

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avatar Domestic Deb January 14, 2013 at 10:23 am

Your Pizza Dip recipe has become a family favorite for any and all sports’ gatherings at our house. I’ve made it so often that I don’t even need to get the recipe out! I serve it with baguette slices I toast under the broiler and celery sticks, for those low/no-carb folks we know. I have yet to have leftovers!!

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avatar Kimberly October 29, 2013 at 6:32 pm

The dip looks awesome, but also do you have any information on the pan? So cute!

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avatar Jamie January 10, 2014 at 9:21 pm

Hi Kimberly, that pan is a Le Creuset French Oven.
- Jamie

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avatar Maria November 1, 2013 at 2:31 pm

Can’t wait to try this! I think I will use ricotta cheese instead of cream cheese though to keep it really Italian.

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avatar Jamie November 4, 2013 at 10:36 am

Maria-

Sounds great! Let us know how it turns out! Have a wonderful day!

-Jamie

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