Pizza Dip


Whoever came up with the original recipe for Pizza Dip is a genius!

I never made this before but had this recipe in my recipe box from Closet Cooking for months.

Before Mother Thyme even originated I received recipes from Closet Cooking.  I remember that day back in March when I received this recipe in my inbox.  I immediately thought to myself I need to make this.  I can’t believe I waited this long before I actually got around to it.

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This past weekend we had a birthday celebration for Mr. Mother Thyme and one of the items on the buffet was this dip.  By the end of the evening, this dip was gone!  It was so good, I made it again the next day to have while watching football.  

This dip is pizza on a spoon, with all the goodness you find on your pizza without the crust.  I served it with chunks of Italian bread but you can also serve this crackers, sliced French bread or bagel chips.  

If you have never had Pizza Dip before, I encourage you to give this a try.  It is simply fantastic.  If you have, try this recipe.  It is amazing!  

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Pizza Dip

Serves 8

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces light cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup light sour cream
  • 1/4 cup light mayonnaise
  • 1 cup part-skim shredded mozzarella, divided
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated, divided
  • 1 cup pizza sauce
  • 2 ounces sliced pepperoni, turkey pepperoni, or crumbled italian sausage
  • 2 tablespoons green pepper, diced
  • 2 tablespoons black olives, sliced

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix cream cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise, ½ cup mozzarella and ½ cup Parmesan cheese and spread on the bottom of a pie plate. Spread pizza sauce on top and sprinkle the remaining ½ cup mozzarella, ½ cup Parmesan, pepperoni, green pepper and olives.
  3. Bake for 20 minutes or until cheese has melted and is golden brown and bubbling.

Adapted from Closet Cooking

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Mix cream cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise, mozzarella and Parmesan cheese and spread on the bottom of pie plate.
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Top with pizza sauce, remaining cheeses, pepperoni, green peppers and olives.  Bake at 350 until hot and bubbling. 
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Time to dig in!
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Enjoy!


Comments

  1. Minus the olives this looks super tasty!

  2. Oh man. This looks seriously amazing. I’m with Erin–no olives, but maybe I’d throw on some mushrooms. Can I eat this for lunch? Just this? :)

  3. Never had it. Want to have it. Neeeeeeeed to have it!

  4. Yes, this sounds wonderful. I could probably eat the whole thing…I love olives on pizza. And, Jennifer, these photos are beautiful!

  5. Anonymous says:

    Oh noooo … the black olives are fabulous on this!! :) Gotta have ‘em .. this is delish!!

  6. It looks like pure cheesy goodness to me. I’ve had something similar pinned to try for a while now but I need a crowd to entertain. I don’t think it’s the type of dish you want to make on your own.

  7. Pizza dip is such an amazing invention. Yours sounds so yummy and very decadent. I created a skinny version that still tasty great, http://www.skinnykitchen.com/recipes/ya-baby-skinny-baked-pizza-dip-for-football-season/

  8. That looks delicious. My mouth is watering just looking at the picture.

  9. My stomach is growling looking at this! Pinning. :)

  10. This gives me foodie chills! It looks so good, my family would love this recipe! Thanks for sharing. I think I have all of the ingredients to make it too :)

  11. Your pizza dip looks great! Nice photos!

  12. YUMMMM!!! what a great idea for an appetizer!

    ~Melissa Placzek
    http://www.ChinDeep.com

  13. This looks wonderful! What a great dip to have when the gang comes over during the holidays. Thanks for sharing. I’m putting on the pounds just reading all the wonderful recipes this month and last.

  14. Gorgeous photos! That looks delicious! I might have to make a mini portion to try.

  15. I’ve never heard of pizza dip until recently….genius! It looks fantastic!

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