This pizza dip recipe is a must when you are entertaining friends and family!
This easy appetizer has all the flavors of a supreme pizza with the crust or the delivery charge!
This Pizza Dip Recipe Is Always A Hit
All five of us in the lulu household have very different ideas of what should be on a pizza. One of us likes lots of meat, one of us likes a lot of spice, one of us likes veggies, one of us likes pizza without cheese and one of us like pizza without sauce. Our pizzas are as unique as our personalities.
I don’t understand how someone could eat pizza without cheese or without sauce, that is like eating a burger without the burger; it’s just plain weird. I personally love the veggies, the meat, and a lot of spice! Although, now that I think about it; I can probably do without the crust. The crust is just filler if you ask me. So who’s the weirdo now? Me, that’s who.
Or maybe not. I mean isn’t that what pizza dip is? It’s basically eating the best part of the pizza without the crust! The same holds true for this Garlic Bread Dip, and this Recipe for Bruschetta Dip. It is eating all the good stuff and leaving out the filling extras. I’d much rather have cheese as my “crust” than actual crust.
About Pizza Dip
Pizza dip is a very adaptable recipe. The base is cream cheese, shredded pizza blend cheese, and grated Parmesan. You add a little seasoning, a little sauce then top it all of with your favorite pizza toppings. I went with a supreme theme. I topped my pizza with Italian sausage, green peppers, black olives, and of course, pepperoni. You could add extra meat (I’m thinking bacon and ham), extra veggies, like mushrooms or banana peppers and add all the spice you want! Serve this dip with bread slices, chips, crackers or veggies. And if you eat it for dinner instead of actual pizza, know that I won’t judge you. I am probably doing the same thing!
- 8 oz cream cheese, softened
- 2 ½ cups pizza blend cheese, divided
- ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- ½ teaspoon garlic salt
- 1 cup pizza sauce
- ½ cup cooked crumbled Italian sausage
- ⅓ cup diced green peppers
- ½ cup sliced olives
- 4 oz sliced pepperoni
- 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 8-inch baking dish with non-stick spray and set aside.
In a bowl, mix together the softened cream cheese, 1 1/2 cups of pizza blend cheese, Parmesan cheese, onion powder and garlic salt. Spread cheese mixture on the bottom of the baking dish. Place 1 cup of sauce over the cheese. Top sauce with cooked sausage, peppers, olives, pepperoni and Italian seasoning. Sprinkle 1/2 cup of the remaining cheese over toppings. Bake pizza dip for 10 minutes, add remaining 1/2 cup of cheese and an additional 5-10 minutes or until not and bubbly. Serve with bread slices, chips, crackers, or veggies.
Amount Per Serving Calories 0 Total Fat 0g Saturated Fat 0g Cholesterol 0mg Sodium 0mg Fiber 0g Sugar 0g Protein 0g