Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Pizza Dip

The Superbowl is right around the corner, and nothing pairs with the Superbowl quite like a cold beer and a plethora of dips and dippers. While watching the Superbowl isn't really my thing, it combines snacking, friends, and funny commercials, all of which I can heartily get behind.

I can also get behind any dip that tastes like pizza. While the picture is not the best, the pizza dip was actually quite tasty. The bottom layer is a combination of cream cheese, sour cream, mayo, mozzarella, and parmesan cheese, and that is topped with pizza sauce, more cheese, and whatever toppings you enjoy on your pizza. We served ours with breadsticks the girls shaped from store-bought refrigerated pizza dough (not pictured) and some crusty bread. 

While quite yummy, next time I will use less of the cream cheese mixture on the bottom or add more sauce. I'm a sauce girl, and there just wasn't enough for me. Alternatively, use a 9"x13" pan instead of a pie plate. Complete recipe below!

Some other delicious snack ideas include (click on the name, not the picture):
Mini Sliders
Jalapeno Popper Dip
Baked Fontina
Pizza Bites
Simple Restaurant Salsa
Triple Chocolate Brownies

Buffalo Chicken Pasta
Caramel Corn
Black Bean and Corn Salsa

Mini Meatball Sliders

Mini Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

Pizza Dip
Serves: 6-8

  • 4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella, grated
  • 1/4 cup parmigiano reggiano (parmesan), grated
  • *1 cup pizza sauce
  • *1/2 cup mozzarella, shredded/grated
  • *1/4 (1/2) cup parmigiano reggiano (parmesan), grated
  • Pizza toppings: pepperoni, cooked sausage, mushrooms, bell peppers, etc.
  • Breadsticks and/or crusty bread for dipping
Mix the cream cheese, sour cream mayonnaise, mozzarella and parmigiano reggiano and spread it across the bottom of a pie plate or a 9"x13" pan. *Spread the pizza sauce on top and sprinkle on the cheese, and pizza toppings of choice. (*If using a 9"x13" pan, double the ingredients indicated with the asterisk*.)

Bake in a preheated 350°F oven until the cheese has melted, bubbling and golden brown, about 20 minutes.

Source: Adapted slightly from Closet Cooking

1 comment:

  1. As always a thoughtful timely recipe. Can't wait to try it!! ;)