Wednesday, August 22, 2012

188. Pizza Dip



My kids request this all the time, especially when they are having friends over on Friday and Saturday nights.

I think this is for two reasons.  One: it's cheesy and creamy.  Two: the leftovers make excellent midnight snacks.

I will buy a couple loaves of french bread to serve with the dip or make my own.  A great recipe for rustic white bread, in under an hour, can be found here.

I make the base and let the kids add their favorite toppings.

You can customize this with different cheeses, toppings, meats and veggies.  Have fun creating your version of "Pizza" dip.

Recipe: Pizza Dip

2-8 oz packages of cream cheese, soft
1 cup of mayonnaise
1 cup of mozzarella cheese + 1.5 cups for topping dip
1/4 cup of parmesan cheese
3 tablespoons of green onion
1 cup of pizza sauce or marinara (you can use less, we just like the sauce)
toppings:  pepperoni, olives, mushrooms, red onion, hamburger, bell pepper, bacon, etc…


Preheat oven to 350.

In a medium bowl, combine soft cream cheese, mayonnaise, 1 cup of mozzarella cheese, green onions and the parmesan cheese.  Stir well.

I use a round stone ware oven proof pan to cook my dips in.  It measures 12 inches across.  The smaller the pan the thicker the dip, the larger the pan would result in a thinner cream cheese base.  I have made both and they are both delicious.   The thicker dip may require a few more minutes to cook.

Spread the cheese mixture in the bottom of the pan first.

Spread the pizza sauce next.

Sprinkle the cheese over the sauce.

Decide on your toppings and scatter those around the top of the cheese.

Bake your dip for 25 minutes or until bubbly.

Serve with chunks of french bread.

This dip is very hot when it comes out of the oven. Please be careful.  The cheese makes it stringy and gooey.











13 comments:

  1. One more dip and one more RecipeNewZ feature :-). Yum!

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  2. printer friendly does not work and brings up some protein shake.

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  3. Where do the green onions go? In the cream cheese mixture?

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  4. I just want to make sure I get this right. You start out by saying to mix the cream cheese, mayo & 2 cheeses. Then you go on to say what kind of dish you use. After that, you say to spread the pizza sauce. I'm guessing you are supposed to spread the cream cheese in the dish first?

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  5. Can you use something other that mayo? What may that be.

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    1. You might be able to omit the mayo altogether. The mixture would just be thick before it was heated in the oven. Or an option could be sour cream in exchange for the mayo.

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    2. I make this recipe all the time and have never used mayo....best dip ever. I serve mine with Frito scoops.

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  7. I was thinking of replacing the mayo and cream cheese with ricotta... hopefully it'll work!

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  8. Could you double and put in slow cooker on low to take to a party?
    Thanks,really enjoy the recipes.

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