An appetizer made in minutes, this Hot Pizza Dip will be a hit at parties. There certainly won’t be any left!
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I was rummaging through my refrigerator to find something new to make for my family over Christmas break. My husband was home that day as well, so I thought I would make something new to keep our lives interesting. And, of course, making something new is fun. Granted it is good. ;-) Good thing this Hot Pizza Dip was really, really good.
Trying new recipes has always been a problem for my husband. It is not something he necessarily likes to do. I have learned to only put ingredients he enjoys in them and he has learned to try them. Like the Hamburger Casserole. He was scared to try it, he tried it, he loves it. It is now on the meal rotation. Everyone is happy.
Well, as I was rummaging through the fridge, I found some cream cheese I had bought on sale not too long ago.
Cream cheese makes him happy.
Cream cheese can mean a dip. (Like the Snicker’s Cookie Dough Dip.)
A dip means I have an excuse to eat chips or crackers.
Chips and crackers mean salt.
Salt makes me happy. It’s true, it does.
(See how I tie all of that in together?)
Now before all of you get concerned that I eat too much salt, I really don’t. I just enjoy it when I get it. Like salty french fries at a restaurant. Never do it at home, but great for a treat.
That was a long rabbit trail, sorry.
Hot Pizza Dip
Anyway, with the dip in mind, and the family always enjoying a good pizza, I thought I would whip up a Hot Pizza Dip. This dip couldn’t have been easier. In fact, if you find out last minute you are having company over, this dip would be great to serve. It takes very little prep, it tastes wonderful and you probably have the ingredients in the fridge or pantry.
You can add any toppings you like to your pizza dip, such as olives or green peppers. We (the children and hubby, ahem) prefers pepperoni on their pizza so that is what we put on it. You can put it in a 9 inch pie pan (like this one) or a small 9 inch square pan (like this one). I personally like the way the pie pan made the dip look, but either would work just fine!
Enjoy this dip and have fun with it! So easy and good!
Hot Pizza Dip
- 8 oz block cream cheese
- 3/4 cup sour cream
- 1 tablespoon Italian Seasonings
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 cup pizza sauce (or more depending on taste)
- 1 cup mozzarella cheese
- toppings of choice
- Mix cream cheese and sour cream together
- Stir in Italian seasonings and garlic powder
- Spread on the bottom of a greased 9 in pie pan
- Spread pizza sauce on top of cream cheese mixture
- Put toppings on sauce
- Put cheese on top of toppings
- Garnish with pepperoni if you would like
- Bake in a 350* oven for 10-15 minutes or until cheese is melted and mixture is bubbly
- Serve with chips or crackers
Need another appetizer idea? Try a Bacon Cheese Ball: