An appetizer made in minutes, this Hot Pizza Dip will be a hit at parties. There certainly won't be any left! Made with classic pizza toppings, your guests will enjoy this delicious dip recipe.
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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 French Vanilla 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?)
That was a long rabbit trail, sorry.
What ingredients can you put in Hot Pizza Dip?
You can add any toppings you like to your pizza dip, such as olives or green peppers or sausage and pepperoni. This recipe includes sausage and pepperoni. You can put it in a 9 inch pie pan 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!
To make this pizza dip recipe, simply mix the softened cream cheese and sour cream together and mix in the garlic powder and Italian seasonings. Then, you place the mixture in a lightly greased 9 inch pie (or square) pan.
Then place the pizza sauce on top and add the ingredients. I layered sausage, mozzarella cheese and pepperoni on top of the cream cheese mixture.
Enjoy this dip and have fun with it! If you want to add peppers, do! If you want to add olives, do! You can also eat this dip with crackers or tortilla chips. Delicious!
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
- 1 cup sausage cooked
- 10 pepperoni slices
- 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
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This post and picture was updated December 2019.