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Recipe: Layered Pizza Dip

Recently I was looking for a new dip and came upon one that looked interesting from Pillsbury, Layered Pizza Dip. I wouldn’t have given the recipe a second look if it had not been the combination of mostly Italian flavors and cheddar cheese.

I don’t know why, but, I just didn’t think cheddar and mozzarella would go very well together until I tried a savory pie recipe late last month… the pie recipe had lots of “issues” but the flavor combination of adding Cheddar to traditional Italian ingredients was actually very good… so good in fact, reworking that failed pie recipe into a casserole is high on my “To Do” list.

So I tried this Layered Pizza Dip recipe and we really liked it… a really good and different dip… one definitely worth trying.


I only have a couple of tips….

Make sure you serve it pretty quickly after heating… the Cheddar and mozzarella cheese tend to harden a bit after sitting and it’s tough to dip then…. the dip will go quickly as it’s very tasty and addicting… so having it harden after serving shouldn’t be a problem since I doubt it will last long.

The directions are written for baking in the oven… you can microwave this as well. Heat on high until the dip is hot and the cheese melts.

This dip is perfect for a family night of TV or watching the game…


Recipe: Layered Pizza Dip

All you need:

1 (8 ounce) container Philadelphia Cream Cheese with Chives and Onions
½ cup chunky pizza sauce
½ cup finely chopped green pepper
1/3 cup finely chopped pepperoni
½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
½ cup shredded Cheddar cheese

All you need to do:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Spread the cream cheese on a ungreased 9-inch glass pie plate or a 1-1 ½ quart baking dish.

Spread the pizza sauce on top of the cream cheese.

Sprinkle the chopped green pepper over the pizza sauce.

Sprinkle the chopped pepperoni over the green peppers.

Sprinkle the mozzarella over the pepperoni.

Sprinkle the Cheddar cheese over the mozzarella.

Bake at 350 degrees F. for 10 15 minutes or until dip is hot and cheese is melted.

Serve warm with bagel crisps, bagel chips or crackers.


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