Hot Pizza Dip

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Serves: 10,Yield: 1batch
  • About This Recipe

    “This recipe I got from Taste of Home cookingmagazine and I made it yesterday. It was a huge hit.”

    Ingredients

  • 8ouncescream cheese, softened
  • 1teaspoonitalian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoongarlic powder
  • 8ouncesmozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 4ouncescheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cuppizza sauce( I used 1 cup)
  • 1/2 cupgreen bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cupred bell pepper, finely chopped
  • tortillas orbreadstick
  • Directions

  • Combine cream cheese and seasonings.
  • Spreadin the bottom of a 9 inch pieplate. (I used a round cake pan). Combinecheeses and sprinkle half over thecream cheese layer.
  • Spread sauce overthat. Sprinkle remaining cheese ontop.Bake 350 for 20 minutes.
  • Servewarm with breadsticks or tortilla chips.
  • (Iused pita triangles).
  • Reviews

  • “A BIG hit!The family loved it!Cheese being cheese, as the dish cooled a bit, the cheese congealed, which kind of made it harder to dip – but it didn’t seem to slow anyone down!!Next time I make this, I’m going to kind of layer the sauce between all the cheeses and see if that keeps it “softer”.Part of me wanted to just stir it all together and see what would happen before I baked it.It’s going to be good, tho, no matter what!”

  • “This is easy to put together and a real crowd pleaser.I made it as written but will likely add more sauce next time for a thinner consistancy.Good pizza taste, comfort food.I served this with pita chips.”

  • “This was soooo good! I was worried about a too much cream cheese taste (used fat free light) but it blended nicely – my one son who has a slight aversion to cheese ate it up – I used finely chopped green pepper (red is too expensive and not needed for this) and Hormel mini pepperonis on top. Will def make this again – loved it!! thanks for the awesome recipe!!! :)”

  • “This was delish! I made this the morning of our family Christmas party and kept it covered in the refrigerator. Twenty minutes before our guests arrived, I popped it in the oven — and it was hot and yummy when the party started! I followed the recipe exactly (using 1 cup of pizza sauce as recommended) and added some chopped pepperoni on top. We used sea salt pita triangles to dip and everyone loved it!”

  • “I too found this recipe in Taste of Home.Have made it many, many times for all kinds of occasions. The plate has never come home with even a trace of sauce.I usually add more pizza sauce than the recipe calls for, but that’s just a personal preference.Couldn’t find my recipe tonight, glad it was here….I need it for New Year’s Eve-special request!”

  • “It’s weird to me how much this dip really does resemble the flavor of pizza when there is no meat, onions, etc. but it really does!I serve it with tortilla chips and it always disappears fast!”

  • “Very good except we use ritz crackers for diping! tried with your suggested totilla and bread sticks….Not for us. weve always used ritz. Yum”

  • “I made this for a Christmas party with homemade bread sticks – yum!I left out the peppers in case some people didn’t like them and I added a layer of chopped turkey pepperoni (less greasy) on top of the cream cheese layer.”

  • “Made this for a BBQ and it was a big hit!Next time I may add some pepperoni to spice it up but overall very good!”

  • “This was a big hit at my 4th July BBQ….great recipe will make often.”

  • “An easy variantion…buy the herb and garlic cream cheese and use the pre-packaged italian blend of shredded cheese.”

  • “YUM! I took this to our small group last night and everyone loved it! I also added some chopped pepperoni to mine. We enjoyed it most with cut up chunks of toasted bread.”

  • “Tasty! I added pepperonni, and only the red bell pepper”

  • “My mom makes this every Christmas Eve as sort of a bedtime snack. We love it and used to pretty much polish off the plate between the 4 of us. Now that my sister and I are married, it gets polished off even quicker!”

  • “Yummy!Served with pita chips.May use breadsticks next time.”

  • “Made this for a 25th wedding anniversary party and it was the first dish to be scraped clean.I too got the recipe from a TOH cookbook.Thanks for posting!”

  • “yummy, bubbly, gooey goodness!Served with toasted ciabatta chunks and sea salt pita chips.It was a hit!One guest kept saying “this is so good, this is so delicious.” Next time we might add diced pepperoni, but I fear that we’ll never make it to dinner, just eat this dip all night long! Thanks for a great little italian easy hot dip!”

  • “I, too got this out of Taste of Home several years ago and have made it several times.It’s a real winner.Every time I serve it, the dish is clean!I can’t imagine there is a better Hot Pizza Dip out there!”

  • “This is great!Very yummy, thanks for the recipe!”

  • “I made this for our Super Bowl gathering… and I think it lasted about 5 minutes (which is good, since that’s about how long it took to make).It was a huge hit; everyone loved it!The instructions weren’t specific about the peppers… but I added some pepperoni too and put it all on top of the dip like I would a real pizza.I didn’t find it overly cheesy at all… but I used a full cup of pizza sauce (maybe more) and it was the perfect balance.I used garlic and parm pita chips for dipping… mmmmmm!”

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