At a party over the holidays my friend served pizza dip. I know it’s been around for a while, but I had never made it before. So, when I had people coming over the other night for a quick party I decided to make my own version as an appetizer. It was so easy and fun to do I can’t believe I had never done it before! I served it with toasted pita chips because I figured that would taste the most like pizza crust and, I kid you not, the dip was gone in just a few minutes. I only made this small serving dish of it, now I know next time I have to make more!
Pepperoni Pizza Dip
8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon dried Italian season
1 cup shredded mozzarella
1 cup Parmesan cheese
1 cup pizza sauce
2 ounces pepperoni
1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Combine the cream cheese, garlic power and Italian seasoning with a wooden spoon. Spread the mixture in 9-inch pie plate and sprinkle half of the mozzarella and half of the Parmesan on top.
2. Spread the pizza sauce over the cheese layer and cover with another layer of mozzarella and Parmesan cheese. Top with the pepperoni slices and any further desired toppings.
3. Bake for 20 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.