Friday, September 4, 2009

Are You Ready For Some Pizza Dip?

Oh, how we love the pizza dip. We were introduced to it by our friends at the Pampered Chef, but I have tweaked it and made it my own.


1 8 oz. block cream cheese (You're welcome, Boomama)
1 15 oz (ish) can of pizza sauce, or your own homemade
1 8 oz. bag mozzarella cheese (Or more. Less is more doesn't apply to cheese.)
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 Tbs. finely chopped rosemary
1 Tbs. finely chopped thyme
1 Tbs. finely chopped Italian flat leaf parsley

Regarding the herbs - Use fresh. If you can't use fresh, do it anyway. If you really can't, 1 tbs of Italian seasoning would be a very sub-par substitution, but I will not guarantee your results using dried. Trust me on this one... Also - I suppose you can roughly chop your herbs, if you prefer, but don't hold me responsible for large green things in your teeth. I don't want to have to chew my herbs, I just want the flavor. But by all means, do what you feel is best with the herbs. I'm no herbologist.

Now. If you are fancy and need to peddle kitchen gadgets while making this dip, you will mix the herbs, parm and cream cheese and spread that in the bottom of a pie pan or similar sized casserole dish or whathaveyou, then pour the pizza sauce over that, then top with cheese. This method dirties a lot of said gadgets, though don't be fooled I own two or seven of all of them. What I've been doing, is dumping everything in my small crock pot and letting that gadget do the work for me. It only needs to heat through, so you don't have to leave it in there all day. Keep a close eye on it, even on low it might burn if left too long.

This dip can be served with fresh crusty bread, or bagel crisps. I get mine at Sam's and I think they are New York Bagel brand. I used to use Nonni brand, but that must have been when I was a Costco girl, because I can't seem to find those anymore. Honestly, you could just go ahead and eat it with a spoon, but then it might not qualify for the DipTacular... So spread it on something and enjoy!

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  1. Oooh!! Pizza Dip sounds so good and I will for sure be trying this!! Thanks for sharing it!

  2. This sounds fantastical! Would it be a bad thing to add chopped up pepperoni? I think that would make it a sure thing for my family.


  3. Yes, Niki! I meant to include on my post that olives or mushrooms (my favorite pizza toppings) or your favorite pizza toppings would make a great addition! I'm allergic to pork, {cue taps} so no pepperoni for me... :)

  4. I pulled this recipe during the dip party and just made it last night and I am in love- good stuff!

  5. Hi!
    I have been enjoying your blog the past few months. I LOVE this dip and if you are ever feeling super lazy you can plop the bar of CC in a dish dump Any pasta sauce and cheese over the top and microwave:) Heaven!
    I also love the Butler fabrics and have a few headbands from etsy in them.
    Keep up the great posts!

    Al's friend Amy