Hot Pizza Dip Recipe
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You can assemble this effortless appetizer in a jiffy. The pizza-flavored dip goes very fast, so you may want to make two batches. —Stacie Morse, South Otselic, New York
MAKES:
24 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:
24 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 10 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 can (8 ounces) pizza sauce
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green pepper
  • 2 tablespoons thinly sliced green onion
  • Breadsticks or tortilla chips

Directions

In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and Italian seasoning. Spread in an ungreased 9-in. microwave-safe pie plate. Combine mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses; sprinkle half over the cream cheese. Top with the pizza sauce, remaining cheese mixture, green pepper and onion. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 3-4 minutes or until cheese is almost melted, rotating a half turn several times. Let stand for 1-2 minutes. Serve with breadsticks or tortilla chips. Yield: about 3 cups.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with an 850-watt microwave.
This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Hot Pizza Dip in Quick Cooking January/February 2000, p11

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons: 62 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 131mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.

  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 can (8 ounces) pizza sauce
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green pepper
  • 2 tablespoons thinly sliced green onion
  • Breadsticks or tortilla chips
  1. In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and Italian seasoning. Spread in an ungreased 9-in. microwave-safe pie plate. Combine mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses; sprinkle half over the cream cheese. Top with the pizza sauce, remaining cheese mixture, green pepper and onion. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 3-4 minutes or until cheese is almost melted, rotating a half turn several times. Let stand for 1-2 minutes. Serve with breadsticks or tortilla chips. Yield: about 3 cups.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with an 850-watt microwave.
This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Hot Pizza Dip in Quick Cooking January/February 2000, p11

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AfterAgnesDowner User ID: 7584816 239211
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2015

"i could eat the whole thing myself"

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Tracy User ID: 9299970 83536
Reviewed Feb. 1, 2014

"I've been making this for years. It's in one of the Pampered Chef recipe books, I always serve with french loaf bread made in the Pampered Chef tins... very good"

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Shucky User ID: 7265627 65134
Reviewed May. 18, 2013 Edited Aug. 19, 2015

"My big guys loved this"

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Lorriloves2bake User ID: 6605901 29133
Reviewed Mar. 9, 2013

"I made this for my friends. Huge hit! Served with breadsticks but they kept breaking. Luckily had scoops in the house. This is a keeper"

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Mrs_T User ID: 941931 37211
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2011

"I have made this dozens of times, topping it with all sorts of different things, the simplest being just a sprinkle or grind of Italian seasoning. I usually make 2 of these dips when I take it to a gathering. Always goes over well!"

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MJBalk User ID: 2181938 73623
Reviewed Oct. 21, 2010

"I have made this many times. Whenever I make this dip, it is a huge hit! I changed the italian seasoning to Presti's Pizza seasoning.

I have made a Cheese Pizza dip, and many more variations of typical restaurant pizzas and no matter what kind it is, it always is gone in a flash! It's quick, easy and I have made it the night before many times with great success, just microwave right before serving!"

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sassssycook User ID: 929828 89713
Reviewed Mar. 22, 2008

"I omit green pepper and onion because my kids don't like them and this still tastes great. It goes great with breadstick from a pizza place."

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