Italian Pizza Dip

Saturday, June 25, 2022
This Italian Pizza Dip is for pizza and cheese lovers and if you are a fan of both this will be your new favorite dip recipe to add to your collection of easy fun foods to make for a party.

The dip is so fast and easy to make, it's hardly a recipe with a seasoning of herbs and spiced cream cheese layer, topped with pizza sauce and a few kinds of shredded cheeses, this can be made within a New York minute (well 15 minutes to be exact!)

Then with the addition of any favorite pizza toppings from our suggestion list, this will be a sure hit for all those pizza-loving fans you're feeding.

We love making all kinds of dips, another favorite you may like to try is our easy Hot Crab Dip and for your dessert lovers give our Cannoli Dip a try.

What's even better is if you have any leftover pizza dip, boil up your favorite pasta and toss it together with warmed-up dip, it was a smash hit with the addition of pepperoni added.

Just scroll to the bottom for our printable recipe and get this in your oven today!


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Step by Step:

  1. season the softened cream cheese with herbs and spices
  2. add to a deep baking dish that's oil sprayed
  3. top with pizza sauce, cheese, and toppings
  4. bake for 15 minutes!  then broil for a few minutes. That's it!


Then just serve this with your favorite garlic bread, crackers, chips, breadsticks, tortilla chips, pita points toasted, bread, or soft pretzel bites, the ideas are endless!


baked pizza dip


Ingredients You Will Need(exact measurements in the recipe card below with instructions


  • cream cheese
  • Pecorino cheese
  • granulated garlic powder
  • fresh basil, fresh parsley,
  • oregano
  • pizza sauce(Don Peppino Affiliate Link I make a small commission from) 
  • mozzarella
  • provolone
  • your favorite pizza toppings
  • see dipping bread suggestions below


don peppino sauce, fresh basil, fresh garlic, cream cheese, mozzarella, provolone


Topping Suggestions

  • peppers, onion, artichoke hearts, olives, mushrooms
  • fresh spinach leaves or arugula
  • any kind of bottled jarred pizza sauce
  • make a full meat lovers pizza by adding loose sausage, pepperoni, bacon, or ham
  • use only vine-ripe diced tomatoes for best results
  • for seafood lovers, shrimp, scallops, or other shellfish
  • use any turkey pepperoni instead of regular
  • any kind of assorted cheeses can be used that melt easily
  • Serving Suggestions: garlic bread, crackers, chips, breadsticks, tortilla chips, pita points toasted, bread, or soft pretzel bites, toasted baguette garlic crostini, pita points toasted, Italian breadsticks, toast points, bagel chips, french bread toasted, large slices of vegetables IE thick peppers, tomatoes etc.


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What better dip at a party than pizza dip it's so delicious and made with simple ingredients.


I must confess I do make a double batch, there is no way to just make one pan with my family gatherings and this goes first.


We really love this dip best serving it with garlic bread, you can buy the 5 cheese frozen kind of just get a baguette slice, toast it with freshly minced garlic and olive oil it's the best!



Italian Style Pizza Dip

Italian Style Pizza Dip
Yield: 18
Author: Claudia Lamascolo
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 16 MinTotal time: 26 Min
This pizza dip is one of the first to go to any party. Layered with cream cheese, topped with pizza sauce a few kinds of cheese, and any pizza toppings you love.

Ingredients

  • Cream Cheese Dip Ingredients:
  • 8 ounces softened cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon of chopped fresh basil
  • 1 teaspoon oregano dried
  • 1 tablespoon flat-leaf chopped fresh parsley
  • salt and pepper to taste if needed
  • Optional: a dash of cayenne pepper
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons granulated garlic powder or use sauteed fresh garlic in olive oil
  • cooking spray oil or brush with olive oil
  • Toppings for the Dip:
  • 1 cup canned pizza sauce (I used Don Peppino)
  • 1 cup shredded or sliced mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup shredded or sliced provolone cheese
  • Optional:1/2 cup diced pepperoni
  • Pecorino Romano cheese or Parmesan evenly sprinkled on top
  • Optional:1/2 cup of any assorted toppings: sliced olives, long hots or pepperoncini, green bell pepper finely minced, cooked loose Italian sausage, minced onion, diced tomato, finely chopped artichoke hearts, ricotta cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Prepare a deep dish 9 x 9 baking pan or deep-dish pie plate greased with cooking spray oil.
  3. In a bowl, add the softened cream cheese, basil, parsley, granulated garlic powder, and oregano mix until well-blended together.
  4. Pour the pizza sauce on top and spread to the edges.
  5. Top with all 3 kinds of cheese.
  6. Add any pizza topping suggestions you prefer.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven of 400 degrees until the cheese is melted around 15 minutes.
  8. Broil the top for 1 to 2 minutes on high watching carefully.
  9. Serve with baguette garlic crostini, pita points toasted, Italian breadsticks, toast points, bagel chips, french bread toasted

Notes

Topping Suggestions

  • peppers, onion, artichoke hearts, olives, mushrooms
  • fresh spinach leaves or arugula
  • any kind of bottled jarred pizza sauce
  • make a full meat lovers pizza by adding loose sausage, pepperoni, bacon, or ham
  • use only vine-ripe diced tomatoes for best results
  • for seafood lovers, shrimp, scallops, or other shellfish
  • use any turkey pepperoni instead of regular
  • any kind of assorted cheeses can be used that melt easily
  • Serving Suggestions: toasted baguette garlic crostini, pita points toasted, Italian breadsticks, toast points, bagel chips, french bread toasted, garlic bread, crackers, chips, tortilla chips, pita points toasted, bread, or soft pretzel bites, large slices of vegetable like peppers etc.


Nutrition Facts

Calories

115.19

Fat (grams)

9.62

Sat. Fat (grams)

5.46

Carbs (grams)

2.06

Fiber (grams)

0.33

Net carbs

1.74

Sugar (grams)

1.09

Protein (grams)

5.38

Sodium (milligrams)

266.41

Cholesterol (grams)

27.49
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7 comments

  1. What an amazing dip! I have never had a pizza dip and can't wait to try it!

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  2. Wow! This was great! So decadent and cheesy! Perfection :)

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  3. I can just imagine dipping some warm bread sticks into this delicious concoction.

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  4. This is such a good dip! I'm thinking of spreading it over pizza dough the next time!

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  5. Brought this pizza dip to a gathering and they loved it! They love the fact that its a pizza dip and not an actually pizza!

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  6. We loved this recipe, we had the dip with nachos and it was a perfect combination.

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  7. Oh my goodness that looks good! Pass me some crusty bread. Drool!

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