Saturday, September 27, 2014

#10DaysofTailgate: Pizza Dip





Do I really need to try to convince you to try this recipe?? It is a PERFECT dip to serve at any of your tailgate / football viewing parties! Cheesy comfort food at its absolute best. My son and I both LOVED this recipe. My mind was racing trying to think of other yummy ways to serve it. I think it would be great with everything spread / layered directly onto a half loaf of a baguette and toasted, then cut into wedges to eat just like a French bread pizza... mmm.... drool.... This has such a great combination of spicy and creamy with the tomato sauce balancing the cheesy factor so it's not too rich. Loved this and wouldn't change a thing! Just make sure to make LOTS of little garlic rounds - they go fast! :)

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Pizza Dip from What Megan's Making

Ingredients
4-oz (half a brick) cream cheese, softened (room temp)
1/4 cup sour cream
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
1/2 tsp oregano
1 cup pizza (or spaghetti) sauce
15 - 20 slices of pepperoni

Garlic Toasts
1 thin loaf baguette
Butter
Garlic Powder
Italian Seasoning

Directions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In an 8x8 baking dish combine the cream cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise, 1/2 cup mozzarella, 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, and oregano. Blend together and smooth out.
  3. Spread pizza sauce over top of cheese mixture, sprinkle with remaining mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses. Layer pepperoni slices over the top.
  4. Bake for 20 - 25 minutes or until heated through and bubbling.
  5. Meanwhile, prep the garlic toasts by slicing the baguette into thin rounds. Place rounds on a cookie / baking sheet. Spread thinly with butter (or margarine) and then sprinkle lightly (to taste) with garlic powder and Italian seasoning. Add the garlic toasts to the oven, alongside the dip, for the last 10 minutes of baking.
  6. Serve pizza dip with garlic toasts and enjoy!

 

Here's what everyone brought to the table today...


Starters
Chicken Bacon RanchTaquitos by Things I Make (for Dinner)
Cherry Chipotle Glazed Wings by A Day in the Life on the Farm
Firewired Pancetta-Wrapped Seafood by Culinary Adventures with Camilla

Mains
Maize and Blue Chicken Salad by Sew You Think You Can Cook
Savory Duck Handpies by The Not So Cheesy Kitchen
Slow Cooker Smoky Date Barbecue Chicken Sandwiches by A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
Smokey Red Lentil Chili by Debbi Does Dinner Healthy
Thai Beef Skewers by The Pajama Chef

Sips
Apple Cherry Spice Cocktail by CafeTerraBlog

Dips
Kicked up Spinach Dip by Miss Laura’s Kitchen
Pizza Dip by Making Miracles

Sweets
Peanut Butter & Chocolate Hard Pretzels by The Spiffy Cookie
Caramel Stuffed Rice Krispie Treats by From Gate to Plate
 

10 comments:

  1. Oh my. I must make this next weekend. It looks amazing!

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    1. I hope you get a chance to try this one Christie - it was so yummy!!

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  2. You had me at 'pizza', Rebekah! Thanks for sharing with #10DaysofTailgate.

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  3. No convincing needed! Who doesn't love a cheesy pepperoni dish like this!?!?!?!?

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    1. I can't believe I've never made something like this before - it was so creamy, cheesy yumm!

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  4. Oh my Goodness. This sounds delectable.

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  5. My husband's aunt brought a pizza dip to my baby shower and it was addictively good. Thank you for posting this!!

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  6. Goodness, that does sound like a yummy dip, especially for a tailgate party. Your recipe looks and sounds delicious! Yum, Hugs, Terra

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  7. Can't go wrong with pizza in dippable format!

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