Pizza Dip
Food and Drink

Recipe excerpted from DELISH; photo credit: Ethan Calabrese

Pizza Dip

"Over-the-top dip that your guests will devour. Score big at your next gathering with this touchdown-worthy appetizer!"

Total Time: 45 minutes Serves 8


2 cups shredded mozzarella, divided

1 8-ounce block cream cheese, softened

½ cup ricotta

¼ cup plus 1 tablespoon freshly grated Parmesan, divided

1 tablespoon Italian seasoning

½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

kosher salt to taste

¼ cup pizza sauce or marinara

¼ cup sliced pepperoni

sliced baguette, for serving

Preheat oven (or grill) to 350°F.

In a large bowl, stir together 1 1/4 cups of the mozzarella, cream cheese, ricotta, 1/4 cup of the Parmesan, Italian seasoning and red pepper flakes. Season with salt.

Transfer dip to a small oven-safe skillet or baking dish (or cast-iron skillet, if baking on a grill) and spoon over the pizza sauce. Top with remaining 3/4 cup mozzarella and 1 tablespoon Parmesan, then the pepperoni.

Bake until golden and bubbly, 25 to 30 minutes.

Cool 10 minutes, then blot any grease from pepperoni (or don’t!) before serving with baguette.