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.

Tailgater Magazine