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Pizza Dip

By
Tailgater Staff
Recipe excerpted from DELISH; photo credit: Ethan Calabrese 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.