Peppy Pizza Party Dip

Pat Morris

By
@AugustaPat

I first served this delicious dip about 9 years ago at a porch party that I had in my new neighborhood. You definitely don’t have to have a party or gathering to enjoy this heart-warming pizza dip. I like to have it when I am watching a movie, ballgame or just when I want a warm snack.

I have family & friends who are meat-eaters, and some who don’t eat meat; I have several recipes that can either be vegetarian for those who don’t eat meat, or contain meat for the meat-eaters. This is such a recipe; I have included variations if you want to add meat. However -all enjoy this version.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
20 Min

Ingredients

1
(8 oz) container chive and onion cream cheese
1/2 c
sour cream
1 tsp
italian seasoning
1/2 c
plus 1 tablespoon pizza sauce (i used classico traditional pizza sauce)
1 c
mozzarella cheese, shredded
1 c
cheddar cheese, shredded
1/4 c
red bell pepper, minced
1/4 c
green bell pepper, minced

Step-By-Step

1Assemble ingredients, and preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2Mix together the Chive and Onion Cream Cheese, sour cream and Italian Seasoning until smooth. Spread in the bottom of a 10-inch pie plate or 1-1/2 quart casserole dish that has been sprayed with cooking spray.
3Mix the two cheeses and sprinkle evenly one-half of the cheeses on top of the cream cheese/sour cream mixture.
4Next, spoon the Pizza Sauce over the the cheeses. Sprinkle the peppers on top of the sauce.
5Sprinkle remaining cheese on top.
6Bake in 350 degrees oven for 20 minutes.
7Serve with Frito Corn Chips, Bagle Chips -and is especially good served with crisp bread sticks.

Leftovers can be refrigerated and re-warmed and enjoyed later.
8OH YUM!!!
9VARIATIONS AND SUBSTITUTIONS: (1) You can substitute the Chive and Onion Cream Cheese with 8 ounces soft Cream Cheese, and add dried chives and dried, minced onion to it and mix well. (2) To make this a Meat Pizza Dip, add 1/2 cup chopped Pepperoni and/or a Meat Pizza Sauce.
10AN AFTER THOUGHT -BUT A GOOD ONE: If you have left-overs (and unless you make it for just you, you probably won't), this is very good to have for lunch the next day served over noodles and accompanied by a small salad.

About this Recipe

Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #fast, #Yummy, #comforting