Hot cheese & pepperoni dip w/ pizza dippers

sherry monfils

By
@smonfils

Last football season my daughter asked me to come up w/ a dip that everyone would love, including the children. So, I know the kids love pepperoni pizza, as do most adults and decided to make a kind of " pizza dip." I figured for the bread or crackers to be dippers, why didn't I just make little pizza dippers? So, that's what I did. I made 2, 1 for the adults, which I added red pepper flakes and 1 w/out the flakes for the kids. I'll have a picture soon.


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Serves:

24

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

2 can(s)
refrigerated pizza dough, like pillsbury
2/3 c
grated parmesan cheese
1 tsp
dried italian herbs
1/2 tsp
garlic powder
1/2 c
olive oil
12 oz
cream cheese, at room temp
1/2 c
sour cream, i used light
2 tsp
fresh chopped oregano
1 tsp
fresh chopped basil
1 tsp
minced garlic
1/4 tsp
crushed red pepper flakes, i omitted for the kids
3/4 c
pizza sauce, ( can use any spaghetti sauce.)
1-1/3 c
chopped pepperoni
3/4 c
shredded italian style cheese, i used sargento
3/4 c
plus 1/4 cup, shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 c
diced green bell pepper
1/4 c
sliced scallions, cleaned 1st. i used a little of each green and white parts

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Heat oven to 425. In medium bowl, stir together parmesan cheese, italian herbs and garlic powder. Roll out 1 can pizza dough on lightly floured surface. Cut into 18 squares.Cut each square in 1/2 to form 2 triangles.
2
Place triangles on lightly sprayed, ( w/ cooking spray,) baking sheet.Brush w/ olive oil. Sprinkle w/ parmesan-herb mix. repeat w/ 2nd can of pizza dough. bake about 10 mins or until golden brown. Remove to a rack to cool.
3
In lg bowl, beat on low, cream cheese, sour cream, oregano, basil, garlic and red pepper flakes until smooth.Stir in pizza sauce and then pepperoni, shredded italian cheese, 3/4 cup mozzarella cheese, green pepper and scallions. Lightly spray a 2-quart oven proof casserole dish. Spoon mix into casserole dish and bake for 15 mins or until bubbly. remove from oven and sprinkle w/ remaining cheese. Bake additional 5 mins. Serve w/ pizza dippers and a lot of napkins!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cheese Appetizers, Dips, Pizza
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids