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hot cheese & pepperoni dip w/ pizza dippers

Recipe by
sherry monfils
worcester, MA

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.

yield 24 serving(s)
prep time 30 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For hot cheese & pepperoni dip w/ pizza dippers

  • 2 can
    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

How To Make hot cheese & pepperoni dip w/ pizza dippers

  • 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!