Saturday, January 2, 2010

Pizza Dip

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!! I hope everyone had a great start to a new year!
Now, on to the 1st recipe!

Who doesn't love PIZZA!?!? Well, actually, I don't! Can you believe that? I found this dip, and honestly, it makes me want to eat pizza! This dip is SO EASY to make! I have no pictures for the process of making it because it is literally just put it all in a bowl and mix it up. I do have a few tips though. My husband isn't a big fan of hates mayonnaise. So, I fixed the original recipe to be a little lighter, which brings me to tip #1. Instead of ¾ cup mayo, I use ½ cup mayo and ¼ cup sour cream for a lighter taste. So, you know how when you get a pizza or make anything with pepperoni, there are always those infamous orange puddles of grease? I tried to make the situation a little better. It worked! Tip #2 - I sauté the pepperoni for just a few minutes to draw some of the grease out so it doesn’t puddle up on the dip. Okay, who is with me on the fact that more cheese is better! =) Tip #3 - I added extra mozzarella cheese on top after it was done baking, and then put it under the broiler just until the cheese melted and was bubbly. Tip #4 - If you can't find Italian rolls, do what I did. I just bought a crusty French baguette, and cut it into ¼ " to ½" slices. Oh, and with the olives, I didn't think about this until just now, but I'm sure you could replace those with another topping you like. For example, jalapenos, bell peppers, etc. I hope you enjoy!

• 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
• ¾ light mayonnaise
• 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
• 8 ounces sliced pepperoni, chopped
• 2 ripe plum tomatoes, chopped
• 10 large, pitted black olives, chopped
• 4 crusty Italian rolls, cut into ½-inch pieces

1. Heat oven to 350°F.
2. In a large bowl, mix together the cream cheese, mayonnaise, mozzarella cheese, pepperoni, tomatoes and olives. Spoon into 6-cup baking dish.
3. Bake at 350°F for 30 minutes, until lightly browned and bubbly.
4. Allow to cool slightly. Serve with bread pieces for dipping.


  1. I have tasted this delicious and scrumptous pizza dip twice now. A little different each time because Ashley played with some flavors but still very, very, very good. If you enjoy pizza you should definitely give this recipe a go. Trust me! Love ya, Mom

  2. I'm not a pizza fan either but I can't wait to try this out!! Might even make it for the wedding shower!! It just looks so stinkin good!!!!!

  3. This dip is SO good. My mom said my dad wants it everytime we have a get-together. Lol!