Game-day Pizza Dip

Game-day Pizza Dip

With the baseball play-offs just around the corner, and football moving full steam ahead, I’m sharing with you a no-fail pizza dip recipe that the men in my life, and their buddies, love. It brings back wonderful memories of boys huddled in my basement or family room cheering on their favorite team.

As you can see from the ingredients, it’s not meant for those who are watching their waistline or their cholesterol. But everyone else will love it! I’ve served it countless times, and it’s inhaled so quickly, I usually double the recipe.

I’ve tried to be as clear as possible in the steps below, but I write romance novels, not cookbooks, so contact me if you have any questions!

This recipe can easily be doubled, but you will need two pie-plates.

Preheat oven to 350

Spray a pie-plate with non-stick cooking spray

Mix with an electric mixer:

1 lb of softened cream cheese (not lowfat)

½ cup sour cream (not lowfat)

¼ tsp garlic powder

1tsp oregano

Spread cream cheese mixture over the bottom of the prepared pie plate

Add:

Gently spread ¾ cup of pizza or pasta sauce over cream cheese mixture (I always use pasta sauce)

Next add, in the following order:

¼ cup of chopped onion (I usually add a bit more)

¼ cup of bell pepper (I usually add a bit more)

2/3 cup of pepperoni, thinly sliced and the rounds cut in thirds**

(Can be made earlier in the day, up to this point, covered and refrigerated. Add 5-10 minutes of initial cooking time)

Bake uncovered for 15-20 minutes, then sprinkle on shredded mozzarella (about 1.5 cups, and return to oven until cheese is melted and bubbly. Serve warm from oven with tortilla chips and plenty of napkins.

**You can add other toppings like olives before you add the pepperoni.

Contact me for a copy of the recipe.

Enjoy, and let me know how it turns out!