This Hot Pizza Dip taste just like pizza with cream cheese, Italian seasonings, pizza sauce, and pepperoni!

If you are looking for a great appetizer for game day, this Hot Pizza Dip is it.

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HOT PIZZA DIP

I got the all-clear to start working out from my doctor at my 6 week post baby checkup. I was so eager to get back in the gym and to start running again.

I jogged to the bus stop to pick up my son earlier in the week – an embarrassingly short distance, and was so sore the next day. So I knew I would have to take it easy and that my gym debut would be a brief one.

After running for about five minutes my body started itching. I mean literally my love handles, butt, and thighs were on fire. I was at the gym so I was trying so hard not to itch and draw attention to myself, but I couldn’t stop itching!
Have you ever had that happened after a long break from working out? I googled it and apparently it’s pretty normal after periods of inactivity and has a complete medical explanation.
Dang. I was hoping it was just my fat literally melting off.
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I made this dip earlier this week and ever since then I’ve seen it all over the food blogs. But in case you haven’t seen it out there, this dip tastes just like pizza without the crust.
I saw it on Allrecipes and reviewers said that it really needs to be made a day ahead of time so that all of the flavors meld together. I agree. It was great the first day and even better the second.
I added some garlic powder and red pepper because to me pizza is not complete without both. I know I’ve been on a pizza kick lately but it’s such a crowd pleaser so why not? Super Bowl baby.
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Hot Pizza Dip

This Hot Pizza Dip taste just like pizza with cream cheese, Italian seasonings, pizza sauce, and pepperoni!

Ingredients

  • 1 (8 ounce package) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup pizza sauce
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green bell pepper
  • 2 ounces pepperoni sausage , chopped
  • 2 tablespoons sliced black olives

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, mix together the cream cheese, oregano, parsley, basil, garlic powder, and red pepper flakes.
  2. Spread mixture in the bottom of a 9 inch pie plate, or a shallow microwave-safe dish. Sprinkle 1/2 cup of the mozzarella cheese and 1/2 cup of the Parmesan cheese on top of the cream cheese mixture. Spread the pizza sauce over all.
  3. Microwave the pepperoni for about 30 seconds just to get some of the fat out of them so you don't end up with a greasy mess on top of your pizza dip.
  4. Sprinkle with remaining cheese, then top with green pepper, pepperoni and olive slices. Cover, and microwave for 5 minutes or bake in a 350 degree oven for 15-20 minutes. Serve hot with baguette slices, tortilla chips, or Fritos scoops.

Recipe Notes

Note: You can either cook this in the microwave or oven. If you wish to cook it in the oven preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

adapted from Allrecipes

 

This Hot Pizza Dip taste just like pizza with cream cheese, Italian seasonings, pizza sauce, and pepperoni! the-girl-who-ate-everything.com