Pizza dip just might be the messiest dip I’ve ever made. Seriously. I’m still finding marinara sauce splatterings around the kitchen.
But the mess is worth it. This is one tasty dip.
Thanks to my pal over at Crock Pot Recipe Exchange, I found this pizza dip recipe and inspiration for making it for a Super Bowl party. If you are looking for a party dip, consider this one. It will be a huge hit. Promise.
*8 oz. package of sliced pepperoni
*16 ounce jar of your favorite spaghetti sauce
*1 c. cottage cheese
*8 oz. package of cream cheese, room temperature
*3 tbsp. Italian seasoning
*2 garlic cloves, minced
*1 c. mozzarella cheese, shredded
Directions: Microwave pepperoni slices for 45 seconds. Use paper towels to get rid of extra grease. Put all ingredients except mozzarella in food processor or blender and blend until smooth. Pour into slow cooker and place on high for 1 1/2 hours, maybe longer, until it’s hot. Before serving, add mozzarella and stir until melted. Lower the heat and serve from the cooker to keep it warm. Serve with crackers, bread, bread sticks or tortilla chips.
In my silly mind, I thought the recipe called for two jars of marinara. What was I thinking! You definitely don’t need two jars. One will be plenty. But, for what it’s worth, this dip still tasted wonderful with the extra sauce.
By the way, those are not my manly hands in the photo. Thanks for helping out, Jason!
It tastes good to clog your arteries.
You could use ricotta cheese instead of cottage cheese for a smoother texture, but trust me when I say cottage cheese worked wonderfully.
I served the dip with bread and crunchy bread sticks. As you can see, the bread was eaten right up, but the bread sticks remained. Bottom line: Make a pizza crust or buy some tasty garlic bread for this dip.