This recipe is for all the pizza lovers out there. 4 Layer Pizza Dip is utterly simple to prepare and perfect for any party appetizer or game day snack. Loaded with cheese, sauce and toppings galore!
With 4 layers this dip is sure to please. The bottom layer is loaded with ooey gooey cheese , the second layer is an amazing homemade pizza sauce, the third layer is your second layer of ooey gooey cheese and the 4th layer is the toppings. This dip is out of this world delicious!!!
It's completely customizable to whatever topping you love. You can even use ricotta on the bottom and a jar of your favorite sauce for the sauce layer. It really couldn't be easier.
To make it super special, serve with Parmesan Herb Bread Sticks.
With love from our kitchen table to yours! XO
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4 Layer Pizza Dip
8 ounces Philadelphia cream cheese (room temperature)
1/2 cup sour cream
8 ounces finely shredded Italian cheese blend (divided)
14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
12 slices pepperoni
4 slices cooked bacon, chopped (or 1/4 cup real bacon pieces)
Preheat oven to 350°.
In a blender combine tomatoes, garlic, onion, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. Blend until pureed. Set pizza sauce aside.
In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese, sour cream and 2 ounces of shredded cheese. Mix well until well combined.
Spread cream cheese mixture in an even layer over baking dish (pie plate or 8x8 works).
Pour blended pizza sauce (tomato mixture) over cream cheese mixture and evenly distribute with spatula.
Sprinkle remaining shredded cheese over pizza sauce.
Top pizza dip with bacon and pepperoni.
Bake for 20-25 minutes, until cheese is browned and bubbly. Enjoy! Serve with Parmesan Herb Bread Sticks.
Originally published 2/8/12