This easy pizza dip appetizer is the fun way to enjoy this party food classic. Ready faster than delivery and you can customize it with your favorite toppings!
‣ 1 1/2 cup shredded Italian style cheese ‣ 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, (see recipe notes) ‣ 8 ounce cream cheese, softened ‣ 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning ‣ 8 ounce pizza sauce ‣ 2 tablespoon green pepper, chopped (or any other topping you'd like) ‣ 2 tablespoon green onion, chopped (or any other topping you'd like) ‣ 5-7 pepperoni slices, or any other topping you'd like ‣ chips or breadsticks, for dipping
In a small bowl, toss together the Italian style cheese and the mozzarella cheese, then set the bowl nearby.
MIX THE CHEESES
WHIP THE CREAM CHEESE AND SEASONING
Using a stand mixer (or hand mixer + large bowl), whip together the cream cheese and Italian seasoning, then set nearby.
ADD THE FIRST LAYER
Spray a 9-inch pie dish with cooking spray, then add the cream cheese mixture to the pan. Use a spatula to spread it out into a nice, even layer.
ADD SOME CHEESE
Sprinkle half of the mixed cheeses on top of the cream cheese layer.
ADD TOMATO SAUCE
Pour the tomato sauce on next, smoothing it out.
TOP WITH MORE CHEESE
Top the sauce with the other half of the mixed cheese.
FINISH WITH PIZZA TOPPINGS
Add any toppings you like, such as pepperoni, veggies, etc.