Saturday, January 1, 2011

Pizza Dip

Someone posted this recipe on a forum I frequent.  I'm completely unable to leave a recipe well enough alone, so I made a few modifications.  The result?  Spectacular.

Pizza Dip
8 oz cream cheese, at room temperature
8 oz ricotta cheese
4 cups shredded cheese, divided (I used a mixture of mozzarella, cheddar, and parmesan)
small can sliced black olives
4 oz. pepperoni (half of a pillow pack), chopped
1 tsp. Italian seasoning
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
2 tsp. minced onion

Feel free to add whatever other pizza toppings you like.

Prehead the oven to 400 degrees.  Grease a 1-quart baking dish.  Set aside one cup of the shredded cheese mixture.

Mix all remaining ingredients together, and put into the prepared dish.  Sprinkle remaining cheese on top. 

Bake for 20 - 25 minutes.  Serve on sliced baguettes or sturdy crackers.

Leftovers are great spread on bread and then broiled - voila!  Instant pizza bread.

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