If you want to take the best enjoyed appetizer at the next party you attend, consider this one. I’m always looking for new ideas, ideas that can be easy to prepare and easy to transport and something everyone can enjoy.
Try this Cream Cheese Pizza Dip for everyone to share. You may want to double the recipe, or you may wish you had made more for the party.
Acquire the following ingredients for this Cream Cheese Pizza Dip:
8 oz of cream cheese, softened
¾ cup light mayonnaise
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
3 oz sliced pepperoni, chopped
2 ripe plum tomatoes, chopped
10 large black olives, chopped
4 crusty Italian rolls – ½” pieces
Heat oven to 350 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, stir together the cream cheese, mayonnaise, mozzarella cheese, pepperoni, tomatoes and olives. Spoon into a 6-cup baking dish.
Bake for 30 minutes in the 350 Degree oven, until lightly browned and bubbly. Allow to cool slightly, it’s best served slightly warm. Serve with the bread pieces for dipping.
Some changes I do to modify the recipe and help to make preparation and serving of the dish a little easier are as follows:
First of all, I don’t always use the crusty Italian rolls, instead, I will purchase the Tostitos Dippers. They don’t get stale as fast as the rolls. They are in a bag ready to be served.
Additionally, I sometimes use regular mayonnaise or salad dressing (Miracle Whip) to give a little different taste.
Finally, because some people don’t like to bite into a tomato or olive, and prefer a smooth texture dip, so I will chop them real fine or even puree them. If you prefer, you can use a pizza sauce. Using smaller – tiny pepperoni can save time on cutting up the pepperoni.
Anytime you can garnish a dish to add a better presentation, you should do so. I like to lay a few pepperoni and black olives on the top as garnishing for a decorative look.
Share and enjoy at the next party you attend.