Jump To Recipeby Liz Thomson
June 18, 2023This post may contain affiliate links.
If you love pizza, this sharable pizza dip is a must-make! It’s cheesy and delicious, making it the perfect dip for breadsticks, pita chips, or pizza crust!
We recently had friends over for a party, and I decided to make a few different dips. I wanted something savory and cheesy, so I made a pizza dip! It was easier to make than I expected, and I loved the flavor. I used cream cheese and cottage cheese as the base, then mixed in sauce, mozzarella, and spices. By mixing the mozzarella into the base, rather than adding it as a layer on top, it made this dip easy to scoop up with chips or baguette pieces.
Ingredients & Substitutions
Cream cheese: This provides a creamy and tangy base for the dip. It adds richness and helps bind the other ingredients together. I used low-fat cream cheese, but you can use full-fat if you like.
Cottage cheese: This is a great way to make the dip super creamy while adding a little extra protein! If you don’t have cottage cheese or prefer a different texture, you can substitute it with additional cream cheese or ricotta cheese.
Sauce: I recommend using a high-quality pizza or pasta sauce. I used Rao’s Tomato Basil pasta sauce and it worked great! Any flavorful pizza sauce will work great. You could even make your own! This San Marzano tomato sauce would be perfect.
Italian seasoning: This helps bring out the pizza flavors with a blend of herbs and spices. Italian seasoning typically consists of basil, oregano, thyme, and rosemary. If you don’t have Italian seasoning, you can substitute it with a combination of the individual herbs, adjusting the amounts to your preference.
Mozzarella: Mozzarella cheese provides a classic pizza taste and helps create the cheesy pizza flavor. You can substitute it with another melty cheese, like provolone if desired.
Garlic powder: This is an easy way to add a garlicky flavor to the dish. If you prefer fresh garlic, you can substitute it with minced garlic cloves. Use 1-2 cloves, depending on your taste preferences.
Parmesan: I liked topping the baked dip with Parmesan for a little extra salty flavor, but you can skip it if you don’t have it.
Red pepper flakes: I love spicy crushed red pepper flakes on my pizza, so I added a little on top of this pizza dip for a mild spicy flavor. You can skip it if you don’t like the heat!