Skillet pizza dip feeds a crowd making it perfect for all of your fun gatherings. Think watch parties for sporting events like Super Bowl, NASCAR, World Series, Final Four, NBA Finals and The Stanley Cup.
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Whether you’re feeding hungry teenagers or having the gang over for movie night or game day this skillet pizza dip is sure to be a hit.
The recipe starts with store bought dough. Easy, peasy, right?! You can find it in the freezer section. Just thaw and start rolling the balls. Kids will have fun helping with this task. Let rise a bit and bake slightly before adding the actual dip part.
You need some time to prepare this appetizer so plan accordingly. You can certainly plan ahead. Mix up the cream cheese mixture and keep it in the refrigerator until you need to bake it for your guests.
As you can imagine, it’s steaming hot when it comes out of the oven. After all, it is in a cast iron pan. Let it cool 10 to 15 minutes and then enjoy! You have to love a dip that has built in dippers!
This recipe is full of cheesy goodness and is really perfect party food. Other easy appetizers on the blog include baked artichoke squares, maple pecan apple brie bites, and sweet and smokey juicy Lucy BBQ sliders.
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- 6 tablespoons butter
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder, divided
- 16 ounces frozen bread dough dinner rolls thawed
- 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1 ½ cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- ½ cup pizza sauce
- ¼ cup sliced pepperoni
- ½ medium onion, diced
- 2 tablespoons shredded parmesan cheese
- In a saucepan, melt butter and ½ teaspoon of garlic powder. Cut each roll into thirds; roll each piece into a ball. Dip dough balls in butter mixture; place along outer edge of a 10-inch cast-iron skillet. Carefully place remaining dough balls on top of bottom layer, leaving some space between them and not placing in the center. Cover and rise in a warm place until almost doubled, about 30 minutes. (Time will vary depending on how warm your kitchen is.)
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Bake until dough balls are set and just begin to brown, 15-18 minutes.
- Meanwhile, combine cream cheese, 1 cup mozzarella, mayonnaise, diced onion, and the remaining garlic powder; spoon into center of skillet. Layer with ¼ cup mozzarella and pizza sauce. Top with remaining mozzarella and pepperoni. Brush rolls with some of remaining butter mixture; sprinkle with Parmesan.
- Bake until dip is heated and the rolls are golden brown, about 10 to 15 minutes. Cover edges with foil if they begin to over-brown.
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