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. I found the recipe in the new Taste of Home cookbook What Can I Cook in My Instant Pot, Air Fryer, Waffle Iron & More and there are plenty more I’m interested in making.
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!
The cookbook was included in the latest Taste of Home subscription box along with lots of other goodies. I can’t wait to use the herb saver when I start harvesting my herb garden this year. I may even need to get one or two more. The blade scrub is brilliant.
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 1/2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 1/2 cup pizza sauce
- 1/4 cup sliced pepperoni
- 2 tablespoons shredded parmesan cheese
- In a saucepan, melt butter and 1/2 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, leaving center open. Gently stack remaining balls on top of bottom layer, leaving some space between them. Cover and let rise until almost doubled, about 30 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Bake until dough balls are set and beginning to brown, 15-18 minutes.
- Meanwhile, combine cream cheese, 1 cup mozzarella, mayonnaise, Italian seasoning and the remaining garlic powder; spoon into center of skillet. layer with 1/4 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 through and the rolls are golden brown, about 10 minutes.
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