What do you think of when you think of St. Patrick’s Day? Beer, green, the patron Saint of Ireland? Yes, perhaps. But what about pizza dip?
I know pizza dip isn’t really on anyone’s mind as they just want their green beer and call it a day. But I did want to make a St. Patrick’s Day post. I gave up booze for Lent and I don’t even drink beer so any idea around that is out.
I saw some cute desserts that I could make green but no one wants a sugary cupcake with their beer.
So I picked something that goes great with beer and will put food in your stomach so you don’t barf (hopefully). It’s also a great snack to have at a party and easy to share.
This pizza dip is cheesy, delicious, and really easy to make.
Pizza Dip Recipe
1 package of cream cheese, room temperature
1 small tin of pizza sauce
1 tsp dried oregano
½ cup of cheese
Toppings of your choice!
In an oven proof dish, spread out the cream cheese on the bottom. On top of that, spread out the pizza sauce and sprinkle with the dried oregano.
Now you can add on whatever toppings you want! I sliced up some pepperoni. I did medallion style slices, but I actually recommend doing halfs or quarters as it’s easier to scoop. I realized this after I already put them in the sauce and I didn’t feel like making a mess.
I also added in red pepper and jalapeno. After all your toppings are on, sprinkle with the cheese of your choice on top. Obv mozzarella is best, but I didn’t have any so I used cheddar.
Pop it into a 175*C/350*F oven and let it bake for 20-25 minutes. You want to make sure it’s heated through and the cream cheese at the bottom is nice and melty.
I also recommend waiting 5 minutes before serving. It will still be nice and hot but you no longer risk scalding your tongue with the delicious yet insanely hot cheese. Can’t wait? Go on Facebook or Instagram and those 5 minutes will fly by!
Saver’s Tip: Buy cream cheese when it’s on sale and toss it into the freezer. When you thaw it, the texture is a bit different but when you bake it for a recipe like this, you won’t tell the difference.