Pizza Dip

As far back as I can remember, my grandma made pizza dip at every family gathering.

While it would cook in the oven, all seven of the grandchildren would take in the distinct smell and wait impatiently for it to be done. As soon as my grandma would put the pizza dip on the table, it was a mad dash for who could eat the most. No one in my family would leave the table until the dish was empty. It was, and still is, my favorite appetizer.

Even though my grandma has passed away and no longer makes her special pizza dip, it has become one of my favorite recipes to make for any occasion. Whenever it is cooking in the oven, I marvel in the smell—a smell that conjures up both memories and my appetite. I proudly carry on her tradition and know that my grandma would be thrilled to know that I am sharing her recipe with my friends as well as keeping the dish a part of my life.

So now I share with you, my grandma’s infamous pizza dip recipe. Enjoy the memories, the smells, and most importantly the final product… I promise you won’t be disappointed.

What you need:

  • 8.5 by 11 Pyrex dish
  • 1 box of cream cheese (8 oz.)
  • 1 jar of Ragu’s Pizza Quick Snack Sauce
  • 1 sweet onion
  • 1 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Parmesan cheese (not pictured)

How to make it:

  1. Lightly grease the Pyrex with cooking spray (I use Pam).
  2. Let the cream cheese get soft, so that you’ll be able to spread it. Cover the entire Pyrex with the cream cheese. (Sometimes, I heat the cream cheese in the microwave so it is easier to spread.)
  3. Next, chop the entire onion into small pieces. Cover the layer of cream cheese by sprinkling the onion into the Pyrex. (You don’t have to use the whole onion, as long as there is enough covering the layer of cream cheese.)
  4. Measure out one cup of mozzarella cheese, and sprinkle it evenly over the layer of onions.
  5. Pour the entire jar of Pizza Quick sauce over the layer of cheese. (Finally some bold color! The dish was looking so bland…)
  6. Lastly, sprinkle any kind of Parmesan cheese over the layer of sauce. You don’t need to cover the entire dish; it’s really just a sprinkle!
  7.  Cook for an hour at 350 degrees or until it is golden and bubbling! Serve with tortilla chips, wheat thins, or even veggies… and enjoy.
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2 Responses to Pizza Dip

  1. Peter Bernstein says:

    Put the mozzarella on top. It’s better. Fact.

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