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Pepperoni Pizza Dip with Twisted Parmesan Herb Breadsticks

I needed a great HOT Dip recipe.

So off to Pinterest Wonderland I went.  Whoa.  The choices are vast, diverse, and oh so cheesy.  Hot Pizza Dip sounded too good to pass up.

There’s the seasoned cheese layer, your favorite marinara sauce, favorite toppings, then more cheese.  Off to the oven we go.  Ezzy-pizzy.

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Once Hot Pizza Dip was on my radar I began building the layers in my mind.  The first layer has cream cheese, ricotta cheese, shredded mozzarella, parmesan cheese, and garlic powder.

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Then a layer of your favorite sauce.  We used our Fresh Tomato Marinara Sauce.  Slightly chunky, hints of fresh basil and garlic.  Oh so delicious.  Add your favorite pizza toppings, we chose mini-pepperoni slices this time.  Sausage and mushrooms will find their way into my next Hot Pizza Dip.

Hot Pizza Dip

Load your Hot Pizza Dip with cheese, cheese, baby…and a bit more topping.  Pop it in the oven, deliver to your favorite people.

Win.  Big Win.

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Twisted Parmesan Herb Breadsticks.  Here’s how that happened:

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I used a tube of seamless crescent dough, but you could use puff pastry or your favorite pizza dough.

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Roll out the dough.  Sprinkle it with minced fresh herbs (I chose rosemary), seasoning (I used Mrs. Dash garlic & herb and salt & fresh cracked pepper).  Add cheese (parmesan for us).  Cut into strips.  Twist and bake.

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Rustic.  Tasty.  And oh so Hot Pizza Dip worthy.

Pepperoni Pizza Dip with Twisted Parmesan Herb Breadsticks

Hot Pizza Dip {with Twisted Parmesan Herb Breadsticks}

Libby with Lemony Thyme
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 8

Ingredients
  

Layer One…

  • 4 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder

Layer Two…

  • 1 cup Marinara Sauce

Layer Three

  • 1/2 cup favorite pizza topping ingredients we chose mini-pepperoni slices
  • 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella

For the breadsticks…

  • 1 can seamless crescent dough puff pastry or pizza dough
  • 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 2 Tbl. chopped favorite herbs we chose rosemary
  • 1 tsp. Mrs. Dash garlic & herb seasoning or favorite
  • salt & freshly cracked pepper

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

For the Hot Pizza Dip…

  • Combine Layer One ingredients in an oven safe dish. Top with Marinara. Layer with pizza ingredients and cheese.
  • Bake for 20- 25 minutes until hot and bubbly.

For the breadsticks….

  • Preheat oven to 375 degree. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Spread the canned dough into a rectangle. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese, fresh herbs, salt & pepper. Press into dough. Cut into 12 strips and twist. Lay on prepared baking sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes.

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