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Garlic Bread Pizza Dip

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Rolls of doughy garlic bread and a cheesy-as-can-be pizza dip all baked up in one skillet? There’s just nothing bad about that situation. This is the kind of food mash-up that ends up being better than the sum of its parts… When we serve this at parties, it’s pretty much the first thing to go.

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When it comes to appetizers or snack food, we’re not looking for anything too fussy. And this all in one dip-and-dipper is right in line with those needs. It uses refrigerated biscuit dough to make quick work of the pull-apart garlic bread and the dip takes only moments to mix up.

And oh boy, is that dip cheesy. And did we mention that there’s cheese in the garlic bread as well? Yup. So much cheesiness.

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The pizza flavor comes from a topping of marinara sauce, pepperoni, and a little extra cheese. That trio is certainly a winning combination, but you could totally experiment with your favorite pizza toppings here. Maybe a little ham and pineapple? Or sausage, black olives, and bell pepper? Yum.

Garlic Bread Pizza Dip

45 minutes to prepare serves 4-6

Ingredients

  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese, grated and divided
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup ricotta
  • 1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon parmesan cheese, grated and divided
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • kosher salt
  • 1 can refrigerated biscuits
  • 1 block mozzarella cheese, cubed
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon parsley
  • 1/4 cup marinara sauce
  • 1/4 cup pepperoni, sliced
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Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and set aside a cast iron skillet.
  2. In a large bowl, combine 1 1/4 cups of the mozzarella, the cream cheese, ricotta, 1/4 cup of the parmesan, the Italian seasoning and red pepper flakes. Season with salt and stir to combine. Set aside.
  3. Flatten each biscuit and wrap around a cube of mozzarella. Form into a ball and place in a ring around the outside edge of the cast iron skillet.
  4. In a small bowl, mix together the olive oil, garlic, and parsley, and then brush onto the biscuits.
  5. Scoop dip mixture evenly inside the ring of biscuits and spoon marinara sauce over the top. Sprinkle remaining mozzarella and parmesan over the top, along with the pepperoni.
  6. Bake until biscuits are golden, about 30 minutes. Brush with more olive oil halfway through, if needed. Let cool 10 minutes before serving. Enjoy!

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