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Sausage Pepperoni Pizza Dip is the true winner of any game day celebration. Make garlic pizza crust bites to scoop up these hot layers of cream cheese, pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese, pepperoni and Italian sausage. (via feastandwest.com)

Sausage Pepperoni Pizza Dip

  • Author: Susannah Brinkley
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 37 minutes
  • Total Time: 47 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 servings
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Cuisine: American

Description

This dip is like a deconstructed pizza, right down to the homemade pizza crust bites to enjoy it with.


Ingredients

For the Pizza Dough Bites

  • 12 ounces pizza dough
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • pinch salt

For the Sausage Pepperoni Pizza Dip

  • 2 links Italian sausage, removed from casing
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 3/4 cup pizza sauce
  • 3/4 cup mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 25 slices of pepperoni
  • 1/2 medium red pepper, diced
  • 1 teaspoon parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Roll out pizza dough. Cut into 1-inch strips and arrange 1 inch apart on a greased baking sheet. In a small bowl, stir together olive oil, garlic and salt. Brush the dough with the garlic mixture. Bake for 12 minutes or according to package instructions. Cut into 1-inch squares with a knife or kitchen shears.
  2. While pizza dough bites are baking: In a skillet over medium heat, cook sausage 8-10 minutes, or until cooked through. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate.
  3. In a 9×13-inch baking dish, spread cream cheese in an even layer. Top with pizza sauce in an even layer. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese. Top with pepperoni, sausage and red pepper. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake for 10-15 minutes. Upon removing from oven, sprinkle with parmesan and red pepper flakes.