Garlic Bread Pizza Dip
Garlic Bread Pizza Dip is the ultimate hot dip for pizza lovers. You have garlic bread rolls around the edge and a creamy and cheesy marinara dip to stick your bread into! Gameday food, entertaining appetizer, or just a treat to break up the work week. This Garlic Bread Pizza Dip is easy and delicious.
If you love dip like our family you will enjoy this pizza dip recipe. I prefer to use frozen bread dinner rolls to help speed up the process of prepping, and they are light and fluffy every single time. Tear off a wedge and dip into the cheesy marinara sauce and enjoy.
Garlic Bread Pizza Dip
We make this dip a good amount. My friends and family now look forward to seeing this hot pizza dip on the table for serving whenever we have get-togethers. Plus my husband loves this when he is cheering on his favorite sports teams.
Can I Use Homemade Bread Dough In Replace of Frozen Bread Dough Rolls
Yes! If you have a favorite homemade dinner roll recipe you would prefer to use, go for it. Just bake them as directed below until they are lightly golden brown.
How To Tame The Heat In The Garlic Bread Pizza Dip
If you prefer to skip a little heat factor leave off the crushed red pepper flakes. They add just a hint of heat but if you prefer things milder, I suggest leaving it off altogether.
Best Pizza Sauce for Garlic Bread Pizza Dip
I reach for whatever is on sale or buy your favorite brand of pizza sauce. Truly any will do, and you could even use a traditional spaghetti sauce in replace of pizza sauce if you prefer. We prefer a smoother texture vs a mix with chunks of vegetables or tomatoes.
Can I Add Vegetables to The Garlic Bread Pizza Dip
If you want to add veggies to give it that veggie lover or supreme pizza taste, you are more than welcome to mix it in or top the pizza dip. I recommend sauteing the veggies for a few minutes on a skillet with a dab of oil to help soften them up a bit.
Mushrooms, peppers or onions would be a tasty addition to the flavor!
How To Store Leftover Garlic Bread Pizza Dip
I simply cover the container with plastic wrap or transfer into a different container and then store in the fridge for up to three days.
Best Way To Warm Up Garlic Bread Pizza Dip
You can easily warm this dip up in the microwave or even the oven. I would recommend placing aluminum foil around your rolls as it bakes to help prevent them from over-cooking. Then once the sauce portion is warmed through serve it up.
Can I Swap Dinner Rolls for Canned Biscuits
You could swap out the dinner roll portion of the recipe with canned biscuits. It will alter the overall flavor but it still should taste pretty good if that is what you prefer to do! I would use like Grands Biscuits. You might need to cut the biscuits in half to then form the edge for the dip. You, of course, would not cook this dip near as long, since biscuits cook a lot faster. I would almost cook it all at once with the center filled and don’t pre-cook your biscuits at all.
Does Pizza Dip Freeze
Because of the cream cheese in the dip along with some of the other recipes this dip will not freeze well. It will offer a curdle texture once you thaw and reheat it. I would recommend not freezing the pizza dip.
Give this hot pizza dip recipe a try today and see how you and your family enjoy it!
- 1/2 C of unsalted butter
- 1 tsp garlic powder plus 1/2 tsp
- 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
- 1 package frozen bread dough dinner rolls (16 oz package) (thawed)
- 8 oz cream cheese, softened
- 1 1/2 C shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided
- 1 C mayo
- 1 tsp Italian seasoning
- 1/2 C pizza sauce
- 1/4 C sliced pepperoni
- Using a small sauce pan, melt butter.
- Once the butter is melted add the garlic powder and red pepper flakes. Stir to mix.
- Cut each of the dinner rolls into thirds.
- Roll each third dinner roll into balls.
- Brush the dough balls with the butter mixture.
- Place the coated dough balls along the edges of a 10 inch cast iron skillet.
- Leave the center of the skillet open.
- Gently place the remaining dough balls onto the center of the skillet.
- When placing the dough balls leave spaces between them.
- Cover the dough balls.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Leave the dough balls covered for about 30 minutes allowing them to rise.
- Bake in the oven for 15-18 minutes or until they begin to brown slightly,
- In a large bowl add the cream cheese, 1 cup of the mozzarella, mayonnaise, Italian seasoning, garlic powder and beat until combined
- Spoon this mixture onto the center of the skillet.
- Layer 1 cup of mozzarella and pizza sauce.
- Next top with the remaining mozzarella and pepperoni pieces.
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 367 Total Fat: 35g Saturated Fat: 14g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 20g Cholesterol: 63mg Sodium: 452mg Carbohydrates: 5g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 2g Protein: 8g