Quickie Superbowl Pizza Cheese Dip

Italian cheese dip for game day.

Italian cheese dip for game day.

I’m making pizzas today and since the hubby isn’t a Mexican food fan, I decided to try my favorite online cheese dip recipe with an Italian twist. My friends can vouch for me, I love cheese dip. My skinny jeans complain about it on a regular basis. But, today is the Superbowl and its a national holiday for food, right? So, two homemade pizzas (Thanks to Chuck for teaching me how to make them years ago at the “Hut), and some pizza cheese dip are on the agenda for tonight.

I thought I’d go ahead and post, even though it wasn’t in the “plans” because it is super quick and easy to do. Let me know if you decide to try it last minute! 

Oh, and if you don’t have cream at hand and that worries you? Evaporated milk works almost as well!

Here is the recipe by Food Renegade http://www.foodrenegade.com/creamy-mexican-cheese-dip-without-velveeta/. I’ve  been using it a lot lately for after-school snackage because it portions and then freezes well. So, I clicked over and completed all the steps, up until you add the cheese. Here’s my first change for pizza dip – I added 4 ounces cheddar, 4 ounces mozzarella and 2 ounces Double Gloucester (just because I love it) instead of all cheddar.

Continue with Renegade’s recipe until the end – now here I replaced the Rotel (tomatoes and chilies) with a can of stewed Italian tomatoes and a handful of pepperoni – that I (now this is important unless you want lumpy, bumpy dip) whizzed up with my motor-b0at hand mixer until it is all in little pieces.  Then, back to the recipe – stirring in the tomato mixture and a bit of salt and Italian seasoning instead of his chipotle.

And, it’s getting close to gametime, so I’d better go get that pizza dough rising. Have a great night!

One Response

  1. How to you re-heat the cheese dip after you freeze it? Do you thaw it first??
    Thanks a bunch…my little one is going to love this.

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