Cheesy Pizza Dip


Salem Adzhiashvili

On April 19th, our cooking class made this pizza dip. Chefs Jessie and Jonah made this with Jack and Han-ah, who were their team. This dip wasn’t hard to make and can be made at home.


6 tablespoons butter

1 teaspoon garlic powder, divided

¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

1 package (16oz) frozen bread dough dinner rolls, thawed

1 package (8oz) cream cheese, softened

1½ cups shredded mozzarella cheese

1 cup mayonnaise

1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

½ cup pizza sauce

¼ cup (¾ oz) sliced pepperoni

2 tablespoons shredded parmesan cheese

2 tablespoons minced fresh basil


1. Microwave butter, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder and red pepper flakes, covered, until butter is melted. Cut each dinner roll into thirds, roll each piece into a ball. Dip dough balls in butter mixture; place along outer edge of a 10-inch cast iron skillet, leaving center open.

2. Preheat oven to 400°. Bake until dough balls are set and beginning to brown, 15-18 minutes.

3. Meanwhile, combine cream cheese, 1 cup mozzarella, mayonnaise, Italian seasoning and remaining garlic powder; spoon into center of skillet. Layer with 1/4 cup mozzarella and pizza sauce. Top with remaining mozzarella and pepperoni. Brush rolls with some of remaining butter mixture; sprinkle with basil.

4. Bake until dip is heated through and rolls are golden brown, about 10 minutes, covering loosely with foil as needed to prevent rolls from becoming too dark. Sprinkle with basil.


I did not try this recipe, but some others did and feedback that I heard was positive. Overall I’d say this wouldn’t be bad to put out at a party or something of that sort.