I recently served it a party and marveled when every guest first tasted it. "What is this?" they asked, "It tastes just like pizza!" I replied back cleverly, "Well that's because it's pizza dip."
Seriously, I don't know why I waited a whole 28 years before trying this dip. It's beyond amazing. It's cheesy, spicy, and comforting. You simply must make it. Get the recipe now!
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 (15-ounce) can tomato sauce
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
pinch red pepper flakes, optional
1 tablespoon minced basil
1 cup ricotta cheese
1 cup mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup diced pepperoni
basil leaves, for garnish
crostini, for serving
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and sauté until soft and fragrant about 5 minutes. Be careful not to brown the garlic.
- Add the tomato sauce, oregano, red pepper flakes, and basil, and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook until the flavors have blended 10-15 minutes.
- Transfer the sauce to a baking dish. Scoop the ricotta in large chunks into the sauce. Mound the mozzarella on top and sprinkle the pepperoni over the top.
- Place in the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes until it's hot, bubbling, and the cheese is melted. Garnish with the basil leaves and serve immediately with the crostini.
Makes about 3 cups.
- Appetizers, Dips