Pizza is one of those great versatile meals that you can put virtually anything on. I’ve seen literally hundreds of great recipes online, and there is something to suit any taste or trendy diet, including paleo pizzas and low calorie pizzas for those losing weight. However, while there are tons of tasty options, it’s good to make a bit of a change once in a while. For a fun little snack while you watch the game with your friends, beer in hand, or when hosting a party, try out a pizza dip.
That’s right, you take the tried and true recipe that we all know and love, break it down to its components and rearrange it into something equally glorious – you don’t need to make a couple of large pizzas, you can make it work with just the dip. Throw a few breadsticks or crackers into the mix, and you’ve got a party. Here are some of the most delicious pizza dip recipes from around the web.
Classic pepperoni pizza dip
Cheesy, crunchy and topped with delicious pepperoni – this is the image we all have when hear the word pizza. You simply can’t go wrong with this time-proven classic, and having it in dip form can really catch people of guard, as it looks like a plain old pizza when sitting on the table. As far as taste goes, it is just like the classic, but I do like the addition of olives in the recipe in the link above.
Cheese bread bowl pizza dip
If you like cheese as much as I do, then you’ll absolutely adore this great snack. It goes with a fairly straightforward cheesy mix, but adds a creative little spin by placing the dip inside a loaf of bread that functions as a serving bowl. It’s an excellent choice when entertaining guests in a more formal setting, but it can also work great as a quick snack for movie night with your partner.
Supreme pizza party dip
This is truly the best snack to offer during big get-togethers like family reunions. It features mushrooms, turkey pepperoni, cream cheese, mozzarella and an assortment of freshly cut veggies, making every bite taste like an explosion of awesomeness. Come to think of it, this one felt more like a lovely light dinner than an unhealthy snack, and you can tweak the recipe to give it your own unique flair. I personally like to go heavy on the veggies, and you can even make it a vegetarian dip if you wish, or add some bacon if you want to go all out.
Barbecue Chicken pizza dip
Before we move on, I offer you full disclosure: I love chicken and I can’t get enough of it, so I just might be a little biased here. Be that as it may, this BBQ chicken pizza dip is my absolute favorite party treat. From the moment you bring this dip out and set it on the table, you’ll be racing against the clock, and if you decide to take a quick bathroom break at this point, expect to come back to an empty bowl and a room full of people undoing the last button on their trousers.
Hot spinach and artichoke pizza dip
This unique recipe really goes against the grain and challenges traditional notions of what a pizza should look like. It combines nice healthy foods with several cheeses to produce a savory treat that balances crunchiness and gooey goodness. The recipe here is technically for a pizza, but you can just mix the ingredients in a bowl instead of slapping them on pizza dough and bake until the cheese melts to get an excellent dip.
Vegan pizza dip
For those of you that don’t like eating animals, but still enjoy a couple of slices of mouth-watering pizza every once in a while, then this vegan dip is just the thing for you. It actually tastes quite nice, even to a hard core meat-eater like myself, and can be a nice refreshing change of pace for anyone looking to surprise their guests with something unorthodox.
These recipes are tasty and easy to make, and there is something to suit everyone’s taste, so give them a shot. Don’t be afraid to experiment and come up with some of your own unique ideas.