Hot Pizza Dip with Philly Cream Cheese

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I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  In this sponsored post for Collective Bias and their client, I created a delicious appetizer using Philly Cream Cheese. As always, statements are mine and yours may differ. #cbias #SaveonPhilly

When you move to a city like Chicago, you actually get VISITORS! I’ve lived in a lot of different cities over the year and hands down, living in Chicago has meant I’ve had a steady stream of visitors. This weekend my good friends from Arkansas will be here so that means I’m in the kitchen, whipping up some appetizers. Since we like to gab and graze on our food, I decided to make a hot pizza dip with Philly cream cheese.

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The cream cheese makes this dip! #SaveonPhilly

Just a tip for anyone using cream cheese. Let it come to room temperature. I can’t tell you how many times I have been impatient (yes, I know it’s hard to believe) and tried to stir something into a block of firm cream cheese. It just doesn’t work.

Hot Pizza Dip with Philly Cream Cheese
Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 6-8
Hot pizza dip makes the perfect appetizer.
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ¾ cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 8 oz pizza sauce
  • 2 tbsp chopped green pepper (optional)
  • 2 tbsp sliced green onions
  1. Mix cream cheese and Italian seasoning. Spread into a 9x9 pan.
  2. Spread ½ of both cheese on top.
  3. Spread the pizza sauce on top of the cheese.
  4. Layer the remaining cheese and top with green peppers and onions (if using).
  5. Bake for 15 minutes at 350 degrees.
  6. Serve with breadsticks.


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What I love about this dip is the different types of cheese. The parmesan gives it a nice salty flavor. I can never get enough cream cheese and mixing it with mozzarella AND parmesan is an added treat. I seriously had a stock pile of cream cheese (usually 1/3 light) in my refrigerator. I’ve found that it’s the base for many of the dips that I make but I also put it in foods such as scrambled eggs, on my turkey sandwiches and of course, on my freshly toasted bagels. But back to this dip. You can serve it with breadsticks, crackers or whatever you have in your pantry. Or you can eat it with a spoon. I’ll admit it, I’ve done it. I don’t judge. 🙂

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Right now if you live within a 5 mile radius of a Walmart, you can print off a coupon for 50 cents off one of the new 2-packs of Philly cream cheese. You can get the regular or the 1/3 less fat cream cheese, whichever you prefer. Now, this coupon is only for use at Walmart so don’t try to print it off and use it at another grocery store (yes, I’m talking to all of you extreme couponers :)). You can grab the coupon here. But don’t wait – print that coupon off, get in your car and pick up your cream cheese! Because you never know when visitors are going to show up at your door…

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About Sarah

Mom. Blogger. Runner. Hiker. Insomniac. Not necessarily in that order.


  1. Cream cheese makes me very happy. What a delicious way to use a delicious food!

  2. This recipe looks awesome!!

  3. That looks so yummy! It would be great for a party!

  4. Cheese dips make me happy!!! BTW – you need a pin button. My bar is on the fritz, and I wanted to pin this yummy for our next party. I finally got it, just saying 🙂

  5. Looks Yummy – I’ll have to give it a try one day soon

  6. This looks really good. I think I could make this without making a mess of it.

  7. This will be great this fall for parties!!!


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