RECIPES

Fresh Mozzarella Ghost Pizza Dip

Wisconsin Cheese Fresh Mozzarella Ghost Pizza Dip Recipe
Active Time
30 Minutes
Servings
8-10

Ingredients

Cheese

Look for the Proudly Wisconsin Badge when shopping for cheese. Any brand of Wisconsin Cream Cheese, Fresh Mozzarella or Mozzarella can be used in this recipe.

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F.
  2. Beat cream cheese in a large bowl until fluffy. Add the 1/2 cup pizza sauce, sour cream, Italian seasoning and red pepper flakes if desired; beat until mixture is combined.
  3. Stir in mozzarella and pepperoni. Set aside 10 olives; fold in remaining olives.
  4. Transfer to an ungreased 11 x 7-inch baking dish. Bake for 15 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, cut fresh mozzarella lengthwise into 1/4-inch slices. Cut slices with a 2 1/2-inch ghost cookie cutter. Cut reserved olives into eyes and mouths; place on ghosts.
  6. Remove dip from oven. (Pan will be hot!) Carefully spread on remaining pizza sauce. Arrange ghosts on top. Bake for 2-5 minutes longer or until bubbly. Serve with pita chips.

Cheesemonger Tip

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Do you have questions when shopping for cheese? Ask the cheesemonger! A cheesemonger specializes in the buying and selling of high-quality cheese, usually available in the specialty section of a grocery store or cheese shop. Knowledgeable and passionate, a cheesemonger is a go-to resource for cheese varieties and pairings, proper cheese storage and handling, its cooking applications and cheese brand information.

Mozzarella and fresh mozzarella cheeses are dreamy smooth with a delicate, milky flavor. Mozzarella cheese is cured in a brine or aged, and the fresh cheese is packed in water to retain its moisture and texture.

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