SRC: Lazy 4-Layer Deep Dish Pizza Dip and Flatbread

4-layer pizza dip

by Holly on March 5, 2012

You know, today wasn’t supposed to have crept up on me at all… and then somehow it did! It’s already time for another Secret Recipe Club reveal!

I thought I was so on the ball because I made, ate and photographed my take on this month’s assignment from Donna at The Slow Roasted Italian (who by the way just did THE cutest Elmo birthday party ever!).

Anyway, I uploaded the pictures, edited them and even exported them ready to post… and literally haven’t made it back on to the computer since then. We still have no laptop and I’ve been posting exclusively from my iPhone for NaBloPoMo (and am writing/texting all of this from my iPhone as well!). Finding time on the computer that is upstairs… when I’m constantly needed downstairs with the kiddos is pretty much a no-go, so this is as good as it gets! Whew!

Yipes! How time flies! Anyway, since reveal time is in just over 3 hours, I’d best get my rear in gear!

For my recipe selection from Donna’s blog I chose to make a lazy, quick preparation version of her four-layer pizza dip. I also decided to make slightly less, in a smaller pan, but like a deep dish version.


To make this a lazy version I used a bottle of pizza sauce instead of mixing my own like Donna does. Mainly just because we always have it on hand because my boys are pizza loving fiends! I think her homemade sauce looks wonderful an would most likely be even better.

I also had some ricotta cheese on hand and decided to use that instead of the cream cheese layer – again, just what I had on hand.

We really love flatbreads around here and the piadina I made to go with this are great because you can either cut them into wedges for dipping, or spread some dip on a round and serve like a little pizza. The bread is soft, slightly chewy and makes awesome wrap sandwiches as well (though it’ll really look more like a thick, folded taco).

I also used a lot of cheese in this version and left off the bacon in favor of more pepperoni. Just personal preference for my boys. We really enjoyed this recipe and it would make a great, easy addition to any party or get together or even as an after school snack like we had. Enjoy, and Happy Monday!



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sara March 5, 2012 at 10:08 am

This looks fantastic! Love the idea of making the pizza toppings as a dip!

Mellissa March 5, 2012 at 10:14 am

This looks awesome and I love that I have found a dip with no cream cheese in it!

Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef March 5, 2012 at 10:23 am

i love this idea! way to go with the iphone post too 🙂

Lisa March 5, 2012 at 10:45 am

Looks scrumptious! I’d love for you to share this yummy recipe at Mix it up Monday:

I hope to see you soon 🙂

Melanie March 5, 2012 at 11:40 am

I didn’t realize how hungry I was until I started reading this post! Looks awesome!

Barbara @ Barbara Bakes March 5, 2012 at 1:40 pm

My boys would be in heaven if I served this. Great SRC pick.

Dana B March 5, 2012 at 2:00 pm

Two of my boys are sick or I’d head upstairs and make this right now! Looks great!

Isabelle @ Crumb March 5, 2012 at 2:18 pm

Oh my… that looks ah-mah-zing. Though I think I might have gained 5 lbs just looking at that delicious pepperoni-covered cheesy deliciousness. 🙂 Great pick! Must try out that piadina recipe sometime soon, because it sounds like just my kinda flatbread.

cookingrookie March 5, 2012 at 4:04 pm

Wow, this dip is wonderful! And piadina too – I have never heard of this bread, but now I must try it. Amazing pics and a great pick for SRC!

Shelby March 5, 2012 at 5:15 pm

Looks yummy. Love flatbreads here too!
I can feel your pain on the no computer issue and having to use an iPhone to do anything- its pretty much discouraging to me as it takes me longer and I get fat fingers and don’t always see my mistakes! Hope your computer remedy happens soon!

Amanda March 5, 2012 at 6:38 pm

My kids will totally LOVE this, it looks fabulous Holly!

NO REASON NEEDED March 5, 2012 at 7:53 pm

Those breads look great and I’ll have to try my hand at them. I’m thinking they’d make a great garlic bread base.

Lisa @ Sweet as Sugar Cookies March 5, 2012 at 8:46 pm

That looks dangerously delicious.

Sarah, Simply Cooked March 6, 2012 at 7:03 am

This is a really clever idea that I have not seen before. To me, that’s the point of SRC – to see what great ideas we can gain from each other. Beautiful pictures.

Rachel @ Not Rachael Ray (Soon to be Rachel Cooks) March 6, 2012 at 7:33 am

This dip looks amazing, and that bread?!? Oh my. Looks seriously addicting.

Amber | Bluebonnets & Brownies March 6, 2012 at 8:00 pm

Man, that dip and the flat breads both look incredible. What a great SRC pick, since your boys love pizza so much.

Krista March 6, 2012 at 8:45 pm

*Sploosh* That is the sound of my face as I smash it into all of that cheesy goodness. I mean, the bread is good and all but who has the patience for that. This is a dish we would all fight over and I am honestly not sure who would win.

Jodie March 6, 2012 at 10:18 pm

Love this! Looks so fun and yummy!

Lisa~~ March 7, 2012 at 2:20 pm

Such a great sounding dip and I love your substitutions.

If you haven’t already, I’d love for you to check out my SRC entry: Broiled Sushi.

Cook Lisa Cook

kamaile March 9, 2012 at 8:22 pm

I made the piadina tonight. So easy and so yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Arizona September 25, 2012 at 11:35 am

It’s absolutely delicious and so pretty easy! Thanks for this recipe!

Cheyenne October 26, 2012 at 1:38 pm

Could you just buy the bread because i’m too lazy to make that too lol

Holly October 26, 2012 at 2:35 pm

Ha! I totally get that. I haven’t seen that bread in stores, but you could use pita bread for something similar. Good luck!

Susan December 31, 2012 at 8:52 pm

I added so more ingredients of onion, bell pepper and mushrooms into the dip and call it 8-Layer Pizza Dip. Yummy and addictive.

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