What’s For Dinner?
BB's Famous Pizza Dip
(First star is lowest, fourth star is highest)
What Can I Bring?
Perfect for: Chip-and-dip affairs, especially those with kids and teenagers; DVD night; club meetings.
Made famous by Bonnie Burnett of Jonesboro, who declares it "by far the best party dip in the world." She said she's been making it for more than 10 years and friends and family won't let her show up at gatherings without it, so she calls it BB's Famous Pizza Dip.
Make and take: If you are going somewhere where there's an oven, then assemble at home, wrap tightly and bake once you get to the site. Otherwise, bake, wrap, and then reheat in the microwave. It's best served warm so the cheese is melted.
Hands on time: 10 minutes Total time: 30 minutes Serves: 15
12 ounces cream cheese, slightly softened
1 1/2 cups prepared tomato sauce (Burnett recommends Paul Newman's Sockarooni Spaghetti Sauce)
1/2 small Vidalia onion, chopped
1 to 2 cups grated mozzarella or combination pizza cheese
1/2 (14-ounce) can artichoke hearts, drained, chopped and squeezed in paper towel
1 (3.8-ounce) can sliced ripe black olives, drained
2 to 3 ounces (about 20 slices) sliced or chopped pepperoni