PHOTOS: Easy Tailgate & Football Party Recipes

Ready-to-Serve Tailgating Recipes from Southern Living. These make-ahead recipes are ready to eat straight out of the cooler. Simply open up containers, and you’ll have a crowd-pleasing spread.



Pizza Dip Recipe

Hot Pizza Dip: Party dip on a budget

Need a great dip for your next party? This dip is quick, easy and under $10!

Hot Pizza Dip

Pizza Dip Recipe



  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup pizza sauce
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green bell pepper
  • 2 ounces pepperoni sausage, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons sliced black olives


  1. In a small bowl, mix together the cream cheese, oregano, parsley, and basil.
  2. Spread mixture in the bottom of a 9 inch pie plate, or a shallow microwave-safe dish. Sprinkle 1/2 cup of the mozzarella cheese and 1/2 cup of the Parmesan cheese on top of the cream cheese mixture. Spread the pizza sauce over all. Sprinkle with remaining cheese, then top with green pepper, pepperoni and olive slices. Cover, and microwave for 5 minutes.
  3. Serve hot with your choice of french or garlic bread.