This Pizza Dip Stuffed Baguette has some of the best foods in the entire world, rolled into one: pizza, gooey cheese, dip and warm crusty bread. Take this to any gathering and you’re guaranteed to be the most popular person there!
I truly believe to my very core that cheese is one of the greatest inventions this world has ever seen. I can’t imagine a world without cheese. And seriously, I am yet to meet a cheese I don’t love.
So this is pretty much heaven in a baguette form for me. THREE types of cheese – cream cheese and cheddar cheese in the filling, then topped with stretchy mozzarella cheese.
PLUS the flavour of pizza. Really. It’s pizza in a dip form. Enclosed with warm crunchy bread.
Oh my. My knees get weak just looking at these photos.
I’ve stayed pretty traditional with this, stuffing it with pepperoni, bell peppers and onion. But really, the possibilities are endless! Just think of your favorite pizza and stuff those toppings in there! Hmm. I’m thinking: olives, prosciutto, artichokes, mushrooms….
I really do love topping it with pepperoni/salami. I just love how it bakes beautifully golden and it adds massive pops of flavor. I like to chop up large slices purchased from the deli rather than mini pepperoni. I just find that they have more intense flavor than the mini ones – but you could use the mini ones if you prefer!
They say a picture (or pictures!) say a thousand words. You really don’t need much more than these photos to know how to make this. Do you really need the recipe? Really?
JUST JOKES! Of course, I’m writing out the recipe for you too!
One great thing about this recipe is that you can not only assemble it ahead, but it can also be partially cooked and even pre sliced too. I find that really handy for when I take this to gatherings – saves me from cutting it up there.
So! If YOU want to be the most popular person at your next party, I think you should give this Pizza Dip Stuffed Baguette a go!!!
Pizza Dip Stuffed Baguette
- 3 oz /100g pepperoni/salami , roughly chopped
- 1/4 cup finely chopped onion (or white part of scallions)
- 1/4 cup finely chopped red bell peppers
- 1 long French baguette (Note 1)
- 1/2 - 3/4 cup pizza sauce of choice
- 3/4 cup mozzarella cheese
Cream Cheese Filing
- 6 oz /180g cream cheese , softened
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- 3/4 cup grated cheddar cheese
- Heat a non stick skillet over high heat. Cook HALF the pepperoni/salami and onion into the skillet and cook for 2 minutes. Add red bell peppers and cook for a further 1 minute. Remove onto a plate.
- Preheat oven to 180C/350F.
- Mix together Cream Cheese Filling ingredients.
- Use a knife to cut a deep V into the baguette and pick out the bread to create a deep crevice.
- Spread the pizza sauce into the crevice.
- Top with COOKED pepperoni, onion and bell peppers.
- Then top with Cream Cheese Filling, mozzarella cheese then UNCOOKED pepperoni.
- Wrap with foil and bake for 15 minutes, then unwrap and bake for a further 5 minutes.
- Cut into thick slices and serve immediately!