3 Quick & Easy Pizza Dip Recipes (with Video) – Garlic Parmesan, Spicy Marinara and Buttery Herb

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Our Hot Deluxe Pizza Dip is such a hit, I thought I’d kick today off by sharing 3 Delicious Homemade Pizza Dips that you can whip up while waiting for your pizza to cook – whether you’re making homemade pizzas or just looking to jazz up some frozen pizzas.

Spicy marinara, garlic parmesan and a buttery herb pizza dip - 3 easy pizza dips ready in under a minute! The perfect addition to your family pizza night

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When I was a teenager, the top pizza chain in my city had this amazing creamy garlic sauce – you always got a couple small containers with your order and it seriously made the meal. Whenever I find out that a friend is travelling there, I beg them to bring back a bottle of that creamy garlic sauce.

However, since I’m not willing to travel 6 hours each way for pizza dipping sauce, I decided I needed to figure out a few delicious pizza dip recipes of my own to tide me over and bring our family pizza nights up a notch.

These homemade pizza dips are perfect for a party or just a low-key family pizza night. They can all be stored in the fridge for up to a week, so you can prep them in advance for even easier entertaining.

A delicious trio of pizza dipping sauces - each ready to enjoy in under a minute. The perfect pairing to your Red Baron pizza for the perfect family pizza night.

So that there’s something for everyone, I whipped up a spicy marinara, a garlic parmesan dip, and a buttery herb dip – all ready in under a minute each!

The spicy marinara sauce uses just four ingredients and you can adjust the heat by reducing or omitting the hot sauce. I like using pasata (strained tomatoes) when making my homemade sauces because then I can really customize my textures and flavors. This sauce is rich and has great depth of flavor thanks to the sundried tomatoes we puree right into the sauce.

The creamy garlic Parmesan dip is by far my favorite. It is the perfect balance of creamy cheesiness with that zing of fresh garlic. You can make it thinner or thicker, depending on the amount of mayonnaise or olive oil that you add to your sauce.

The buttery herb dip can be customized with your favorite herbs, and you can also add a bit of freshly grated cheese to it, too! You can use fresh or dried herbs.

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Watch our quick video to check out the step-by-step and then scroll down to grab your free recipe printable:

 

Ingredients for Spicy Marinara Sauce

Scroll down to the printable recipe card for full measurements.

Tip: swap out the seasonings based on the type of pizza you plan on having. I often use sundried tomato pesto in place of the sundried tomatoes which allows you to skip the food processor.

Kitchen Tools You May Find Helpful

  • Small serving bowls
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Whisk

Ingredients for Garlic Parmesan Dipping Sauce

Scroll down to the printable recipe card for full measurements.

Tip: to make this less creamy, add less mayo. We love garlic but you might want to reduce the amount used if you’re not as big of a fan.

Ingredients for Buttery Herb Pizza Dip

  • Herbs of choice <– I used thyme and parsley because it’s what I had on hand, but oregano and basil would be delicious, too
  • Butter, melted
  • Minced garlic

Scroll down to the printable recipe card for full measurements.

Pin this trio of delicious homemade pizza dips for your next family pizza night:

Upgrade Your Pizza Night with these 3 Easy & Quick Pizza Dipping Sauces. Homemade Spicy Marinara Dip, Creamy Garlic Parmesan Dip and Buttery Herb Dipping Sauce - all of these recipes take less than a minute each!

Grab your free printable for our trio of delicious pizza dipping sauces:

Yield: 1/2 cup dip x 3 dipping sauces

3 Quick & Easy Pizza Dip Recipes

3 Quick & Easy Pizza Dip Recipes

Three quick and easy pizza dips for an upgraded pizza night or pizza party! Spicy Marinara, Creamy Garlic Parmesan and Buttery Herb.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

For the Spicy Marinara Dip:

  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons sundried tomato
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning, optional
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce, optional

For the Creamy Garlic Parmesan Dip:

  • 2 Tablespoons parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise (or to taste)
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 4 cloves garlic

For the Buttery Herb Dip:

  • 3 Tablespoon herbs of choice (I used thyme and parsley)
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic

Instructions

For the Spicy Marinara Dip:

  1. Add all ingredients to a food processor and puree.
  2. Pour into a container and heat for 30 seconds in the microwave, stir, and reheat as needed.
  3. Serve warm.

For the Creamy Garlic Parmesan Dip:

  1. Add all ingredients to a food processor and puree.
  2. Pour into a serving container and serve cold.

For the Buttery Herb Dip:

  1. Melt the butter and remove the foam (milk solids) and discard.
  2. Stir in the garlic and herbs of choice. Serve warm.

Notes

Tip for the spicy marinara dip: swap out the seasonings based on the type of pizza you plan on having. I often use sundried tomato pesto in place of the sundried tomatoes which allows you to skip the food processor.

Tip for the garlic parmesan dip: to make this less creamy, add less mayo. We love garlic but you might want to reduce the amount used if you're not as big of a fan.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

24

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 92Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 123mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 0g

Sugar, Spice and Glitter uses an auto-generate nutrition calculator. Nutrition information isn’t always accurate unless analyzed in a scientific lab, so these should be considered more of a guideline than medical information.

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I hope your family loves these quick and easy homemade pizza dipping sauces as much as mine does!

We have a bit of a pizza obsession in this house – if you’re looking for more pizza-licious recipes, check out:

A delicious trio of pizza dipping sauces - each ready to enjoy in under a minute. The perfect pairing to your Red Baron pizza for the perfect family pizza night.  Upgrade Your Pizza Night with these 3 Easy & Quick Pizza Dipping Sauces. Homemade Spicy Marinara Dip, Creamy Garlic Parmesan Dip and Buttery Herb Dipping Sauce - all of these recipes take less than a minute each! Spicy marinara, garlic parmesan and a buttery herb pizza dip - 3 easy pizza dips ready in under a minute! The perfect addition to your family pizza night

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3 Comments

  1. Didn’t you leave out the Parmesan for the parm/garlic dip? The pic (and title!) looks as if there should be Parmesan cheese….?

  2. We love garlic but this garlic dip uses way too much garlic. We had to use another half cup of mayo but it was too spicy.

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