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Homemade Cream Cheese Dip with Gluten-Free Cauliflower Crust Pizza Sticks

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Prep

10 minutes

Cook

25 minutes

Yield

3 -4

This easy, homemade cream cheese dip served with thin & crispy pizza sticks is a great after-school snack with hidden veggies.

This creamy, homemade cream cheese dip served with gluten-free cauliflower crust pizza sticks is such a delicious and easy snack to make for the whole family. Kids will LOVE this recipe. This cauliflower crust pizza is SO good, they’ll never know it has hidden veggies in it.

Why you’ll love this cream cheese dip:

  • Easy Snack: This cream cheese dip with gluten-free cauliflower crust pizza sticks is super easy and will only take 35-minutes to put together
  • Kid-Friendly: For this cream cheese dip recipe, I used Milton’s Cauliflower Crust Pizza. Deliciously crispy and extra cheesy, this is the best cauliflower crust pizza I’ve tried! I used the Four Cheese flavor, but they have several others, like Pepperoni, so you can pick your favorite to dip
  • Versatile: Use your fav pizza on the side or make the dip to dip crackers, veggies, or whatever you want in
Ingredients for cream cheese dip

Ingredient Notes:

Cauliflower Pizza: For this cream cheese dip recipe I used Milton’s Cauliflower Crust Pizza. Their pizza is thin crust and made with a combination of four kinds of cheese. They also have several flavors so you can pick your fav to dip!

Cream Cheese: This dip isn’t just cream cheese. It’s spiced with easy spices from your pantry and has mozzarella and cheddar cheese for more flavor. Feel free to get creative here and swap out any of the spices.

Pizza cut into sticks for cream cheese dip

How to make cream cheese dip with pizza sticks:

For the gluten-free cauliflower crust pizza sticks

  1. Preheat the oven according to package directions. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Cook pizza for 8 minutes. Remove from oven and cut pizza in half, then into approximately 1/2 inch strips. Separate the strips of pizza and put onto the parchment lined baking sheet. Put back in the oven and continue baking until crisp, about 7-10 more minutes. Remove from oven when desired crispness is met.

For the warm cheese dip

  1. While the pizza is cooking, make the warm cheese dip. In a frying pan, heat butter until melted. Add in flour and grated garlic, stir to combine, until flour is fully absorbed into the butter.
  2. Stir in all of the spices until combined: dried thyme, dried oregano, ground pepper, onion powder, garlic powder and salt.
  3. Whisk in the milk and cream cheese; whisking until smooth.
  4. Stir in the two shredded cheeses, stirring until smooth. Stir in fresh basil. Taste and adjust seasoning if desired with more salt and pepper.
  5. Turn off the heat and keep the sauce warm by placing a lid on the frying pan until the pizza sticks are ready. Once ready, whisk the cheese dip over low heat for about a minute and then pour into a serving bowl.
  6. Garnish with more basil and chili flakes if desired and then dip with pizza sticks!
Cream cheese dip with pizza sticks

Expert Tips & FAQ:

Storage: If you have any dip left over, you can refrigerate the dip in an air-tight container for up to 3-4 days.

How to reheat dip: To reheat the dip, add a splash of milk and warm on low heat in a small frying pan or pot, whisking constantly. Or, add a splash of milk and put it into a microwave-safe bowl, microwaving at 20-30 second increments, stirring after each one, until the dip is warmed through.

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Cream cheese dip with pizza sticks

Homemade Cream Cheese Dip with Gluten Free Pizza Sticks

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This easy, homemade cream cheese dip served with thin & crispy pizza sticks is a great after-school snack with hidden veggies.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Appetizers
Cuisine American-Inspired
Servings 3 -4
Calories 643 kcal

Ingredients
  

For the pizza sticks

  • 1 Milton's Cauliflower Crust Margherita Four Cheese Pizza

For the cheese dip

Instructions
 

For the pizza sticks

  • Preheat the oven according to package directions. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Cook pizza for 8 minutes. Remove from oven and cut pizza in half, then into approximately 1/2 inch strips. Separate the strips of pizza and put onto the parchment lined baking sheet. Put back in the oven and continue baking until crisp, about 7-10 more minutes. Remove from oven when desired crispness is met.

For the warm cheese dip

  • While the pizza is cooking, make the warm cheese dip. In a frying pan, heat butter until melted. Add in flour and grated garlic, stir to combine, until flour is fully absorbed into the butter.
  • Stir in all of the spices until combined: dried thyme, dried oregano, ground pepper, onion powder, garlic powder and salt.
  • Whisk in the milk and cream cheese; whisking until smooth.
  • Stir in the two shredded cheeses, stirring until smooth. Stir in fresh basil. Taste and adjust seasoning if desired with more salt and pepper.
  • Turn off the heat and keep the sauce warm by placing a lid on the frying pan until the pizza sticks are ready. Once ready, whisk the cheese dip over low heat for about a minute and then pour into a serving bowl.
  • Garnish with more basil and chili flakes if desired and then dip with pizza sticks!

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Notes

If you have any dip leftover, you can refrigerate the dip in an air tight container for up to 3-4 days.
To reheat the dip, add a splash of milk and warm on low heat in a small frying pan or pot, whisking constantly. Or, add a splash of milk and put into a microwave safe bowl, microwaving at 20-30 second increments, stirring after each one, until dip is warmed through.

Nutrition

Calories: 643kcal | Carbohydrates: 50.5g | Protein: 34.6g | Fat: 33.9g | Saturated Fat: 18.7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9.2g | Cholesterol: 89.4mg | Sodium: 1393.9mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 11.5g
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