7 Layer Italian Dip

Seven Layers of Italian flavor and ingredient heaven! This will be one appetizer you get requests to serve over and over again!

7 Layer Italian Dip... Seven Layers of Italian flavor and ingredient heaven! This will be one appetizer you get requests to serve over and over again!

A couple weeks ago, my mom and I were sitting down and brainstorming some delicious appetizer ideas. With holidays, company and football all going on, delicious, people pleasing appetizers are A MUST!

My mom spouted out what I feel to be a brilliant idea. Seven Layer Italian Dip. The idea obviously stemmed from the ever so popular 7 layer dip, which feature 7 layers of Mexican dip favorites.

This dip, features 7 layers of Italian deliciousness. The cream cheese layer at the bottom is outrageously delicious! It is followed by layers of marianra sauce, mozzarella cheese, sausage, pepperoni, olives, parmesan cheese and parsley. Seriously. Is your mouth watering yet?!

This dip was a home run! Everyone who tried it raved about it! You definitely need to give this one a go at your next get together :)

5.0 from 2 reviews
7 Layer Italian Dip
 
Seven Layers of Italian flavor and ingredient heaven! This will be one appetizer you get requests to serve over and over again!
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Recipe type: Appetizer
Ingredients
  • 16 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 package Italian dressing mix
  • 1¼ cup marinara sauce, you can buy some or make your own (see recipe below)
  • 1½ cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup cooked Italian sausage
  • 10 pepperoni, chopped
  • 1 small can sliced olives, drained
  • ¼ cup fresh shredded Parmesan cheese
  • ⅛ cup fresh parsley, chopped
Marinara Sauce
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh minced garlic
  • ¼ cup onion, chopped
  • 2 Tablespoon basil
  • 15 ounce can tomato sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • /4 teaspoon pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a medium bowl, cream the cream cheese and Italian dressing mix together and spread on the bottom of a 7x10 baking dish. Pour marinara sauce over the top of cream cheese layer. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese over sauce. Then sprinkle sausage over cheese. Next, sprinkle chopped pepperoni over sausage. Next, layer olives over pepperoni. Lastly, sprinkle Parmesan cheese over olives. Place dip in oven at 350 degrees F for 15 minutes.
  3. Finally, sprinkle parsley over the top and serve with toasted baguettes.
Directions for Marinara sauce:
  1. In a medium sauce pan over medium heat add olive oil, garlic and onion. Sauté until onion is tender, about 3 minutes. Add basil, tomato sauce, salt, sugar, red pepper flakes, and pepper. Simmer on low for 10 minutes.

Enjoy!

7 Layer Italian Dip... Seven Layers of Italian flavor and ingredient heaven! This will be one appetizer you get requests to serve over and over again!

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  1. Chels R.

    This is completely genius! What a great idea and I bet it tastes pretty amazing too!

  2. Kimberly Richards

    Wow, what a great spin on 7 layer dip, definitely going to try this, will let you know how it turns out!

  3. stephanie

    This looks so good!! I love the dressing mix in the cream cheese!! I think a antipasto version would be delicious, too!

  4. Beth

    5

    Can't wait to try this! Looks delicious!! Might try Ricotta on the bottom and see how that works. Couldn't hurt! :]

  5. Janet Cole

    This was a huge hit at a family dinner. Everyone loved it. My grown kids said it reminded them of bagel bites they ate as kids. I am sure it will become a family favorite.

  6. karen Fritz

    5

    I made this for our family Christmas party and they loved it. I did adjust the recipe to make more. I also use smaller pieces of pepperoni and more crumbled sausage. I wanted to make sure everyone got a bit of sausage with every bite. Very good recipe that I will make again.