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RITZ White Pizza Meatball Dip, created by Lombardi's Pizza Recipe
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RITZ White Pizza Meatball Dip
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RITZ White Pizza Meatball Dip, created by Lombardi's Pizza

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"This creamy, cheesy white pizza meatball dip is Inspired by New York City's famous Lombardi's Pizza. Easy to make, try it with pre-made meatballs or make your own and serve hot with RITZ crackers. This dip will become a staple at all of your get-togethers. Watch the video, then get John Brescio's recipe for RITZ White Pizza Meatball Dip."

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Original recipe makes 28 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    45 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Combine cream cheese, mayonnaise, grated Parmesan, and oregano.
  3. Reserve 1 tablespoon mozzarella cheese. Stir in remaining mozzarella cheese, meatballs, tomatoes and olives until combined.
  4. Spoon into 1 1/2 quart baking dish. Top with reserved mozzarella cheese.
  5. Bake uncovered for 25 to 30 minutes.
  6. Serve with RITZ Crackers for dipping.
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  • Notes:
  • This dip can be made a day or two in advance, stored in the refrigerator. Bake as directed.
  • To serve warm, reheat in the microwave.
  • If short on time, use thawed frozen cooked meatballs.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 23, 2014

I did something a little different. I cooked Italian sausage (not in the casing) in a skillet and added minced garlic, chopped onions and bell peppers. I also added some Tony Chachere's More Spice seasoning. This was a huge hit and went fast. Awesome recipe; I'll definitely be making it for the Superbowl!!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 18, 2014

Sorry I could not give a zero. Tried it, that was enough. Never again. 'nuf sed.

Jan 13, 2014

This was easy to make and my guest really enjoyed snacking on it during the game. I think I might try using sun dried tomatoes next time as an alternative to fresh since they will likely pack in more power. I think adding some chopped up pepperoni might be good too.

Jan 13, 2014

This was very good! Perfect for when you're tired of the same old, same old dips! I made it as written but I didn't use the black olives. I just doubled the green olives instead. I also added more mozz on top because 1 tablespoon just wasn't enough for me. I served these with Ritz garlic butter crackers...yum!

Jan 18, 2014

This was so yummy, I loved the concept of using meatballs in a dip recipe. However, a word of advice, because it's something that I didn't want with mine, a mound of grease residue. Make sure if you are using pre-made meatballs, that you could them or boil them in water to help remove the fat before mixing them in this recipe. At least it should reduce the mount in your dish. I too added extra mozz on the top of mine, but however stayed to the recipe otherwise. The family totally enjoyed the different style of dip recipe that this was. I think I might add chunks of pepperoni to the next batch. TY it will be a repeat offender in my house.

Jan 20, 2014

My son and I put this receipt to the test on the yesterday's NFL playoffs. Many thanks to John Brescio for sharing such a great appetizer and to Ritz for the video (great Video). My son went to the store and bought some things. He used frozen meatballs (Walmart Great Value fully cooked Italian Style frozen meatballs) as a replacement. I had some Townhouse cracker box almost full, so we used it as a replacement. Otherwise, we followed the recipe (added more Mozzarella, during mix and on top). The outcome was fantastic! I think the Ritz Crackers would have been better, since the Townhouse brand broke easily when dipping; tasted ok, but not as thick and strong as Ritz). All 5 of us that tried the recipe rated it a 5. Also, we microwave defrosted the frozen meatballs while cutting up the tomatoes and olives. We had a lot of meatballs left over so my son thought up another appetizer he and his buddies make; to put the left over meat balls into a slow cooker with Sweet Barbeque sauce and cook them for about 4 hours on high. They were delicious and he also added some frozen Cream Cheese Wontons and frozen Cream Cheese filled Jalepano Poppers with Rancho dressing dip and a Wonton dip. Thank you John again!

Jan 18, 2014

I enjoyed the recipe enough to make it again, but personally, I could go without the meatballs in it. I did add fresh minced garlic to the mix as well as used fresh oregano over dried. I really loved the dip before the meatballs. Would definitely make it again.

Apr 14, 2014

I took it to a party and it was a huge hit. Completely gone. Now everyone wants the recipe. I did change it a little. I didn't have meatballs on hand or hamburger so I used pepperoni diced up. Definately a keeper.


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  • Calories
  • 168 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 11.3 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 20 mg
  • 7%
  • Fat
  • 11.8 g
  • 18%
  • Fiber
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 4.2 g
  • 8%
  • Sodium
  • 236 mg
  • 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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