Skillet Chorizo Beer Cheese Dip in a Pizza Crust Ring

Skillet Chorizo Beer Cheese Dip in a Pizza Crust Ring

I’ve made a decision. I’m hosting a Super Bowl party, and as I do, I’ll probably make too much food. I do this as if we will all surely starve if we don’t have at least 17 tons of food per person to sustain us as we hang out for a few hours. If you grew up in a very large family, you understand this struggle.

I wanted to tell you what I’m making, because I want to know what you’re making, too.  I’ll be making a few new dishes but I’ll also break out some of my favorites:

Two kinds of wings because wings need to be kicked up with some heat but some people are crazy and don’t like spicy things. I’ve decided on these Sriracha IPA wings, and Honey Porter Sticky wings, with accompanying sauces.

Dips, of course. This Skillet Chorizo Beer Cheese Dip in a Pizza Crust Ring must be there, but I’m also making Stout Caramelized onion dip.

Then I thought that maybe I should have sliders, too. Because tiny sandwiches are fun and easy to eat when one hand is already occupied by a beer. So I’m making these Carnitas Sliders, and I’m going to sliderify a Caprese salad.

But, of course, we need desserts. So I’m going to turn this cake into cupcakes and color the frosting to match the colors of the teams playing, because I like to be extra. And I’m making mini chocolate footballs, don’t hate me.

Yes, I know, this may take me the next two weeks to complete all these tasks but I don’t care. It’ll just give me more reasons not to leave my house.

Beer Pizza Dough recipe, 1 hour Beer Pizza Dough recipe

Skillet Chorizo Beer Cheese Dip in a Pizza Crust Ring

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Keyword: Beer Cheese Dip

Ingredients

  • 4.5 ounce Mexican pork Chorizo (½ of a 9 ounce package)
  • 1 lbs pizza dough (store bought or homemade, link to my recipe above)
  • Olive oil for brushing
  • coarse salt
  • 1 cup (112g) shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 4 oz cream cheese (½ of an 8oz package)
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup (4oz) evaporated milk
  • 1/4 cup (2oz) beer (IPA, pale ale, wheat beer)
  • Chopped green onion or cilantro (optional)

Instructions

  • 1. Preheat the oven to 425°F.
    2. In a skillet over medium-high heat, cook the chorizo until cooked through, remove from the pan, set aside.
    3. Cut the pizza into 16 equal sized pieces, form each into tight balls.
    4. Place in a ring in the outermost part of the inside of a 10-inch cast iron skillet.
    5. Brush with oil, sprinkle with coarse salt. Bake for 10 minutes, remove from oven (bread will not be finished cooking)
    6. Add the mozzarella, cream cheese, cornstarch, evaporated milk and beer to a blender, blend on high until well combined. Stir in the chorizo.
    7. Pour the dip into the center of the skillet bread ring.
    8. Put back into the oven, bake until the cheese is warm and the pizza dough is golden brown 8-10 more minutes.
    9. Remove from oven, allow to cool enough to eat, sprinkle with green onions or cilantro. 

4 thoughts on “Skillet Chorizo Beer Cheese Dip in a Pizza Crust Ring

  1. Wow, I wish I was going to your house for the Super Bowl. I’m a Chiefs fan, so I don’t actually want to watch the game. I’ll just hang out by the food.

  2. Judging by the picture it looks like you used a 10″ skillet? I was wanting to double the recipe and hoping it’ll work with my 12″ cast iron skillet.

    1. You can double the dip recipe (1 lbs pizza dough should be enough for a 12″ skillet) and whatever is left over you can serve in a dish on the side.

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