8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1 cup pizza sauce
1 cup shredded parmesan cheese
1/4 cup ground Italian sausage, cooked
10 slices pepperoni
3 tablespoons diced green bell pepper
3 tablespoons sliced black olives
1/4 cup sliced mushrooms
Garlic bread or crostini, for serving
Preheat oven to 350°F.
In a medium bowl, mix together cream cheese and spices. Evenly spread cream cheese into the bottom of an oven-safe 9-inch deep-dish pie plate. Top cream cheese with 1/2 cup mozzarella, and spread pizza sauce over it. Sprinkle the remaining mozzarella and the parmesan over the sauce, and top with sausage, pepperoni, bell pepper, olives, and mushrooms. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the cheese is golden brown and bubbly.