Pepperoni Pizza Dip recipe that is easily made with cream cheese, pizza sauce, pepperoni, cheese and all of your other favorite pizza toppings! This delicious appetizer recipe is fast, easy and is always a hit at parties, game day gatherings and family dinners too.
Pepperoni Pizza Dip starts with a cream cheese layer, topped with pizza sauce, pepperoni, green peppers and canadian bacon and then mozzarella cheese to top it all off! It’s amazing how this dip really does taste just like pizza, just without the crust. If you love pizza, you’ll love this delicious dip. I promise!
I recently started making this Pepperoni Pizza Dip and my entire family keeps requesting it. It actually makes a great after-school snack for all of my kids who always seem to be completely starving the minute they walk through the door! I usually keep the toppings pretty simple (because my kids are pretty picky) but you could easily add any other pizza toppings that you love!
What ingredients do you need to make this pizza dip recipe?
-At the bottom of the pizza dip is a layer of cream cheese, sour cream, garlic salt and a little bit of oregano.
-The next layer is made with pizza sauce. I usually use store-bought but you can use your favorite pizza sauce recipe if you prefer.
-Next, you need toppings! I used pepperoni, canadian bacon and green peppers but you can add everything else you love on pizza too! This dip would be delicious with pineapple, olives, mushrooms, sausage, onions…anyone else getting hungry?!
-The final ingredient in pizza dip is the mozzarella cheese on top. If you like extra cheese, add extra cheese! Is there such a thing as too much cheese? I hope not!
How do you make pizza dip?
First you will need to mix the cream cheese, sour cream, garlic salt and oregano together. If your cream cheese is at room temperature, you should be able to easily mix these ingredients with a spoon. You can use a fork to help mash up the cream cheese if it isn’t completely softened.
Spread the cream cheese layer at the bottom of a pie plate or a similar sized oven-proof dish. Next, spread the pizza sauce on top, followed by all of the pizza toppings you have chosen.
Bake the dip at 350° for 15 minutes and then sprinkle the mozzarella cheese on top. Return the pizza dip to the oven for 5 more minutes. Serve immediately.
What do you serve with pizza dip?
Don’t forget the dippers! I found some delicious Italian Herb flavored pita chips that are amazing with this dip, but you can use toasted slices of French bread or baguettes, breadsticks, crackers, toasted garlic bread, bagel chips or even sliced peppers if you are trying to cut back on carbs! If you don’t have any dippers around, just grab a spoon – it’s still delicious!
Pepperoni Pizza Dip
- 1 8 oz pkg cream cheese
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1 tsp garlic salt
- 1/8 tsp oregano
- 1/2 cup pizza sauce
- 1/2 cup pepperoni chopped
- 1/2 cup canadian bacon chopped
- 1/2 cup green peppers diced
- 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese shredded
- Mix together cream cheese, sour cream, garlic salt and oregano. Spread mixture on a pie plate.
- Spread the pizza sauce over the cream cheese layer.
- Add pepperoni, canadian bacon, peppers and any other pizza toppings that you want!
- Bake at 350° for 15 minutes. Sprinkle the mozzarella cheese on top and bake for 5 more minutes.
- Serve immediately. Can use pita chips, bagel chips, toasted french bread, crackers or even veggies as your dippers!
What kind of cream cheese to use in pizza dip?
You can use regular cream cheese to make pizza dip, but the reduced fat and non-fat varieties of cream cheese work well also! Just make sure that the cream cheese is softened to room temperature before using so that it will mix easily with the other ingredients and also be easier to spread.
Can you make pizza dip ahead of time?
You can make pizza dip 1-2 days in advance! Assemble the cream cheese layer, the pizza sauce and all the toppings (besides the mozzarella cheese) and then cover and store in the refrigerator until ready to bake. You may need to add a few minutes on to the baking time since the dip is starting at a colder temperature so make sure to test the middle to make sure the entire dip is heated through.
How do you keep pizza dip warm?
This pizza dip recipe is yummiest when served immediately after taking out of the oven, but if that isn’t possible, here are a few tips for keeping it warm!
-Cover with foil. If you need to keep the dip warm for a few minutes before serving, cover with foil to help trap in the heat.
-Keep in the oven on warm. If you can, turn the oven down to warm when it is done baking and keep the pizza dip in there until ready to serve. Make sure to check on it occasionally to make sure the cheese on top in’t overcooking!
-Reheat in the microwave. If you don’t finish all of the dip in one sitting, cover and store the dip in the refrigerator. Place the leftovers in the microwave for 1-2 minutes (or until heated through) to heat when ready to serve.
-Use a ceramic pie plate like this one. I usually use a glass pie plate, but ceramic holds heat longer so if you will need to keep the pizza dip warm for a little while before serving, you might want to use a ceramic or porcelain pie plate.
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