Easy Pepperoni Pizza Dip

Sharing an Easy Pizza Dip recipe today that makes the perfect appetizer for so many occasions, especially game day celebrations! This hot, cream cheese dip is ready for your parties!

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Pizza Dip

Whether your whipping up appetizers for game day, Holidays or even simple family gatherings, this dip is the perfect starter for your guests. It is so simple to prepare and takes just a few ingredients to get into the oven. You’re going to love this one. Enjoy!

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What Is Pizza Dip?

Pizza dip is a cream cheese based dip combined with traditional pizza sauces, cheeses and pepperoni.

Ingredients For Pepperoni Pizza Dip

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  • cream cheese
  • salt, pepper, garlic salt and dried Oregano
  • mozzarella cheese
  • cheddar cheese
  • pizza sauce or pasta sauce
  • Parmesan cheese
  • pepperonis
  • sliced green onion or parsley

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How To Make Pizza Dip

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and have a small baking dish or pie plate or small cast iron skillet out to use.
  2. Place cream cheese, oregano, salt, garlic salt, pepper, mozzarella cheese and cheddar cheese into a medium sized mixing bowl, stirring to combine. Place cream cheese mixture into the bottom of your baking dish, spreading evenly. Top evenly with grated Parmesan Cheese then marina or pizza sauce. Top with more mozzarella cheese and layer with pepperonis. Bake for 30-35 minutes, until hot and bubbly. Edges will start to turn golden. Remove and garnish with sliced green onion or chopped parsley. Serve warm with your favorite crackers, little toasts, vegetables or chips for dipping.

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Can I Use Low Fat or Fat Free Cream Cheese?

No, for best results, use full fat cream cheese for this pizza dip.

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If I Don’t Have Pizza Sauce Can I Use Pasta/Marinara Sauce?

Yes, your favorite jar of pasta sauce works just fine. Save remaining sauce in the refrigerator to use for another dinner.

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What Size Baking Dish Should I Use For The Dip?

Use a small skillet, 8 or 9 inches, similar size cast iron skillets work great too. The white baking dish I used today is 9 x 7 inches.

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I used mini pepperonis today to make “Hidden Mickey’s” (yes I’m a Disney nerd) for my dip. Feel free to use regular size pepperonis too.

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Bake the dip until cheese is melted and hot and bubbly, edges turn nice and golden brown.

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Use your favorite crackers, chips and or vegetables to dip in your dip!

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Can I Make The Dip Ahead of Time?

Yes, prepare the dip before the baking step. Cover with foil and refrigerate until you’re ready to bake. Remove dip from refrigerator at least 2 hours before baking so it comes close to room temperature. Otherwise allow more time to bake than what recipe states.

How To Serve Pizza Dip?

Serve Pizza Dip during your favorite parties, holidays, basically any occasion you are entertaining family and friends. Serve with crackers, chips, little toasts and vegetables.

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Easy Pepperoni Pizza Dip

This Easy Pepperoni Pizza Dip makes the perfect appetizer for so many occasions...especially game days with your family and friends.
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 232kcal
Author: Jenny
Cost: $10
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Ingredients

  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened, full fat
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Lawry's Garlic Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 cup marinara sauce or pizza sauce
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup mini pepperonis
  • 2 tablespoons finely sliced green onion or chopped parsley

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and have a small baking dish or pie plate or small cast iron skillet out to use.
  • Place cream cheese, oregano, salt, garlic salt, pepper, mozzarella cheese and cheddar cheese into a medium sized mixing bowl, stirring to combine. Place cream cheese mixture into the bottom of your baking dish, spreading evenly. Top evenly with grated Parmesan Cheese then marina or pizza sauce. Top with more mozzarella cheese and layer with pepperonis. Bake for 30-35 minutes, until hot and bubbly. Edges will start to turn golden. Remove and garnish with sliced green onion or chopped parsley. Serve warm with your favorite crackers, little toasts, vegetables or chips for dipping.

Nutrition

Calories: 232kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 810mg | Potassium: 189mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 780IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 297mg | Iron: 1mg
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