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Pizza Dip with Pepperoni and Cream Cheese

This easy pepperoni pizza dip with cream cheese is always a crowd favorite appetizer or snack recipe.

baked pizza dip in a clear pie dish with bowl of chips

Pizza dip is the first dip that I ever made and it still ranks at the top of my favorites list. For a long time, this is the only appetizer dish I would take to a party or potluck and it was always requested. (and still is)

Here are some of my other all time favorites:

Tips and Tricks

Use a crock pot for a more portable option.

Sometimes a slow cooker is just easier for dips. I prefer making this dip in the oven, but a slow cooker is definitely feasible. I’ve done this to take to work potlucks.

To make in a slow cooker, make according to recipe instructions, but layer into the crock pot instead of a baking dish. Go ahead and add the cheese on top as well. Then turn the slow cooker on high and heat for an hour or until heated through. This method will mix the ingredients together instead of keeping them layered as in the baked version.

Are those mini pepperonis?

In case you haven’t discovered this item, I wanted to introduce you to: Pepperoni minis (I now see these in my local store brand and not just the name brand as well).

These are so perfect for this dip and people are quite often amused by them if they have never seen them before. Much easier than dicing regular pepperoni like I used to do.

Mix up the toppings.

One great thing about this cream cheese dip is how super flexible it is. I like it so much that I typically don’t venture too much from my standard pizza ingredients, but you could get really creative with this one.

Once you have the cream cheese and sour cream base, then the toppings are endless. Green onions, olives, or tomatoes would all be good. Sausage or ground beef could be used too for a meat lovers version. Make it spicy or super meaty, it is up to you.

Recipe FAQs

Can you make this a vegetarian pizza dip? 

For a vegetarian version of pizza dip, eliminate the pepperoni and add on your favorite vegetarian pizza toppings.

What do you serve with pizza dip?

Serve this cheesy pepperoni pizza dip with tortilla chips or bread. Either is quite delicious!

Can you make pizza dip ahead of time? 

Yes! Make the cream cheese base and spread into your dish, cover and store in the fridge. When ready to serve, follow the rest of the instructions to heat. 

clear pie dish with baked pizza dip

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1 – Using a mixer, mix together the sour cream and cream cheese until mixture is creamy.

Step 2 – Add spices and combine. 

Ingredients in a clear bowl

Step 3 – Layer the cream cheese mixture into a 8 inch pie dish, add pizza sauce and top with pepperoni and green peppers (or other ingredients if using).

3 photos of ingredients in a clear pie dish

Step 4 – Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. 

Step 5 – Add cheese and bake until melted.

pizza dip on a scoop chip with dish in the background
Pepperoni Pizza Dip

Pizza Dip

Darlene Kratz
Quick and easy appetizer that is great for game day or any time you need a simple dish. This baked cream cheese pizza dip is always a crowd favorite!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 307 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 8 oz block of cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder (I usually add a bit more for extra flavor)
  • 1/8 tsp crushed red pepper, optional
  • 1/2 cup pizza sauce
  • 1/2 cup chopped or mini pepperoni
  • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/2 shredded mozzarella cheese

Instructions
 

Baking Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Mix together cream cheese and sour cream until smooth and creamy. Add garlic powder, oregano, and red pepper and mix until combined.
  • Spread evenly in a 9 inch pie dish. Pour pizza sauce over top of mixture. Top with green pepper and pepperoni.
  • Bake for 10 minutes
  • Remove from the oven and sprinkle the shredded cheese on top. Bake for an additional 5 minutes or until the cheese is melted.

Crock Pot Instructions

  • Mix together cream cheese and sour cream until smooth and creamy. Add garlic powder, oregano, and red pepper and mix until combined.
  • Add mixture to slow cooker.
  • Pour pizza sauce over top of mixture. Top with green pepper, pepperoni and cheese.
  • Heat on high for an hour or until warm. Stirring occasionally.

Nutrition

Calories: 307kcal
Keyword pepperoni dip, pizza dip
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Comments

    1. Hi Linda,

      What I usually do when I need to make this dip ahead of time is to make and assemble the dip (except for the cheese) and put in the refrigerator instead of baking it immediately. Then I just heat it up and add the cheese when I’m ready to serve.

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