Pepperoni Pizza Dip


This pepperoni pizza dip recipe is simple to prepare and perfect for any party appetizer, holiday or game day.  It’s like a pizza without the crust!

Cheese + Pepperoni Pizza Dip Appetizer Recipe for a party or holiday.

Let me introduce you to the best party appetizer idea EVER!  Make this for every holiday…make it for your New Year’s Eve party…make it for Super Bowl Sunday.  This appetizer is good for any occasion under the sun, but makes for excellent football food 🙂

I have a good blog friend named Ashley who blogs over at Center Cut Cook.  She is going through some tough times right now in her life – just a couple of weeks ago Ashley and Ryan, her husband of 10 years, were given the news that Ryan was diagnosed with colon cancer at the age of 29.  He has had surgery and is awaiting chemo and pathology reports for his prognosis.

Cheese + Pepperoni Pizza Dip Appetizer Recipe for a party or holiday.
I wanted to join a bunch of other food bloggers who are on a mission to support Ashley during this time!  I thought to myself, what better way to show her some love by writing about her today and featuring one of her DELICIOUS recipes that I fnally had the chance to try out.  Let me tell you:  it was a huge hit!  She has many, many amazing recipes on her blog (like this infamous Chocolate Lasagna) that you should definitely check out!  I’m sure it would put a smile on her face to have you visit 🙂
I could seriously make a whole meal out of this dip oh hers (I did once….don’t judge me), but this would make you the star of any party if you walk through the door with this dip in your hands.
Happy, happy New Year!
Cheese + Pepperoni Pizza Dip Appetizer Recipe for a party or holiday.

Step-By-Step Video on How To Make This Pepperoni Pizza Dip!

Pepperoni Pizza Dip
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This pepperoni pizza dip recipe is simple to prepare and perfect for any party appetizer, holiday or game day. It's like a pizza without the crust!
  • 1 – 8oz package cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese, divided
  • 2 cups freshly grated mozzarella cheese, divided
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon dried parsley
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 cup pizza sauce
  • Pizza toppings of choice: pepperoni, mushrooms, green peppers, etc.
  • ½ teaspoon Italian Seasoning for garnish
  • Pretzels, crackers, vegetables, bread, etc., for dipping
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In your mixer bowl, combine cream cheese, sour cream, ½ cup of the parmesan cheese, and ½ cup of the mozzarella cheese.
  3. Add in oregano, parsley, and basil. Mix until mixture is light and fluffy.
  4. Spread in the bottom of a pie pan, then top with the 1 cup of pizza sauce.
  5. On top of the sauce, add remaining ½ cup of parmesan cheese and 1½ cups mozzarella cheese.
  6. Top with your favorite pizza toppings and add a dash of Italian Seasoning for garnish. I kept it simple with just pepperoni.
  7. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes or until the dip is warm and is bubbly on top. Mine was ready right at 20 minutes.

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57 Responses to “Pepperoni Pizza Dip”

  1. December 30, 2013 at 1:35 PM #

    What a great way to honor your friend! I hope Ryan is going to be ok…he and Ashley are in my thoughts and prayers.
    This dip looks amazing so I can see why you made it. 🙂

    • December 30, 2013 at 4:25 PM #

      Thanks, Tina! I’m sure she appreciates all the prayers!

  2. December 30, 2013 at 1:40 PM #

    No judgement here. Pretty sure I could eat that whole bowl myself!!! Thanks for doing this Ashley!!!

  3. December 30, 2013 at 3:36 PM #

    I hope Ryan gets good news soon. This dip looks awesome – I would even dip my pizza in there for a double pizza treat! 😉

    • December 30, 2013 at 4:25 PM #

      Pizza dipped in pizza dip!!! OMG love it!!!

  4. December 30, 2013 at 4:17 PM #

    This looks so good!

  5. December 30, 2013 at 5:04 PM #

    Such an awesome creation! Very creative.

    • December 30, 2013 at 5:08 PM #

      Thanks for the nice comment, Kammie!!

  6. December 30, 2013 at 6:32 PM #

    If I could jump into this dip I would. Amazing.

    • December 30, 2013 at 6:45 PM #

      LOL I’m jumping in with you!!

  7. December 30, 2013 at 9:57 PM #

    May be making this for NYE party. Looks so easy and a sure crowd-pleaser.

    • January 1, 2014 at 5:11 PM #

      It sure is!!! Thanks!

  8. December 31, 2013 at 7:42 AM #

    Umm, forget NYE and the Super Bowl, can I eat this for dinner? I think even Wendy would try it, cheese is one of her BFFs. 😉

    This would make an amazing dish for a Super Bowl party though. I have a strange desire to host one again this year, even though we never watch football. I just love party food.

    • January 1, 2014 at 5:11 PM #

      Cheese if my BFF, as well 😉

  9. December 31, 2013 at 9:32 AM #

    Oh man, this looks deliciously scrumptious and addictive!!

  10. December 31, 2013 at 9:40 PM #


    • January 1, 2014 at 5:11 PM #

      Thanks and Happy New Year!!!

  11. January 1, 2014 at 2:29 AM #

    I would totally make a meal out of this too. Sounds so perfect! Happy New Year!

    • January 1, 2014 at 5:10 PM #

      It’s very filling – enough to be a meal, for sure! 😉

  12. January 1, 2014 at 1:19 PM #

    I love this! I’ve made something a bit similar in the past, but yours has mine beat. Really, really good. Thanks, and Happy New Year!

  13. Tonette Joyce
    January 1, 2014 at 6:31 PM #

    VERY nice, Ashley! I hope you and yours have a fantastic 2014!

    • January 1, 2014 at 7:28 PM #

      Thank you, Tonette! Same to you!

  14. January 1, 2014 at 6:33 PM #

    Yum, this dip looks so delicious and full of cheesy goodness! Happy New Year!

    • January 1, 2014 at 7:27 PM #

      Happy New Year, Cindy! Thank you!

  15. January 1, 2014 at 7:46 PM #

    Thank you, Ashley, for sharing this recipe in honor of your friend Ashley over at Center Cut Cook. I just recently learned about her blog via Lori of Recipe Girl mentioning her blog to follow. You are such a good friend! I will be sure to drop by her blog as well as send up prayers for her husband. This dip? It looks divine! PERFECT for Super Bowl Sunday…or any football Sunday! Thanks for sharing and Happy New Year!

    • January 2, 2014 at 12:48 AM #

      I’m sure Ashley would very much appreciate the prayers! Thank you, Stacy!

  16. January 3, 2014 at 8:21 PM #

    Colon cancer at 29? That’s unbelievable. I do wish him all the best and hope he has a full recovery. It’s so lovely of you to be lending your support at this time and it certainly seems her blog is worth promoting. What a fantastic looking dip and like you say, I can see this being suited to a range of celebrations and occasions xx

    • January 3, 2014 at 11:36 PM #

      I know 🙁 I’m so sad for her 🙁 Thanks for your well wishes for him, I’m sure Ashley would appreciate that. She has a great blog worth checking out sometime!

  17. January 4, 2014 at 10:38 AM #

    Haha! This is a great idea!

    • January 4, 2014 at 1:14 PM #

      Thanks, Caroline!

  18. January 5, 2014 at 9:36 AM #

    Oooooo, this does look like the perfect party dip. I know what I’ll be serving at my next football party! Pinned!

    • January 5, 2014 at 3:08 PM #

      Thanks so much for the pin, Kristi!

  19. January 8, 2014 at 12:46 AM #

    I sure would love to have that dip right now! I love the cheese!!

  20. Estrellita
    January 9, 2014 at 12:42 AM #

    Hi, I found your site today and I am loving it. I am a christian and also live in Rochester. I, too, have never really been interested in cooking but have the best husband, that never ever ever complains, and I really want to get better in the kitchen. I do cook but improvement is a good thing. God blessed us with a beautiful little one, so now even more reason to improve. And, on top of that, I have a slow cooker I barely use…Going to bring out the slow cooker…Sssoo many reasons to try a few of your recipes. Muchas gracias!

    • January 9, 2014 at 12:13 PM #

      So glad you found my blog! Thanks for the nice comment!

  21. January 14, 2014 at 9:02 PM #

    These are genius, I would of never thunk it, and because I’m married to a pizza fiend, my husband will thank you later! 🙂

    • January 14, 2014 at 9:57 PM #

      Any pizza lover will love this!! Thanks, Christina!

  22. Peggy
    January 16, 2014 at 7:57 PM #

    As a survivor I know how frightening it can be. Ryan is young,I’m sure he’s strong and reasonably healthy. I had stage 4 and I’m still here to talk about it five years later. Stay strong, have faith. Will be praying for both of them.

    • January 16, 2014 at 11:30 PM #

      Thank you for this encouraging message! I’m sure Ashley appreciates it a lot

  23. January 23, 2014 at 11:12 AM #

    YUM! That pizza dip looks AMAZING! Any recipe with that much cheese is a recipe for me. You’re right, this would be perfect for a Super Bowl party. Thanks for the post!

    • January 23, 2014 at 2:23 PM #

      Thank you, Julia!! Glad you stopped by and commented! 🙂

  24. January 29, 2014 at 9:02 AM #

    Oh giiiirl! This pizza dip is SO on point. I want it!!!

  25. February 14, 2014 at 9:36 AM #

    This is such a great idea. All that cheesy goodness.

    • February 14, 2014 at 11:06 PM #

      Thanks, Peter!

  26. February 17, 2014 at 12:21 AM #

    Woaaaaaah pizza dip!? You just blew my mind. great recipe!!

  27. March 5, 2014 at 9:37 AM #

    Anything like this is always a good idea! Pinning…


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