This pepperoni pizza dip recipe is simple to prepare and perfect for any party appetizer, holiday or game day.ย  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!ย  Make this for every holiday…make it for your New Year’s Eve party…make it for Super Bowl Sunday.ย  This appetizer is good for any occasion under the sun, but makes for excellent football foodย ๐Ÿ™‚

I have a good blog friend named Ashley who blogs over at Center Cut Cook.ย  She is going through some tough times right now in her life – just a couple ofย 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.ย  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!ย  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.ย  Let me tell you:ย  it was a huge hit!ย  She has many, many amazing recipes on her blogย (like this infamous Chocolate Lasagna)ย that you should definitely check out!ย  I’m sure it would put a smile on her face to have you visit ๐Ÿ™‚
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!
Ingredients
  • 1 โ€“ 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
Instructions
  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.

ย Recipe source:ย  CenterCutCook.com