pepperoni pizza dip in a green cast iron skillet with a metal spoon in the corner

Pepperoni Pizza Dip

Pepperoni Pizza Dip

lifeinthesensory Avatar

Share this:

pepperoni pizza dip in a green cast iron skillet with a metal spoon in the corner

Bubbly, hot pepperoni pizza dip layered with cheese, sour cream, and fresh basil. This easy pizza dip is the perfect alternative to pizza and is great to serve for a crowd!

A Pepperoni Dip Inspired by…Pizza!

A pizza dip without dough is just as tasty as the real pepperoni pizza. If you don’t want to wait to make the dough and go through all the fuss, this pizza dip is for you.

Once you bring this pepperoni dip out from the oven onto the appetizer table, you and your guests won’t be able to stop scooping from it. It is the perfect addition to any game day party or party in general. Instead of ordering a bunch of pizza, why not make an easy, cheesy pizza dip? This pepperoni pizz dip has two different types of cheeses, sour cream, and topped with everyone’s favorite pizza topping: pepperoni!

Pepperoni dip is perfectly paired with Crispy Grilled Chicken Wings and Homemade Mozzarella Sticks for the ultimate game day spread!

a corn tortilla scoop is being dipped and pulled out of the pizza dip

Variations and Recipe Tips

  • Add in your favorite pizza toppings! It doesn’t just have to be pepperoni. This pizza dip would be great with sliced black olives, Italian sausage, and chopped bell peppers. If you’re going to use ingredients that have a lot of liquid, like mushrooms, you’ll want to cook the mushrooms first to release the liquid then add it to the dip, otherwise, you’ll end up with a watery pizza dip!
  • Use a variety of dippers. This baked pizza dip is great served with pita chips, tortilla strips, fresh flour tortillas, toasted bread, and even vegetables like carrot sticks or celery.
  • Make sure cream cheese and sour cream are at room temperature or softened to blend smoothly and easily.
  • If possible, use whole milk mozzarella cheese and shred it yourself. It is so much creamier and melts so much better!
pizza dip on a speckled white and blue plate with fresh basil on top next to corn tortilla scoops

Storage and Reheating Instructions

If you have any pizza dip leftover, store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To reheat, reheat the amount you want in a microwave-safe bowl until heated through.

More Pizza Alternatives

  • Stuffed Pepperoni Pizza Balls
  • Pizza Rolls
  • Pizza Muffins
  • Pizza Stuffed Chicken

pepperoni pizza dip in a green cast iron skillet with a metal spoon in the corner

Print

Pepperoni Pizza Dip

#wprm-recipe-user-rating-0 .wprm-rating-star.wprm-rating-star-full svg * { fill: #343434; }#wprm-recipe-user-rating-0 .wprm-rating-star.wprm-rating-star-33 svg * { fill: url(#wprm-recipe-user-rating-0-33); }#wprm-recipe-user-rating-0 .wprm-rating-star.wprm-rating-star-50 svg * { fill: url(#wprm-recipe-user-rating-0-50); }#wprm-recipe-user-rating-0 .wprm-rating-star.wprm-rating-star-66 svg * { fill: url(#wprm-recipe-user-rating-0-66); }linearGradient#wprm-recipe-user-rating-0-33 stop { stop-color: #343434; }linearGradient#wprm-recipe-user-rating-0-50 stop { stop-color: #343434; }linearGradient#wprm-recipe-user-rating-0-66 stop { stop-color: #343434; }#wprm-recipe-user-rating-0.wprm-user-rating-allowed.wprm-user-rating-not-voted:not(.wprm-user-rating-voting) svg * { fill-opacity: 0.3; }

Bubbly, hot pepperoni pizza dip layered with cheese, sour cream, and fresh basil. This easy pizza dip is the perfect alternative to pizza and is great to serve for a crowd!

Course DipsCuisine AmericanKeyword pepperoni pizza dip, pizza dip

Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 25 minutes Total Time 35 minutes

Servings 8
Calories 371kcal
Author Julie Chiou

Equipment

  • Baking dish
  • Cast iron skillet

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces cream cheese at room temperature
  • ½ cup sour cream at room temperature
  • 1 cup shredded whole mozzarella cheese plus more for topping
  • 1 cup pepperoni plus more for topping
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

US Customary – Metric

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 °F (191 °C)
  • In a large bowl mix together cream cheese, sour cream, mozzarella, pepperoni, basil, and olive oil.ingredients for pizza dip in a black rimmed white bowl with olive oil being added to it
  • Place mixture into a baking dish or cast iron skillet and evenly smooth out the top with the back of a spoon.pizza dip mixture spread in an even layer in a cast iron skillet
  • Take more mozzarella cheese and cover the top of the mixture. Then take whole pepperoni rounds and place them on top of the mozzarella.pepperoni pizza dip topped with fresh mozzarella cheese and pepperoni slices
  • Bake for 25 minutes, or until mixture is bubbly and cheese has melted.
  • Serve hot with tortilla chips or sliced bread.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 371kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 91mg | Sodium: 494mg | Potassium: 144mg | Fiber: 0.01g | Sugar: 3g

Photographs by Jess Gaertner Creative

Category:

lifeinthesensory Avatar

Hi, I’m Steven, a Florida native, who left my career in corporate wealth management six years ago to embark on a summer of soul searching that would change the course of my life forever.

RECENT POST


RECENT COMMENT