Hot Pepperoni Pizza Dip

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A hot cheesy pepperoni pizza dip.  What more can I say?

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I’ve been sitting on this one for a while.  When it comes to dips, I really need an occasion to make them or else I will sit and scarf down the entire thing by myself.  I have no control.  As we have been discussing all week, Super Bowl Sunday is almost here so what a perfect opportunity!  But, I wanted to share the recipe and photo with you before the big day in case you wanted to make it, too.

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So I had no choice but to make it and eat it all by myself.  I’ll never get rid of this baby bump.  In fact, someone patted my belly today and commented “wow, another one already?”  #notcool

Anyway, back to this hot dip and forgetting about my need to go on a diet.  (Honestly, I’ve been really good at moderation lately and eating healthy… but this dip… oh this dip.)  Use an oven proof dish and layer the ingredients.  Bake and serve!  It’s best served with toasted baguettes, in my opinion, but crackers or breadsticks will do, as well.

Dip toasted baguettes into layers of cheesy pepperoni layers.

And, let me  clear it with the masses now.  We are done having kids (at least that’s OUR plan), so when you see my pooch, don’t ask me if I’m pregnant.   😉

Hot Pepperoni Pizza Dip

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 6-8 servings

Hot Pepperoni Pizza Dip

Hot pepperoni pizza dip to please your party crowd.

  • 1 package (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 2 cups shredded Mozzarella cheese
  • 3-4 Tablespoons miniature pepperoni slices
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup pizza sauce

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a small bowl, use a spatula to blend the cream cheese together with the mayonnaise, garlic powder and dried basil. Mix in 1/2 cup of the mozzarella. Spread the cream cheese mixture in the bottom of a small oven-proof dish or pie plate.

Place half of the mini pepperoni slices in an even layer over top of the cream cheese. Sprinkle 1/2 cup of the remaining mozzarella over top, then sprinkle with 1/4 cup of Parmesan cheese. Pour pizza sauce over the cheese and evenly spread, then top with the remaining mozzarella and Parmesan. Finish by placing the rest of the mini pepperoni slices evenly over the cheese.

Bake in the preheated oven for about 20 minutes, or until hot and bubbly. Once the surface of the dip is golden, loosely top with foil to avoid burning. Serve hot with toasted baguette slices (recommended) or breadsticks.

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  1. I think this dip is worth the baby bump. Although, it would also be suitable for dumping over the head over the jerk that asked if you were pregnant. C’mon…if you don’t see the baby crowning, you don’t ask about being pregnant. Isn’t that the law??

  2. I’ve made a dip like this before, but to add an little more pep, I’ll take regular size pepperoni, cut them into small pieces, and then mix them into the cream cheese/mayo layer. So guests get pepperoni whether they’re scooping from the top or bottom of the pan! It’s been a hit at every occasions I’ve brought it to!

  3. So….this might be the dumbest question ever, but hoe do you toast the baguette? In the oven, or the toaster?

    • Hi Kendra! I slice them then toast in the oven. You can broil them, too, but they brown quickly that way so watch them carefully! 🙂

  4. AHHHH this recipy is TO Delish to handle 🙂 love your blog and im following now.

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  5. Made this last night for a little movie night at home. It was delish and didn’t last long. I love how easy it was to make. I used organic grass fed cow cheeses and pepperoni that was nitrate free. I had to cut the pepperoni into small sizes, it worked great. I also found a sugar free pizza sauce. With all these supposedly healthier options it was great.

  6. Hi! your recipe looks so tasty and I would like it out, but my problem is i don’t have an oven, are there any alternatives in making this recipe if ever? Nn a cooking pan maybe?


    • Nikki Gladd says:

      Hi Gene,
      You could try melting the ingredients together in a pan on the stovetop, but I can’t guarantee results as I haven’t tested this method out. If you try it, come back and let us know! 🙂 Thanks!

  7. Janice Howard says:

    I love this dip. My boys come visit me every Friday night and I have to have
    this as one of my appetizers. They love it. I put it in an aluminum pie plate and cook it in my toaster oven. It keeps the kitchen a lot cooler in the summer.

    • Nikki Gladd says:

      Hi Janice. Thank you for this! I love hearing that your boys love having this dip when they visit. And, what a great idea to heat it up in your toaster oven. Bravo!! Have a great summer!

  8. I love this dip, I made it for 4th of July and ever since every party/ function we go to I’m asked to make again!! We just have trouble toasting the baguette, burns so easy!!!

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