This warm pizza dip is loaded with cheese, pepperoni and a variety of toppings, all baked to gooey perfection. The perfect easy appetizer for parties!

This dip is like a supreme pizza without the crust, it’s quick to make and is always the first party snack to get eaten! Serve it with baguette slices and breadsticks for a unique offering that will have everyone asking you for the recipe.

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Pizza dip is loaded with all your favorite pizza toppings, baked to golden and gooey perfection and served with baguette slices.

Pizza is pretty much a universal party food – it’s at every birthday party, game day gathering and any other occasion where you’re feeding a crowd. This fully loaded pizza dip is a fun take on the classic pizza, in fact, I might even like it better than real pizza!

How do you make pizza dip?

This pizza dip actually starts with cream cheese rather than a bread crust. The cream cheese is seasoned with Italian seasonings and garlic, then spread into the bottom of a skillet or baking dish.

A layer of seasoned cream cheese forms the base of pizza dip.

After the cream cheese comes the pizza sauce. You can use your favorite store bought variety, or a nice marinara sauce works really well too.

A layer of cream cheese topped with marinara sauce.

Finally comes the best part – the cheese and the toppings! I use freshly grated mozzarella cheese, although you could do a blend of Italian cheeses if you prefer. Pepperoni is a classic pizza topping, and I use the miniature pepperoni because they’re easier to scoop up. I also add some finely diced green pepper and sliced olives to the mix.

Shredded cheese with pepperoni, green peppers and olives on top.

You can actually use any pizza toppings you like here – other great options are cooked crumbled sausage and mushrooms. Just be aware that veggies that release a lot of water (ie mushrooms, spinach, zucchini) should be pre-cooked before you add them to your dip so that the end result is not watery.

Pizza dip topped with pepperoni, olives and green peppers, served in a skillet with

I like to serve my pizza dip with toasted baguette slices (crostini), which you can make yourself or buy pre-made in your grocery store’s deli or bakery department. I also serve breadsticks, but other great options would be fresh bread slices, crackers or pretzel chips.

This pizza dip should be served immediately as the cheese layer will harden as it cools. It gets eaten so quickly at my house that we never have to worry about hardened cheese!

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5 from 8 votes

Pizza Dip

AuthorSara Welch
Pizza dip is loaded with all your favorite pizza toppings, baked to golden and gooey perfection and served with baguette slices.
This warm pizza dip is loaded with cheese, pepperoni and a variety of toppings, all baked to gooey perfection. The perfect easy appetizer for parties!
Time
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Italian
Serves 8

Ingredients 

  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup pizza sauce
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup mini pepperoni
  • 1/4 cup sliced olives
  • 1/4 cup green bell pepper finely diced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • cooking spray

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Coat a 6 or 8 inch baking dish or skillet with cooking spray.
  • Place the cream cheese in a bowl and add the Italian seasoning and garlic powder. Stir until thoroughly combined.
  • Spread the cream cheese in an even layer in the bottom of the prepared dish.
  • Spread the pizza sauce on top of the cream cheese.
  • Add the mozzarella cheese and arrange the pepperoni, olives and bell pepper on top.
  • Bake for 15 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  • Sprinkle with parsley and serve.

Notes

  1. This dip can be prepared up to 4 hours before you plan to serve it. Store it covered in the fridge, then bake according to directions. You may need to add 5 minutes to the baking time.

Nutrition

Calories: 191kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 429mg | Potassium: 174mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 725IU | Vitamin C: 5.9mg | Calcium: 179mg | Iron: 0.7mg

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  1. Pizza is my favorite food on the whole planet! This dip is absolutely happening. Maybe, just maybe, I’ll share with the kids.

  2. This is a great snack/appetizer for kids and adults. Subract the olives and add some mushrooms and this is my kinda pizza dip! I will be making this for future parties.

  3. 5 stars
    This looks amazing! My family would love me forever if I made this. πŸ™‚ This would be perfect for dinner or parties or so many other occasions. Definitely saving this one!

  4. 5 stars
    I’m on it! This looks fun to make and the recipe is easy to follow. YUM!!! My kids will be jumping for joy tonight πŸ˜€

  5. Wow that looks delicious and mouth watering. Thanks for sharing this post. I need start making my own pizza! I’m used to NY style pizz the franchise ones aren’t cutting it!

  6. This pizza dip recipe looks amazing!! I love trying new things for appetizers since I entertain often and definitely want to try this sometime soon!

    1. This pizza dip is a keeper! Ive had it many times! It. Is worth trying over and over again! Wonderful! You will enjoy every bite! Thank you for this amazing peice of work!❀❀