Easy Pizza Dip

Pizza. It’s everyone’s favorite food.

Especially for game days, family-friendly weeknight dinners, and those must-have-cheese-now situations.

Easy Pizza Dip - Cheese lovers and pizza fans will love this fast and easy dip!! Perfect party food that's a guaranteed hit! That CHEESE!!

If you’re a cheese lover or a pizza fan you’re going to love this crust-less pizza dip.

I’d gladly skip my own one-hour homemade pizza crust and just eat pizza cheese, thank you very much.

Easy Pizza Dip - Cheese lovers and pizza fans will love this fast and easy dip!! Perfect party food that's a guaranteed hit! That CHEESE!!

No crust means it’s naturally gluten-free dip which is nice if you’re entertaining to have that option.

The dip is so fast and easy to make that you can have it assembled and in the oven in less than five minutes without dirtying a single bowl. The perfect kind of recipe.

Easy Pizza Dip - Cheese lovers and pizza fans will love this fast and easy dip!! Perfect party food that's a guaranteed hit! That CHEESE!!

There are only 5 ingredients in the dip, and 3 of them are cheese. Cream cheese, mozzarella cheese, and parmesan cheese that are layered into pizza sauce and topped with pepperoni.

If you’re a fan of doctored up pizza (my family isn’t), feel free to add black olives, sausage, bell peppers, pineapple, or whatever floats your pizza boat.

Easy Pizza Dip - Cheese lovers and pizza fans will love this fast and easy dip!! Perfect party food that's a guaranteed hit! That CHEESE!!

If you happen to have leftovers just reheat and call them crust-less pizza or noodle-less lasagna.

But I doubt you will because after everyone digs into the warm, gooey, bowl of comfort, all this cheesy goodness will be gone in no time.

Easy Pizza Dip - Cheese lovers and pizza fans will love this fast and easy dip!! Perfect party food that's a guaranteed hit! That CHEESE!!

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Easy Pizza Dip

Pizza is everyone's favorite food especially for game days, family-friendly weeknight dinners, and those must-have-cheese-now situations. If you're a cheese lover or a pizza fan you're going to love this crust-less pizza dip and no crust means it’s naturally gluten-free. The 5-ingredient dip is so fast and easy to make that you can have it assembled in less than five minutes without dirtying a single bowl. If you’re a fan of doctored up pizza (my family isn’t), feel free to add black olives, sausage, bell peppers, pineapple, or your favorite toppings. After everyone digs into the warm, gooey, bowl of comfort, all this cheesy goodness will be gone in no time.

Yield: one 9-inch pie dish, serves 6 to 12

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: about 20 to 25 minutes

Total Time: about 35 minutes, for cooling

Ingredients:

8 ounces brick-style cream cheese, very well-softened (lite is okay)
1 1/2 cups grated mozzarella cheese, divided (3/4 cup + 3/4 cup)
1 cup finely grated parmesan cheese, divided (1/2 cup + 1/2 cup)
1 heaping cup pizza sauce (or your favorite marinara or red sauce)
about 15 pepperoni slices, or as needed to cover surface of pie dish

Serving Suggestions - toasted French bread or baugettes, breadsticks, garlic toasts, pita chips, bagel chips, crackers, or eat by the spoonful

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375F. Spray a 9-inch pie dish (I used a glass Pyrex) with cooking spray.
  2. Using a spatula or butter knife, evenly spread the cream cheese over the base of pie dish. It'll slide around a bit and it doesn't have to be perfect, but it's so much easier if your cream cheese is very well-softened.
  3. Evenly sprinkle 3/4 cup mozzarella over cream cheese.
  4. Evenly sprinkle 1/2 cup parmesan.
  5. Evenly add the pizza sauce to cover cheese and if necessary, gently spread it with a spatula or knife to evenly disperse.
  6. Evenly sprinkle 3/4 cup mozzarella over sauce.
  7. Evenly sprinkle 1/2 cup parmesan.
  8. Evenly top with pepperoni slices.
  9. Bake for about 20 to 25 minutes (I baked 23 minutes), or until cheese has melted and dip is done to your liking. Allow dip to cool momentarily before serving. Dip is best warm and fresh, but extra will keep airtight in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Gently re-heat in micro before serving leftover portion. Read product labels to ensure all products are gluten-free if that's a consideration for you.

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47 comments

  1. Yeah. I’d take this over pizza with a crust any day. It looks so incredibly cheesy!!!

  2. Cheese is the sole reason why I’ll never be vegan. This dip is perfect. I love cheese and I love sauce…I’m a have a little pasta with my sauce girl…Can’t wait to make this…perhaps for the Superbowl

  3. This looks like pizza…..and I’ve never seen or tried anything like it! Any kind of “crust” is possible depending on what you serve it with. I think I’ll wait until the end of the week and see what other good stuff you post before I decide what to make for Sunday!

    • This is my last Superbowl-ish recipe :) The next one is a dessert and so you’re safe if you want a savory recipe picking from what I’ve already posted…it’s back to sugar after this!

      You’ve never seen this? Well I’m glad it’s new-to-you! If you try this, I know you will love it!

  4. There are a few pizza dips popping up today! I think it’s a sign then I need to skip the gym and shovel my face full of cheesy goodness, yes?
    This is perfect Game Day eating Averie! Pinned!

    • I know, me and Sally. Same day, 6 years of blogging, I have NEVER done a pizza dip. And I am the dip queen. And she and I make the same thing on the same day….ahhh, at least we’re good friends and can laugh about it on email!

      Thanks for pinning!

  5. What a FUN idea! I think this would taste amazing with garlic breadsticks. Yum! What a perfect game day appetizer.

  6. Oh my I might have to make this this weekend. Cheesy goodness to die for!

  7. Gosh girl this is game day happiness right here!

  8. I totally agree with you, Averie, skip the pizza and do this dip every. single. time.

  9. You’ve gotta be kidding me. I want to dip everything into this. Even pizza.
    My super bowl party is gonna loooove me for making this!

  10. ALL THAT CHEESEEEE! Amazing.
    This would be perfect for a low carb diet. Not that I would ever do that to myself….

  11. I saw your post on Sally’s page and I was thinking the same thing! I’m totally planning on making this awesome dip for my Super Bowl crowd. I just don’t think people understand how tasty cream cheese makes dishes like this! I love your recipe and the mix of cheeses; the more cheese the better!

    • The more cheese the better and I know, me and Sally…we used to do this ALL the time, like 3-4 years ago. Not quite as much now but on THIs recipe of all recipes – the SAME day. Crazy! Thankfully we’re very good friends and we email and laugh about it :)

  12. Loving this! My serving suggestion of choice: a gigantic spoon!

  13. Pizza dip is a classic family gathering food. This is just screaming WI/midwest.

    LOLing at the comment above about dipping pizza in pizza dip. That’s so something my mom would do!

  14. the cheese and sauce is the best part of the pizza anyway :) LOVE this, and will be serving for superbowl sunday

  15. Saw this cheesy dip on FG, love it! Will make it even before Sunday :)

  16. Oh god… the images of this incredible pizza dip really are making my mouthwater. Incredible Averie!

  17. Hey, Averie This Pizza looks really delicious, Ill try this recipe on weekend :) Thanks for Sharing :) P.S. Pinned it to my pinterest ;)

  18. it could very well be the best dip ever! Who doesnt like pizza in the form of a dip?

  19. I often experience must-have-cheese-now days!

  20. Oh man, that looks like some greasy goodness!

  21. OMG, my mouth is watering right now!!

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  23. I could eat this every day!! Cheesy dips are my weakness! Pinned!

  24. Just 5 minutes of prep and no crust (so theoretically I can eat more cookies as my “carbs”)?? Yes. Just yes. If you’re serving this at the Super Bowl on Sunday, I’m totally coming over! ;)

  25. This recipe looks sooooooo good! Perfect for game day!

  26. Looks very delicious! I’m going to try your recipe today

  27. That looks SO incredibly delicious. I’m about to give it a try, and I already know it will be de-lish! :)

  28. Hi there! I was hoping to make this for a company party this Thursday- its a fondue theme and I got assigned “pizza fondue” and I’ve never made anything like this before! Would it be possible to make this in a crock pot? Do you have any suggestions? 

    Thanks! 

  29. I made it today and it left me speechless.

    So. Good! I mean – it’s not a surprise that baked cheese IS good, but I did’t think this pizza dip could be so delicious. I’m really afraid that I will eat much more than I should :)

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