Easy Pizza Dip

Easy Pizza Dip — Cheese lovers and pizza fans will love this fast and easy dip recipe!! It’s the perfect party food that’s a guaranteed hit! 

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!!

Easy Pepperoni Pizza Dip

Pizza. It’s 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 crustless pizza dip. I’d gladly skip my own one-hour homemade pizza crust and just eat pizza cheese, thank you very much. Plus, no crust means it’s naturally gluten-free dip, which is nice if you’re entertaining to have that option.

This pepperoni 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.

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 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!!

What’s in Pizza Dip? 

To make this pepperoni pizza dip recipe, you’ll need: 

  • Cream cheese
  • Grated mozzarella 
  • Grated Parmesan
  • Pizza sauce
  • Pepperoni 

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!!

How to Make Pizza Dip

This is such an easy dip recipe! You’ll first need to spray a 9-inch pie dish with cooking spray, then carefully spread the cream cheese all around the base of the dish. 

Sprinkle half the Parmesan and mozzarella over the cream cheese, then spread the pizza sauce over top. Sprinkle the remaining cheese over the pizza sauce before adding the pepperoni slices.

Bake the pepperoni dip until the cheese is fully melted and the dip is done to your liking. 

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!!

What to Serve with Pizza Dip

The possibilities are endless when it comes to serving this pepperoni dip! If you think something will taste good dunked in pizza sauce in cheese, then it probably will. Here are some serving suggestions to get you started: 

  • Toasted baguette slices
  • Breadsticks
  • Garlic toast
  • Pita chips 
  • Bagel chips
  • Pretzels
  • Crackers 

Can I Add Extra Pizza Toppings to This Dip?

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.

Can I Make Pizza Dip in a CrockPot? 

I’ve never made pizza dip in the CrockPot before, so I’m not sure if it’ll work. Based on the texture of this dip, my gut says it won’t. 

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!!

Tips for Making Pizza Dip

Be sure to use brick-style cream cheese for the richest, creamiest pepperoni pizza dip. You also want your cream cheese to be softened to room temperature so it’s easier to spread around the pie dish. 

Use your favorite pizza sauce or marinara sauce in this cheesy dip. If you have a homemade pizza sauce recipe you love, even better. 

Note that this pizza dip is best warm and fresh, but leftovers can be gently reheated in the microwave. 

Easy Pizza Dip

Easy Pizza Dip

Cheese lovers and pizza fans will love this fast and easy dip recipe!! It's the perfect party food that's a guaranteed hit! 

Yield: 12
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

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

Instructions

    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.

Notes

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

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 192 Total Fat: 15g Saturated Fat: 8g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 5g Cholesterol: 40mg Sodium: 431mg Carbohydrates: 8g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 3g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 8g

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Originally published Jan 28, 2015 and republished Jan 24, 2020 with updated text.

58 comments on “Easy Pizza Dip”

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

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

  3. 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! 

  4. 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 :)

  5. This pizza dip is delightfully cheesy and delicious. I made spaghetti for dinner two nights ago and had quite a bit of garlic bread leftover, so we used that to scoop up the dip. So good! I let my six year old put it all together, which he loved. Thank you for another tasty recipe!

  6. This looks sooooooooo good. What kind of parm. cheese do I use? The stuff in the green can or the other?Or could I just leave it out or add extra mozzarella cheese?

    • I haven’t used green can parm in ages and for this recipe I used grated parm in a tub that I bought at Trader Joe’s. Check your local grocery store in the cheese section (ask someone because sometimes different cheeses are kept in different places) if you can’t find it. I would definitely recommend that over the green can cheese.

  7. I made this and it looked great and tasted good. But I must have done something wrong because the mozzarella cheese hardened up as soon as it cooled down a bit, making it very hard to get a spoonful out of the pan without making a mess with the soft cheese underneath. Any suggestions on what I might have done wrong to cause that?

    • Possibly overbaked it? Mozzarella is the same kind of cheese you’d find on pizza and yes after time it does harden up, that’s normal for any cheese upon cooling. Not sure if this was more pronounced or not…but maybe try a different brand of cheese next time and be sure not to overbake it.

  8. Made this before and LOVED it! Making again this weekend! If I wanted to double the recipe, what size dish would I use?

  9. Has anyone tried the pizza dip recipe in a crock pot?

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