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: 192Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 40mgSodium: 431mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 8g

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

65 comments on “Easy Pizza Dip”

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

  2. 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! ;)

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

  4. I agree with that that this is the perfect kind of recipe. Looks too tasty. I began smacking my lips.
    Greeting, Lydia

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  15. 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 :)

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

  17. 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!

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

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

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

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

  22. 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!

  23. 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!

  24. 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

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

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