Pepperoni Pizza Dip


Sorry this post was a little delayed. Since I had to get up the Anderson Cooper Live post late last night, I wanted to give that post a bit of spotlight before I featured this amazing dip.

I first heard/had my first sampling of pepperoni pizza dip when I went to a friend’s Stella & Dot trunk show party. She had a huge spread of apps, dips, drinks, cheese, olives – so much stuff! But I was that girl that hovered over the pepperoni pizza dip like I owned it. I pretty much could’ve just taken the entire casserole dish away and eaten it myself, cause you know, I’m such a healthy person. You guys, it was SO addicting. I knew I had to ask her for the recipe. She told me it was “super easy” to put together. Just cream cheese, cream of mushroom, and pepperoni.

I didn’t think that cream of mushroom would really fit in with this dip when I made it so I gave it my own spin by subbing sour cream for the cream of mushroom. This dip is not healthy, by any means, but it’s ADDICTING. I LOVE pepperoni pizza and it’s awesome that it can be made in dip form. You won’t even miss the pizza! I guarantee you that you should probably make a double batch if you’re having a bunch of friends over. It will go so fast and you’ll regret not having another batch.

The key to the super cheesyness is to use WHOLE MILK mozzarella. I can’t begin to tell you how much of a difference whole milk cheese is compared to low-fat or 2% cheeses are. Worlds different. Like game-changer. Obviously it’s not great for you to have whole milk cheese all the time, but c’mon, who really eats healthy during sports games, anyway? Indulge a little! :)

Pepperoni Pizza Dip
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins

This pepperoni pizza dip is perfect for game day but fair warning: it's addicting!

Servings: 6 -8
  • 2: 8 oz packets of cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup whole mozzarella cheese, shredded, plus more for topping
  • 1 cup pepperoni, sliced to half moons
  • 1/4 cup chopped basil
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl mix together cream cheese, sour cream, mozzarella, pepperoni, basil, and olive oil.
  3. Place mixture into a casserole dish and evenly smooth out the top with the back of a spoon.
  4. Take extra mozzarella cheese and cover the top of the mixture. Then take whole pepperoni rounds and place them on top of the mozzarella.
  5. Bake for 25 minutes, or until mixture is bubbly and cheese has melted.
  6. Serve hot with tortilla chips or sliced bread.



Posted on January 30, 2013

dinner for two by julie wampler



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  1. 01/30/2013 at 12:11 pm

    Congratulations on your Anderson Cooper appearance…so great! This looks like the perfect dip for game day.

  2. 01/30/2013 at 12:18 pm

    Pizza as dip? Count me in. I’ll even bring crackers ;)

  3. 01/30/2013 at 12:24 pm

    This is one of my favourite dips!

  4. 01/30/2013 at 12:28 pm

    I love love pizza dip and this one looks amazing!

  5. 01/30/2013 at 12:29 pm

    I’m still in awe of you and the fact you were on Anderson Cooper. It’s so sweet! Then you throw in a dip like this. How can it get any better. I’d be that girl next to you hoovering over the Pizza Dip too!

  6. Nichole Spencer
    01/30/2013 at 12:31 pm

    Could you skip the sour cream or use something else in place of it? I’m not a fan.

    • 01/30/2013 at 12:45 pm

      Sure, you can omit it.

  7. 01/30/2013 at 12:53 pm

    I literally just posted this 2 days ago! How crazy is that? Must be good stuff :)

  8. 01/30/2013 at 1:00 pm

    Yes, so my husband might have invited like 14 people to our house for the Superbowl without checking with me first.

    Also, I have a newborn. Apparently he forgot about that?

    Anyways — this dip is happening on Sunday. And if anyone else even thinks about eating it, so help me…

  9. 01/30/2013 at 1:05 pm

    amen to using full fat cheese!! this looks amazinggg!

  10. 01/30/2013 at 1:07 pm

    I can never resist a pepperoni pizza in any form & I’m not sure I’d be able to stop eating this!

  11. 01/30/2013 at 1:10 pm

    Forget the chips, I’m pretty sure all I’d need is a spoon and a dark closet all by my lonesome. This looks dangerously good!

  12. 01/30/2013 at 1:12 pm

    Yes Please! This looks killer! I pinned it!

  13. 01/30/2013 at 1:18 pm

    Congrats on the Andersoon Cooper thing! How exciting.

    Everyone is posting such amazing dip recipes lately and it’s all I want for every meal….

  14. 01/30/2013 at 1:28 pm

    After our first talk about whole milk cheese – I STILL have blocks sitting in my fridge waiting to be used. Just freaking waiting. Maybe this weekend when things calm down again. BTW so glad there’s no nasty tomato sauce in this ;)

  15. 01/30/2013 at 1:48 pm

    wow…why have I never had this before? haha…yum!

  16. 01/30/2013 at 2:34 pm

    oo good tip about the whole milk vs low fat milk.

    this looks trouble. I would def own this as well.

  17. 01/30/2013 at 3:16 pm

    I’ve died and gone to heaven, where they serve only amazing dippy things and crunchy chips!!

  18. 01/30/2013 at 3:27 pm

    I just saw a pizza dip recipe and said to myself “ok, i need that right now.” Sooooo now you have me convinced even more girl. I need this in my life STAT. I can never ever stop scooping more and more pizza dip whenever it’s in front of me. BEST DIP EVER.

  19. 01/30/2013 at 3:50 pm

    Hi Super Star:) This pizza dip is perfect for game day…or any day:)

  20. 01/30/2013 at 4:23 pm

    I loooove pepperoni pizza dip + this version looks SO nommy. YUM!

  21. 01/30/2013 at 4:35 pm

    such great game day food!!! I would eat this whole thing!

  22. 01/30/2013 at 4:35 pm

    I love pizza dip so much! Yours looks delicious!

  23. 01/30/2013 at 5:49 pm

    Ah pizza dip is seriously the best.thing.ever.!!! I make a version that’s a little different – but it’s always the biggest crowd pleaser…I never throw a party without it! In fact, I need to make sure I have everything on hand for the Superbowl! Gorgeous photos!

  24. 01/30/2013 at 6:41 pm

    i have never heard or tried but anytime i heard the word pizza- i am sold. this is such a guilty pleasure dip :)

  25. 01/30/2013 at 7:39 pm

    I think leaving out the canned soup was a wise move. ;)

    Oh, and great tip about whole milk cheese. I agree. Game changer.

  26. 01/30/2013 at 8:10 pm

    You’re a genius! :)

  27. 01/30/2013 at 9:30 pm

    My husband would devour this entire bowl of dip before any of our friends even arrived for the game. Pepperoni is his favorite!!

  28. 01/30/2013 at 10:20 pm

    I want to squeeze myself into that bowl and eat my way out. Challenge Accepted!!

  29. Mirasol P. Lopez
    01/31/2013 at 2:49 am

    Everything you baked and booked are awesome.;D

  30. 01/31/2013 at 12:51 pm

    My kids and my brothers would both be in hog heaven with this dip! amazing….

  31. 01/31/2013 at 1:07 pm

    OOOOOOOOOOOHHH my! I want this now! Is it weird to make some and eat the whole thing by myself? Because thats what Im going to do right now

  32. 01/31/2013 at 2:36 pm

    Congrats on Anderson Live; super cool!
    I am sooo digging this easy, peasy, cheesy dip!

  33. 01/31/2013 at 3:50 pm

    This dip looks and sounds great. I can’t wait to try it. Yay Super Bowl.

  34. 01/31/2013 at 7:43 pm

    Brilliant – I need to try this!

  35. 02/02/2013 at 1:31 am

    I love pizza dip! It’s so perfect! I think I could live off dips…is that bad?!

  36. 02/03/2013 at 1:30 pm

    I would make anything I had to chop, slice, dice, or pure! I am blind and working with a knife isn’t my favorte part of cooking of baking. Love kitchen tools that make life easy for everyone! :)

  37. Kya
    02/03/2013 at 1:48 pm

    I liked Table for Two on Facebook!

  38. 02/05/2013 at 11:27 am

    I made this for Superbowl Sunday and it was a huge hit. I made it a little bit healthier by using low fat mozzarella, greek yogurt instead of sour cream and low fat cream cheese. It was delicious! My blog post on it here: I know you swear by the whole fat cheese, but I really enjoyed the dip (as did the members of my church at our party!).

  39. Makani Dollinger
    04/18/2013 at 10:13 pm

    Just made this for the 4th time and it was yet again the best dish at a potluck! I am forever required to bring it to every event I go to!

  40. Connie Hancock
    05/21/2013 at 11:58 am

    I made this for my husband and myself because I like to try new recipes. I did not care for this at all. Sorry.

  41. Adam Wright
    09/06/2013 at 3:25 pm

    I am looking forward to mailing this for a Football party this weekend. However, I don’t see a caserol/pirix dish size any ideas?

    • 09/06/2013 at 7:37 pm

      Perfect football appetizer! An 8×8 will work just fine!

  42. Amanda
    03/23/2014 at 7:34 pm

    This dip was delicious. Kids attacked it right after I pulled it out of oven. (I was supposed to bring it to a gathering). I added some marinara sauce to bottom layer so that it had more of a pizza taste. Definitely will keep recipe. Love it.

    • Julie
      03/24/2014 at 8:10 am

      Love the idea of adding marinara to the bottom! So glad everyone enjoyed it!

  43. Kris Wins
    04/21/2014 at 7:20 pm

    Can you cook or serve this in a crockpot?

    • Julie
      04/26/2014 at 10:58 am

      Hi Kris, I’ve never done this before so I can’t say! Sorry.

  44. Paula Dickinson
    09/02/2014 at 5:59 pm

    Didn’t you mention that your friend said “cream of mushroom” in this also?? The soup? ‘Didn’t see it on recipe. Thanks!!

    • Julie
      09/02/2014 at 6:11 pm

      Hi Paula, yes, my friend did say that. However, if you read one paragraph down, I also said: I didn’t think that cream of mushroom would really fit in with this dip when I made it so I gave it my own spin by subbing sour cream for the cream of mushroom.

      Hope that helps :) enjoy this dip!

  45. 09/18/2014 at 9:12 am

    dude, freaking love this. . this is so happening soon!!!

  46. 05/18/2015 at 2:42 pm

    This dip looks awesome! And it think it could be easily converted to accommodate vegetarian guests – just substitute olives, green pepper, onions etc for pepperoni…Of course, I would also add the veggies WITH the pepperoni, for those of us who like supreme pizzas. Gonna try it with the marinara sauce on the bottom too. What a fantastic recipe – thanks for publishing it!!

  47. Emily
    12/01/2015 at 10:01 pm

    I tried your recipe and it was absolutely amazing. I loved it!!! Thank you for this!

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