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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

This pepperoni pizza dip is perfect for game day but fair warning: it's addicting!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 6
Author: Julie Chiou
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Ingredients 

  • 2: 8 ounce packets of cream cheese, room temperature
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 cup whole mozzarella cheese, shredded, plus more for topping
  • 1 cup pepperoni, sliced to half moons
  • ¼ cup chopped basil
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • In a large bowl mix together cream cheese, sour cream, mozzarella, pepperoni, basil, and olive oil.
  • Place mixture into a casserole dish and evenly smooth out the top with the back of a spoon.
  • Take extra mozzarella cheese and cover the top of the mixture. Then take whole pepperoni rounds and place them on top of the mozzarella.
  • Bake for 25 minutes, or until mixture is bubbly and cheese has melted.
  • Serve hot with tortilla chips or sliced bread.

NUTRITION FACTS

Serving: 1 serving | Calories: 354 kcal | Carbohydrates: 2 g | Protein: 10 g | Fat: 34 g | Sugar: 2 g

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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dip recipe, easy pizza
Recipe Rating




Rodney Thompson

Thursday 10th of October 2019

Wow !! This looks amazing !!! I think I will cook and drain some sausage, mix some Pizza sauce in it, and layer - sausage mixture, cream cheese mixture, sausage mixture, cream cheese mixture, then the topping !! I might try thus in my Crockpot. Thank you for this recipe !!

Julie Wampler

Friday 11th of October 2019

enjoy!

Emily

Tuesday 1st of December 2015

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

Victoria

Monday 18th of May 2015

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!!

Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom

Thursday 18th of September 2014

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

Paula Dickinson

Tuesday 2nd of September 2014

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

Julie

Tuesday 2nd of September 2014

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!