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
    Ingredients
    • 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
    Instructions
    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.

     

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  • Cookin Canuck says:

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

  • Regina @ SpecialtyCakeCreations says:

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

  • Kevin @ Closet Cooking says:

    This is one of my favourite dips!

  • Stephanie @ Macaroni and Cheesecake says:

    I love love pizza dip and this one looks amazing!

  • Julie & Julie's Eats & Treats says:

    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!

  • Nichole Spencer says:

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

    • Julie says:

      Sure, you can omit it.

  • megan @ whatmegansmaking says:

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

  • Cookbook Queen says:

    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…

  • elizabeth @ chronic venture says:

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

  • Kathryn says:

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

  • kelley {mountain mama cooks} says:

    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!

  • Katie says:

    Yes Please! This looks killer! I pinned it!

  • Loretta | A Finn In The Kitchen says:

    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….

  • Rachel @ Baked by Rachel says:

    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 ;)

  • nancy @ adore to adorn says:

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

  • nicole @ I am a Honey Bee says:

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

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

  • Sommer@ASpicyPerspective says:

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

  • sally @ sallys baking addiction says:

    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.

  • Maria says:

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

  • amy @ fearless homemaker says:

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

  • Gaby says:

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

  • amanda @ fake ginger says:

    I love pizza dip so much! Yours looks delicious!

  • Rachel @ The Avid Appetite says:

    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!

  • dixya @ food, pleasure, and health says:

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

  • Aimee @ Simple Bites says:

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

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

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci) says:

    You’re a genius! :)

  • Tracey says:

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

  • Megan @ Country Cleaver says:

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

  • Mirasol P. Lopez says:

    Everything you baked and booked are awesome.;D

  • Heather Christo says:

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

  • Carla @ Carlas Confections says:

    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

  • Kari@Loaves n Dishes says:

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

  • Joybee says:

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

  • Marian (Sweetopia) says:

    Brilliant – I need to try this!

  • Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. says:

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

  • Melissa Reyna says:

    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! :)

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  • Courtney says:

    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: http://project30in2012.wordpress.com/2013/02/05/fun-with-appetizers/ 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!).

  • Makani Dollinger says:

    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!

  • Connie Hancock says:

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

  • Adam Wright says:

    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?

    • Julie says:

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

  • Amanda says:

    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 says:

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

  • Kris Wins says:

    Can you cook or serve this in a crockpot?

    • Julie says:

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

  • Paula Dickinson says:

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

    • Julie says:

      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!

  • Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom says:

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

  • Victoria says:

    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!!

  • Emily says:

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

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