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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.

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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! :)

5 from 2 votes

Pepperoni Pizza Dip

Bubbly, hot pepperoni pizza dip layered with cheese, sour cream, and fresh basil. This easy pizza dip is the perfect alternative to pizza and is great to serve for a crowd!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 8


  • 16 ounces (454 g) cream cheese, at room temperature
  • ½ cup (115 g) sour cream, at room temperature
  • 1 cup (112 g) shredded whole mozzarella cheese, plus more for topping
  • 1 cup (113 g) pepperoni, plus more for topping
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
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  • Preheat oven to 375 °F (191 °C)
  • In a large bowl mix together cream cheese, sour cream, mozzarella, pepperoni, basil, and olive oil.
    ingredients for pizza dip in a black rimmed white bowl with olive oil being added to it
  • Place mixture into a baking dish or cast iron skillet and evenly smooth out the top with the back of a spoon.
    pizza dip mixture spread in an even layer in a cast iron skillet
  • Take more mozzarella cheese and cover the top of the mixture. Then take whole pepperoni rounds and place them on top of the mozzarella.
    pepperoni pizza dip topped with fresh mozzarella cheese and pepperoni slices
  • Bake for 25 minutes, or until mixture is bubbly and cheese has melted.
  • Serve hot with tortilla chips or sliced bread.


Serving: 1serving, Calories: 371kcal, Carbohydrates: 4g, Protein: 10g, Fat: 35g, Saturated Fat: 18g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 12g, Trans Fat: 0.2g, Cholesterol: 91mg, Sodium: 494mg, Potassium: 144mg, Fiber: 0.01g, Sugar: 3g

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

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

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

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

  4. 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!