Pizza Dip Recipe

Rebekah Garcia Kalinowski | Kitchen Gidget

This hot, cheesy pizza dip features a cream cheese base along with lots of mozzarella and parmesan. Add all your favorite pizza toppings and you have an appetizer that’s sure to be a winner!

This pizza dip has been a family favorite since we first tried it at a friend’s birthday party nearly 20 years ago. It’s so quick and easy to prepare and tastes just like pizza in dip-able form!

There’s no crust to fuss with, so even kids can make this with little assistance. Plus, it can be warmed in either the oven or the microwave. To make things even easier, you can prepare this the day before and simply rewarm before serving.

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I adore making hot, bubbly dips in my cast iron pan, but be sure to use a microwave-safe dish if going that route. I prepared mine in the microwave since it’s still too hot here to turn on the oven!

Pizza Dip Picture

I love traditional pizza (Chicago style for this girl!), but I’m also a huge fan of pizza with a twist like my Pizza Baked Potatoes. Why limit pizza to a crust when there are so many delicious options?

Speaking of options, the toppings are up to your imagination. Whatever you like to eat on your pizza you can use here—crumbled sausage, mushrooms, pineapple, etc.

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This is such a fun party appetizer or football snack. One of my favorite things about football season is that every Sunday is like a party and I LOVE appetizers, especially the ones with cheese. Chili Cheese Bean Dip is another insanely delicious family favorite.

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I like to serve this pizza dip with sliced baguette (oven toasted, if desired) or thin, crispy breadsticks. You can also scoop with tortilla chips, crackers, pita chips or mini sweet peppers. My husband has even topped pasta with leftover dip and taken it to work for lunch!

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Pizza Dip Recipe

    8 Servings

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups Shredded Mozzarella Cheese, divided
  • 1/4 cup Shredded Parmesan, divided
  • 1 cup Pizza Sauce
  • 2 ounces Pepperoni, chopped or sliced
  • Pizza Toppings, such as green pepper, olives, mushrooms, etc.
  • Baguette, sliced for dipping, or breadsticks, chips, or crackers

Directions

  1. In an 8-inch round, microwave-safe pan, spread cream cheese in even layer. Top with 1/2 cup mozzarella and 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese.
  2. Add pizza sauce in even layer, then top with remaining 1 cup mozzarella and 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese.
  3. Sprinkle with pepperoni along with additional favorite pizza toppings. Microwave for 3-5 minutes, or until cheese is melted. Serve with bread, chips or crackers for dipping.

Notes

  • To prepare in oven, bake at 350°F for about 15-20 minutes, or until hot and bubbly.

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Author: Rebekah Garcia Kalinowski
Recipe Yields: 8 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 143
Calories 227

% Daily Value*
28%
Total Fat 18g
51%
  Saturated Fat 10g
15%
Sodium 370mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate 5g
1%
  Dietary Fiber 1g
  Sugars 1g
21%
Protein 10g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Rebekah Garcia Kalinowski

About Rebekah

Rebekah is the blogger behind Kitchen Gidget, an all-encompassing food blog dedicated to her Midwestern roots and Hispanic heritage. She adores cheese (who doesn't?!), so we asked her to be our Cheese fanatic. Time to get excited!