cheese pizza dip with 2 slices of bread.
Cheese Pizza Dip tastes like a crustless pizza crowned with your favorite toppings.
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Dig into a delicious cheese Pizza Dip made with seasoned cream cheese, mozzarella, parmesan, sauce, and pepperoni. It is the perfect party food appetizer for football season and holidays.

Cheese Pizza Dip in a white bowl with slices of garlic bread around it.


Easy Pizza Dip Recipe

Our easy Cheese Pizza Dip recipe starts with a seasoned cream cheese base and is layered with pizza sauce, plenty of cheese, and pepperonis. It’s baked in the oven until browned and bubbly and served with garlic bread for scooping.

This pepperoni pizza dip can be customized with your favorite pizza toppings. Don’t like meat? No problem! Make a vegetarian version with a variety of veggies! Following a gluten-free or low-carb diet? Great! This pizza dip is crustless and can be considered keto-friendly if you don’t eat it with crackers or chips – scoop it with celery and carrot sticks or cauliflower breadsticks.

Few appetizers bring friends together like a hot, mouthwatering dish that mimics your favorite deep-dish pizza flavors baked in the form of a layered pizza dip!

Why We Love Cheesy Pizza Dip Recipes

  • Quick and easy to make.
  • Uses a handful of simple ingredients.
  • Fun way to feed a crowd and can easily be customized to meet most dietary needs.
  • So delicious you’ll want to skip the dippers and eat it straight from the spoon.
  • Flavored like your favorite slice but baked into a pizza dip appetizer.
  • Pizza dips are perfect for serving at Super Bowl parties, tailgates, and game day gatherings.

Cheese Pizza Dip Ingredients

Cheese Pizza Dip ingredients.
  • Cream cheese
  • Oregano 
  • Dried basil 
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Pizza sauce
  • Pepperonis

See the recipe card for full information on ingredients and quantities.

Substitutions and Additions

  • Add Some Spice: You can add crushed red pepper flakes, garlic powder, or Italian seasoning if you like a little spice.
  • Tasty Toppings:
    • Make a Vegetarian Version with your favorite roasted vegetables, like asparagus, broccoli, cauliflower, eggplant, spinach, and onions. Or add some fruit, like sliced olives or pineapple.
    • Make It Meaty with pepperoni, sausage, ground beef, ham, buffalo chicken, or grilled chicken.
  • Serve With Scoopables: French baguette slices, garlic bread, tortilla chips, bread sticks, pita chips, bagel chips, pretzels, and crackers are great for scooping and dipping. You can also serve your cream cheese pizza dip with some celery sticks, carrots, or bell pepper slices.
garlic bread dipped in Cheese Pizza Dip.

How to Make Pizza Dip

  1. Make The Cream Cheese Mixture: Blend together the cream cheese, oregano, basil, mozzarella cheese, and parmesan cheese until smooth. 
  2. Assemble Your Appetizer: Spread the cream cheese mixture into the bottom the baking dish. Spread pizza sauce over the base, sprinkle with mozzarella cheese, and place pepperonis on top.
  3. Bake: Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 20-22 minutes. 
  4. Serve: Cool for about 5 minutes before serving. Enjoy!
Add cream cheese mixture at the bottom of the pan. Spread the pizza sauce on top. Sprinkle the mozzarella cheese. Top with pepperoni.

Tips For Making Pizza Dip

  • Make sure your block of cream cheese has softened to room temperature before mixing so it’s easier to spread.
  • To save time, you can use bagged shredded cheese for this recipe; it works just as well.
  • This dip is best served warm and fresh from the oven.

How to Store Pizza Dip

  • To Store: Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-5 days.
  • To Freeze: This dip doesn’t freeze well as the dairy separates after freezing and reheating.
  • To Reheat: You can reheat this dip in the microwave until heated through.
Cheese Pizza Dip in a white pan.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make my dip in advance?

Yes, you can make this pizza dip up to 2-3 days in advance. Prepare the dip as written, then cover and refrigerate it prior to baking. When ready to bake, allow the dip to sit out for 20-25 minutes and bake according to the instructions.

Do I have to use pizza sauce for this recipe?

Feel free to swap the pizza sauce for your favorite jarred marinara sauce, tomato sauce, or any homemade sauce you prefer. For an inspirational idea, try my homemade Bolognese Sauce on top of your pizza dip!

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Cheese Pizza Dip with a couple slices of garlic bread on the side.

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cheese pizza dip with 2 slices of bread.

Cheese Pizza Dip

Serves — 6
Cheese Pizza Dip tastes like a crustless pizza crowned with your favorite toppings.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes

Ingredients
  

  • 8 ounces block of cream cheese softened
  • ½ teaspoon oregano
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese
  • 14 ounces jar of pizza sauce
  • Pepperonis for garnishing

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a medium sized mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, oregano, basil, 1-½ cups mozzarella cheese, and parmesan cheese.
    8 ounces block of cream cheese, ½ teaspoon oregano, ½ teaspoon dried basil, 2 cups mozzarella cheese, ½ cup parmesan cheese
  • Use an electric hand mixer to blend ingredients together until smooth.
  • Use a spoon to spread the cream cheese mixture into the bottom of a 9-inch round baking dish or an 8×8 baking dish.
  • Top with pizza sauce and spread evenly.
    14 ounces jar of pizza sauce
  • Top with remaining mozzarella cheese and pepperonis. Bake for 20-22 minutes.
    Pepperonis for garnishing, 2 cups mozzarella cheese
  • Allow the dish to cool for about 5 minutes before serving.

Jenn’s Notes

Storage:
  • To Store: Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-5 days.
  • To Freeze: This dip doesn’t freeze well as the dairy separates after freezing and reheating.
  • To Reheat: You can reheat this dip in the microwave until heated through.
Tips:
  • Make sure your block of cream cheese has softened to room temperature before mixing so it’s easier to spread.
  • To save time, you can use bagged shredded cheese for this recipe; it works just as well.
  • This dip is best served warm and fresh from the oven.

Nutrition Info

Calories: 201kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 947mg | Potassium: 342mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 627IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 434mg | Iron: 1mg
Jennifer Fishkind

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Jenn is a mom to three beautiful boys, wife to an amazing husband, social influencer and blogger. I love all things easy recipes, easy crafts, all things hacks, traveling EVERYWHERE and feeding my Pinterest addiction!

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