Pepperoni Pizza Dip

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I hope you all had a great New Year’s! As for me, I’m still sick – as soon as I got over my virus from last week, I was bombarded with a nasty ear infection and a cold…not at all the way I was hoping to ring in the new year. Since I wasn’t feeling well, hubby and I played it low-key and stayed in on New Year’s eve and spent a quiet evening together. We ordered out for dinner, but I did manage to drag myself into the kitchen to make this pizza dip so that we’d have something fun to snack on. I didn’t have any crusty Italian bread on hand, which is what I thought would really go well with this dip…so we just used tortilla chips and it was just as good. It’s very easy to make, and you can also prepare it a few days ahead of time and store it in the fridge until you’re ready to bake it. Don’t be afraid to change it up and add in your favorite pizza toppings – sausage, mushroom, pepper, pineapple – whatever your heart desires. Here’s to an extraordinary (and healthy!) 2011!

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup pasta sauce
  • 1/4 cup onion, diced and cooked until translucent
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 cup diced pepperoni slices
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Crusty Italian bread or tortilla chips, for dipping

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a greased baking dish (I used a 7″ soufflé dish), layer the cream cheese, pizza sauce, cooked onion, garlic, pepperoni, and cheese, in that order.

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Bake 20-25 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly.

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Serve with crusty Italian bread or tortilla chips.

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19 Responses to “Pepperoni Pizza Dip”

  1. 1 Maria Says:
    January 3rd, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    Great dip for game day!

  2. 2 Liz @ BLog is the New Black Says:
    January 3rd, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    Looks great!

  3. 3 Souffle Bombay Says:
    January 3rd, 2011 at 12:29 pm

    This looks great! My kids and I make something similar, they love it! My sister makes with just cream of mushroom soup, cream cheese, chopped pepperoni and FR bread (It is so good that I imagine away all the calories!) My extended family goes crazy for it!
    Get and stay well in 2011!!

  4. 4 Jessica @ How Sweet Says:
    January 3rd, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    Love pizza dip!

  5. 5 Jenny Flake Says:
    January 3rd, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    YUMMY! Looks fabulous!

  6. 6 Cookin' Canuck Says:
    January 3rd, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    I can tell already that my boys are going to be singing your praises when I make this for them. What a fun idea!

  7. 7 NanaBread Says:
    January 3rd, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    This one screams SUPER BOWL to me! Looks like I just found my new game day dip. I can’t wait to try it with some homemade, crispy garlic bread toast rounds, or even garlic bagel chips.

  8. 8 Ingrid Says:
    January 3rd, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    This would be great for the Super Bowl!!

  9. 9 Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. Says:
    January 4th, 2011 at 10:16 am

    Perfect for Super Bowl. My kids love this type of dip

  10. 10 Liz (Little Bitty Bakes) Says:
    January 4th, 2011 at 11:31 am

    This looks great! I think I may need to give it a try – maybe using low fat cream cheese, since I think I could use a few lighter recipes during the next few weeks. :)

  11. 11 Katrina Says:
    January 4th, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    I am in love. Seriously.

  12. 12 Courtney Says:
    January 4th, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    Yum! I love pizza so I’m sure I’d love this. It looks so cheesy good! :)

  13. 13 shelly (cookies and cups) Says:
    January 5th, 2011 at 8:51 am

    This is a keeper! So many variations you could make depending on your pizza preference! Love it!

  14. 14 Raina Says:
    January 5th, 2011 at 10:33 am

    Oh wow! That looks great. Definitely would love it on a big slab of bread. Hope you are feeling better soon:)

  15. 15 Eliana Says:
    January 5th, 2011 at 11:36 am

    What an awesome idea for something fun to snack on. even though it’s still breakfast time, wish I had some of it right now.

  16. 16 Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction Says:
    January 5th, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    This is pretty amazing… So sorry you weren’t feeling well over the holidays… Hope you’re back to 100% now and feeling great.

  17. 17 Michelle @ Brown Eyed Baker Says:
    January 11th, 2011 at 12:54 am

    Pepperoni pizza in dip form? I’m all in!

  18. 18 KRYSTAL Says:
    January 11th, 2011 at 6:12 pm

    oh wow, I am so making this for the superbowl… or when I get home tonight ;)

  19. 19 Annabel Says:
    January 12th, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    Sounds amazing, will be making this for the football on Saturday. One question tho, does the garlic and onion cook nicely or do you fry them first? Annabel x

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