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Everyone’s favorite food in dip form! This pizza dip is simple, delicious, and can be customized based on your favorite pizza toppings!

As with most dips, this Pizza Dip would be great for any party or get together. For more delicious pizza recipes, try Deep Dish Mini Pizzas, Easy Pizza Bake, Cheesy Pizza Rolls, and Pizza Salad.

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Pizza in dip form!

Our family loves pizza so much that every Friday is Pizza Night at our house.

Sometimes we go and pick up a pizza and other times we make our own homemade pizza (homemade can’t be beat, but let’s be honest – Friday nights are for relaxing). 😉

It’s a dish that everyone in my family loves, so when I saw a recipe for Pizza Dip in one of my mom’s old church cookbooks, I decided to give it a try.

It literally took me just a few minutes to put together. You combine all the sauce and spices and pour it into a baking dish. Top it off with cheese and your favorite toppings (we did regular and mini pepperonis), and then you bake it.

A super easy AND yummy appetizer —and it was devoured in minutes! We are definitely adding this to our go-to dip list!

Layering ingredients for pizza dip recipe in a pan

How to Make Pizza Dip

PREP. Preheat oven to 350°F.

TOPPINGS. Pour cream cheese, sour cream, oregano, pepper and salt in a medium bowl. Mix and stir until smooth and pour into 9×13 pan. Spread pizza sauce over cream cheese layer.

*Tip: The recipe calls for using a jar of pizza sauce but I know this would be even better with our own homemade pizza sauce recipe.

TOP. Top with shredded Mozzarella cheese (and other cheeses if desired – like Parmesan cheese). You can also adding any seasonings like Pizza Seasoning or Italian seasoning. This is the time to also add your toppings: Pepperoni Slices, Sausage, etc.

BAKE. Bake for 23-25 minutes (or until bubbly).

SERVE. Serve with crackers, bread sticks or pita chips. ENJOY warm!

If looking for a smaller amount to make, cut recipe in half and serve in a smaller baking dish or pie plate dish. 

make it In the Crock Pot

Assemble: To make this dip in the slow cooker, add the cream cheese mixture to the bottom of the crockpot, followed by the pizza sauce, then top it with cheese.

Crispy Pepperoni: The added step is to precook the pepperoni in a skillet. This way it is nice and crisp, otherwise it will be a little limp if cooked solely in the crockpot.

Cook: Once all the layers have been assembled cover and cook on LOW heat for at least an hour.

Adding marinara sauce to pizza dip recipe

Topping Ideas

Topping Suggestions:

  • The Works: Pepperoni, Italian sausage, ground beef, ham, bacon, grilled chicken, ground pork, mushrooms, spinach, red onions, black olives, red, green and yellow bell peppers, jalapeno peppers, tomatoes, pineapple
  • Margherita: Sliced tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, basil
  • Cheese: mozzarella and parmesan, but you can use your favorite cheese such as cheddar
  • Sauces: classic marinara, creamy garlic parmesan, Barbecue, buffalo
  • Hawaiian: ham/Canadian bacon and pineapple
  • Meat lovers: pepperoni, Italian sausage, ham, bacon, seasoned pork and beef
  • Supreme: pepperoni, seasoned pork, beef, mushrooms, green peppers and red bell peppers, onions
  • BBQ Chicken: use BBQ Pizza Sauce instead of classic marinara and add grilled chicken
Adding toppings for pepperoni pizza dip


What to serve with pizza dip? We ended up serving ours with pita chips and it was great!! We like to have breadsticks at many of our Italian night dinners, so I’m thinking this dip will be great side to go with the bread. Maybe even sliced french bread? Here are even more dipping ideas:

Can you make this ahead of time? Of course! Assemble all the ingredients in the pan as directed, but do not bake. Instead, cover and place it in the fridge. When you’re ready to bake, let it sit on the counter for about 20 minutes before throwing it in the oven.

How to store? The leftover dip can be stored in the fridge for 3-4 days.

Scooping pizza dip with a toasted bread slice

for more party dips, try:

5 from 20 votes

Pizza Dip Recipe

By: Lil’ Luna
Pizza dip is everyone's favorite food in dip form! It's simple, delicious, and can be customized based on your favorite pizza toppings!
Servings: 12
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes
Total: 30 minutes


  • 2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese softened
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 (14-ounce) jar pizza sauce
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese


  • pepperoni, cooked sausage, ham, bacon, etc.


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese, sour cream, oregano, pepper, and salt. Mix until smooth and pour into a 9-x-13-inch baking dish.
  • Spread pizza sauce over cream cheese mixture. Top with shredded cheese and any other desired toppings and bake for 23–25 minutes, or until bubbly.
  • Serve with crackers, breadsticks, or pita chips.



Make ahead of time. Assemble all the ingredients in the pan as directed, but do not bake. Instead, cover and place in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. When you are ready to bake, let the dip sit on the counter for about 20 minutes before throwing it in the oven.
Topping suggestions:
o Margherita: Sliced tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, basil.
o Hawaiian: ham/Canadian bacon and pineapple.
o BBQ chicken: use BBQ pizza sauce instead of classic marinara and add grilled chicken.


Serving: 0.5cup, Calories: 76kcal, Carbohydrates: 1g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 21mg, Sodium: 218mg, Potassium: 31mg, Fiber: 0.1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 192IU, Vitamin C: 0.1mg, Calcium: 108mg, Iron: 0.2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
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My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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