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Pizza dip is everyone’s favorite food in dip form! It’s 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 pizza twists try Cheesy Pizza Rolls and Pizza Salad.

Close up of a bread slice being dipped into pizza dip.

Pizza in Dip Form!

Our family loves pizza so much that I knew I had to give this pizza dip a try! It’s a super easy AND yummy appetizer and it was devoured in minutes!

Why we love it:

  • Quick. It literally took me just a few minutes to put it together and is on the list for Easy Appetizers.
  • Out of this world good. It’s a tasty twist on classic Homemade Pizza but in dip form.
  • A family favorite. This pizza dip is on our go-to dip list!
Pizza sauce in pot for pizza dip recipe.

Dip Ingredients

  • cream cheese 
  • sour cream
  • dried oregano
  • pepper
  • salt
  • jar pizza sauce or Homemade Pizza Sauce
  • shredded mozzarella cheese
  • pepperoni, cooked sausage, ham, bacon see below for toppings combinations
Layering cream cheese mixture in a baking dish.

Topping Ideas

This pizza dip with cream cheese can be customized with your favorite flavors and toppings. Try any of these variations:

  • 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, and 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, and 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, and onions
  • BBQ chicken. use BBQ pizza sauce instead of classic marinara and add grilled chicken
Adding marinara sauce to the cream cheese layer in a baking dish.

How to Make Pizza Dip

  1. PREP. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. SAUCES. Pour cream cheese, sour cream, oregano, pepper, and salt into a medium bowl. Mix and stir until smooth and pour into 9×13 pan. Spread pizza sauce over the cream cheese layer.
  3. TOPPINGS. Top with shredded Mozzarella cheese (and other cheeses if desired – like Parmesan cheese). You can also add any seasonings like pizza seasoning or Italian seasoning. Add your toppings: pepperoni slices, sausage, crumbles bacon, etc.
  4. BAKE. Bake for 23-25 minutes (or until bubbly).
  5. SERVE. Serve with crackers, bread sticks, or pita chips. ENJOY warm!

Crock Pot Directions

  1. Crisp up the pepperoni in a skillet before adding it to the pot otherwise, it can get too soft.
  2. Add the cream cheese mixture to the bottom of the crockpot, followed by the pizza sauce, then top it with cheese and crisp pepperoni.
  3. Cover and cook on LOW heat for at least an hour.
Topping the marinara layer with mozzarella and pepperoni.

Serving + Storing Info

Serving suggestions. We served it up with pita chips, but you could use Breadsticks, French Bread, Tortilla Chips, bagel chips, pretzels, crackers, Garlic Bread, Garlic Knots, or baguette slices.

  • STORE. The leftover pizza dip appetizer can be stored in the fridge for 3-4 days.
  • FREEZE for 4-6 weeks. Note that while it still tastes delicious the texture will be altered just a bit after it thaws.
Scooping pizza dip with a toasted bread slice.

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5 from 25 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

Ingredients 

  • 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

Toppings

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

Instructions 

  • 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.

Video

Notes

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.
STORE. The leftover pizza dip appetizer can be stored in the fridge for 3-4 days. FREEZE for 4-6 weeks. Note that while it still tastes delicious the texture will be altered just a bit after it thaws.
FREEZE for 4-6 weeks. Note that while it still tastes delicious the texture will be altered just a bit after it thaws.

Nutrition

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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