Everyone’s favorite food in dip form! This pizza dip is simple, delicious, and can be customized based on your favorite pizza toppings!
Pizza in dip form!
Our family loves it 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 version.
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. We are so glad we did because this pizza was simple AND delicious!
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. Easy – and it was devoured in minutes! We are definitely adding this to our go-to appetizer list!
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 until smooth and pour into 9×13 pan. Spread pizza sauce over cream cheese mixture.
BAKE. Top with Mozzarella cheese and bake for 23-25 minutes (or until bubbly).
SERVE. Serve with crackers, bread sticks or pita chips. ENJOY warm!
tips + 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, pineapple
- 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 and red bell peppers, onions
- BBQ Chicken: use BBQ Pizza Sauce instead of classic marinara and add grilled chicken
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:
- Tortilla chips
- Garlic bread
- Spoon 😉
Homemade Sauce: 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.
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. Once all the layers have been assembled cover and cook on LOW heat for at least an hour.
Make this a day ahead of time. 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.
STORE leftover dip in the fridge for 3-4 days.
for more party dips, try:
Pizza Dip Recipe
- 2 8 oz. packages cream cheese (softened)
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1 tsp oregano
- 1 tsp pepper
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 14 oz. jar pizza sauce
- 2 cup Mozzarella cheese shredded
- pizza toppings: Pepperoni, etc.
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Pour cream cheese, sour cream, oregano, pepper and salt in a medium bowl. Mix until smooth and pour into 9x13 pan.
- Spread pizza sauce over cream cheese mixture. Top with Mozzarella cheese and bake for 23-25 minutes (or until bubbly).
- Serve with crackers, bread sticks or pita chips. ENJOY warm!