Easy Cheesy Pizza Dip

This easy cheesy pizza dip recipe is the perfect throw-together appetizer served with baguette toasts or tortilla chips.

Easy cheesy pizza dip

Ingredients needed

  • Cream cheese. 
  • Mozzarella cheese. I used low moisture mozzarella cheese. Fresh mozzarella will release too much liquid during cooking.
  • Parmesan cheese. 
  • Oregano. Italian seasoning can be used instead. Other spices like garlic powder and red pepper flakes are also delicious additions.
  • Basil. 
  • Pizza sauce. I used my homemade pizza sauce recipe but Marinara sauce can be used too.
  • Salami / Pepperoni.

How to make pizza dip

  1. Make the dip mixture: In a large mixing bowl, combine room temperature cream cheese with grated mozzarella and Parmesan cheese. Add the oregano and basil then season with salt and pepper. Mix until everything is combined.
  2. Bake: Transfer the cream cheese mixture to a baking dish (I used a pie plate, you can use any oven-proof dish) then top with the pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese and salami. Place in a preheated oven and allow to bake for 10-15 minutes or until hot and melty. Remove from the oven and serve with baguette toasts.

What else can I add?

Use all your favorite pizza toppings for this dip. Add sauteed mushrooms and bell peppers, pitted black olives, crispy bacon or sliced ham for more variety.

Can I make this in advance?

The pizza dip can be prepped completely then covered and refrigerated for up to 2 days. I wouldn’t recommend freezing this dip as the cheese’s texture will change once thawed. Leftovers can be refrigerated and reheated in the oven before serving.

What to serve with pizza dip

  • Baguette slices/ toasts.
  • Pita chips / Bagel chips.
  • Tortilla chips.
  • Crudite.
  • Breadsticks.
  • Crackers.

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Easy cheesy pizza dip

This easy cheesy pizza dip recipe is the perfect throw-together appetizer served with baguette toasts or tortilla chips.
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pepperoni pizza dip, Pizza dip, Pizza dip recipe
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
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Total Time: 20 minutes
Calories: 246kcal
Author: Alida Ryder
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cream cheese room temperature
  • cup mozzarella cheese grated (½ cup reserved for topping)
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese grated
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 2 tsp basil chopped
  • ¼ cup pizza sauce
  • 6-8 slices pepperoni / salami

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 200°C/390°F.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine room temperature cream cheese with grated mozzarella and Parmesan cheese.
  • Add the oregano and basil then season with salt and pepper. Mix until everything is combined. 
  • Transfer the cheese mixture to a casserole dish (I used a pie plate, you can use any oven-proof dish) then top with the pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese and salami.
  • Place in a preheated oven and allow to bake for 10-15 minutes or until hot and melty. Remove from the oven and serve with baguette toasts.

Nutrition

Calories: 246kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 874mg | Potassium: 319mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 620IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 600mg | Iron: 1mg

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