This Pizza Dip Recipe is so easy to make and always a huge hit. In under 20 minutes, you can have the ultimate appetizer full of cheesy goodness that everyone will love!

For more amazing Appetizer Recipes, be sure to check out my Cream Cheese Stuffed Peppers, Chili Cheese Fries, and Buffalo Chicken Fingers.

a piece of pepperoni being lifted with a cracker.

Whenever I need a crowd pleasing appetizer, this Pizza Dip Recipe is one of my favorites to cook up. It takes mere minutes to prepare, and then it seems to disappear just as fast once it’s out of the oven.

It’s all because this Pizza Dip is simply AMAZING. Seriously. You need it in your life!

a spatula dipping into a bowl of pizza dip.

I started making this pizza dip recipe many years ago for my family, and mostly with my son in mind. My son loves pizza; it’s his absolute favorite food. When he was a lot smaller, his other favorite food was crackers, so this was the perfect combination of the two. If you gave that boy Pepperoni Pizza Dip, he was in pizza heaven!

Really, this dip is so good and easy to make. It’s the perfect hot appetizer for a party or get-together, especially with football season finally here. Make it and I bet you’ll love it!

a piece of pepperoni being lifted with a cracker.

Ingredients You Need for Pizza Dip

  • brick style cream cheese
  • sour cream
  • oregano
  • garlic salt
  • pizza sauce
  • mozzarella cheese
  • pepperonis
  • Italian seasoning
  • chips/crackers for dipping
ingredients in bowls on a counter top.

How to Make this Pizza Dip Recipe – Step by Step

Step 1: Mix ingredients

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Combine the cream cheese, sour cream, oregano, and garlic salt in a bowl and mix well. Spread into the bottom of a 9 inch baking dish.

cream cheese in a dish next to a bowl of pizza sauce and pepperonis.

Step 2: Bake for 10 minutes

Spread the pizza sauce over the top, then top with a few pepperonis. Bake for 10 minutes.

a dish of pizza sauce topped with pepperoni.

Step 3: Add cheese

Remove from the oven and sprinkle with the cheese and top with more pepperonis. Bake for an additional 7-8 minutes

Step 4: Broil

Turn on your oven’s broiler and cook the pizza dip for 1-2 minutes to crisp up the pepperonis (watch carefully so they don’t burn.) Serve warm and enjoy!

a dish of pizza dip with pepperonis on top.

Tips and Notes

  • Use brick style cream cheese. It melts nicely and will give you the best creamy and rich taste.
  • For best texture: make sure your cream cheese is completely softened so it fully incorporates. You don’t want to end up with lumps of cream cheese in your pizza dip. 
  • Use marinara in place of the pizza sauce. I do this sometimes when I don’t have pizza sauce on hand. It tastes just as good!
  • Topping ideas: Feel free to add any additional toppings to your pizza dip that you or your family enjoy, such as mushrooms, green peppers, olives, chopped onion, etc.
  • Storing: Any leftover pizza dip can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to four days. Reheat either on the stove over low heat, in the microwave at 30 second intervals, or in the crockpot using the “warm” setting.

Serving Suggestions

We love serving this delicious pizza dip with:

  • slices of crusty bread
  • pita chips
  • tortilla chips
  • crackers
  • pretzel chips
  • mini garlic toasts or crostini
a piece of pepperoni being lifted with a cracker.

Crockpot Pizza Dip

This Pizza Dip Recipe translates perfectly to the crockpot! Simply add your cream cheese, sour cream, oregano, garlic salt, pizza sauce, and a small handful of pepperonis to your crockpot and stir. Cook on high for 1-2 hours or low for 3-4. Remove the lid and stir everything well. Top with the mozzarella cheese and more pepperonis. Put the lid back on and cook for 15 more minutes until cheese is melted.

a spatula dipping into a bowl of pizza dip.
a spatula dipping into a bowl of pizza dip.

If you try this recipe, please leave a comment and rating below. I love to hear from you and always appreciate your feedback!

a piece of pepperoni being lifted with a cracker.
5 from 28 ratings

Pizza Dip Recipe

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 35 mins
This Pizza Dip Recipe is so easy to make and always a huge hit. In under 20 minutes, you can have the ultimate appetizer full of cheesy goodness that everyone will love!

Ingredients

  • 1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1/4 tsp garlic salt
  • 1 can pizza sauce
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • pepperonis for topping
  • italian seasoning
  • chips/crackers/pita chips for dipping

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Combine cream cheese, sour cream, oregano, and garlic salt in a medium sized bowl and mix well. Spread mixture into the bottom of 9 inch pie pan.
  • Spread pizza sauce evenly over the top of cream cheese mixture and top with a few pepperonis. Bake for 10 minutes in the preheated oven.
  • Remove from the oven and top with mozzarella cheese and a few more pepperonis. Return to oven and bake for 7-8 additional minutes, or until cheese is melted.
  • Turn the broiler on and broil the top for about a minute or two, until the cheese is dotted with brown and the pepperonis crisp up a bit. WATCH THIS STEP CAREFULLY! You don’t want to burn all that delicious, cheesy goodness. 🙂
  • Remove from oven and sprinkle the top with italian seasoning. Serve with crackers or pita chips. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Use brick style cream cheese. It melts nicely and will give you the best creamy and rich taste.
  • For best texture: make sure your cream cheese is completely softened so it fully incorporates. You don’t want to end up with lumps of cream cheese in your pizza dip. 
  • Use marinara in place of the pizza sauce. I do this sometimes when I don’t have pizza sauce on hand. It tastes just as good!
  • Topping ideas: Feel free to add any additional toppings to your pizza dip that you or your family enjoy, such as mushrooms, green peppers, olives, chopped onion, etc.
  • Storing: Any leftover pizza dip can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to four days. Reheat either on the stove over low heat, in the microwave at 30 second intervals, or in the crockpot using the “warm” setting.
Cuisine: American
Course: Appetizer
Calories: 191kcal, Carbohydrates: 4g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 16g, Saturated Fat: 9g, Cholesterol: 52mg, Sodium: 566mg, Potassium: 241mg, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 780IU, Vitamin C: 3.6mg, Calcium: 123mg, Iron: 0.8mg
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