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Overhead photo of a white oval dish filled with baked pepperoni dip and crackers around
Cheesy Pepperoni Dip
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 

This Cheesy Pepperoni Dip is the PERFECT game day appetizer folks! It's super creamy, cheesy, packed with pepperoni and spices and totally delicious! And it's family and friend approved!

Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Italian cheese, pepperoni dip, pizza sauce
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 339 kcal
Author: MaryAnn Dwyer
Ingredients
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • ½ cup ricotta cheese
  • 2 cups shredded Italian cheese blend, divided
  • 3 tbsp. Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1 ½ tsp. Italian seasoning
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 5 oz. bag sliced mini pepperoni, divided
  • 1 cup pizza sauce
  • ¼ cup green pepper, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup red onion, finely chopped
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a pie plate or similar size dish with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside,

  2. In a large bowl, combine cream cheese, ricotta cheese, one cup shredded cheese, two tablespoons of the Parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning, garlic powder and red pepper flakes until well combined.

  3. Spread mixture in prepared dish with a rubber spatula. Top with half of the pepperoni slices.

  4. Pour the pizza sauce over the pepperoni and smooth with the rubber spatula.

  5. Top the pizza sauce with the remaining one cup of the shredded cheese, the one tablespoon of the Parmesan cheese, the green pepper, red onion and remaining pepperoni slices.

  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until dip is bubbly and lightly browned on top. Remove from oven and let stand for 5 minutes. Serve with crackers, veggies or Italian bread toasts.

Recipe Notes
  • Adding some finely chopped green pepper and red onion gives this dip a supreme pizza flair. You could also add sliced black olives, if you'd like.
  • You can use a good store-bought pizza sauce.
  • You can make this dip a few hours to a day ahead of time and then just bake when you're ready.
  • We like to serve ours with some crackers and/or some small, toasted slices of Italian bread.
Nutrition Facts
Cheesy Pepperoni Dip
Amount Per Serving
Calories 339 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Fat 28g43%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 68mg23%
Sodium 718mg31%
Potassium 247mg7%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 17g34%
Vitamin A 708IU14%
Vitamin C 6mg7%
Calcium 202mg20%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.