I stole got this recipe from my friend Cindy. I used all of her same ingredients, but mixed things up a bit.

I chopped up some pepperoni into tiny peices.


And used a generous amount of italian seasoning – it gives the dip most of it’s flavor.


I don’t really care for italian seasoning, most likely because it is green and looks ‘vegetable-like’.  But I took one for the team this time.

I put cheese in the cream cheese, because I like adding cheese to cheese. What goes better with cheese, besides cheese?

And bacon.

And wine.

And even chocolate.

I’ll stop there.

Anyhow, I folded everything in to the cream cheese.


Spread it into a baking dish.


And topped it with more of the goods, this time adding sauce to the mix.




I love pizza, but I don’t love pepperoni. I never really have. While I am all about adding more grease to pizza, why would I want to add more protein? I’d rather eat it in all of it’s fatty glory and then uncomfortably roll around in elastic-waistband pants for a few hours. Know what I mean?

I know, I know, pepperoni isn’t really a protein per say. Just let me pretend. Like how I pretend bacon is a protein. Every day.

My husband loves pepperoni, and he loved it in this dip.


It was excellent, and tasted very pizza-like. It was really different and I had never had a dip like it before.

Which does surprise me, because sometimes when I try on clothes, I think I must have eaten a lot of dip. Or that funny, sparkly, magic clothes-shrinking fairy paid me a visit. Darn it.

See? Just like real pizza. Even with the pepperoni grease on top!


Don’t fret. Just lick if off the plate like someone did dab it with a napkin. Like real pizza. :)

Pizza Dip

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  • Preheat oven to 375.
  • Mix cream cheese, italian seasoning, 1/4 cup pepperoni, and 1 cup mozzarella cheese together. Spread in a baking dish.
  • Layer remaining pepperoni on top, followed by pizza sauce and remaining mozzarella cheese.
  • Bake at 375 for 20 minutes, or until heated through and cheese is melted.
  • Serve with crackers, chips, and bread.

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