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Easy Pizza Layer Dip Recipe: Perfect for Parties!

Easy Pizza Layer Dip Recipe: Perfect for Parties!

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Looking for an easy pizza layer dip recipe that will be the star of your next party? Look no further! This pizza dip is packed full of flavor, and it’s really easy to make. Plus, it’s perfect for a crowd! Just gather up some simple ingredients like pizza sauce, pepperoni, mozzarella cheese, and cream cheese, and you’ll be ready to go. Your guests are going to love this delicious dip!

Easy Pizza Layer Dip Recipe: Perfect for Parties!

What is the best way to make pizza dip?

There are a few different ways that you can make pizza dip. One of our favorite methods is to use a crockpot. This way is perfect for parties because you can just set it and forget it!

Another great way to make pizza dip is in the oven. Just spread all of the ingredients out on a baking sheet, and bake until it’s hot and bubbly. This is perfect for those times when you want to serve pizza dip at home instead of taking it to a party.

If you are taking your pizza layer dip to a party, then this easy pizza dip recipe will be your absolute go-to. You can simply put all the ingredients into a microwave-safe dish and take it along with you. In just a few minutes, you have a hot-dip ready to add to the appetizer table, just don’t forget your items to dip in it!

Easy Pizza Dip Recipe

I want you to know that this recipe is a guideline – I kept it super simple for you so it is easy to customize. Think of your favorite pizza toppings, or if you are making it for a crowd, think of things that pop in color like black olives, green pepper or red bell peppers, and even red onion or green onions!

Most kids like the simple version we share – it is basically pepperoni pizza in a bowl – you just have to DIP TO ENJOY!

Can you make this pizza dip in the crockpot?

Absolutely! It is probably one of our favorite ways to do it when we are in the middle of a very busy week – just layer all of the ingredients in the slow cooker, and let it cook until it’s nice and hot.

How long does pizza sauce last in the fridge?

Some people tend to use canned or jarred pizza sauce for this recipe and if you don’t find that you use it all at once, it tends to end up in the fridge. Unopened pizza sauce can last up to a year in the fridge while opened pizza sauce should be used within two weeks…which I know is against my normal rule of 4 days. The acid seems to help reduce the risk of decay.

What to serve with pizza dip?

Pizza dip is the perfect appetizer for your next party! Just serve it up with some chips, pita chips, crackers, or breadsticks and your guests will love it. You can also use pizza dip as the main course by serving it with some cut-up Boboli pizza crusts, or even pita bread triangles. Right now? Our go-to seems to be baguette slices and tortilla chips. Yum!

what to serve with pizza dip

When we take it to a party we serve it with garlic or cheese bread, breadsticks, or even crackers.

What do you need to make Pizza Layer Dip

Here is a very simple version of our favorite recipe – you can add anything in place of the 6 ounces of pepperoni.

What if you don’t have pizza sauce?

You could substitute a marinara sauce – just don’t try a plain tomato sauce. Even red pepper flakes, onion powder, and your favorite toppings can’t help the layers of cheese compensate.

Can you use different kinds of cheese?

As far as a pizza dip goes, I would try to avoid things like cheddar cheese, or even parmesan cheese. You really need a cup mozzarella or two to make this work as we don’t add any sour cream to the cream cheese layer.

Do I have to use pepperoni?

No. You can substitute cooked-off and crumbled Italian sausage or even ground beef.

Can I make this into more of one of your Mexican Recipes?

Yes! I would use Queso Fresco instead of mozzarella, add a few diced green chiles to the cream cheese layer, think about using chorizo instead of the pepperoni, and probably garnish it with a little sour cream. It would be a great version for a holiday party too!

Pizza Layer Dip Ingredients:

Pizza Layer Dip Ingredients:
  • 8 oz cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2 cups pasta sauce
  • 1 – 6 oz bag pepperoni slices, cut in quarters
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded

How to Make Pepperoni Pizza Dip:

Lightly spray a cooking spray on the bottom of a microwave-safe dish.

How to Make Pepperoni Pizza Dip

Then spread cream cheese evenly over the bottom of the dish.

How to Make Pepperoni Pizza Dip

Pour sauce on top of the cream cheese mixture in an even layer.

How to Make Pepperoni Pizza Dip

Layer pepperoni on top of the sauce – if you like crispy pepperoni, I would bake it in the oven for 5-10 minutes first at 350 degrees. Just blot off the extra grease with a paper towel.

How to Make Pepperoni Pizza Dip

Sprinkle the mozzarella on top of pepperoni – go crazy here if you are a cheese lover.

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Just look at how cool the layers look from the side!

Top with a little Italian seasoning and parsley or minced fresh basil, if desired. I find it adds a nice bit of color.

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Microwave for 4 minutes and then grab those bagel chips! You will be fighting the whole family for a shot at that layer pizza dip – get in on all that gooey cheese yumminess while you can!

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Easy Pizza Layer Dip Recipe

what to serve with pizza dip

This super easy layer dip is perfect for taking to any kind of party!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Total Time 9 minutes

Ingredients

  • 8 oz cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2 cups pasta sauce
  • 1 – 6 oz bag pepperoni slices, cut in quarters
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded

Instructions

Lightly spray a cooking spray on the bottom of a microwave-safe dish.

Then spread cream cheese evenly over the bottom of the dish.

Pour sauce on top of the cream cheese mixture in an even layer.

Layer pepperoni on top of the sauce – if you like crispy pepperoni, I would bake it in the oven for 5-10 minutes first at 350 degrees. Just blot off the extra grease with a paper towel.

Sprinkle the mozzarella on top of pepperoni – go crazy here if you are a cheese lover.

Just look at how cool the layers look from the side!

Top with a little Italian seasoning and parsley or minced fresh basil, if desired. I find it adds a nice bit of color.

Microwave for 4 minutes and then grab those bagel chips!

Notes

You can easily switch out the pepperoni for other favorite pizza toppings of your choice

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