Cheesy Pizza Dip with Pepperoni


Cheesy Pepperoni Pizza Dip

We were looking for a fun meal. On some nights during the summer we do movie nights, game nights or just let’s play nights where we go to a movie downtown near the fountain. This was one of those nights. We wanted something that was quick but reflective of the type of day we were having.

I saw a video for this recipe on FaceBook.  I changed it up a bit to add additional flavor to the dish.

Cheesy Pepperoni Pizza Dip (plated)

Verdict:

This was fun, tasty and a simple dish that we served with a green salad. The kids thought it was great we were having an appetizer for dinner. Sometimes you must have something fun for dinner and this was great. The kids loved the idea of finger food for dinner and it was super easy to make!

For my mostly gluten-free son the only change I made was to use a Sharr’s Baguette sliced and toasted for him to eat his dip with.

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cups Mozzarella cheese, shredded and divided
  • 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded
  • 6 oz. cream cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups spaghetti sauce, add basil, garlic powder, onion powder and oregano to taste for pizza sauce
  • 6 oz. pepperoni, 4 oz. diced and 2 oz. sliced
  • 1 French baguette sliced thinly and toasted in the oven to brown and crispy
  • Other toppings you may wish to add: Cooked Italian Sausage, olives, green peppers, onions, crispy bacon, etc…

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375  degrees. Spray a square 8×8 pan with non-stick spray.
  2. In a saucepan over medium-high heat stir together milk, Mozzarella cheese and Parmesan cheese until cheese is melted.
  3. Add cream cheese and stir until cream cheese is completely melted.
  4. Remove pan from heat and pour mixture into prepared pan. Smooth cheese mixture evenly into pan.
  5. Stir together pizza sauce and diced pepperoni until thoroughly blended. (TIP: If you wish to cut down on the grease released from the pepperoni as it cooks place the pepperoni on a paper towel and place it in the microwave on full power in 10 second increments until grease is released. Be careful not to burn or over cook the pepperoni,) Pour mixture over cheese in pan and cover cheese completely.
  6. Sprinkle remaining Mozzarella and Parmesan cheese over the top of the spaghetti sauce and then top with the sliced pepperoni. If you wish to add additional toppings place them over the top before baking.
  7. Bake for 15-20 minutes until brown and bubbly. Allow to cool for 5 minutes before serving.

6 Comments Add yours

  1. garym6059 says:

    That’s looks amazing!

    Like

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you! Maybe you can share it with your daughter one night and let me know how it is!

      Liked by 1 person

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you!!!!!

      Like

  2. looks delicious…i think my son would love this

    Liked by 1 person

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you. Super simple and very cheesy!

      Liked by 1 person

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