Baked Pizza Dip

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by JamesDeansGirl

Found in an early 90's Food&Wine cookbook; I think my husband will love this one:)

Top Review by alligirl

This pizza dip is great! I forgot to chop my pepperoni, but no matter - I topped it like a pizza. I may have used a little more sauce, but otherwise followed the recipe as written. Served with toasted baguette slices, this makes a hearty, filling appy! Thanks for sharing, JamesDean'sGirl!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 teaspoon italian seasoning
  • 1 (8 ounce) packageshredded mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 12 cup pizza sauce
  • 13 cup finely chopped pepperoni or 13 cup bell peppers or 13 cup olive (for "pizza with the works" dip) (optional)
  • parmesan cheese, for topping (optional)
  • soft breadsticks or wedges of prebaked pizza dough or pita bread, triangles or cracker, for dipping


  1. Preheat oven to 350*F.
  2. Beat the cream cheese and Italian seasoning until well blended; spread onto the bottom of a 9" pie plate.
  3. Top with 1 cup of the cheese and the pizza sauce; sprinkle with the remaining cheese and desired toppings and Parmesan cheese (if using).
  4. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the mixture is thoroughly heated and the cheese is melted.
  5. Serve hot.

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