For reals, the best ever pizza dip! A layer of herbed cream cheese, homemade sauce, cheese and then topped with pepperoni. AMAZING!
So, pizza. I feel like you’re either a lover or a hater. Which side are you on?
Me? I’m a lover. Oooooh yeah. I love me a good pizza pie.
I also love me a good dip. Dips are just about the greatest snack ever created. I’m what you would call a snacker. I would prefer eating snacks (especially dips) over eating a whole meal. My name is Jen and I have a problem, lol!
Apparently it’s genetic because my oldest is the same way. He will sit and eat an entire bag of goldfish crackers but hates to eat a warm meal. Go figure.
I honestly can’t say enough good things about this dip! It has so many layers of flavor.
The bottom layer is a creamy, herbed cream cheese topped with a little layer of mozzarella and parmesan. That’s then topped with a quick, homemade pizza sauce, a little more cheese and then pepperoni or whatever other toppings you like.
It’s like if a pizza and a cheese dip had a baby, this is what it would be. Super easy and really, crazy flavorful. 😉
In my opinion, you just can’t go wrong with a warm dip. Especially if it tastes like pizza! This is such a great dip to take to a party. It makes a great football watching snack, too.
You will be the hit of the party if you bring this dish, I can promise you that!
- 12 ounces light cream cheese about 1 1/2 boxes
- 3/4 tsp. dried oregano
- 3/4 tsp. dried parsley
- 1/4 tsp. dried basil
- 2 8-oz cans tomato sauce
- 1 6-oz can tomato paste
- 2 tsp. dried oregano
- 2 tsp. dried basil
- 1/2 tsp. sugar
- 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
- 1 cup mozzarella cheese divided
- 1/2 cup powdered parmesan cheese
- 1/4 cup pepperoni
- any other toppings you like!
- Ritz crackers bread slices work great, too!
- Preheat oven to 350º F. Spray the bottom of a 1 1/2 quart casserole dish with cooking spray; set aside.
- Mix together cream cheese, oregano, parsley and basil in a small bowl. Spread herbed cream cheese on the bottom of prepared dish. Layer with 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese and 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese.
- In another medium sized bowl, mix together tomato sauce, tomato paste, oregano, basil, sugar and garlic powder. Pour over cheese layer in dish. Cover with the remaining cheeses. Top with pepperoni and any other toppings desired.
- Place in preheated oven and bake for 15 mins or until heated through and bubbly. Serve with crackers and ENJOY!
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Jen @ Baked by an Introvert says
I too love pizza and snacks. I could possibly polish off this entire pan of dip myself. All of that cheesy goodness. Yum. Pinned!
Dear Jen, This dip looks wonderful; I would be dipping with crusty Italian bread!! Blessings, Catherine
I love pizza, and I can tell I’d love this dip! This is such a fun idea, and would be perfect for Game Day!
Andi @ The Weary Chef says
I’d call this dinner for sure, Jen! Looks amazing! Funny that we both had dips on the mind this week 🙂 I love them too!
I LOVE DIPS!! Thanks Andi! xo!
Maegan @thebakermama says
Okay, I’m so making this for gameday soon! It looks awesome! Love that you dipped ritz crackers in it! Yummm!
Thanks Maegan! It is SO good!
Beth @ The First Year says
Oh my goodness! Look at that dipping picture, yummm!! Great recipe Jen!
Thanks so much, Beth!! Can’t beat cheesy recipes!
Carol at Wild Goose Tea says
I have several family members who would be fighting over this dip! A real people pleaser.
Wow, Jen, this looks sensational. I think I could sit and eat a whole bowl of this by myself!
Thanks Teresa!! It seriously is amazing! Thanks for stopping by!
Julie @ Julie's Eats & Treats says
I’m a pizza lover for sure! Turn it into a dip and I’m in love a little more!
Rachel Page says
Fantastic! I am so doing this!
Texas Tulips says
This dip was the star at a recent work potluck event. It’s already been requested for the Thanksgiving event too. Thanks for this evil yet delicious recipe!!
Oh YAY!!! This is exactly what I like to hear! So happy everyone liked it! Thank you!
Jack finnels says
I love the pizza dip it is a great snack for me and the kids. It is fast and cheap to make thanks a lot.
It is so good! Thanks for the comment, Jack! Have a great weekend!
Has anyone ever tried this in a crock pot?
I haven’t tried it in the crock pot! If you do try it, let me know how it turns out for you!
Could i just use shredded Parmesan cheese instead if the powder?
Yep, shredded parmesan should work out the same! I hope you enjoy the dip – it’s so good!
Nicole DeLancret says
This was very good, but there was a bit too much of the sauce. Next time, I will cut it to just one jar of tomato sauce. Very delicious and thank yoy!
I like a saucy dip! ? I’m glad you liked it!