Pepperoni  Pizza Cheese Dip Recipe

Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 4 servings

The best part about this recipe for pepperoni pizza dip is that you can add spices to your taste or other ingredients for extra texture. Consider adding green onions, black olives or even some hot sauce to kick up this amazing cheese dip to your favorite heat level.

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Ingredients

  • 1 (8 oz.-225g) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup (240ml) chopped pepperoni (save a few whole pepperoni slices for garnish topping)
  • 1 small onion , diced
  • 1 cup (240ml) part skim mozzarella cheese or mix of cheddar, shredded/grated (save some for extra topping if you want)
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika (optional)
  • about 1 cup (240ml) tomato sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon (15ml) minced parsley

Directions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a small baking dish (about 8x8 size). Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese, chopped pepperoni, onion, cheese, thyme leaves, garlic salt and black pepper.
  3. Add about 3/4 cup of the tomato sauce on the bottom of the baking dish. Add the cheese mixture on top of the tomato sauce in the baking dish. Add remaining sauce over the cheese mixture.
  4. (optional) Add some grated cheese on top and a few slices of pepperoni for garnish.
  5. Bake the dip for about 45 minutes, or until the dip is bubbly and hot.
  6. Garnish with minced parsley and allow the dip to cool before serving.