Pepperoni Pizza Dip

This one is fun. I absolutely love dips and appetizers. LOVE them. What’s that I call myself? Appetizer whore? Right.

So, here’s the story. I make spaghetti all the time. When I say “spaghetti” I mean real spaghetti – like with tomato meat sauce. I can’t stand pasta with plain tomato sauce. It’s just too naked for me. I guess I need more substance; more depth.

I’m high maintenance. Well, only occasionally.

So many times after making my spaghetti, we have tons of sauce leftover, and I put it in a covered Pyrex dish and it disappears into the fridge-of-neverending-leftovers-that-nobody-wants-to-touch-because-leftovers-aren’t-fun. You know what’ I’m talking about, right??

All of a sudden we have “nothing to eat”. Why the hell did I invest in all that Pyrex??

God forbid somebody eat something they had the day before. I personally love leftovers.

So, this concoction came from a Pyrex dish full of spaghetti sauce, pepperoni I had from making pizza last week and a hankering to make something new. For all of you, of course.

Cheesy Pepperoni Pizza Dip

Ingredients

  • 8 oz block cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tsp dried Italian seasoning (plus more to sprinkle on top)
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese, divided in half
  • 3 cups spaghetti sauce with meat (you could always use jarred sauce and add browned ground beef)
  • 1/2 cup Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup Muenster cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup Mozzarella cheese, shredded (or sliced, doesn’t matter)
  • Pepperoni slices (as much as you like)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Mix the cream cheese, tsp of Italian seasoning and 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese in a bowl; spread in a 9×11 glass baking dish.
  3. Pour the spaghetti sauce over the cream cheese mixture.
  4. Sprinkle the remaining Parmesan cheese, Monterey Jack and Muenster over the sauce.
  5. Layer the pepperoni slices and sprinkle with Italian seasoning.
  6. Bake for 20-30 minutes, or until bubbly and the pepperoni is starting to get a little browned around the edges.
  7. Serve with pita chips, tortilla chips, or whatever you want to dip it with!

Just eat it with a spoon!

If you’re on Atkins, you’re good to go here. Just eat it with a spoon. Yep. A spoon is good enough.

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3 Responses to Rock’n Pepperoni Pizza Dip | Pizza Fest

  1. Allie says:

    Ohhh so bad, but looks so good! Thanks for sharing, just pinned it!

  2. This sounds and looks like a yummy Dip… We are big fans of dip’s around here I will definitely be trying this one.
    Thanks.

  3. Eileen says:

    I’ve pinned this recipe before and I keep forgetting about it. Thanks for the reminder!! It looks delish 🙂

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