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Easy Pizza Dip

Need a crowd-pleasing appetizer, a potluck dish, or just a family-friendly dinner? This Easy Pizza Dip recipe is the perfect solution!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Italian
Keyword easy pizza dip, pizza dip recipe, pizza dip with cream cheese
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 362kcal
Author Blair Lonergan


  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 cups grated mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1 lb. Italian sausage, casings removed
  • ½ cup diced onion
  • 8 ounces sliced mushrooms
  • 1 (25 ounce) jar marinara sauce
  • 1 cup mini pepperoni or chopped pepperoni
  • For serving: bagel chips; pita chips; tortilla chips; sliced baguette rounds


  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Spray a 2-quart baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.
  • In a large skillet, brown sausage, mushrooms, and onion over medium-high heat until no longer pink. Drain off excess grease.
  • In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese, Parmesan, and 1 cup mozzarella. Spread ½ of the cream cheese mixture onto the bottom of the prepared baking dish.
  • Top first layer of cream cheese with ½ of the marinara sauce.
  • Top the marinara with ½ of the sausage mixture. Sprinkle ½ of the pepperoni on top.
  • Repeat layers.
  • Top with an additional 1 cup of mozzarella and additional pepperoni, if desired.
  • Bake for 20-30 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly.


  • For convenience, look for bulk Italian sausage. This way you don't have to remove the casings from the sausage on your own.
  • For another shortcut, look for a container of sliced mushrooms and use frozen pre-diced onion. You won't even have to pull out your cutting board!
  • I prefer mini pepperoni, since I don't have to chop it before adding it to the dip. You can substitute with chopped pepperoni or turkey pepperoni as well.
  • Bake the dip on top of a baking sheet in case any bubbles over. This makes cleanup easy.
  • Use full-fat block-style cream cheese for the best texture.


Serving: 1/8 of the dip | Calories: 362kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 102mg | Sodium: 1954mg | Potassium: 747mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 860IU | Vitamin C: 24.8mg | Calcium: 351mg | Iron: 7.5mg