Pizza Dip Recipe – Hot, Messy Goodness

Pizza dip just might be the messiest dip I’ve ever made. Seriously. I’m still finding marinara sauce splatterings around the kitchen.

But the mess is worth it. This is one tasty dip.

Thanks to my pal over at Crock Pot Recipe Exchange, I found this pizza dip recipe and inspiration for making it for a Super Bowl party. If you are looking for a party dip, consider this one. It will be a huge hit. Promise.

Recipe for Hot Pepperoni Pizza Dip

*8 oz. package of sliced pepperoni

*16 ounce jar of your favorite spaghetti sauce

*1 c. cottage cheese

*8 oz. package of cream cheese, room temperature

*3 tbsp. Italian seasoning

*2 garlic cloves, minced

*1 c. mozzarella cheese, shredded

Directions: Microwave pepperoni slices for 45 seconds. Use paper towels to get rid of extra grease. Put all ingredients except mozzarella in food processor or blender and blend until smooth. Pour into slow cooker and place on high for 1 1/2 hours, maybe longer, until it’s hot. Before serving, add mozzarella and stir until melted. Lower the heat and serve from the cooker to keep it warm. Serve with crackers, bread, bread sticks or tortilla chips.

pouring pizza dip in slow cooker

In my silly mind, I thought the recipe called for two jars of marinara. What was I thinking! You definitely don’t need two jars. One will be plenty. But, for what it’s worth, this dip still tasted wonderful with the extra sauce.

By the way, those are not my manly hands in the photo. Thanks for helping out, Jason!

greasy pepperoni dip

It tastes good to clog your arteries.

warm cheesy pizza dip

You could use ricotta cheese instead of cottage cheese for a smoother texture, but trust me when I say cottage cheese worked wonderfully.

bread sticks and pizza dip

I served the dip with bread and crunchy bread sticks. As you can see, the bread was eaten right up, but the bread sticks remained. Bottom line: Make a pizza crust or buy some tasty garlic bread for this dip.


  1. You have me sold. I would take the mess to have a bite of this! Your dip looks delicious, and I’m sure it tastes even better. Thank you for sharing. I hope you have a great Friday…I’m ready for the weekend to be here!

  2. That looks awesome. I was actually in need of this recipe the other night. I was trying Town House’s new Flatbread Crisps (Sea Salt and Olive Oil)and I kept thinking –man these would be great with pizza sauce!

  3. Love pizza dip! Sooooo good! I’ll have to try to make it myself although it is so much more fun to go to your house and eat it! I’m going to be thinking about this dip all day!

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