Pepperoni Pizza Dip

This one is fun.
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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.

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For all of you, of course.

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

  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Mix the cream cheese, tsp of Italian seasoning and 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese in a bowl; spread in a 9x11 glass baking dish.
  • Pour the spaghetti sauce over the cream cheese mixture.
  • Sprinkle the remaining Parmesan cheese, Monterey Jack and Mueunster over the sauce.
  • Layer the pepperoni slices and sprinkle with Italian seasoning.
  • Bake for 20-30 minutes, or until bubbly and the pepperoni is starting to get a little browned around the edges.
  • Serve with pita chips, tortilla chips, or whatever you want to dip it with!
http://www.dixiechikcooks.com/pepperoni-pizza-dip/

If you’re on Atkins, you’re good to go here.

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Just eat it with a spoon.

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Yep.

A spoon is good enough.

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23 Comments:

  1. OMG – I would totally eat this for dinner! I love pizza dip!
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  2. This looks awesome! Thanks so much for linking up!
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  3. I do love a good spaghetti with meat sauce, it’s so good most especially when the pasta is cooked just right!

    This dip looks amazing! Sadly my husband is lactose intolerant so I’ll have to give this a try when we have company over, or I mean I could just make it for myself!

  4. I am going to have to make this! And eat it all myself. 🙂 Pinned it and thank you for coming to All Things Pretty!
    Kathy Penney @ Sparkles And A Stove. recently posted..Crafts for Home: DIY Towel & Pot Holder Hanger

  5. That dip looks yummy! Pinning this!

    I’m your new follower from the Tasty Tuesdays link party. I hope you’re having a terrific week!

    Ritchil
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  6. Yum. I’m right there with you. I could eat this for breakfast!
    Erin @ Making Memories recently posted..Homemade Samoa Bars

  7. You are right, this one is fun. Totally pinning this. I always have leftover sauce, and I love, love, love pepperoni pizza. I am like teenager in love with it. College dorm, in love with it. Not outgrowing this. It is time for breakfast, and I am craving your dip!
    Sherri @ MadeFromPinterest.net
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  8. I want to be an appetizer whore!!!! Lordy this looks good.
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  9. Oh bless you for linking this up with our LOBS party. I mean really… what more can a girl ask for then ooey, gooey, pepperoni-greased up cheesy goodness? Holy moly.
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  10. Yum! Would love to have you link this up at our Ladies Only Blog Share Link Party – which has a summer theme this week! Visiting from the Freedom Fridays hop! 🙂

    http://mommifried.com/ladies-only-blog-share-link-party-funtastical-summer/
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  11. Such cheesey goodness!!! Happy to be co hosting with you this month!
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  12. Looks so good! I made a pizza dip that is done at the Pampered Chef’s party one time and it was really good. However, this one looks so much better. The pepperoni layered on top really adds to it.
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  13. I love pizza dip. It is a favorite at all of our work lunches. I like to dip carrots and celery in it, but most people dip bread. Thanks for sharing!

  14. Hopping over from Tasty Tuesday Link Party. This looks tasty!!
    Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet recently posted..Nutella Swirl Cheesecake

  15. This is addictive and tempting….came from Ayonita’s page..so glad to meet you and follow you 🙂

  16. Yummy, delicious, gooeyness! The kids will love thisThanks for sharing!
    Robin @ Fluster Buster
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  17. YES PLEASE!!!! Wow… this can be addicting!
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  18. I want to take the whole thing home! That looks fantastic.
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  19. Never go to bed hungry! I LOVE pepperoni pizza! This sounds amazing. I’m pinning it. Thanks!
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