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Pepperoni Pizza Dip


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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!
https://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

  • Stephanie @ Plain Chicken
    July 23, 2013 at 9:09 PM

    OMG – I would totally eat this for dinner! I love pizza dip!

  • [email protected]
    June 28, 2013 at 9:24 PM

    This looks awesome! Thanks so much for linking up!

  • Felie Hempfling
    June 26, 2013 at 10:43 PM

    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!

  • Kathy Penney @ Sparkles And A Stove.
    June 26, 2013 at 5:30 PM

    I am going to have to make this! And eat it all myself. 🙂 Pinned it and thank you for coming to All Things Pretty!

  • Ritchil
    June 24, 2013 at 9:30 PM

    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
    http://chengand3kids.blogspot.com/

  • Erin @ Making Memories
    June 24, 2013 at 10:30 AM

    Yum. I’m right there with you. I could eat this for breakfast!

  • Sherri @madefrompinterest.net
    June 24, 2013 at 7:37 AM

    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

  • Dixie Chik
    June 24, 2013 at 10:37 AM

    LOL – Thanks Sherri 🙂

  • Maureen | Orgasmic Chef
    June 23, 2013 at 6:45 AM

    I want to be an appetizer whore!!!! Lordy this looks good.

  • Kristen
    June 22, 2013 at 8:24 PM

    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.

  • Crystal
    June 22, 2013 at 12:43 PM

    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/

  • [email protected] Plaid and Paisley Kitchen
    June 20, 2013 at 9:39 PM

    Such cheesey goodness!!! Happy to be co hosting with you this month!

  • Sharon
    June 20, 2013 at 8:29 PM

    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.

  • Jess
    June 20, 2013 at 1:14 PM

    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!

  • Nancy [email protected]
    June 19, 2013 at 9:44 AM

    Hopping over from Tasty Tuesday Link Party. This looks tasty!!

  • Nisa Homey
    June 18, 2013 at 9:43 PM

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

  • Dixie Chik
    June 18, 2013 at 9:58 PM

    So glad to meet you Nisa 🙂

  • Robin
    June 18, 2013 at 8:06 PM

    Yummy, delicious, gooeyness! The kids will love thisThanks for sharing!
    Robin @ Fluster Buster

  • Dixie Chik
    June 18, 2013 at 9:59 PM

    Thanks Robin!

  • Mr. & Mrs. P
    June 18, 2013 at 3:00 PM

    YES PLEASE!!!! Wow… this can be addicting!

  • Shawna
    June 18, 2013 at 8:22 AM

    I want to take the whole thing home! That looks fantastic.

  • Shawna
    June 22, 2013 at 9:36 AM

    To late its gone! lol

  • Nat D.
    June 18, 2013 at 3:41 AM

    Never go to bed hungry! I LOVE pepperoni pizza! This sounds amazing. I’m pinning it. Thanks!

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