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Skillet Cheesy Pepperoni Pizza Dip

By Rachel
December 26, 2023

This skillet cheesy pepperoni pizza dip makes a great game day snack or fun appetizer for a crowd! Blistered tomatoes covered in pizza sauce, cream cheese, mozzarella cheese, cheddar cheese, and pepperoni baked until gooey and bubbly. Serve with sliced baguette or chips. This is fun when you want the taste of pizza without the hassle of the crust!

Skillet Cheesy Pepperoni Pizza Dip

Highlights of this warm skillet pizza dip:

  • Dip can be made in one dip for easy clean up
  • Family favorite
  • Can be made with favorite pizza toppings
  • Serve with chips, crackers, baguette, or pita chips
  • Great for game day or for a crowd
  • Can be served directly in the skillet
  • Lower carb option to traditional pizza

All the best pizza ingredients come together in this easy one-pan dip recipe! Perfect for game days, super bowl parties, or even as a quick weeknight meal. The topping ideas are endless and the whole family will love this fun recipe!

Grocery Store List & Substitutions:

  • Beefsteak tomatoes, could also use Roma tomatoes or heirloom tomatoes
  • Kosher salt
  • Black pepper
  • Fresh thyme or oregano
  • Pizza sauce, homemade or store-bought
  • Cream cheese
  • Shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Shredded cheddar cheese
  • Pepperoni or other toppings

Tools I used for this skillet pepperoni dip:

  • 4 qt. Braiser – the perfect casserole dish for preparing and baking this recipe.
  • Rubber Spatula – a must for any home cook! Perfect for scrapping the mixture out of the pan.
  • Pyrex Mixing Bowl Set – I love this set of nesting bowls for all recipes.
Skillet Cheesy Pepperoni Pizza Dip

Broil this pizza dip for a nice bubbly, golden-brown crust!

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Topping ideas:

  • Ham or Canadian bacon
  • Green or black olives
  • Feta and marinated artichokes
  • Sausage and green peppers
  • Mushrooms
  • Pesto and parmesan cheese

First Steps:

  • Add tomatoes to a skillet and season
  • Broil until blistered
  • Mix together the mozzarella cheese and cream cheese

Serving ideas:

  • Serve with a variety of chips, crackers, sliced baguette, fresh veggie sticks, pita chips, or tortilla chips
  • Serve as a low carb family dinner along side a lettuce salad
  • Make a pizza dip bar with a variety of cheeses and toppings and mini cast iron skillets
Skillet Cheesy Pepperoni Pizza Dip

Instructions for the Skillet Cheesy Pepperoni Pizza Dip:

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Add chopped tomatoes to an oven safe skillet. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt, pepper, and fresh thyme. Toss to combine and roast for 10-12 minutes until slightly blistered.
  • In a small mixing bowl combine softened cream cheese and mozzarella.
  • Remove tomatoes from oven, top with pizza sauce and spread evenly. Dollop the cream cheese mixture evenly over the sauce. Top with cheddar cheese and pepperoni. bake at 425 for another 10-12 minutes until cheese is melted and bubbly.
  • Serve with warm baguette or chips for dipping and garnish with fresh herbs. Enjoy immediately.

Final Steps:

  • Top tomatoes with sauce and spread evenly
  • Add dollops of the cream cheese mixture and top with shredded cheddar cheese
  • Add pepperoni and other toppings
  • Bake until bubbly
Skillet Cheesy Pepperoni Pizza Dip

Skillet Cheesy Pepperoni Pizza Dip

5 from 3 votes
Cheesy pepperoni pizza dip, basically a pizza without the crust! Serve with chips or crispy baguette for dipping.
Servings 12 servings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Equipment

  • Cast iron skillet

Ingredients
  

  • 2-3 Beefsteak tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher salt
  • Fresh cracked black pepper
  • 3 sprigs Fresh thyme
  • 3/4 cup Pizza sauce
  • 8 oz. Cream cheese, softened
  • 6 oz. Shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 8 oz. Shredded cheddar cheese
  • 6 oz. Pepperoni
  • Baguette or chips for dipping
  • Fresh herbs for garnish

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Add chopped tomatoes to an oven safe skillet. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt, pepper, and fresh thyme. Toss to combine and roast for 10-12 minutes until slightly blistered.
  • In a small mixing bowl combine softened cream cheese and mozzarella.
  • Remove tomatoes from oven, top with pizza sauce and spread evenly. Dollop the cream cheese mixture evenly over the sauce. Top with cheddar cheese and pepperoni. bake at 425 for another 10-12 minutes until cheese is melted and bubbly.
  • Serve with warm baguette or chips for dipping and garnish with fresh herbs. Enjoy immediately.

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingCalories: 229kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 12gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 48mgSodium: 681mgPotassium: 269mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 944IUVitamin C: 9mgCalcium: 181mgIron: 1mg
Author: The Hearty Life
Calories: 229kcal
Cost: $
Course: Appetizer, Snacks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Baked Dip, Dip, Game Day Snack, Pizza, Warm Dips

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Skillet Cheesy Pepperoni Pizza Dip
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