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7 Layer Pizza Dip is an easy hot cheesy dip recipe that is even better than pizza!! The layers of cheese, sauce, and toppings that will be the hit of your party. What will you top it with?

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Easiest Ever Hot Pizza Dip

Pizza is a huge weakness for me. I could eat it every day and never get tired of it. Now I can add Pizza to that addiction. This is almost better than the real thing, and it’s definitely easier than making homemade pizza.

Why you’ll love this recipe

  • This easy cheesy dip is a gooey cheesy hot appetizer that tastes like pizza without the crust. The crust comes in the form of the dippers you use, like pretzels or crackers, or Fritos.
  • It really is a win-win: you get all the pizza flavors and lots of cheese without all the hassle. Technically, this is an appetizer, but I can make a meal of it, and I’m not ashamed to admit it!
  • And this isn’t just your average baked dip – it’s a 7 Layer pepperoni pizza dip. That means it has seven layers of delicious gooey pizza flavor that you’re gonna flip for, I promise. 
  • This layered pizza dip recipe is made with two kinds of cheese and all the best pizza toppings. When we make it for parties, it’s always the first dip to disappear!
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Ingredients in Cream Cheese Pizza Dip

  • 8 ounces Cream Cheese: Be sure to use softened cream cheese to avoid lumps!
  • Spices: Dried basil and oregano, onion powder, garlic powder, and red pepper flakes all add tons of pizza flavor.
  • Cheeses: You’ll need grated Parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese and cheddar cheese. I just love adding some cheddar to pizza – reminds me of my favorite childhood restaurant.
  • Pizza sauce: My favorite one is homemade but you can use any from the store too.
  • Toppings: Pick your favorites! Sliced pepperoni, olives, bell peppers – anything!
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How to Make Pizza Dip

  1. Combine the cream cheese, herbs, spices, and Parmesan cheese using a hand mixer in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Spread the cream cheese mixture in a 9” pie pan and spread the pizza sauce over the top. Sprinkle both kinds of cheese over the top of the sauce, followed by pepperoni, olives, and bell peppers.
  3. Bake at 350°F  for about 15 minutes or until it’s hot and the cheese is melted. Serve the dip hot.
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What to serve with pizza dip?

You can serve all kinds of dippers with this hot pizza dip recipe. Here are a few we like:

Chips: Try some tortilla chips, pita chips, or Fritos.

Crackers: Ritz, Wheat Thins, or water crackers are all great, too.

Bread: Spread the dip on baguette slices or use breadsticks as a dipper

Veggies: Celery sticks, carrot sticks, and sliced bell peppers would be a healthy dipper!

BEST Pizza Dip Variations

Just like regular pizza, you can customize this hot pizza dip recipe with your favorite toppings. Here are some options:

Meat: Swap the pepperoni for salami slices, Canadian bacon, cooked and crumbled bacon, or cooked sausage crumbles.

Sauce: Try pesto instead of pizza sauce, or use your favorite jarred marinara sauce.

Cheese: Try using shredded provolone instead of mozzarella or mix in some shredded Parmesan for a different flavor.

Veggies: Cooked mushrooms, canned green chiles, onions, chopped banana peppers… whatever veggie you like on pizza will probably work in this dip!

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Can I make this dip in a crockpot?

Yes, you can! Layer the ingredients in your crockpot and cook the dip on low for four hours or until it’s hot and melty.

How to store cheesy dip?

Store leftover pizza dip in an airtight container in the refrigerator. I don’t recommend freezing it.

Can you make this ahead?

It’s a great make-ahead dip! Assemble the dip in the pie plate nad chill it until you’re ready to bake it. You can do this up to a day in advance. It may need a little longer baking time.

I know you’re going to love this recipe – it’s the best pizza dip recipe! It’s so easy to make, you can customize it, and who can resist a cheesy hot dip that tastes like pizza? Go ahead and try – you know you want to.

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7 Layer Pizza Dip

5 from 4 votes
7 Layer Pizza Dip is an easy hot cheesy dip recipe that is even better than pizza!! There are 7 layers of cheese, sauce, and toppings that will be the HIT of your party.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Yield 12 servings
Serving Size 1 serving


  • 8 ounces (226g) cream cheese room temperature
  • ¼ teaspoon dried basil
  • ¼ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup pizza sauce
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup pepperoni
  • 6 ounces sliced olives
  • ¼ cup green pepper diced


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Mix together cream cheese, herbs and spices, and parmesan cheese using a hand mixer in a large bowl. Spread cream cheese mixture in the bottom of a 9” pie plate.
  • Top with pizza sauce, both cheeses, pepperoni, olives, and green peppers.
  • Bake until hot and the cheese is melted, about 15 minutes. Serve hot with chips or crackers.

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Recipe Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 205kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 488mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g
Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American

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7 Layer Pizza Dip is an easy hot cheesy dip recipe that is even better than pizza!! There are 7 layers of cheese, sauce, and toppings that will be the hit of your party. Enjoy!

Last Updated on January 26, 2023

Dorothy Kern

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  1. This dip looks delicious. I might have to try with non traditional dippings like garlic bread or even a cracker for that crispy crust taste.  I can’t wait to try this with my family. 

  2. I love me some 7 layer dip but i never thought about making it into a pizza. I might have to add some bacon crumbles to it as well when I try it.

  3. I made this dip last night for my Super Bowl spread. My family loved it! Thanks Dorothy for this post, and I really can’t wait to try the new pizza crust recipe made with the Greek yogurt! THANKS so much for posting these!!!!!! Tina

  4. This looks delicious, but you’d surely need some pretty durable chips to be able to take on the thickness of this dip!

  5. Sounds delicious! My Shih-Tzu, Patches, I love his little feet too and I think his smell like waffles. Your office looks amazing and I am happy you have a space you’re able to close the door to and go home at night. Have a great week!

  6. This looks and sounds awesome!!! I think I will use baked garlic flatbread, or naan, and cut it into rectangle strips. Or, maybe garlic breadsticks. That would make it an easy pizza meal! Thank you SO much for sharing this, Dorothy! I am very much enjoying your wonderful non-sugar posts, especially the lighter dinners!!!! THANK YOU!!!!

    PS Those unstuffed shells were amazing!!!

  7. Congrats on your office set up! I can picture it now and I am so happy for you!!!!

    This dip…I would go nuts with some fritos to put this on. Pizza dip is so much better than pizza to me 🙂