Pepperoni Pizza Dip made with three different kinds of cheese, pizza sauce Italian seasonings, and HORMEL® Cup N' Crisp Pepperoni Bold is an easy appetizer. Like my Pepperoni Bread, this delicious hors d'oeuvre will have the crowd coming back for more!
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9-inch pie plate
medium mixing bowl
5ouncesHORMEL® Cup N' Crisp Pepperoni Bolddivided
8ouncescream cheeseroom temperature
2cupsshredded mozzarella cheesedivided
½cupfreshly grated Parmesan cheesedivided
1 cuppizza sauce
Preheat oven to 350°F and prepare a 9-inch pie plate by spraying it with cooking spray.
Slice 10 of the HORMEL® Cup N' Crisp Pepperoni Bold slices into quarters. They'll be mixed with the cheeses.
In a medium mixing bowl, combine the quartered pepperoni pieces, cream cheese, 1 ⅓ cups of the mozzarella, ¼ cup of the Parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning, and garlic powder. With a wooden spoon, mix together until well combined.
Put cheese mixture into the prepared pie plate and smooth evenly with an offset spatula.
Spread the pizza sauce over the cheese layer.
Sprinkle the remaining ⅔ shredded mozzarella on top of the pizza sauce.
Place the 30 whole HORMEL® Cup N' Crisp Pepperoni Bold slices around the top and sprinkle with remaining Parmesan cheese.
Bake for 25 minutes. Let sit for a couple minutes to cool slightly before serving.
You'll need a total of 40 slices of the HORMEL® Cup N' Crisp Pepperoni Bold for your pizza dip. 10 of the slices will be quartered and mixed in with the cheeses, and you'll use at least 30 for the top. Feel free to use more for the top as the edges will curl up forming little cups as they bake. OR you can just eat the remaining slices as I did when I was making this recipe!