This oven-baked Pizza Dip is layered with just a few ingredients like sauce, mozzarella cheese, pepperoni and drizzled with some hot honey on top! It makes a great appetizer and taste delicious with your go-to bread or pizza crust.This oven-baked Pizza Dip is layered with just a few ingredients like sauce, mozzarella cheese, pepperoni and drizzled with some hot honey on top! It makes a great appetizer and taste delicious with your go-to bread or pizza crust.

This pizza dip is such an easy appetizer to make! We absolutely love this dish and it is SO simple to make. You add all the ingredients into a baking dish and add to the oven to cook for just 20 minutes and it is ready.

Pizza is everyone’s favorite food and there is nothing not to love about this dip. It is great for game day, family-friendly and I love how simple this is to make.

If you’re a cheese lover or pizza fan, you will love this pizza dip. I love making it for my family and when friends come over. And the best part is how quickly it comes together. Just add the ingredients into a baking dish and bake in oven and you are set. Little to know prep work and I usually always have these ingredients on hand too!

You can add any toppings you want like pepperoni, hot honey, basil or even some cooked meatball pieces would be great too. I can’t wait to hear what you think!

What ingredients you need to make pizza dip:

  • Marinara sauce of choice – you can use a flavored one if you want but I usually use marinara sauce 
  • Mozzarella cheese – shredded or pieces of mozzarella cheese
  • Pepperoni slices – or use some cooked sausage or another topping
  • Shredded basil leaves or hot honey
  • Pizza crust, baguette or crackers for dipping

How to make this oven-baked pizza dip:

  1. Preheat oven 400 degrees 
  2. Add sauce to small 8-inch baking dish then sprinkle cheese on top then mozzarella
  3. Bake in oven for 20 minutes then remove from heat
  4. Add the basil leaves and hot honey on top if using and serve warm

FAQs on making this pizza dip:

  • What sauce can work best? You can really use any sauce you want for this. Like a tomato basil, spicy marinara or anything you want. I usually use marinara sauce 
  • What kind of cheese do you use? I love using mozzarella cheese for this. Save time, buy pre-shredded cheese because it works well in this dip! Or buy cheese in a larger log and shred it yourself 
  • When is this dip best? It’s best served fresh out the oven then add basil and hot honey after
  • What is best to serve with this pizza dip? Usually pita bread, crostini, bread or crackers of choice

A few other delicious dip recipes to make:

5-minute White Bean Feta Dip

Spinach Artichoke Dip Cups (gluten-free)

INSANE Creamy Whipped Feta Dip Recipe!

DELICIOUS Lasagna Dip and Noodle Chips (gluten-free)

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Oven-Baked Pizza Dip

This oven-baked Pizza Dip is layered with just a few ingredients like sauce, mozzarella cheese, pepperoni and drizzled with some hot honey on top! It makes a great appetizer and taste delicious with your go-to bread or pizza crust.

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 25 mins

Yield: Serves 4

Ingredients

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  • 2 cups marinara sauce of choice
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 1/3 cup pepperoni slices
  • Optional: shredded basil leaves, hot honey
  • Pizza crust, baguette or crackers for dipping

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven 400 degrees 
  2. Add sauce to small 8-inch baking dish then sprinkle cheese on top then mozzarella
  3. Bake in oven for 20 minutes then remove from heat
  4. Add the basil leaves and hot honey on top if using and serve warm

Notes

*Store leftovers in fridge for 3 days. This tastes best fresh but if leftover, reheat in oven again. I also like to serve over pasta

**Feel free to double the recipe if serving for more people

  • Author: Rachel