Football-Shaped Pepperoni Pizza Dip

Are you ready for some football-shaped food!? Here comes an appetizer that will tackle hunger, and win the day with a fun, super cheesy recipe. This pepperoni pizza dip is a touchdown for any game day festivities. Mix up a mushroom, mozzarella, and Gouda dip, shape into a football, top with pepperoni, and devour with Mission Strips Tortilla Chips. It's the best (and tastiest) play you'll make all day.

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  • Ingredients & Instructions



  • 1

    bag Mission Strips Tortilla Chips
  • 2

    tbsp olive oil
  • 1

    cup sliced cremini mushrooms
  • 2

    cloves garlic, minced
  • ½

    tsp each salt and pepper
  • 8

    oz brick-style plain cream cheese, at room temperature
  • ½

    cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ½

    cup shredded smoked Gouda
  • ¼

    cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • ¼

    cup finely chopped tomatoes, squeezed to remove excess moisture
  • 1

    tsp dried Italian seasoning
  • 4

    oz sliced pepperoni
  • 1

    slice mozzarella cheese, for garnishing


  • Step 1

    Heat oil in large skillet set over medium-high heat; cook mushrooms, garlic, salt and pepper for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden and tender. Let cool completely.

  • Step 2

    Using electric mixer, beat cream cheese until smooth. Beat in mushroom mixture, shredded mozzarella, Gouda, Parmesan, tomatoes and Italian seasoning until well combined.

  • Step 3

    Transfer mixture to sheet of plastic wrap; shape into a ball, then use plastic wrap to press into football shape (if mixture is too soft, refrigerate until firm enough to shape).

  • Step 4

    Transfer to serving platter. Arrange pepperoni over top in overlapping pattern.

  • Step 5

    Cut mozzarella slice into strips and arrange over dip to resemble football laces.

  • Step 6

    Cover and refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours or until firm. Serve with tortilla chips.

  • Tip

    Substitute diced roasted red peppers for tomato, if desired.

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