Hot Pepperoni Game Day Pizza Dip
Get all the delicious flavors of a pepperoni pizza in an extra cheesy baked dip. This easy hot pepperoni pizza dip recipe makes an irresistible snack sure to win over any game-day crowd.
Preheat oven to 400°F. Grease 5- x 2-inch round baking dish with olive oil. Spread 1/2 cup pizza sauce over bottom of baking dish; set aside.
Dice 2 oz. pepperoni slices; set aside.
Using electric mixer, beat cream cheese, sour cream, garlic, Italian seasoning and pepper until smooth. Add shredded mozzarella cheese and fold in diced pepperoni slices.
Spoon into baking dish; smooth top. Spoon remaining pizza sauce over cheese mixture. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, or until heated through. Remove from oven.
Sprinkle hot pizza dip with remaining mozzarella cheese; arrange remaining whole pepperoni slices over top. Bake for 3 to 5 minutes or until cheese is melted and pizza dip is bubbling. Let stand for 5 minutes. Serve with tortilla chips.
For crispy pepperoni slices, broil the dip during the last minute of baking time. Option to garnish your pizza dip with fresh basil.