My Favorite Pepperoni Pizza Dip

Lightened-up pepperoni pizza dip is loaded with your favorite toppings and comes together in minutes. It’s everything we love about traditional pizza baked together and scooped up with tortilla chips, crackers, or fresh veggies.

Quick & easy Lightened-Up Pepperoni Pizza Dip using Greek yogurt-- this is my favorite pizza dip recipe!

If you’re not in the mood to make pizza with my homemade pizza crust, pepperoni pizza dip is the next best thing. It’s great for game day, the Super Bowl, or if you’re entertaining a crowd. Who doesn’t love pizza? No matter what team is playing, we should always root for pizza dip! 😉

This is Lightened-Up Pizza Dip

Today’s pepperoni pizza dip is lightened up from the full-fat version, sacrificing none of the outstanding flavor. It’s everything you love about a fat slice of cheesy pepperoni pizza baked together and scooped up with your favorite tortilla chips. Doesn’t that sound great? It is. And it doesn’t get much better than this. We use lower fat cream cheese, nonfat greek yogurt, and a reduced amount of cheese– but it’s still plenty cheesy!

This Pepperoni Pizza Dip Is:

  • Loaded with your favorite pizza toppings
  • Always a crowd favorite
  • 35 minutes start to finish
  • Easy to assemble ahead of time

Quick & easy Lightened-Up Pepperoni Pizza Dip using Greek yogurt-- this is my favorite pizza dip recipe!

Ingredients in Pepperoni Pizza Dip

Though the written recipe is below, let me walk you through each ingredient so you’re prepared.

  • Cream Cheese + Greek Yogurt: Low-fat cream cheese and nonfat greek yogurt form the base of this cheesy dip. I like to use low fat cream cheese– I find nonfat cream cheese is lacking in taste and texture. Nonfat greek yogurt, on the other hand, is one of my favorite ingredients when I’m baking and cooking lighter fare. I call it a “power” ingredient.
  • Garlic Powder: Garlic powder adds flavor.
  • Pizza Sauce: We can’t have pizza dip without pizza sauce! Homemade or store-bought both work wonderfully.
  • Cheese: I use shredded mozzarella cheese and grated parmesan cheese, but use your favorite varieties.
  • Basil + Oregano: Both ground basil and ground oregano add even more pizza flavor.
  • Toppings: Use your favorite pizza toppings– pepperoni, sausage, green peppers, olives, etc. Sometimes I use mini pepperonis because they’re cute. The more loaded the better!

How to Make my Favorite Pepperoni Pizza Dip

Overview: How to Make Pepperoni Pizza Dip

  1. Make the base. Beat the cream cheese, greek yogurt, and garlic powder in a medium bowl until smooth and creamy.
  2. Spread the cream cheese mixture into the bottom of your dish. I recommend a 9-inch pie dish, cake pan, or similar size casserole dish.
  3. Add the sauce & cheese. Spread the pizza sauce evenly over the cream cheese layer. Sprinkle with cheese.
  4. Add your toppings.
  5. Bake. Bake until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  6. Sprinkle with basil + oregano.
  7. Serve hot. Pair with tortilla chips, toasted artisan bread, pita chips, soft pretzel bites, or fresh veggies.

Ready in 35 minutes start to finish, this appetizer is quick and easy to make.

Quick & easy Lightened-Up Pepperoni Pizza Dip using Greek yogurt-- this is my favorite pizza dip recipe!

Quick & easy Lightened-Up Pepperoni Pizza Dip using Greek yogurt-- this is my favorite pizza dip recipe!

More Favorite Appetizers


Cheesy Pepperoni Pizza Dip

  • Author: Sally
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: serves 8-10
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


My very favorite recipe for pizza dip. Loaded with your favorite pizza toppings, this lightened-up pizza dip comes together in a snap and is gobbled up even quicker.


  • 8 ounces low fat (or full fat) cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • 3/4 cup nonfat Greek yogurt (or full fat or low fat or sour cream works too)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3/4 cup pizza sauce (homemade or store-bought)
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • toppings such as: 1-2 Tablespoons sliced black olives, 1/4 cup mini pepperonis,* 1/2 cup crumbled cooked sausage, 1/4 cup chopped green pepper etc.
  • 2 Tablespoons grated parmesan
  • ground basil, to taste
  • ground oregano, to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (177°C).
  2. Using a handheld or stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the cream cheese, Greek yogurt, and garlic powder in a medium bowl until smooth and creamy. Spread into the bottom of a 9-inch pie dish, cake pan, or similar size casserole dish.
  3. Spread the pizza sauce evenly over the cream cheese layer. Sprinkle evenly with cheese. Top with your toppings of choice, then sprinkle with grated parmesan. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  4. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with basil and oregano. Serve hot with your favorite chips, raw veggies, pita wedges, etc. Cover any leftovers and store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.


  1. Make Ahead Instructions: You may assemble this dip up to 1 day ahead of time. Cover tightly and refrigerate. Before serving, bake as directed.
  2. Mini Pepperonis: Several pieces of regular size pepperoni also work. I used turkey pepperoni in these pictures.

Keywords: pepperoni pizza dip, healthy pizza dip

Easy Lightened-Up Pepperoni Pizza Dip using Greek yogurt-- this is my favorite pizza dip recipe!
Easy Lightened-Up Pepperoni Pizza Dip using Greek yogurt-- this is my favorite pizza dip recipe!


  1. This dip looks like the perfect addition to every Super Bowl party! My brothers and husband will love this. Pinned!

  2. I love pizza dip. I have to be careful because when it is in front of me I have a tendency to eat the whole thing!!

  3. Oh wow…this looks incredible! I had to laugh at your comment about not wanting to start any fights in the comments section. I don’t know if you listen to This American Life, but last week’s episode was all about the Comments sections on the internet. I hope you can’t relate to too much of what they discussed but I’m sure you’ve had your share!

    Moving on, back to pizza dip….you are mean for posting this! Now I want want want it! 🙂 I am flying back to Chicago for a couple of days…if my nephews are around, I might have to whip this up. Better than the cold cheese and cracker tray I made them last time. (well, CHEESE…when is cheese ever bad?!)

    I am DEFINITELY making your frosted sugar cookies tomorrow – my mom and I made them at Christmas and our decorations got a little R-rated…we had the BEST time…laughing till we were crying. So, now time to make some V-day cookies! 🙂

  4. I used to HATE olives until I started eating Greek Salads… Then, the love affair began which is REALLY weird because, well, I never thought it would happen. The little green jarred olives still skeeve me out a bit, though.

    And since the Eagles are not in the superbowl (don’t judge me), it’s all about the food and commercials for this girl. Plus, both of the teams have already won their fare share of rings sooooooo it’s a bit of a drag!

  5. Not photogenic? I think that cheese is fabulously photogenic. I want to eat it right now. Do not pass Go, do not collect $200. Just eat that cheese!

  6. I may watch the Super Bowl this year…but if I do, it’s only to catch the halftime show. We’re not huge football fans over here, but we love pizza anything! This dip sounds amazing. Maybe we’ll throw a Stanley Cup party (it’s all about the hockey in Michigan). I think I need more people around when this is around otherwise I’d totally eat the whole thing by myself! I love the idea of adding green pepper and onions. I’m totally on board for no using the fat free cream cheese but fat free greek yogurt is totally ok. Cream cheese just needs that bit of fat to really make it…well creamy and delicious.

  7. I agree with Michelle. When I see that picture, I just want to eat the whole thing. What a perfect dip to make for game day!

  8. This looks so yummy, can’t wait to try it! I have a question though…do you think there’s any way this could be heated in the microwave instead of the oven? I wanted to make some for my coworkers on lunch break tomorrow.

  9. I’m right there with you on raisins in cookies (the more the better!), but… I’d still rather have bell peppers or pineapple than olives. More for you though, right? 😉 Hope you’re able to take some time off from recipe testing and photographing for the cookbook tomorrow to spend time with your friends and watch the game! (Or commercials!)

  10. I got to my super bowl party and realized everything was from your recipes, peanut butter monster cookies, pizza dip, and the red velvet cheesecake brownies. All are so delicious! Thank you!!!

  11. Wow, Sally, this looks & sounds amazing! I’ve never tried a pizza dip before, but I just might have to now ;-)!

  12. I made this yesterday for the Superbowl (watching it meant for us to get to go to bed at 5 am) and just left out the pepperoni to make it vegetarian. Everyone loved it and couldn’t believe how simple ist was. Such a great Snack!

  13. We made this for super bowl and my daughters made the olives into a “49” and the dip was heavenly and YES we used spoons!!

    I do have one question, is there a way to put the dip in or make it in a crock pot. It was yummy hot, and the presentation was perfect.

  14. We couldn’t wait for Sunday’s Super Bowl and made this Saturday for a big basketball showdown. I used full fat organic cream cheese and sour cream (bc we had it in the house). I ended up adding some additional garlic powder & garlic salt to the cream cz mixture. It may be personal taste or the flavors were heavier and needed the balance? I added pepperonis (diced into 1/4’s), and black olives. We served it with sliced baguette bread rounds and pita chips. It was the bomb! We ate so much we couldnt have dinner. Sunday we pulled out the leftovers and ate it cold for breakfast…no shame!! Sally, thank you so very much for another amazing recipe, and sharing your love of baking! I can’t wait for the new candy cookbook!!

  15. Sally,
    This has become one of our absolute favorite dips/snacks/sometimes dinners over the last year. Often you try something new and it’s really good but somehow it doesn’t make it into regular rotation. One of the things we love is how adaptable it is. We use veggies, meats, sometimes pineapple as toppings. We’ve done a 1/2 & 1/2 when we couldn’t decide.  We love to serve this with sliced baguette bread rounds. Our local grocery (Wegmans) will slice one up for us and it’s just the right size, but it’s easy to do yourself.  Thanks for the inspiration and wonderful recipies!!  Blessings. 

  16. Made this for a neighborhood get together, big hit with the kids and adults alike. Easy to make and great flavors!

  17. So who needs super bowl to make the pepperoni pizza dip.  I would however make it if we were having a party las we going and my contribution is my mother in laws toffee bars lots of chocolate and instead of musts lots of  sprinkles!!

  18. Hi Sally, this dip was so amazing that, the last time I made it, my sister was wolfing it down right after she came home after dinner. I was wondering, though, is it possible to make this recipe in a microwave?

  19. Has anyone made this is a cast iron skillet? I’m thinking it would look nice for presentation at a potluck. Any adaptation I could make to the bottom layer to ensure it doesn’t totally burn to the bottom of the skillet?

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