Pizza Dip

Perfect for dunking, this easy pizza dip recipe will impress your guests and have them coming back for more!

Easy Pizza Dip | Cravings of a Lunatic | Easy to make microwave pizza dip for those days you want to dunk in a hurry!

Welcome to Day #2 of Appetizer Week, a multi-blogger event co-hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Kristen from Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker. With the big football game coming up, we wanted to make sure you had plenty of ideas for your game day spread. Each day we will be dishing up a different set of appetizers. We hope you enjoy this fabulous group of recipes. Tune in each day starting with Monday, January 20 and ending on Saturday, January 25.

I usually make my pizza dip in the oven, but some days you just want pizza dip immediately. You don’t want to wait for it to cook in the oven. So you take the easy way out and shove that bowl of layered yummy goodness in the microwave. Is the presentation as pretty as a perfectly golden brown pizza dip from the oven, heck no. But are you, or your guests, really going to give a flip as you’re shoving copious amounts of pizza dip into your pieholes? I think not! Now go forth and microwave your dips. This has been a public service announcement from a very hungry lunatic.

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Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

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Perfect for dunking, this easy pizza dip recipe will impress your guests and have them coming back for more!


  • 1 (8 ounce) package of cream cheese, any brand
  • 3/4 cup pizza sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt or powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion salt or powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sweet basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 and 1/2 cups pizza mozzarella, shredded, more if you're like me and can't get enough cheese
  • 4 ounces of pepperoni, sliced thinly


  • Spray a microwave safe dish or bowl with non-stick spray lightly.
  • Soften your cream cheese. You can take it out of the fridge ahead of time, or pop in a bowl and microwave it for about 30 to 45 seconds. Mix it with a spoon and then transfer it to the microwave safe dish. Spread evenly.
  • In a medium sized bowl mix your pizza sauce, sugar and spices. The sugar and spices are optional. I like a little extra kick in my dip. Pour this over top of the cream cheese and smooth out.
  • Sprinkle the cheese over top evenly.
  • Top with pepperoni.
  • Pop the dish in the microwave, and depending on the size and strength of your microwave, cook for about 2 to 4 minutes. You want the cheese melted so it's nice and stretchy when people dunk.
  • Serve with chips or crackers, or a giant spoon and a big old smile!

Easy Pizza Dip | Cravings of a Lunatic | Easy to make microwave pizza dip for those days you want to dunk in a hurry!

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Easy Pizza Dip | Cravings of a Lunatic | Easy to make microwave pizza dip for those days you want to dunk in a hurry!

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  1. 1
    Debbie Bray says:

    buffalo chicken dip

  2. 3

    I can think of soooo many people who would DIE over this dip!!

    My fave appetizer is probs my mom’s cheesy chicken dip, mmmm

  3. 6

    yummm pizza dip! looks so fun for the big game!

  4. 7
    Ouida Lampert says:

    Favorite is wings.

  5. 8

    When I do things like this in the microwave, I sometimes use my kitchen torch to give the top a bit of color. So I have a quick and easy recipe with the looks of an oven-baked one! This looks terrific. Forget the chips, just give me that big spoon!

  6. 9
    Jaye Lorton says:

    My favorite appetizer is homemade baked spinach artichoke dip-always a game day favorite! Gonna have to try this pizza dip though because I have a feeling this one could become a new fav!

  7. 10
    Julie F. in NC says:

    Sausage rotel dip with fritos

  8. 11

    Trying this tonight

  9. 12

    This dip looks AMAZING!

  10. 13

    This is every man’s dream of an appetizer!

  11. 14

    Pizza dip? Heaven, pure and unadulterated, thank you! Delicious job :D


  12. 15

    Spinach & Artichoke Dip! (And pretty much whatever else is on the table…)

  13. 16
    Linda Bragg says:

    I just love BBQ wings and also crockpot spicy meatballs

  14. 17
    Donna Jones says:

    Chips and dips and baked Brie cheese!

  15. 18

    I love nachos!

  16. 19
    Sarah Schmid says:

    salsa con queso!

  17. 20

    I love bacon-wrapped crackers!

  18. 21

    My favorite is fresh made guacamole!

  19. 22

    I like spinach dip!

  20. 23

    I like a layered dip with beans, cheeses, fresh veggies – so many possibilities!

  21. 24
    Sally Tews says:

    this one!

  22. 25
    Mandy Shannon says:

    This looks absolutely delicious! My favorite is probably flautas or taquitos, I’m addicted to Mexican food lol

  23. 26

    My favorite game day appetizer is buffalo chicken wings.

  24. 27
    jane werthmann says:

    favorite dip is seven layer dip with tostitos

  25. 28

    I love dips but I’ve never had any that look this good.

  26. 29

    This looks like a great dip for the Super Bowl!

  27. 30
    Lynn Decker says:

    Oh my. That looks DELICIOUS.

  28. 31

    Looks nummy! What a fun idea for an appetizer! HUGS

  29. 32
    Tina Truex says:

    Cheesy mexican rice

  30. 33

    Chips and Nachos with guacamole and salsa.

  31. 34
    Colleen C says:

    Nachos with cheese, onion, black olives, jalapenos, heated and served with salsa and guac.

  32. 35

    chips and salsa

  33. 36

    Nachos and hot wings are always a given.

  34. 37

    Nachos with melted cheese and guacamole.

  35. 38
    Georgette Helton says:

    My favorite dip is olive nut dip

  36. 39
    Deb Crawford says:

    I love the cookware set and my favorite dip is buffalo chicken dip!

  37. 40

    Spinach Artichoke dip…but this pizza dip is looking pretty killer. :)

  38. 41

    Buffalo Chicken Drummetts (not the wings!) w/homemade ranch dressing to dip it in

  39. 42

    chicken wings are the best…..

  40. 43
    Tracy Spangler says:

    My family and I are not sports folk, but one of our favorite appetizers is french bread with coconut oil. Simple, healthy and so delicious!

  41. 44

    I love making cheese straws or spinach dip!

  42. 45

    My favorite is Pita chips and hummus.

  43. 46

    I like cheese-y garlic pull apart bread and spinach dip.

  44. 47
    Yvonne McGowan says:

    I have a few, but my very favorite is chicken breast sliders on homemade rolls with sliced red onion & homemade guacamole!

  45. 48
    Amanda Falicki says:

    Chips and dip

  46. 49

    I like spinach artichoke dip served with tortilla chips.

  47. 50
    Sandy Headtke says:

    My favorite is nachos with extra jalapeño

  48. 51
    Barbara warren says:

    My favorite is chicken wings and spinach artichoke dip.

  49. 52
    Tonia Merlo says:

    cocktail sweet and sour meatballs

  50. 53


    I just wanted to let you know I received the Anaolon 10-piece collection and am in awe. This is the best pots/pans set that I have ever owned. I want to thank you so much for the wonderful giveaway as well as the wonderful recipes on your website.


  51. 54

    I think the parmesan chips with this dip would be FANTASTIC!

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