Baked Pepperoni Dip
Ooey, gooey, baked cheesy pepperoni dip is an easy appetizer that comes together fast and is perfect for a party. This dip will easily feed a crowd and always gets two thumbs up. If you are looking for a different kind of dip and want to try something new– this may be your answer. I know it’s a new favorite at my house.
It’s the holiday season which means parties, get-togethers with family, and lots of entertaining. And with that in mind, there is always food. So last night, I needed a dip, and I was looking for something fast and easy to put together. This dip came to mind and was a total hit at the party.
You only need just a handful of ingredients, and most of these are probably in your refrigerator and pantry. You can also change them up a bit to your liking by omitting or adding as you so desire. It’s not heavy, and it’s full of flavor.
How to Make Cheesy Baked Pepperoni Dip
I usually use pre-shredded cheese for this recipe. It’s fast, and some of the work is already done for me. The mayonnaise keeps this dip from being too heavy. I use full-fat mayonnaise–the fat-free or low-calorie never make it to my house. 🙂 I chop the pepperoni and onion and open up the cans of mushrooms and black olives. Seriously, that’s about it! Just mix and bake. Done!
Can I Make this Dip in Advance?
Yes, you most certainly can!
I knew I would be short on time right before the party, so I mixed all of the ingredients that morning before leaving for work. I mixed everything in a medium bowl, covered the bowl with plastic wrap, and placed it into the refrigerator. When I was ready to bake, I pulled it out of the fridge, put it into a baking dish, and baked it for 30 minutes. So easy.
Tips and Variations for Pepperoni Dip
→Make this dip ahead of time. Mix all ingredients and store in the refrigerator until ready to bake.
→Change up the ingredients. Add more pepperoni, leave out the mushrooms, add green olives, etc. You can make this dip to your liking.
→Serve with crackers, sliced bread, breadsticks, or veggies.
→Add some cooked sausage to the recipe.
→Swap out the cheeses. Use different varieties.
→Shred your cheese instead of using pre-shredded cheese.
You probably won’t, but if you do, store them in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for about 2 days. Reheat in the microwave.
Looking for a Few More Appetizers to Serve at Your Next Party?
Be sure to check out these favorites. They are always a hit and never disappoint.
Baked Cheesy Pepperoni Dip
- 2 cups Mexican Blend Cheese shredded
- 2 cups Cheddar Cheese shredded
- 1 cup Mayonnaise
- 1 cup Pepperoni chopped
- 1 (6 oz.) can Sliced Mushrooms drained
- 1 (4 oz.) can Black Olives sliced and drained
- 1 Onion diced
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl, combine all ingredients. Transfer to a 2-quart baking dish. Bake uncovered for 30 minutes or until edges are bubbly and lightly browned. Serve with crackers.