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Pepperoni Pizza Dip with Pizza Crust Dippers by Modern Honey. Creamy pizza dip topped with crispy pepperoni and baked with garlic butter pizza rolls. All baked in a cast iron skillet. www.modernhoney.com

Pepperoni Pizza Dip with Pizza Crust Dippers

Creamy pizza dip topped with crispy pepperonis and garlic butter pizza crust dippers.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 24 minutes
Total Time 44 minutes
Servings 8
Author Melissa Stadler, Modern Honey

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces Sliced Pepperoni
  • 4 Tablespoons Butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 lb. Pizza Dough

Pizza Dip:

  • 8 ounces Cream Cheese
  • 1 cup Pizza Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Dried Oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1 cup Mozzarella Cheese
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese
  • Fresh Basil

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees. Cook pepperoni in 10-inch cast iron skillet over medium heat until crisp, 4-6 minutes. Transfer to paper towel-lined plate.
  2. In microwave-safe bowl, melt butter in microwave. Stir in garlic powder.
  3. Place dough on lightly floured counter. Pat into square and cut into approximately 20-24 pieces. Roll each piece into a ball. Coat each ball with garlic butter.
  4. Place each dough ball around edges of cast iron skillet, leaving the center of skillet open. Stagger the dough balls on top of each other. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise for 20 minutes.
  5. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
  6. In mixing bowl, cream together cream cheese and pizza sauce. Stir in oregano and red chili flakes. Stir in mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese, and 3/4 of crisp pepperoni. Set aside remaining pepperoni.
  7. Remove dough from oven and drizzle any garlic butter that has pooled into the center of the skillet onto the pizza crust. Spoon cheese mixture into center of skillet. Return to oven and bake until dip is heated through and the pizza crusts are golden brown -- about 12-15 minutes. Remove from oven and add remaining pepperoni. Cook for 1 minute longer.
  8. Top with fresh basil ribbons and serve immediately.