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This Pizza Dip is the perfect appetizer for your Halloween party! It’s creamy and cheesy with pepperoni and crusty knots of pizza dough for dipping. So much fun and easy to make in just 30 minutes. 

Pepperoni pizza dip with a jack-o-lantern theme for Halloween

This creamy cheesy pizza dip appetizer is always a hit at a party hot from the oven. Pizza toppings are combined with cream cheese and baked until golden with knots of dough you can pull apart for easy dipping!

This Halloween theme uses pieces of dough in the middle to make a jack-o-lantern face. You can get creative in designing it and don’t forget to get the kids involved!

Ingredients

You only need a few simple ingredients to make this hot dip:

  • Pizza dough: I used a store-bought Pillsbury dough here, but you can always make your own pizza dough instead.
  • Cream cheese: You’ll need one brick of cream cheese, softened for easy spreading.
  • Pepperoni slices: You can use traditional, natural or vegan pepperoni as you like.
  • Cheeses: Shredded mozzarella and parmesan are used for flavor on top of the cream cheese.
  • Sauce: Use your favorite pizza sauce or marinara sauce.

An epic cheese pull on a Halloween pizza dip

How to Make a Pizza Dip

Preparation starts by rolling out the pizza dough on a floured work surface. Cut out shapes to create the jack-o-lantern look later on, feel free to get creative here and make a design you like!

Then tear the remaining dough into small pieces and form knots to go around the outside of the pan. Next, spread the cream cheese into a pie plate, smearing it into an even layer. Sprinkle the mozzarella and parmesan cheeses on top, followed by the pepperoni slices.

Create the jack-o-lantern on the surface and put the pan in the oven to bake for 20-25 minutes until golden. This appetizer tastes best served warm!

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Halloween Pizza Dip

This Pizza Dip appetizer is a fun way to celebrate at Halloween! Make it for a party or just a snack before trick-of-treating.
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 35 mins
Servings: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 14 oz refrigerated pizza dough, one package (I used Pillsbury), or a homemade pizza dough
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup pizza sauce
  • 20 pepperoni slices

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Set aside a 9-inch pie plate.
  • Unroll the pizza dough onto a work surface. Cut out a few pieces to make your favorite jack-o-lantern style face.
  • Cut the rest of the dough into strips. Squeeze them into tube shapes and tie into individual knots.
  • Spread the cream cheese to the bottom of the baking dish. Then place the knots in a ring around the dish pan on top of the cream cheese.
  • Add ½ cup mozzarella on top of the cream cheese, and add parmesan. Spread marinara sauce, and finish with the remaining mozzarella.
  • Add pepperoni to fully cover mozzarella. Then place the cutout pieces on top of pepperoni to make a jack-o-lantern face.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the knots turn golden brown. Serve warm.

Notes

  • Lighter Option: You can use light cream cheese and part-skim mozzarella for fewer calories. 
  • Toppings: Instead of pepperoni, you can use ham or mushrooms.
Nutrition Facts
Halloween Pizza Dip
Amount Per Serving
Calories 292 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Cholesterol 38mg13%
Sodium 948mg40%
Potassium 158mg5%
Carbohydrates 28g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 15g30%
Vitamin A 388IU8%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 302mg30%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Author: Cindy
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pizza dip
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