Friday, June 26, 2020

4-Layer Pizza Dip (With VIDEO)

Simple 4 Layer Pizza Dip is perfect for any party, happy hour or an anytime snack! With an easy recipe this appetizer is utterly simple to prepare. This dip is packed with layers of ooey gooey cheese, marinara sauce and your favorite pizza toppings. It’s out of this world delicious!!!

With 4 layers this dip is sure to please.  The bottom layer is loaded with ooey gooey cheese , the second layer is an amazing homemade pizza sauce, the third layer is your second layer of ooey gooey cheese and the 4th layer is the toppings.  This dip is out of this world delicious!!!

It's completely customizable to whatever topping you love.  You can even use ricotta on the bottom and a jar of your favorite sauce for the sauce layer.  It really couldn't be easier.

Dinner's Ready!

Helpful Tips to make 4 Layer Pizza Dip:

  • You can use ricotta cheese in place of the cream cheese for an even thicker ad richer dip.
  • You can use your favorite jar of pizza sauce in place of the homemade.

What you will need to make 4 Layer Pizza Dip:


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See how easy this 4 Layer Pizza Dip  is to make. Watch the video!!!

4 Layer Pizza Dip

Simple 4 Layer Pizza Dip is perfect for any party, happy hour or an anytime snack! With an easy recipe this appetizer is utterly simple to prepare. This dip is packed with layers of ooey gooey cheese, marinara sauce and your favorite pizza toppings. It’s out of this world delicious!!!


  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 8 ounces finely shredded Italian cheese blend (divided)
  • 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 12 slices pepperoni
  • 4 slices cooked bacon, chopped (or 1/4 cup real bacon pieces)


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a blender combine tomatoes, garlic, onion, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper.  Blend until pureed.  Set pizza sauce aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese, sour cream and 2 ounces of shredded cheese.  Mix well until well combined.
  4. Spread cream cheese mixture in an even layer over baking dish (pie plate or 8x8 works). Pour blended pizza sauce (tomato mixture) over cream cheese mixture and evenly distribute with spatula.
  5. Sprinkle remaining shredded cheese over pizza sauce. Top pizza dip with bacon and pepperoni.
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until cheese is browned and bubbly.
  7. Serve with Parmesan Herb Bread Sticks.
  8. Enjoy!


Originally published 2/8/12, updated and republished June 2020.

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  1. can I just eat this as a meal? It looks that good! Sinful even

  2. Yummy! I want this dip right now for lunch! It looks so gooey and delicious!

  3. Yum, Pinning it right now. Love all things pizza

  4. Pizza anything and I'm in heaven. Yes, indeed, that's a meal!

  5. I can taste this from my computer.

  6. That looks amazing! It's a great twist on pizza!

  7. I am going to make this, but I am going to use finely crumbled Italian sausage instead of the bacon. Can't wait.

  8. I have made this dip a bunch of times....a huge hit. It is always requested...and devoured! I add red pepper flakes, oregano and dry Italian dressing mix to the cream cheese layer...then sauce, then a layer of crumbled sausage, cheese and pepperoni. The crumbled Italian sausage is the hidden surprise. Bread for dipping is always key. :) You can add whatever topping you like on your pizza...the bottom base layer is great.

  9. Just made the pizza dip!!!! Big hit at our home!!!!

  10. I make this using pizza sauce instead of tomatoes...really good!

    1. Thanks for saying you used pizza sauce & it was still good. I am always looking for short cuts.

  11. Caitlin PantermollerSeptember 22, 2013 at 1:20 PM

    Just made this! So yummy!

  12. this looks amazing! i have to try this :) also would love to try a vegetarian version of it without the bacon and replace the pepperoni with mushrooms, has anyone tried and if so how did it turn out i would love to know?

  13. can't wait to try this it looks amazing! also i'd like to try a vegetarian version, cut the bacon out and replace the pepperoni with some mushrooms, has anyone tried it? and if so how did it turn out? am curious to see what it would be like?

  14. make this's delicious!!!

  15. OMG!!! Seriously???? I could just put a big ole serving on a plate and eat it!! Pinning!!!!

  16. Can you make ahead and freeze?

  17. Try adding ricotta cheese to the base layer. It is awesome!

  18. Can this be made in slow cooker?

  19. I fixed this last night for the College National Championship game. It was a huge hit and everybody wanted the recipe. The only thing I did different was that a added 1 tsp. of Italian seasoning and 1 tsp. of minced garlic to the cream cheese mixture. This is definitely a keeper. Thanks so much for sharing your recipe. GO DAWGS!


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