The Ultimate Sausage Pizza Dip

Be the hero at your next party by making or bringing this Ultimate Sausage Pizza Dip. It’s loaded with delicious pizza flavor everyone is going to love!

Friends, I can’t begin to describe how crazy delicious this dip is. (Healthy? Let’s not go there.)

The Ultimate Sausage Pizza Dip:

You're going to want to make The Ultimate Sausage Pizza Dip for your next party!

With thoughts of the Super Bowl on the horizon, it’s hard to resist the opportunity to make all of the dips, wings, and other tasty party dishes we associate with this event. While I’m certain you have your go-to foods (We all do.), I strongly recommend you give this one a try.

Be the winner at your next gathering with The Ultimate Sausage Pizza Dip!

How to Make Pizza Dip:

It starts with a layer of cooked sweet Italian sausage mixed with cream cheese, mozzarella, and Italian cheeses.

How to make The Ultimate Sausage Pizza Dip

That gets layered with pizza sauce, adorable mini pepperoni, and more cheese. Garnished with a handful of those cute mini pepperoni, the whole thing is baked until hot and bubbly.

How to make The Ultimate Sausage Pizza Dip

How to make The Ultimate Sausage Pizza Dip

Surrounded by sliced bread for dipping, you can see why I’m calling this The Ultimate Sausage Pizza Dip. Now, let’s dig in!

The Ultimate Sausage Pizza Dip appetizer for entertaining.

Whether you’re celebrating the Super Bowl, watching another televised event, or hanging out at your house with friends, you must give this dip a try!

The Ultimate Sausage Pizza Dip appetizer for entertaining.

Be the winner at your next gathering with The Ultimate Sausage Pizza Dip!

Appetizer Recipe: The Ultimate Sausage Pizza Dip

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As noted in the recipe, you can put this dip together the night before you plan to bake and serve it. You will need to adjust the cooking time a little, but this Ultimate Sausage Pizza Dip is sure to be as delicious.

Sausage Pizza Dip Recipe:

Ultimate Sausage Pizza Dip

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Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: appetizer, pizza, pizza dip, sausage
Servings: 10
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Be the hero at your next party by making or bringing this Ultimate Sausage Pizza Dip. It's loaded with delicious pizza flavor everyone is going to love!


  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 pound sweet Italian sausage
  • 1/2 large onion - finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic - finely chopped
  • 8 ounces cream cheese - softened
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese - divided
  • 1 1/2 cup Italian cheese blend - divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 jar (14 ounces) pizza sauce
  • 1 cup mini pepperoni
  • 1-2 loaves bread for dipping


  • Heat the extra virgin olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the sausage and cook, breaking it up into small pieces with a wooden spoon. Drain off most of the fat from the sausage. Reduce the heat to medium and push the sausage to the side of the pan. Add the onion and garlic to the center and cook until tender. Mix in the sausage and remove the pan from the heat.
  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.
  • In a bowl, combine the sausage mixture with the cream cheese, 3/4 cup of the mozzarella cheese, 3/4 cup of the Italian cheese blend, and oregano. Spread this mixture evenly into the bottom of a 10x8-inch baking dish. Top with the pizza sauce and a sprinkle of mini pepperoni reserving about 1/4 cup to garnish the top. Top the pizza sauce and pepperoni with the remaining cheese. Finish the top with the remaining mini pepperoni.
  • Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 30-35 minutes*. Remove the foil and turn your oven to broil. Cook an additional 5 minutes.
  • Serve hot with sliced bread.


*You can prepare this in advance and refrigerate it overnight. Just increase the bake time to about 45 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 434kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 20gFat: 37gSaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 88mgSodium: 1112mgPotassium: 429mgFiber: 1gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 713IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 168mgIron: 2mg
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  • Patti at

    I’m writing from Canada and can’t find these mini pepperoni (s) anywhere. Must be an American thing? I guess I’ll have to go with regular pizza pepperoni but it will lose the appetizer cuteness.

    • Linda at

      I haven’t seen mini pepperoni for a couple of years now (I’m in Ohio USA) so I cut regular-size slices into quarters or halves for recipes that call for mini. You can stack 4 – 6 slices if you have a sharp knife; that way it doesn’t take so long to cut them up.

      • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

        That totally works. I usually find the mini pepperoni at Walmart. However, I haven’t looked for it recently, so I can’t confirm with 100% certainity it’s still for sale.

        xo Michael

  • Sharon at

    Made this for a baby shower as the new mommy has been craving sausage calzones all pregnancy! It was gone well before anything else and she went crazy for it!!! I had made a second at the same time to be heated for a football party the next day but by the time I got home, my family had eaten the whole pan.

  • Shelby Dover at

    Such a great pizza dip recipe! It’s a new favorite in our house. Thank you.

  • Elisa at

    This looks very tasty, but I’m not a huge fan of cream cheese. Could I leave it out? Or would it make the recipe not “dippy” enough? Thanks for any info!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Um, I don’t think you can leave it out on this one, but you could try if you wanted to risk it.

      xo Michael

  • Tiffany Hoang at

    Anyday will be game day now. This looks amazing and right up my alley!!

  • Michelle Rushing at

    I made this recently for a get-together with some friends. I think I added more cheese than I needed (I always add extra cheese to everything!) because it was pretty hard on the top, which made it hard to ‘dip’! That being said, everybody went crazy for it and absolutely loved it! My husband just told me yesterday, that he pulled out a fork and was eating it straight out of the pan!! Haha, there were no leftovers and I promised to make it again for my husband! Thank you for this recipe!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      So glad you enjoyed it!! Thank you!!

      xo Michael

  • Sabrina at

    what a wonderful savory dip recipe, great idea, have not had or made anything like it, closest I can think of is a 7 layer dip or similar, so good thinking and thank you!

  • Carla at

    Made this last night for a group of friends. EVERY one of them asked for the recipe! It was delicious! Thank you for sharing!

  • Juliet at

    This looks so delicious and I cannot wait to make it! Thank you for sharing your fabulous recipes!

  • Mary L at

    Thank you for so many delicious and simple recipes! You’re my go-to site when I need something special.

  • Amanda Taylor at

    Would it be wrong if I made this and then just…you know…ate it with a spoon? Haha!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      This is a judgement free zone. You be you!

      xo Michael

  • Julie J at

    Ok, I need some spring-print fat pants now. Perhaps a tasteful floral with elastic waistband.

    Any other dippers you can think of besides bread? I love bread but it doesn’t love me. This dip would be a luscious addition to my menu for an Italian Valentine’s dinner date in my living room. I have seen cheese cups made in muffin tins, is there room for more cheese in this recipe? (leading question)…

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Hmmm. That’s a tough question. I’m not sure if I’d pair it with more cheese, but if that works for you – it might do the trick. Is gluten the issue? Are their gluten-free chips or crackers that would work for you? Rice cakes? Another option might be to leave out the pepperoni and use sliced pepperoni to dip. You could also use celery and bell peppers. I hope that helps or at least stirs up some ideas.

      xo Michael

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