Pepperoni Pizza Dip with Garlic Knots Recipe

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Miriam Olson Modified: March 22, 2022
Pepperoni Pizza Dip with Garlic Knots Recipe

How To Make Pepperoni Pizza Dip with Garlic Knots

This hearty pizza dip is loaded with cheese, tomatoes, and seasonings for the perfect snack pairing. Serve it up with our garlic knots for the best snack.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 35 minutes
Total: 45 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

For Dip:

  • 2cupscream cheese,softened
  • cupsmozzarella cheese,shredded, divided
  • ½cupparmesan cheese,grated
  • 2tsplemon juice
  • 1tspkosher salt
  • ½tspfreshly ground black pepper
  • ½tspred pepper flakes
  • 2tspdried oregano
  • ½cuptomato sauce
  • 12pepperoni slices

For Garlic Knots:

  • pizza dough,1 package, store bought
  • ½unsalted butter stick
  • ½tspkosher salt
  • ½tspgarlic powder
  • 2garlic cloves,minced
  • ¼cupparmesan cheese,grated
  • 1tspfresh parsley,chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Dip:

  1. In a medium bowl, combine the cream cheese, ½ cup of mozzarella, Parmesan cheese, and lemon juice.

  2. Mix with an electric hand mixer until smooth.

  3. Stir in the salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, and oregano.

  4. Transfer the cream cheese mixture to a 9-inch pie dish, then spread evenly.

  5. Top with the tomato sauce, then the remaining 2 cups of mozzarella cheese. Finish with the pepperoni.

  6. Bake the dip for 18 to 20 minutes, until the cheese is melted and bubbling.

Garlic Knots:

  1. While the dip bakes, line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

  2. Unroll the pizza dough on a flat surface.

  3. Cut in half lengthwise, then crosswise 12 times to get 24 small strips.

  4. Cover with a damp kitchen towel to keep from rising.

  5. In a small bowl, mix together the melted butter, salt, garlic powder, minced garlic, Parmesan cheese, and parsley.

  6. Tie each dough strip into a knot, then place on the prepared baking sheets.

  7. Brush generously with the garlic butter.

  8. Bake the garlic knots for 10 to 12 minutes, until puffed and golden.

  9. Serve the garlic knots warm with the pepperoni dip, and enjoy!

Nutrition

  • Calories: 1167.34kcal
  • Fat: 101.16g
  • Saturated Fat: 60.40g
  • Trans Fat: 0.56g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 27.53g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.78g
  • Carbohydrates: 12.83g
  • Fiber: 0.86g
  • Sugar: 6.84g
  • Protein: 54.05g
  • Cholesterol: 327.78mg
  • Sodium: 2213.59mg
  • Calcium: 1399.64mg
  • Potassium: 445.54mg
  • Iron: 1.67mg
  • Vitamin A: 908.69µg
  • Vitamin C: 4.10mg
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