This smoked pepperoni pizza dip recipe is super easy to make and it’s the perfect appetizer for game day!

If you are a cheese lover, this delicious appetizer needs to be on your menu! This dip is loaded with all sorts of cheesy goodness and pizza flavors. This is also a great option if you’re looking to cut back the carbs by avoiding pizza dough. 

Be sure to give this easy recipe a try the next time you’re looking to please the pizza lover in your life! 

Ingredients you will need

Meat: Pepperoni slices or Italian sausage 

Cheese: Cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, Mozzarella and cheddar cheese

Sauce: Marinara or Pizza sauce

Seasoning: Italian seasoning and red pepper flakes 

Dipping: French baguette slices, tortilla chips, pita chips or bagel chips

Smoked Pepperoni Pizza Dip ingredients
Photos from this recipe are from Brittany Scott (Instagram: @the_salted_bite)

Get creative and add any of your favorite pizza toppings or different cheeses. 

How to make Smoked Pepperoni Pizza Dip Recipe

Preheat your smoker to a medium heat of 350° F with hickory wood chips from Bear Mountain BBQ for a bold smoky flavor. I used my Nomad Grills for this cook as it was the perfect size for a smaller skillet.

In a large bowl, combine all of the ingredients: 8 oz of room temperature cream cheese, ½ cup cheddar cheese, 1 cup mozzarella cheese, 1 tbsp Italian seasoning, 1 tsp oregano and 1 tsp garlic powder.

ingredients for pizza dip

Thoroughly mix all of the ingredients until everything is combined.

You can buy pre-shredded cheese to save time, but freshly shredded cheese is always tastes better.

cream cheese mixture

Spread the cream cheese mixture in a 10 inch cast iron skillet or baking dish.

Next, top the skillet with 2 cups of pizza or marinara sauce then spread it out evenly.

Add 1 cup mozzarella cheese to the skillet and evenly spread it out.

Add the pepperonis. I used full size pepperoni, but I would recommend mini pepperonis so you can fit more.

You can really add any of your favorite toppings such as mushrooms, black olives or green pepper.

Place the skillet on the smoker for 15-20 minutes indirect of the heat.

Slice a baguette diagonally then place on a cookie sheet. Drizzle on 3 tbsp olive oil then season with 1 tsp garlic salt and bake at 350° F for 12 minutes.

baguettes for the smoked pizza dip recipe

Place the grill on high for the next 10 minutes until the cheese bubbles and meat begins to crisp up.

Serve the cheesy dip up warm with the toasted baguette pieces.

Looking for other delicious appetizers?

Be sure to check out and try some of my other favorite recipes!

Smoked Street Corn Queso Dip – This is one of my most popular recipes for a good reason! It’s perfect for game day or any gather. This one is super easy to make, but it packs a ton of delicious flavor.

Smoked Buffalo Chicken Dip – Smoky, spicy dip loaded with chicken. This is a buffalo chicken lovers dream!

Grilled Chimichurri Chicken Wings – Crispy, juicy chicken coated in some bright, fresh chimichurri. These could possibly be some of the best wings of all time!

Chicken Bacon Ranch Sliders – Grilled chicken, crispy bacon, gooey cheese coated in zesty ranch. This one is highly addictive!

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Smoked Pizza Dip

Smoked Pepperoni Pizza Dip Recipe

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This Smoked Pepperoni Pizza Dip Recipe is perfect for game day! Is super easy to make and is packed with all the pizza flavors you love. 

  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 12 servings 1x

Ingredients

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  • 8 oz block of cream cheese
  • 2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ½ cup of shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 tbsp italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 cups of marinara sauce
  • 4 oz of pepperoni
  • Toasted baguettes for dipping
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp garlic salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat your smoker to 350° F with hickory wood for a bold smoke flavor.
  2. In a bowl, combine and thoroughly mix 8 oz softened cream cheese, ½ cup cheddar cheese, 1 cup mozzarella cheese, 1 tbsp italian seasoning, 1 tsp oregano and 1 tsp garlic powder.
  3. Spread the mixture in a 10 inch cast iron skillet then top with 2 cups of marinara sauce, 1 cup mozzarella cheese and the pepperonis.
  4. Place the skillet on the smoker for 15 minutes indirect of the heat. 
  5. Slice a baguette diagonally then place on a cookie sheet. Drizzle on 3 tbsp olive oil then season with 1 tsp garlic salt and bake at 350° F for 12 minutes.
  6. Place the grill on high for the next 10 minutes until the cheese and meat begin to crisp up.
  7. Serve warm with toasted baguette pieces
  • Author: Nick Nesgoda
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

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