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3-cheese pizza dip is completely worth breaking your diet over

Brandi is natural born food lover of anything from gourmet cheeses and wine down to plain baked breads. When not in the kitchen cooking, she loves to be outdoors, especially near the ocean. She puts her focus mainly on healthy organic ea...

Pepperoni pizza dip in a bread bowl focuses on the best part of the pie — the cheese

Transform an ordinary loaf of bread into a super-indulgent snack for hungry guests. A bread bowl filled with a gooey, cheesy, pepperoni pizza-inspired dip is perfect for entertaining.

Pepperoni pizza dip in a bread bowl focuses on the best part of the pie — the cheese
Image: Brandi Bidot/SheKnows

For a simple twist on a favorite, a fresh round loaf of bread gets hollowed out and filled with lots of cheese, chopped veggies and, of course, the pepperoni for this easy pizza dip. To make this vegetarian, omit the pepperoni, or simply use a vegetarian-friendly version, which you can find at almost any health food store.

Pepperoni pizza dip in a bread bowl focuses on the best part of the pie — the cheese
Image: Brandi Bidot/SheKnows

Pepperoni pizza dip in a bread bowl recipe

Serves 8 – 10

Prep time: 10 minutes | Bake time: 25 minutes | Total time: 35 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 round fresh-baked bread, hollowed out, reserving the bread pieces
  • 2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup mini pepperoni
  • 1/2 cup pizza sauce
  • 1/4 cup diced tomatoes, for garnish
  • Fresh chopped basil, for garnish

Directions:

  1. Heat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and place the bread bowl in the center.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the cream cheese, mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses, garlic powder and mini pepperoni, and mix well.
  3. Pour the pizza sauce into the bread bowl, then top it with the cheese mixture.
  4. Bake for 20 – 25 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly and golden brown.
  5. Garnish with diced tomatoes and basil.
  6. Serve warm with the reserved bread for dipping.

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