Zesty Pepperoni Dip Recipe

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Here's a holiday snack we all look forward to. I combined my mother's cheese ball recipe with a favorite dip from my husband's aunt. Feel free to use reduced-fat cream cheese and either reduced-fat pepperoni or turkey pepperoni. —Heather Church, Gaffney, South Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 6 ounces sliced pepperoni, chopped (1-1/2 cups)
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 6 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 1-1/2 packages Italian salad dressing mix
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Dash hot pepper sauce
  • Dash Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup shredded Italian cheese blend
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green pepper
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • Assorted crackers


  1. Place pepperoni on a paper towel-lined microwave-safe plate; microwave, covered, on high for 1-2 minutes or until fat is rendered.
  2. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese, milk, salad dressing mix, oil, pepper sauce and Worcestershire sauce until blended. Stir in pepperoni, cheese, green pepper and onion. Serve at room temperature with crackers. Yield: 2 cups.
Originally published as Zesty Pepperoni Dip in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2015, p10

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debstamp User ID: 6321450 259081
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2017

"Yum! Made this exactly as written and I wouldn't change a thing! Great flavor and I think putting the pepperoni in the microwave made a big difference. Make this a few hours (or the day before) so the flavors can meld."

mjlouk User ID: 1712085 240109
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2015

"Made this for movie night last night and it was a hit! I only used 1 packet of Italian dressing mix."

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