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Pepperoni Pizza Spread

Loaded with popular pizza ingredients, this cheesy concoction is wonderful on crackers of all kinds. —Connie Milinovich, Cudahy, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min.
  • Makes
    6 cups

Ingredients

  • 2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup chopped pimiento-stuffed olives
  • 1 cup chopped pepperoni
  • 1 can (6 ounces) ripe olives, drained and chopped
  • 1 can (4 ounces) mushroom stems and pieces, drained and chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • Crackers, breadsticks and/or French bread

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, combine the first nine ingredients. Transfer to an 11x7-in. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, 25-30 minutes or until edges are bubbly and lightly browned. Serve with crackers, breadsticks and/or French bread.
Nutrition Facts
2 tablespoons: 88 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 232mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.

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  • Dawn
    Jan 26, 2021

    I'd prepared this recipe back when it came out for Taste of Home in 2003! I'd taken it to a chapel function and it was a big hit! I did not use the olives: I'd used a red or green pepper and left the mushroom stems and pieces UNCHOPPED, but DRAINED! I didn't have the pepperoni at the time, so I'd used beef snack sticks and 1 medium onion!

  • PrplMonky5
    Aug 14, 2017

    My husband and I LOVED this (I cut it in half for just the two of us). I do think it was a little heavy on the green olives, and that's coming from someone who loves green olives. Next time I'll back off a little on that. This is a great recipe because you can tweak it to suit your tastes. We used pieces of flat bread and spooned the pizza spread on top. I'm definitely making this again.

  • RLiberty
    Mar 11, 2016

    I have made this more times than I can count. It is a fantastic appetizer and simple to prepare. There is never any left, and people always want the recipe. We serve it with multi-grain Scoops.

  • SimpleFoods
    Dec 12, 2015

    I plan to make this this weekend - sounds sinfully delicious, would have given it 5 stars if not for my question: just counting the # of cups in the ingredients, the amount will come to waaaay more than the 6 cups printed. I will plan to use a 13 x 9 dish, if not larger. Any other similar observations about the amount?

  • Crittermom98
    Jan 23, 2014

    We Have This Every Christmas

  • treelover1970
    Dec 17, 2012

    The best dip I've ever made. Everyone loves it!!

  • Lynn M.
    Oct 13, 2012

    I have this recipe in a cookbook I wrote, and it's rated number 1 appetizer requested for parties! I brown my pepperoni to get some of the grease out and then drain it on papper towels. I also use Canola Mayonnaise for less fat. This is the best recipe ever!! Just ask the Coke girls in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin!!

  • jriley
    Aug 19, 2012

    I have made this recipe a couple of times and it was a hit. I am wondering though, if I have all the ingredients mixed up, can I freeze it and bake it later?

  • missmew41
    Jun 30, 2012

    No comment left

  • lorileet
    Dec 31, 2011

    Make this all the time when we have guests over, or even when we don't. I have never changed a thing when making. Always a hit!