Skillet Pizza Dip is the best of both worlds when it comes to pizza and garlic bread. Why order the two separately when they work perfectly together in this dip? For another one of my favorite dips, be sure to try my Jalapeno Popper Dip!

Spoonful of Skillet Pizza Dip
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Skillet Pizza Dip

I love garlic bread and pizza, so this Skillet Pizza Dip is heaven for me. I could never understand people who would eat pizza and leave the crust. In my mind, the deeper the crust, the better! So, it’s easy to see how this recipe is a winner for not only me but my family as well. Have I mentioned I love cheese, too? Seriously, this dip checks all the boxes for me and will for any pizza lover. I also have Pizza Bombs you will love!

Ingredients for Skillet Pizza Dip

Skillet Pizza Dip Ingredients

There are three main parts to Skillet Pizza Dip–the bread, the dip mixture, and the topping. It looks like a lot, but it comes together fast!

Bread: For the bread, I used frozen dinner rolls and added a garlic butter topping. You could make homemade rolls if you prefer!

Pizza Sauce: You can use store-bought pizza sauce for this recipe, or you can make your own!

Cream Cheese: Room-temperature cream cheese works best for this recipe. One trick to get the cold cream cheese to room temperature fast is to fill a metal dish with hot water and submerge the contents of the foil packet into the water.  The cream cheese will be at room temperature in about 5-10 minutes.

Bread Being Buttered and Seasoned for Skillet Pizza Dip

How to Serve Skillet Pizza Dip

Skillet Pizza Dip is a finger food that can be added to your other dips at your next party or game day celebration. In fact, it may even be your next meal! Anyway, simply tear off as many rolls as you are craving and spoon up as much dip as you would like. Besides the rolls, this dip is great with pita chips, crackers, baguette chips, and bagel chips. Dip in!

Preparing Skillet Pizza Dip

Topping Variations

I love pepperoni pizza! You can easily swap the pepperoni out with your favorite pizza toppings if you prefer. Some other topping options would be sausage, Canadian bacon, chicken, mushrooms, green pepper…it’s really up to you!

Skillet Pizza Dip Overhead View

How to Store Skillet Pizza Dip

Store any leftover pizza dip in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days. Reheat the dip in the microwave to warm it back up.

Piece of Skillet Pizza Dip

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Skillet Pizza Dip

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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Rise Time 30 minutes
Skillet Pizza Dip is the best of both worlds when it comes to pizza and garlic bread.



  • 6 tablespoons (85 g) unsalted butter
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon parmesan cheese, grated
  • ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 package (16 ounces) frozen dinner roll dough, thawed


  • 1 block (8 ounces) cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 cup (113 g) mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ cup (128.5 g) pizza sauce


  • ¼ cup (64 g) pizza sauce
  • ¼ cup (34.5 g) pepperoni, diced
  • ¼ cup (28 g) mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese, shredded
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes



  • In a small bowl, whisk together the butter, garlic powder, parmesan, Italian seasoning, and crushed red pepper flakes.
  • Cut each dinner roll in half. Roll each half into a ball.
  • Place the dough balls along the outer edge of a 13-inch cast-iron skillet, leaving the center open. Brush the tops of the rolls with the melted butter mixture. Reserve any remaining butter mixture.
  • Cover the skillet with plastic wrap. Allow the bread to rise in a warm place for 30 minutes, or until almost doubled. While the bread is rising, prepare the dip mixture.


  • Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  • Combine cream cheese, mozzarella, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, and pizza sauce. Transfer the mixture into the center of skillet.


  • Top with the remaining pizza sauce, mozzarella, and pepperoni. Brush the rolls with the remaining butter mixture.
  • Cover with foil and bake 15 minutes. Remove the foil and bake another 10-12 minutes, or until dip is heated through and the rolls are golden brown.
  • Garnish with basil, parmesan cheese, and crushed red pepper.


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