Hot Pizza Dip – (Gluten-Free, Keto)

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There is pizza, and there is a hot pizza dip! Hot pizza dip is a pizza without the crust. The is all about delicious melted cheese with your favourite toppings that you get on a regular pizza except without the bread.

What makes this hot pizza dip so delicious!

In this Hot Pizza Dip recipe, I used three types of cheese, fresh tomatoes, basil, some garlic, and ham or pepperoni. I have also added jalapeño pepper, which is optional, but I love spicy dips, so adding some heat kicks it up a notch.

Doesn’t this sound so good? This gluten-free recipe is one of those fail-proof appetizers that everyone will love. Who doesn’t love a pizza, especially without the carbs?


ciabatta bread dipped in hot pizza dip


Don’t know what to bring to a party? Bring this dip and pop it in the oven when ready. It’s that simple. I like to serve this hot dip with gluten-free ciabatta bread. But for those who follow a  low-carb diet, add fresh veggies like celery, broccoli or cauliflower for dipping.

The most popular way to serve hot pizza dip.

Gluten-Free corn chips are also a big hit with this hot gooey cheesy appetizer. Grab a spoon…top your chips and enjoy! You can also serve this hot appetizer during sports events. YUM!

With the holidays coming up, having a hot gluten-free appetizer this simple to make is a must. You will not be disappointed. I promise!

After all, who doesn’t love a pizza? Think of this appetizer as only the hot topping from a pizza, the best part, right? I would double the recipe if I were you. It goes very quickly.


Make ahead gluten-free hot pizza dip!

hot pizza dip in a cast iron skillet, gluten free


The best part about this hot pizza dip is that you can prepare it a day in advance and bake it when you are ready. 

This will reduce your stress level and cut back on cleaning up when you are busy entertaining! 

I know how crazy it can get during the holiday season or entertaining large family gatherings! However, having a delicious gluten-free hot appetizer that is this simple to make is a must in your recipe repertoire.


  • 4 oz. cream cheese, at room temperature (I used reduced fat)
  • 1/3 cup sour cream (I used reduced fat)
  • 1/3 cup GF mayonnaise
  • 1 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1 large tomato, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. Chopped fresh basil or 1 tsp. GF dried basil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 tsp. Pure sea salt
  • 1/2 - 1 jalapeno pepper, deseeded and thinly sliced (for spicy dip use 1 jalapeno)
  • 3 oz. thinly sliced GF pepperoni or roughly chopped GF ham (I used ham)
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan or Reggiano cheese
  • Fresh basil for serving
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  • Preheat oven to 375 F
  • In a medium bowl mix the cream cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise, and 3/4 cup mozzarella cheese
  • Spread the mixture across the bottom of a 9-inch round baking dish. I used a cast iron pan
  • In a small bowl combine tomatoes, basil, garlic and salt and spread over the cheese mixture
  • Sprinkle with pepperoni/ham, jalapeno, remaining mozzarella and Parmesan
  • Bake for 25 - 30 minutes, until the sides are bubbling and the top turns golden brown. Top with fresh basil
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    2 Responses to Hot Pizza Dip – (Gluten-Free, Keto)

    • Ronald April 8, 2022

      delicious pizza dip, I also added a few mushrooms.

      • Kristina April 8, 2022

        the mushrooms sound like a great idea Ronald, thanks for sharing

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