Hot Pepperoni Muffuletta Dip | Renee's Kitchen Adventures

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Hot Pepperoni Muffuletta Dip

You'll feel like you are in the Big Easy when you dig into this delicious cheesy Hot Pepperoni Muffuletta Dip. It's cheesy, briny, meaty and oh so good!

Hot Pepperoni Muffuletta Dip | Cheesy, briny, meaty deliciousness!

Seriously though, this dip is soooo addictive!  It's so full of things I love and it reminds me of a city I love...New Orleans!

If you've ever had the pleasure of sitting along the banks of the Mississippi enjoying a muffuletta purchased from Central Grocery on Decatur Street in the French Quarter, this dip will take you right back there.

Hot Pepperoni Muffuletta Dip | Cheesy, briny, meaty deliciousness in a dip that tastes just like the iconic New Orleans sandwich. #RKArecipes!

The traditional muffuletta is prepared with a signature olive salad that consists of olive and giardiniera elements, cured meats and provolone and mozzarella cheeses served on a Sicilian sesame bread.  Like the original, this muffuletta dip has olive, giardiniera, cured meat (in this case, Hormel® Pepperoni), and provolone cheese.

I served my muffuletta dip with crusty bread slices.  It is a taste sensation!

Hot Pepperoni Muffuletta Dip | Cheesy, briny, meaty deliciousness in a dip that tastes just like the iconic New Orleans sandwich. #RKArecipes!

How to make Hot Pepperoni Muffuletta Dip

1. To make the dip,  gather up all the ingredients, including Hormel® Pepperoni.

2. Chop up about one cup of pepperoni.

3. Add all the ingredients except the chopped parsley to a large bowl and thoroughly combine.

4. Spread mixture into an oven safe ceramic dish.

5. Bake in a preheated oven (350 degrees F) until hot and bubbly, about 30 minutes, then top with a tablespoon of chopped fresh parsley. Serve with crusty bread or crackers.

I'll be making this dip for our New Year's Eve celebration this year...and Mardi Gras....and maybe just because!

Because it tastes so darn good!

Hot Pepperoni Muffuletta Dip | Cheesy, briny, meaty deliciousness in a dip that tastes just like the iconic New Orleans sandwich. #RKArecipes!

Hot Pepperoni Muffuletta Dip, Muffuletta Dip
Appetizer, Dips
Yield: 12 servings

Hot Pepperoni Muffuletta Dip

Hot Pepperoni Muffuletta Dip

prep time: 10 Mcook time: 30 Mtotal time: 40 M
Briny, cheesy, meaty warm dip made with pepperoni reminiscent of the sandwich made famous by Central Grocery in New Orleans.


  • 1 - 8 oz. package of cream cheese, softened 
  • 1 cup pepperoni, coarsely chopped (I used Hormel)
  • 1/2 cup sliced green pimento stuffed olives
  • 1/2 cup roasted red peppers, drained and chopped
  • 1/2 cup mild or hot giardiniera, drained and chopped (find in the grocery store by the pickles)
  • 4 oz. provolone cheese, cubed
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • 1 TBSP chopped fresh parsley


How to cook Hot Pepperoni Muffuletta Dip

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients except the parsley.
  3. Spread mixture into an oven safe dish. Bake in oven for 25 -30 minutes or until dip is hot and bubbly.
  4. Garnish with fresh parsley and serve hot with crusty bread or crackers.


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  1. This looks and sounds amazing. I love a muffuletta and had the one at the Central Market a few years ago.

  2. I LOVE muffuletta sandwiches! This dip sounds absolutely delicious and would be perfect for a holiday party or game day. :)

  3. This is such a great recipe, Renee! So perfect for any occasion. Love your photos too!!

  4. looks good always looking for something good

  5. This looks like the perfect dip for a party! I love it and have some pepperoni in my fridge I want to use!

  6. I am catching up on all your good eats Renee - and of the last several posts I've read, this recipe is the one that has my name written all over it. Yum! Hugs!

  7. Looks great - any recommendations for modifications if using a slow cooker?

    1. Hi Amy! I have not made this in a crockpot, but I don't see why it wouldn't work. Let me know how it works out!

  8. This dip looks amazing! Get into my mouth... asap!

  9. My husband just made this dip and OMG. It's phenomenal. His signature dip has always been hot crab dip, but I think this might be in the rotation now. He followed the recipe exactly, no tweaks.

  10. Can this be mixed up a day ahead then baked the day of the party?

    1. Hi! Thanks for your question. I've never done this, but I don't see why it wouldn't work! Give it a try and let me know how it turns out.


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