Hot Pepperoni Muffuletta Dip | Renee's Kitchen Adventures

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Hot Pepperoni Muffuletta Dip

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

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Seriously though, this dip is 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 the Central Grocery on Decatur Street in the French Quarter, this dip will take you right back there.

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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 (Hormel Pepperoni), and provolone cheese.

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

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

Start by chopping up about a cup of pepperoni.

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

Spread mixture into an oven safe ceramic dish.

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!

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Hot Pepperoni Muffuletta Dip

Renee's Kitchen Adventures
Adapted from Allrecipes 
Hot Pepperoni Muffuletta Dip
Briny, cheesy, meaty warm dip featuring Hormel® Pepperoni reminiscent of the sandwich made famous by Central Grocery in New Orleans.


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


  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.
Yield: approx. 2-3 cups
Prep Time: 00 hrs. 10 mins.
Cook time: 00 hrs. 30 mins.
Total time: 40 mins.
Tags: Pepperoni, dip, muffuletta, olives, appetizer

*This is an indulgent recipe and I will not be sharing nutritional information for it. Enjoy in moderation! 

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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.


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