Recipe Box, Pepperoni Lovers Crostini




Are you a fan?  I love cured Italian meats and recently discovered a way to make them a tad healthier, Salami Chips, and decided to try this method with pepperoni to make a topping for crostini


cooked pepperoni


After 20-30 seconds in the microwave, most of the fat is rendered out and it can be diced up to combine with other ingredients





I didn’t say this was a healthy dish, just a little health-i-er  😘




I did use reduced fat cream cheese and 2% extra sharp cheddar




Mix the cheese, onions and pepperoni with mayo and cream cheese and enough sour cream to achieve the desired consistency


pepperoni lovers spread for crostini


Prepared as written, this is more than a spread than a dip, so provide small toasted baguette slices, a canapé knife,  and let people make their own crostini


pepperoni crostini


If you prefer a thinner dip consistency for chips, just add more sour cream


cheesy pepperoni dip

The dark crispy edges make this taste like a deep dish pepperoni pizza, yum  🍕


Pepperoni Lover's Crostini

  • Servings: makes about 3 cups
  • Difficulty: easy
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1/2 cup good mayonnaise, like Dukes

1/4 + cup light sour cream*

8 oz low fat cream cheese, softened

8 oz extra sharp 2% cheddar, grated

2-3 green onions, chopped

36-40 small slices pepperoni

cayenne or red pepper flakes, optional

small baguette slices, toasted

Lay pepperoni on 2 layers of paper towels.  Microwave pepperoni for 20-30 seconds on high to render fat.  Drain well and chop into small pieces.   Combine with sour cream, cheddar, cream cheese, mayonnaise and green onions.  Season with red pepper if desired.  Transfer mixture into a small baking dish.  Bake at 350 for 20 minutes or until heated through and bubbling.  Serve with toasted baguette slices.

*Note:  this is thick, which makes it better for spreading with a canapé knife.  If you want a thinner dip like consistency, add more sour cream


cheesy pepperoni crostini



Be sure to pin this and save for a party or game day event.  You can see all my favorite dips and appetizers here

for another printable version of Pepperoni Lovers Crostini click here


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10 Responses to “Recipe Box, Pepperoni Lovers Crostini”
  1. Jodi says:

    Will surely be making this some time for a party. It’s sure to be a hit!!!

  2. Liz Mackie says:

    Thank you and have a wonderful weekend!

  3. Emily says:

    Great tip, thanks Jenna. Looks like a great dish to make for friends who drop in.
    Happy weekend

  4. Lynn says:

    Sounds like football food:@)

  5. Linda says:

    Jenna, this right down my hubby;s alley. He loves pepperoni…Yumm! Happy weekend.

  6. Mary says:

    Your pepperoni dip sounds like a hearty and tasty dip for March Madness Jenna!

  7. Game day, movie night, tailgating, you name it this would work!

  8. Jenna, my son loves pepperoni so, I must make this for him! Happy Tuesday!

  9. Miz Helen says:

    I am glad to see you pulled the fat out of that Pepperoni, that will make the crostini so much better! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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