Skillet Sausage Pesto Pizza Dip recipe -

Skillet Sausage Pesto Pizza Dip

It's a sausage pesto pizza dip that's gluten free!
Course Pizza
Cuisine American
Keyword easy pesto dip, sausage dip skillet, sausage pesto dip
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 363kcal
Author Plating Pixels


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large yellow onion chopped
  • 1 pound ground Jimmy Dean Pork Sausage
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 green bell pepper diced
  • 8- ounces sliced mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup chopped kalamata olives
  • 8 ounces jarred pesto sauce
  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese divided
  • Toasted French toast slices or bread crackers for dipping (gluten free if needed)
  • Fresh Italian parsley as garnish


  • Preheat oven to 400º F. Heat oil to medium-high heat in a large skillet. Add onion and cook 4–6 minutes, stirring often until softened. Stir in Jimmy Dean Sausage, salt and pepper. Cook 7–10 minutes more, breaking up meat as it cooks, until browned. Add bell pepper and mushrooms to pan, cook 5 minutes until softened.
  • Remove from heat and stir in olives, pesto sauce, cream cheese and 2 cups mozzarella cheese. Sprinkle top with with remaining mozzarella.
  • Bake 10-15 minutes until heated through and cheese is golden brown. Top with parsley and serve warm with toasted bread or bread crackers for dipping.


Omit bread for keto dip. Instead use vegetables such as celery, bell pepper or broccoli florets.


Calories: 363kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 972mg | Potassium: 201mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 900IU | Vitamin C: 9.2mg | Calcium: 201mg | Iron: 1mg