12 Yummy Recipes Featuring Pepperoni

Pep up your day with pepperoni

Pizza Spaghetti Pie

The Spruce / Leah Maroney

Do you love pizza but not waiting for delivery? Skip your usual order, and save money on dinner, with our fun and easy recipes featuring pepperoni. Sure, we've included a few pizza recipes here, but you'll also find fun and creative ideas for different ways to include pepperoni at every meal, from family-pleasing casseroles, to impressive appetizers, a magical stuffed pizza burger, and even pizza-inspired eggs for breakfast. Browse these tasty recipes that put a new twist on everyone's favorite cured Italian meat.

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    Pizza Spaghetti Pie

    Pizza Spaghetti Pie

    The Spruce / Julia Hartbeck

    Pizza spaghetti pie is an inspired way to use up leftover spaghetti and sauce. You can throw it together easily for a family-pleasing meal on busy weeknights, or a take-and-bake meal for someone in need. Kids and adults alike love digging into its cheesy, Italian-style filling, and it looks so impressive on the table with its crispy, browned edges and scattering of Parmesan cheese and parsley on top.

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    Pepperoni Rolls

    Pepperoni Rolls recipe

    The Spruce / Morgan Walker

    Portable pepperoni rolls make an awesome car snack, a tasty after-school treat for pizza-loving kids, or a savory breakfast on-the-go. The simple yeast dough is a great beginner recipe for those who want to try their hand at making bread from scratch. These rolls freeze well up to one month for an easy-to-heat snack.

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    Meat Lover's Pizza

    Meat Lover's Pizza recipe

    The Spruce / Anita Schecter

    Do one better than delivery, and satisfy the carnivores in your life when you bake up the ultimate meat lover's pizza. You can make your own crust or use store-bought dough for this fully loaded pie that is piled high with sliced pepperoni, sausage crumbles, bacon bits, and heaps of mozzarella cheese, all sprinkled with Parmesan, on a base of marinara sauce.

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    Pizza Crostini Appetizer

    Pizza crostini appetizers with Parmesan cheese.
    Diana Rattray

    Who says crostini appetizers have to be fancy-schmancy? Put out a platter of these miniature pepperoni pizza-inspired crostini at your next social gathering, and watch them disappear. They are easy to tweak with your favorite pizza toppings and can be built on slices of French baguette, ciabatta, or any other artisan loaf of your choosing.

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    Stuffed Pizza Burgers

    Stuffed Pizza Burgers

    The Spruce / Julia Hartbeck

    Change up your usual pizza night with these amazing stuffed pizza burgers. Juicy, all-beef patties are flavored with Italian seasonings, filled with a stuffing of pepperoni and pizza sauce, and then topped with melting mozzarella cheese and more tomato sauce for a mind-blowing, inside-out burger pizza experience.

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    Loaded Pizza Pasta Casserole

    Pizza casserole

    The Spruce Eats/Diana Mocanu

    Turn your family's favorite loaded pizza into a delicious pizza pasta casserole that bakes up in a 9 x 13 pan. This freezer-friendly meal includes tender pasta shapes, pepperoni, browned ground beef, olives, onions, bell peppers, and mozzarella cheese, all smothered in pizza sauce and baked until bubbling. It freezes beautifully, too, for a great make-ahead potluck dish.

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    Pizza Omelet

    Pizza Omelet

    The Spruce / Kristina Vanni

    Breakfast for dinner just got a whole lot more exciting with this pizza lover's omelet that may become your family's new favorite way to eat eggs. It's so easy (and inexpensive) to whisk up a few eggs, swirl them in a pan, and top them with warmed tomato sauce, pepperoni slices, and mozzarella cheese. The whole thing takes about 5 minutes, and it's a genius way to get weeknight dinner on the table.

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    Detroit-Style Pizza

    Detroit-Style Pizza recipe

    The Spruce / Leah Maroney

    Detroit-style pizza is designed for crust-lovers. The thick and chewy, pizzeria-style dough is loaded up with toppings right to the very edges and baked in a large rectangular pan, to create a crispy, crunchy, cheesy, melty, meaty pizza that is truly irresistible and easy to cut into slices for sharing.

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    Chicken Pepperoni Bake

    Chicken Pepperoni Bake: Pizza in a Casserole

    The Spruce / Diana Chistruga

    Jazz up pizza night at home with this budget-friendly pepperoni pizza bake. It also uses mozzarella cheese, tomatoes, and herbs to cleverly spice up breaded and seasoned chicken breasts. The easy casserole is a dinner winner for the kids, and a creative way to use up leftover cooked chicken.

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    Pepperoni Bread

    Pepperoni Bread recipe

    The Spruce / Kristina Vanni

    Imagine everything you love about a pepperoni pizza, combined with the ease of a dippable, delicious appetizer bread. That is the wonder of this tasty pepperoni bread. Its beautifully swirled filling may look tricky, but it is actually a cinch to prepare with convenient, store-bought ingredients. Serve it to accompany a simple spaghetti dinner.

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    Pepperoni Pizza Sliders

    Pepperoni Pizza Sliders recipe

    The Spruce / Anita Schecter

    Looking for an inexpensive snack idea? Whip up these easy pizza sliders by loading small split rolls with sliced pepperoni, tomato sauce, pizza cheese, and basil. Bake them briefly to warm through and melt the cheese. Kids can get involved in helping you make them, too, for a fun and simple cooking project.

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    Pizza Empanadas

    Pizza Empanadas recipe

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    If you like calzones, you'll love these cute little snack-sized empanadas filled with classic pizza ingredients. They are flaky and tender half-moons of dough encasing mozzarella and cheddar cheeses, pepperoni, and tomato sauce, plus any other add-ins you care to include. Serve them warm as an appetizer, with extra tomato sauce on the side for dipping.