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We are big pizza fans around here and we love to make our own; so pepperoni, sauce and mozzarella cheese are refrigerator staples in our home.

I was inspired to make these pepperoni bites one day as I cleaned up after pizza night. Jax had haphazardly put her own toppings on her pizza and a few errant pepperoni rounds didn’t make it on to the pie, instead they crisped up on the pan and had turned into delicious little discs of browned, crispy pepperoni goodness. I couldn’t resist them and decided I was going to make pepperoni chips the next day.

Originally I thought about dipping the pepperoni chips into warmed pizza sauce, but you can’t forget the cheese so I decided to make these. They turned out fabulous and we couldn’t stop eating them. All the best elements of pizza in one bite-sized morsel.

These are great for snacking and I think they are best at room temperature.


Pepperoni Bites


  • 1 package pepperoni slices
  • 1/2 cup prepared pizza sauce or marinara sauce
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Dried oregano or Italian seasoning to sprinkle on top


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Place the pepperoni slices on a baking sheet in one single layer. Do not overlap them.
  3. Bake until crispy and edges start to brown. About 12-15 minutes.
  4. Leave the pepperonis on the baking sheet and use a paper towel dab any excess oil off the pepperoni chips. *careful not to burn yourself on hot pan. 
  5. Dab 1/2 teaspoon of pizza sauce on to each pepperoni chip.
  6. Sprinkle a little mozzarella cheese onto each pepperoni chip.
  7. Return to oven and bake an additional 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  8. Sprinkle tops of pepperoni bites with dried seasoning.
  9. Serve and enjoy!
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