20 Recipes to Use Up Leftover Pepperoni

Pepperoni Pizza Pasta Salad on a white plate
Photo: Christina

While we all love a good pepperoni pizza, why stop there when it comes to enjoying pepperoni? Whether you've got a half-full pack leftover from your last pizza night or you just want to add more peppery, savory flavor to your next weeknight casserole, here are 20 delicious ways to use pepperoni. From creamy pasta bakes to breads and rolls, you're sure to find some new family favorites among this list.

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Pepperoni Crisps

Pepperoni Crisps on a white plate
Tammy Lynn

Upgrade snack time with these ultra savory, slightly spicy pepperoni crisps. A quick trip to the oven results in crunchy chips that serve as a great low-carb treat.

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Pepperoni Bread

Pepperoni Bread on a cutting board
Pete Hoerner

Pepperoni, cheese, and Italian seasonings are all rolled up into one delicious baked good with this easy bread recipe. Serve with a side of marinara for dipping slices.

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Pepperoni Casserole

Pepperoni Casserole in a glass dish

Say bye to boring spaghetti with this decadent pepperoni-studded casserole twist. The pasta is tossed with marinara and sausage, layered up with a ricotta and cottage cheese blend, then topped with pepperoni and olives before baking.

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Pepperoni Burgers

Pepperoni Burgers with fries
Caroline C

Minced pepperoni and Italian seasoned breadcrumbs give these burgers a bold flavor. Serve with all your favorite toppings. Some reviewers recommend a thick slice of mozzarella and dollop of marinara.

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Pepperoni Pizza Rolls

Pepperoni Pizza Rolls in a baking pan

Refrigerated biscuit dough is transformed when filled with slices of pepperoni and mozzarella cheese cubes. Enjoy these fluffy bites with dinner, or bring them to the next tailgate.

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Pepperoni Penne

Pepperoni Penne in a bowl

Creamy, salty, and herbaceous, it doesn't get much better than this rich pepperoni and penne recipe. Love spice? Follow reviewer Pony Girl's lead and use spicy pepperoni for extra heat.

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Pepperoni Meatloaf

Pepperoni Meatloaf in a glass dish

"This is a kid-friendly spin on the old-fashioned meatloaf mom used to make," says recipe creator Cookie. "The addition of pepperoni adds flavor and excitement."

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Pepperoni Pizza Omelet

Pepperoni Pizza Omelet on a white plate

Use last night's pizza leftovers for a loaded omelet the next morning. This hearty meal also makes a filling lunch when paired with a side salad.

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Pepperoni Monkey Bread

close up of Pepperoni Monkey Bread

Monkey bread doesn't always have to be sweet. Enjoy the fun experience of picking off pieces of perfectly baked rolls, each filled with pepperoni and mozzarella before being coated in Italian seasoning.

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Slow Cooker Chicken Pepperoni

Slow Cooker Chicken Pepperoni on a white plate
Linda T

Pepperoni pairs up with jalapeños to create a kicky chicken dinner. Don't have any jalapeños on hand? Some reviewers were able to get a good amount of heat from adding red pepper flakes instead.

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Pepperoni Dip

Pepperoni Dip in a ceramic dish

Four simple ingredients are all you need to create this wow-worthy dip. Sour cream and cream cheese create the rich base, while chopped pepperoni and green chilies add bold flavor. Serve with tortilla chips or sliced baguette for dipping.

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Easy Pepperoni Bread

Easy Pepperoni Bread on a baking sheet
Holiday Baker

Bump up frozen bread dough with the addition of spicy pepperoni, gooey mozzarella cheese, and plenty of Italian-inspired seasonings.

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Pepperoni Pizza Casserole

Pepperoni Pizza Casserole in a glass dish

Egg noodles make up the base for this rich casserole. They're combined with marinara, ground beef, veggies, pepperoni, and cheese to create an all-in-one meal.

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Easy Pepperoni Pizza Muffins

closeup of mini muffin tin pizzas on a plate

Get your pizza fix in under 30 minutes with these simple, savory muffins. Each tin is loaded up with pre-made biscuit dough, pizza sauce, pepperoni, and mozzarella to create these bite-sized beauties.

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Pepperoni Pizza Pasta Salad

Pepperoni Pizza Pasta Salad on a white plate

Dress up this recipe with your favorite pizza toppings for a pasta salad copycat. The mix of mayonnaise, Italian dressing, and seasonings means each bite is packed with bold flavor.

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Quick Pepperoni Bread

Quick Pepperoni Bread on a white plate

"Pepperoni and Muenster are baked together in this yummy appetizer recipe that may be cut into bite-sized pieces, or used as a side dish," says creator Lindsay. "It tastes best when served warm."

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Brenda's Pepperoni Chicken Rollups

Brenda's Pepperoni Chicken Rollups on a white plate

Adults and kids alike will gobble up their dinner when served these saucy chicken rollups. Each chicken breast is pounded flat then rolled up with a stuffing of pepperoni and mozzarella before getting coated in marinara.

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Pepperoni Stromboli

Pepperoni Stromboli

Pizza's more portable cousin, this pepperoni stromboli makes a great main dish or appetizer for a crowd. Allrecipes cook Sweet Basil says, "This has been one of our favorites for many years. It is so adaptable to any of your favorite fillings."

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Pepperoni Eggs

Pepperoni Eggs on a white plate

Pep up your brunch with these pepperoni-infused eggs. Each bite is packed with pepperoni, Romano cheese, and green onions for plenty of flavor.

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Baked Pepperoni Dip

Baked Pepperoni Dip on pieces of toast
Tammy Lynn

Spicy, creamy, and rich, you'll have to go back for seconds when it comes to this pepperoni dip. "I made this for a potluck tonight at my children's school and it was a hit! It disappeared quickly and I had multiple recipe requests," says reviewer Jenna.

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