These Cheesy Pepperoni Pizza Sticks are made with refrigerated pizza dough, mozzarella cheese sticks and plenty of pepperoni.
Dip these cheesy pizza sticks into some Homemade Marinara Sauce for an epic snack, easy lunch or game day appetizer!
Cheesy Pepperoni Pizza Sticks
All you need is 6 simple ingredients to make this easy snack recipe. There is virtually no dishes to clean up. BONUS – they’re super quick to put together.
Here’s what you’ll need in order to make these delicious pizza sticks! As always, you can find the full list of ingredients located in the recipe card below.
- Pillsbury Pizza Dough – you could also use homemade if desired
- Pepperoni Slices
- Mozzarella Cheese Sticks
- Garlic Powder
How To Make Pepperoni Pizza Sticks
These pizza sticks are so easy to make, the kids love getting in there and helping out too!
CUT PIZZA DOUGH Start by rolling out the pizza dough into a large rectangle. Cut the pizza dough into 10 equal pieces, long enough to fit the cheese sticks. I like to use a pizza cutter to make the cuts easier.
TOP WITH CHEESE Add the pepperoni down the center of each piece of dough and top with a cheese stick.
ROLL UP TIGHT Roll up the dough tightly around the cheese sticks, making sure to pinch the sides and place the seam-side down on the baking sheet.
BRUSH WITH BUTTER Melt the butter and combine the garlic powder and parsley. Brush this mixture over the top of each pizza stick to give it a nice buttery topping.
How Long To Bake Pizza Sticks
Bake the pizza sticks at 450 degrees F. for just 10 to 12 minutes.
You may have some cheese that oozes out of the pizza sticks after they have baked. That’s ok! I love the melty cheese that gets slightly crispy on the pan.
The fun thing about these pizza sticks is that they are completely customizable to your taste preferences.
Try adding all sorts of filling options like: sliced olives, sliced mushrooms, green peppers, onions, sausage, bacon, etc.
PRO TIP: Make sure you don’t overfill the pizza sticks as they will get more difficult to wrap up. Just a little filling is all you need.
Make Ahead and Freezer Options
I often get asked if you can make these cheesy pepperoni pizza sticks ahead of time. The answer is YES!
You can bake these pizza sticks, let them cool, then pop them in a zip close bag in the fridge. To reheat, bake them in the oven until they’re heated through or you can air fry them to get them nice and crisp on the outisde.
This is my favorite air fryer to use to reheat pizza sticks.
FREEZE You can also freeze the baked pizza sticks for up to 3 months. They’re great for pulling out and making an easy snack.
What To Serve with Cheesy Pepperoni Pizza Sticks
In order to keep the pizza sticks from getting soggy, I’ve opted to not add any sauce to the inside.
The best thing to do is dip the pizza sticks in a warmed marinara sauce, similar to fried mozzarella sticks.
To make these pizza sticks a full meal, try adding my Caesar Pasta Salad as a side!
More Pizza Stick Recipes to Try
We love pizza in this house! I know you’re going to love these easy pizza recipes too…
- Cheesy Taco Pizza Sticks
- Philly Cheesesteak Pizza Sticks
- Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza Sticks
- Cheesy Pretzel Pizza Sticks
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I can’t wait for you to give this simple recipe a try! I know you’re going to love it!
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Cheesy Pepperoni Pizza Sticks
- 1 Pillsbury pizza crust, tube
- 40 pepperoni slices
- 10 mozzarella cheese sticks
- 2 tbsp butter
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp dried parsley
- marinara sauce, for dipping (Optional)
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
- Spread pizza dough out on a lightly greased baking sheet. Cut the dough into 10 equal size rectangles.
- Arrange 4 pepperoni slices on each rectangle and top with a mozzarella cheese stick.
- Roll up the pizza dough, enclosing the cheese stick, pinching the seams closed.
- Melt the butter and add the garlic powder and dried parsley. Brush the pizza sticks with the butter.
- Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown.
- Enjoy warm with a side of marinara sauce for dipping if desired.
Definitely burnt at 10 minutes will try 7 minutes next time
I am going to try to make tomorrow, but here I live we cannot get cheese sticks. Can you use any shredded cheese just the same and how much would each piece need? Any suggestions? I am going to try different stuffings like, pepperoni and cheese, ham and cheese, and Jimmy Dean Hot Sausage and cheese. Thanks
You could use a block of cheese and cut it into strips. Using shredded cheese will work too, but it will make it more difficult to roll up. Hope you enjoy!
How long would they be good for in the fridge? Also, how do you suggest to best reheat them from the freezer? Thanks in advance!
amazing idea the kids love it definitely recommend
I’ve made these for every superbowl since I first found it (2022 will be my 4th). They’re always the crowd (and especially kid) pleaser.
Hi, can I use “ready to use” pie crust dough?
I do not think that will work well with this recipe.
I made the taco sticks tonight with Pillsbury mini pizzas in a can. Perfectly portioned. I didn’t spread them out thin enough, but they were good. I will add some more tomato (?) of some kind for more flavor. Can’t wait to try the pizza sticks. I will need some marinara sauce. So many I want to try!
Could you use crescents rolls instead of pizza crust?
Yeah, definitely. The dough wont be the same, but it’ll still taste good.
Hi there! Would these work in an air fryer? I’m new to the trend and wasn’t sure… Thanks for your great recipes!
These were awesome–delicious and easy. My daughter couldn’t get enough. Thank you for the recipe!
Thank you for all of the recipes you have posted! I have made a lot from you. I have 6 kids. So dinners need to be quick and easy. Some are very picky. I try and make some dinners that all will enjoy. But I love for the kids to help so they can learn to cook. The pizza and taco rolls where a huge hit! Thank you again!
These were really good and my children and even my mother enjoyed them! The only issue I had is that the recipe calls for approximately 10 sticks per can of dough, however I found that making 10 per can was pushing it and it made the dough pieces really skinny which didn’t allow much room to lay the pepperoni and cheese and then roll it up! Because of this, I found many sticks to be very very thin almost where you could see the pepperoni through the dough, and I found some of them would not hold a great seal because they were not wide enough to roll! So after realizing that the 10 was not working for us, we ended up just making 8 equal squares instead! Overall the actual recipe is delicious!
Same here, we just tried this tonight and 10 isn’t working for us either lol. Still I hope they turn out well. They’re in the oven now (:
Could only make 8 here as well…. They are still baking but I can see several didn’t hold shut… hopefully they taste good! 🙂