Cheesy Pepperoni Pizza Sticks

Super easy Cheesy Pepperoni Pizza Sticks! Just 6 ingredients and my kids totally loved them!

Today is the last day of summer for my kids.

I have mixed emotions about the whole thing. I’ll have three kids going off to school, and one attending preschool 3 days a week. It will be quite around here, and I’m not sure I like that. I have enjoyed the hustle and bustle this summer. Kids coming and going. Friends and cousins. Popsicles and slip-n-slides. Bike rides and late night movies.

If there is one thing I am preparing to do for my kids when they come home from school, it’s to have some awesome snacks ready for them. These Cheesy Pepperoni Pizza Sticks are definitely happening… a lot.

Cheesy Pepperoni Pizza Sticks


It might be because I really love them.

Well, the kids love them too. But man… do I love these things!

First of all, they are only 6 ingredients. Virtually no dishes to clean up. And they’re super quick to put together.

Cheesy Pepperoni Pizza Sticks

How can you not fall in love with a portable pizza stick?

Obviously if you’re not a fan of pepperoni, just leave those out. You could even add in some sliced bell peppers, mushrooms, or whatever pizza fixings you like!

Cheesy Pepperoni Pizza Sticks

I stuck with the classic pepperoni and cheese this time.

I actually had all these ingredients on hand too. I bought a ginormous bag of string cheese the other day when I was at Costco. It was ridiculously cheap, and my kids down these cheese sticks like nobody’s business.

I’m ok with that because… it’s cheese!

Just another great way for my kiddos to get their bone-healthy, daily dose of dairy!

Cheesy Pepperoni Pizza Sticks

Oh and then there is the butter.

That I infused with garlic powder and dried parsley.

I pretty much put that butter combo on any sort of bread that I bake. It doesn’t disappoint.

Cheesy Pepperoni Pizza Sticks

Once they little pizza sticks are all slathered with butter goodness they’re ready to be baked.

Best part – unlike fried mozzarella sticks, these all get done at the same time! No messy oil, and they’re golden, buttery, cheesy and oh-so delicious.

Cheesy Pepperoni Pizza Sticks

If you just so happened to not make a perfect seal on the sticks and some cheese oozes out… well, that’s just fine.

The gooey cheese that lands on the pan is also delicious.

But don’t worry. There is still plenty of cheesy filling inside the pizza stick.

Cheesy Pepperoni Pizza Sticks

I can’t get over how good these are.

They’re unbelievable when dipped in marinara sauce.

Cheesy Pepperoni Pizza Sticks

Cheesy pizza sticks and messy top knots.

Life doesn’t get much better than that!

Cheesy Pepperoni Pizza Sticks

I just can’t… those messy top knots on little girls… gets me every time!

All my taste testers approved this recipes with two thumbs up.

Cheesy Pepperoni Pizza Sticks

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Cheesy Pepperoni Pizza Sticks

Cheesy Pepperoni Pizza Sticks are perfect for a quick snack or lunch on the go!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10 sticks
Calories: 249 kcal
Author: Shawn


  • 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.


Calories: 249kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 591mg | Potassium: 22mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 71IU | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 1mg
Keywords: Baked, mozerella cheese, pepperoni, pizza dough
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These Cheesy Pepperoni Pizza Sticks are so easy to make!

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About the author

Shawn is the Owner and Creator of I Wash You Dry. She loves to create and share simple, family-friendly recipes. Mom to 5 adorable children and dwells in the desert of Southern Utah.
131 Responses
  1. Margo hauer

    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!

  2. Kay

    4 stars
    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!

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Hi, I’m Shawn and I’m a busy mom of five; pretending to live on a budget. I love to cook, and explore new recipes, but they have to be quick and easy with as few dishes as possible.

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