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!

  • Author: Shawn
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 10 sticks 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: baked
  • Cuisine: American


  • 1 tube Pillsbury pizza crust
  • 40 pepperoni slices
  • 10 mozzarella cheese sticks
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp dried parsley
  • Optional: marinara sauce for dipping


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
  2. Spread pizza dough out on a lightly greased baking sheet. Cut the dough into 10 equal size rectangles.
  3. Arrange 4 pepperoni slices on each rectangle and top with a mozzarella cheese stick.
  4. Roll up the pizza dough, enclosing the cheese stick, pinching the seams closed.
  5. Melt the butter and add the garlic powder and dried parsley. Brush the pizza sticks with the butter.
  6. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown.
  7. Enjoy warm with a side of marinara sauce for dipping if desired.

Keywords: mozerella cheese, pizza dough, baked, pepperoni

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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.
125 Responses
  1. Ginny

    I made these last night and they were a hit. I did have a major problem with cheese oozing. Maybe I didn’t seal and overlap the dough enough, will try again.

  2. Wendy

    This did not turn out like the unclear recipe. Roll out the dough and spread it on the baking sheet. Just spreading it is not adequate. Oven temperature was too hot and they burned at only 10 minutes, even though the recipe said bake for 10-12 minutes. Very simple recipe ruined by a not so great instructional.

  3. Robert B.

    OK, so they did come out gooey and messy, but boy were they delicious. My two teenage sons and I polished them off in no time. I think my mistake was pinching up dough from both sides and dragging it over the cheese stick to then pinch it. When I look at your pictures, it appears you rolled them.

  4. Robert B.

    Hmmm. I just made these and once I brushed on the butter, all the “enveloping” opened up. They are all in the oven right now and wide open. I’m afraid it’s going to be a real mess. Any tips for getting the dough to remain closed? I pinched it nice and tight.

  5. Michael

    These were a hit last year for our Super Bowl gathering and I’m about to start making a batch of them for tonight’s game. Thanks!

  6. Gloria T Marceaux

    Soooooooo good. Thank you for something so easy to make and delicious and further tips on sealing them. They will make great finger food for parties. I too had the seal problem. Next time I will turn the seal down. Also i will not spray so much oil in the pan because I’m guessing that added to the problem where the ends got oil when cutting and handling them. The stickiness was gone.
    My first time at tasting marinara sauce. What a treat! Never had a reason to buy it before this recipe.
    However, pizza sauce is my favorite so next time I will brush on a very thin coating on the middle of the dough. I will try the idea for the garlic salt too since I love more garlic flavor.
    And one more thing…..I will bake them on my air pans I bought for cookies so I can get them less brown on the bottom. As soon as out the oven I will add the butter.

  7. Rebecca Braun

    My husband and 4-year-old LOVED these (as did I)! I followed the directions given, and they came out just like the picture. I’ll be making these again :)!

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Shawn Syphus 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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