Cheesy Pepperoni Pizza Quick Bread

This Cheesy Pepperoni Pizza Quick Bread is the best savory appetizer for pizza lovers! It’s a cheesy pepperoni pizza in the form of a soft & moist loaf of bread!

A Freshly Baked Loaf of Cheesy Pepperoni Pizza Quick Bread

Cheesy Pepperoni Pizza Quick Bread

Pizza night is always a happy night in our house and as I was rummaging through the refrigerator a few nights ago I saw a nice bag of pepperoni just begging to be used. Because we make pizza all the time, I was in the mood to mix things up a bit and this fun quick bread was just what I needed to jazz up the pizza we have so often. Now I just need to get my husband off my back about getting “all natural” low- fat pepperonis. 🙂  Baby steps hon.

I was quite shocked after I cut into this pizza bread to find distinct swirls of marinara and bits of pepperoni within the bread. I love the contrasting colors. Slice and serve with a fresh crisp salad. Enjoy!

Ingredients You'll Need to Make Cheesy Pepperoni Pizza Quick BreadHere’s your line-up of ingredients:  my mistake, I left out a jar of Italian Seasoning from the above photo 🙂

How to Make The Best Pizza Bread

Pouring Flour into a Mixing BowlAdd all ingredients–except the marinara–into the mixer in no particular order however, I started with the flour.

Adding Seasoning and Eggs to the Mixing BowlThen the seasonings and eggs.

Adding Oil and Buttermilk to the Mixing BowlOil and buttermilk.

Pepperoni SlicesTime for pepperoni!

Pepperoni, Cut into Fourths, in a BowlCut each pepperoni into fourths 🙂

Adding Cheeses to Pepperoni Pizza Quick Bread BatterTime for the cheeses!

Mixing Pepperoni Pizza Quick Bread BatterMix, mix, mix!

Pouring Pizza Bread Batter into a PanPour half of the batter into a  bread pan. The one I used measures 9x5x2 3/4-inches.

Adding Marinara to Cheesy Pepperoni Pizza Quick BreadTop evenly with marinara.

The Marinara Layer of Cheesy Pepperoni Pizza Quick BreadLike so 🙂

Adding Remaining BatterAdd the rest of the batter over the marinara.

Sprinkling Parmesan on Top of Pepperoni Pizza Quick BreadTop with more Parmesan!

Italian Seasoning for Quick Bread….and some Italian Seasoning!

Cheesy Pepperoni Pizza Quick Bread in a Loaf PanTime to bake, 350 degrees F. 45-55 minutes.

Cheesy Pepperoni Pizza Quick Bread Baking in the OvenHow gorgeous is that?!

Cheesy Pepperoni Pizza Quick Bread with Two Slices Cut OutLet cool for 30 minutes, slice and EAT!

A Slice of Cheesy Pepperoni Pizza Quick Bread

A Loaf of Cheesy Pepperoni Pizza Quick Bread

A Loaf of Cheesy Pepperoni Pizza Quick Bread with Two Slices Cut Out

Cheesy Pepperoni Pizza Quick Bread

This Cheesy Pepperoni Pizza Quick Bread is the best savory appetizer for pizza lovers! It's a cheesy pepperoni pizza in the form of a soft & moist loaf of bread!
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 281kcal
Author: Jenny
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  • Oven


  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded mozarella cheese
  • 1 cup quartered pepperoni slices about 32 slices
  • 1/2 cup marinara sauce
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and spray small bread pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Place flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and pepper into the bowl of a stand or electric mixer, mix to combine. Slowly add in eggs, oil, buttermilk, Parmesan, Mozzarella and pepperoni until just combined.
  • Pour half of batter into prepared bread pan that measures 9x5x2 3/4-inches. Top evenly with marinara sauce then pour remaining batter over sauce. Top with Italian seasoning and additional Parmesan cheese.
  • Bake for 45-55 minutes or until toothpick comes clean from center. Let cool for 30 minutes before removing from pan. Slice and serve warm or room temperature.


Calories: 281kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 79mg | Sodium: 786mg | Potassium: 263mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 354IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 264mg | Iron: 2mg
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116 Responses
  1. Erica

    Wow, that looks so tasty! Nice job. I made one almost identical not too long ago, but I used haha duck sausage. It was smoked. Very different, but very scruptuous.

  2. Ardemis

    good day

    can I make the batter a day ahead and leave it in the fridge then bake it the second day?

  3. Amy

    How do you get your bread out of the pan? My husband tried tipping it upside down and just the top half of the bread came out. I don’t really have experience making this type of thing!

  4. Becca

    This bread was so easy to make and very delicious as well. It tasted just like cheesy bread sticks. I would make it again, but i would double the recipe to make more.

  5. mary

    I found a 1/2 cup of sauce is too much. The bread was vert soggy. Your photo of the sauce does not look like 1/2 cup. My sauce completly covereed the 1st layer of dough, so maybe there is a misprint. I almost didnt serve it

  6. Ana

    We tried to make this today. The bread looked great, but the baking soda made it too salty. :/ Otherwise, it was wonderful!

  7. Raila

    normally I see recipes like this with no comment on anyone that tried it. Usually when I try recipes it looks and tastes NOTHING like it. But this however was wonderful! I just made it myself and it was delicious and super easy to make. And this comes straight from the mouth of a woman that usually fails at making slice and bake cookies!

    The only thing I did differently was use turkey pepperoni to cut down on the oil factor and I added a sprinkle of garlic powder on top before baking. Overall I recommend everyone to try. It tastes just as good as it looks =)

  8. Diane

    Sooo I sort of want to make these into little pizza muffins to make them easier to bring to a party. Any suggestions on how much to decrease the cooking time? Another alternative would be to make it the night before. Does it keep pretty well? Could I reheat it in the oven a little before leaving? (I usually only reheat in the microwave, but I imagine the oven would be better suited for this particular task.)

    Thanks for your ideas!

  9. Mary K

    Made this tonight after seeing it on Our 11 yr. old grandson loved it and said it was “brilliant!” An unusual way of describing food, but I totally agree with him. Delicious! And brilliant!

  10. marla {family fresh cooking}

    Hey Jenny, these quick bread would be perfect for the appetizer portion of the Get Grillin’ event I am hosting with Cookin’ Canuck. Please submit this and any two others if you wish 🙂

  11. Callie

    Made the bread this weekend it was gone in a flash!!! Love the quickness and ease of this recipe. I’ll be making it frequently and possibly switching up the “toppings” for the pizza. Also thinking about making this in a muffin tin for cute little one serving pizza snacks! Love your ideas, thanks for the recipe 🙂

  12. Olivia

    We’ve made this twice now and it’s absolutely delicious!! Thank you for creating this mouth watering easy recipe that the whole family can like!

  13. Stephanie P

    Hi! I recently tried this recipe for a craft night I had with some wives. It was a huge hit. Everyone was asking for the recipe, so I sent them over to your blog. I could barely save a piece for my husband! Thanks for a recipe I can add to my repertoire!

  14. Darcy

    Hi there! I have a quick question – is it really only ONE cup of flour for this recipe? My batter looked so runny I ended up adding an extra half cup – just wanted to check. Just found your website and LOVE it! Thanks so much!

  15. Ann Thayer

    Do you think this would be suitable to make in mini muffin pans for a popable treat? Having a baby shower soon and thought it would work on the menue if I can make it that way. Thanks, am anxious to try either way.

  16. Michelle @ Brown Eyed Baker

    I am a big pepperoni pizza girl, so this bread has my name all over it! Can’t wait to try it!

  17. Amanda

    I found you through stumbleupon and my goodness I’m loving your recipes! I can’t wait to try this one!

  18. Diana

    Girl… This bread is awesome.. I made it for a Mary Kay Party I had and it was the hit of the party… I used the mini turkey pepperoni and it worked out great..
    I will be doing different varietys for my kids and hubby to try cause he is the picky one..
    Thanks for the great recipe…

    1. Jenny

      So glad to hear it Diana, we have really enjoyed this recipe too, have fun playing around with other ingredients!

  19. Joanna

    Very good- and I even burnt mine! Subbed ham, olives and red peppers for the pepperoni. Good, versitle recipe! Thanks!

  20. AshleysMommy

    We made this tonight and it was a huge hit. Next time I will use mini-pepperonis, as they’re about the same size as quartered pepperonis. I was imagining other possibilities as well, like Pesto and Chicken and Feta – I can’t wait to experiment. Thanks for another great recipe!

  21. Jenn from

    This was a really fun meal. If I were to make it a second time, I would layer most of the cheese with the tomato sauce instead of mixing it in with the bread and tone down the black pepper just a little. And it worked well using whole-wheat flour!

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