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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. πŸ™‚Β  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!

Here’s your line-up of ingredients:Β  my mistake, I left out a jar of Italian Seasoning from the above photo πŸ™‚


Add all ingredients–except the marinara–into the mixer in no particular order however, I started with the flour.


Then the seasonings and eggs.


Oil and buttermilk.


PepperoniTime for pepperoni!


Cut each pepperoni into fourths πŸ™‚


Time for the cheeses!


Mix, mix, mix!


Pour half of the batter into aΒ  bread pan. The one I used measures 9x5x2 3/4-inches.


Top evenly with marinara.


Like so πŸ™‚


Add the rest of the batter over the marinara.


Top with more Parmesan!


….and some Italian Seasoning!


Time to bake, 350 degrees F. 45-55 minutes.


How gorgeous is that?!


Let cool for 30 minutes, slice and EAT!



Cheesy Pepperoni Pizza Quick Bread

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

2 large eggs

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

3/4 cup buttermilk

1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

1 1/2 cups shredded Mozzarella cheese

1 cup quartered pepperoni slices, about 32 slices

1/2 cup marinara sauce

1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning

1/4 cup shredded Parmesan Cheese

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and spray small bread pan with non-stick cooking spray.

2. 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.

Makes 8 servings


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  1. 1
    Kim says:

    Looks awesome! Can’t wait to try it! You seriously have the best ideas.

  2. 2
    gourmet says:

    What a nice idea. Looks amazing, I think I have to try immediately.

  3. 3
    Lisa says:

    I saw a pepperoni dip yesterday and now this…I guess pepperoni is calling my name as well. It looks so good, I can’t wait to try this! Thanks for another great recipe πŸ™‚

  4. 4

    Oh my gosh… I am making this today. What a fabulous bread!

  5. 5

    This looks so good! I could eat this as my meal.

  6. 6

    Jenny you did a great job on this! But you ALWAYS do a great job on your recipes and wonderful creations πŸ™‚


  7. 7


    i’m making this for my hubby this weekend…he’ll LOVE it! (who am i kidding, I’LL love it too ;))

  8. 8

    Like Heather, this is something my hubby and I would love this! πŸ™‚

  9. 9
    Celeste says:

    Wow! This is such a great idea! I am a cheese and pepperoni fiend, so this really speaks to me. It looks wonderful! Thank you for sharing this πŸ™‚

  10. 10
    f/2.8Momma says:

    This sounds super easy and delicious. Putting pepperoni on my shopping list!

  11. 11

    that looks so good! reminds me of my mom’s bubble up pizza deep dish casserole πŸ™‚

  12. 12

    um, YUM! I need to gather these ingredients in my house because I know this would be an AWESOME lunch on Sunday after my friend’s birthday party Sat night!

  13. 13
    Candice says:

    Ooooh… I think this might be tonight’s dinner!

  14. 14

    My boyfriend and I just started making our own pizza and this looks like it might have to be next on the agenda! Wow, that bread looks like cheesey-amazingness!

  15. 15
    Miranda says:

    This is such a great idea. Looks quick and easy too.

  16. 16

    Yummy! I’d love it with a big green salad!

  17. 17
    Kelly says:

    *swoon* I definitely need to make this! What a great idea – thanks!

  18. 18
    Karly says:

    What a fun idea! I think this would be a great alternative to pizza night!

  19. 19

    So simple and looks so gourmet! πŸ™‚

  20. 20
    Tabitha says:

    This looks fantastic! Great Friday night dinner idea. Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

  21. 21
    yeni says:

    This looks yummy and very versatile. I’d make one with pepperoni, and another with diced chicken or even a veggie version. What an easy recipe! I think even my picky 3yo will enjoy this. Thanks!

  22. 22

    That looks really good. I think it would excellent to add some veggies in there. Maybe tonight is going to be pizza night……

    Thanks Jenny!

  23. 23

    Yum, yum yum! It is going to be pizza night in my house soon!

  24. 24
    alexis says:

    This looks so good. I have a question … I only have a larger bread pan (9 x5), so if I doubled the recipe, do you think that would work? And would you change the time/temp? Thanks!

  25. 25
    Hollie Rudnicki says:

    OK… this is WAAAYYY easier and faster than my every Friday night homade pizza dough. I spend about 3 hours preparing for our family pizza nights. I just might have to change things up a bit! thanks πŸ™‚

  26. 26

    This is brilliant! It looks soooo inviting! So much so I think I would enjoy a slice for breakfast!!

  27. 27
    Jamie says:

    Considering running to the store to get ingredients to make this RIGHT now. It looks sooo good.

  28. 28
    Erica says:

    what do you consider a “small bread pan”? (Measurement-wise, that is)

    Also – is buttermilk just for “extra tasty-ness”? I never have buttermilk on hand and I hesitate to buy a container for just one recipe. Can regular milk substitute? Or is there a “baking chemistry” reason that necessitates the buttermilk?

    • 28.1
      Jenny says:

      Hi Erica,
      Thanks for asking, I will go add the exact measurement of the bread pan to the recipe. It is 9x5x2 3/4. I wouldn’t substitute the buttermilk, it is a must for the recipe πŸ™‚

      • 28.1.1
        DEANNA says:

        you can make your own buttermilk….take your regular milk…and add 1 tablespoon of Vinegar or lemon juice! Super easy…and this way you don’thave to have buttermilk on hand!

  29. 29
    EatLiveRun says:

    looks delicious, Jenny! I want a slice of that right now!

  30. 30

    Wow! That looks amazing! And I’m so excited that it’s from scratch. I think I’m going to make this tonight!

  31. 31
    Katrina says:

    Awesome looking bread. This would be perfect any time of day!

  32. 32
    Kat says:

    Wow, this looks so good! I need to try this!

  33. 33
    Erica Lea says:

    Oh my. This looks incredible. Me thinks this needs to be made in our kitchen. πŸ˜€

  34. 34
    Roxie says:

    Yeah. This is being made. Like Saturday.

  35. 35
    Kim in MD says:

    Wow…all I can is YUM! You are amazingly creative, Jenny! πŸ™‚

  36. 36
    Verena says:

    IΒ΄ve never made Pizza bread. And this looks sooo… delicious! My daughter will love it! Thanks for this great recipe!


  37. 37

    Num…This is definitely on my menu. Maybe even tonight. Jenny, you are going to make me have to exercise!

  38. 38
    Jessica says:

    This looks so good! Pizza night is always a favorite in our house too, so I’ll have to try this one!

  39. 39
    Kristal says:

    I will have to make this for my son! Thanks for sharing!

  40. 40
    Robin says:

    I just had dinner, but my mouth is watering looking at this bread!

  41. 41
    Dee D. says:

    That looks so delicious! I’m drooling on my keyboard πŸ˜€ Pepperoni, and cheese, two of my favorite things combined in one!

  42. 42
    Renee says:

    Thanks so much for posting this recipe. The minute I saw it this morning I knew what we were having for dinner. Pizza bread and a ceasar salad were perfect together. My family gave it rave reviews. It a keeper for sure.

  43. 43
    Jennifer says:

    Oh my goodness, this looks so delish! I want this right now! Thanks so much for introducing me to this bread. I cannot wait to make it!
    Scissors & SPatulas

  44. 44
    LimeCake says:

    Now I know what I’m making this weekend! Quickbreads are one of my fave things!

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    Sherri says:

    Oh, my goodness!!! This recipe was such a hit with Papa Dukes (my husband)! I made this recipe last night, and he was excited to bring the leftovers to work for lunch today. I hope you don’t mind, but I posted your recipe on my new blog. Of course, I gave you credit! πŸ™‚

  47. 47
    Sherri says:

    Oh, my goodness! I forgot to mention that I had to substitute some of the ingredients. I didn’t have marinara sauce, so I used pizza sauce and I didn’t have shredded parmesan cheese, so I used a combination of monterey and Swiss cheese. I have been trying to clean out my cupboards, freezer and refrigerator. Papa Dukes still loved it. Girl, your recipes are THE BEST!!! I have all my friends using them! πŸ™‚

  48. 48
    Sues says:

    Perfect party food!! And I LOVE all the natural light your kitchen gets… so beautiful πŸ™‚

  49. 49
    Tracy says:

    Yes, please! I love anything pizza-flavored so I know this will be a big hit!

  50. 50

    That is quite honestly the besting looking bread I’ve seen in a loooooong time!! Kudos. πŸ™‚

  51. 51
    Amanda says:

    This looks absolutely fabulous. What gorgeous bread! πŸ™‚

  52. 52

    Now that is what I call a wonderful savory bread. Beautiful, Jenny.

  53. 53

    Oh yeah! This bread looks delicious! I can’t wait to give this a try! πŸ™‚

  54. 54
    craftyshe says:

    Looks yummy!But everything you make does πŸ™‚

  55. 55

    Hi Jenny! this is such a super fun idea for quick bread. My family always loves pizza night – gotta try this one on them πŸ™‚

  56. 56
    Jennifer says:

    I used to buy the most amazing Asiago Pesto bread at a co-op and I’m wondering if this recipe could serve to help me re-create that — looks amazing!

  57. 57
    delia says:

    That looks delish!

  58. 58
    Heather says:

    Oh yum! This looks amazing Jenny! I’m drooling all the way over in China right now wishing I had my kitchen close by so I could try this recipe. πŸ™‚ It’s on my list to make as soon as I get home.

  59. 59
    Christy says:

    I have to tell you, I made this yesterday with a couple of changes. I didn’t have any shredded Parmesan so I mixed some grated Parmesan and Mozzarella instead. It turned out divine. Thank you for the wonderful easy recipe.

  60. 60
    Maria says:

    Yum! Will be making a veggie version of this soon:)

  61. 61

    My kids would go crazy for this! Can’t wait for your cookbook!

  62. 62
    Julie says:

    A very delicious looking quickbread indeed! Love it πŸ™‚

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  65. 65
    Beth says:

    Looks delicious. Can’t wait to try it!

  66. 66
    Tickled Red says:

    What a perfect snack for in-between lacrosse games! πŸ™‚

  67. 67
    Dixie Caviar says:

    Wowza! This is some good looking quick bread. I gave up pizza for lent, but this may just allow me to break it πŸ˜‰

  68. 68
    Allie says:

    Hello yum! I am looking forward to making this for my coworkers this week πŸ™‚

  69. 69
    Bee says:

    Wow, your recipes look absolutely amazingly delicious! I seriously just scrolled down to the past few months and am practically drooling on my keyboard. I’ve been trying to eat healthier lately, but this blog kind of reminds me that it’s okay and even good to indulge sometimes–especially in something so satisfying and delicious! Adding “stuffed cookies” to my to-cook list now πŸ™‚

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    Sarah says:

    My husband loves pepperoni bread and I love how quick and simple this recipe is!

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  73. 73

    This looks awesome! We love pizza nights at our house, but this looks like such a fun and tasty alternative. Hubby isn’t a huge pepperoni fan so I think I might try it with a little crumbled sausage mixed in as well, or maybe half pepperoni on one side half sausage on the other – I have a feeling it will come out great no matter what! Good bread and cheese and some savory fillings… yumm!!

  74. 74
    Melanie says:

    It’s spring soccer season, and we spend 4 nights a week at the soccer field during dinner time. This looks like a PERFECT traveling meal to add to my “simple picnic dinner” repertoire. I’ve been searching and searching for more ideas. Thank you!

  75. 75
    Kellie says:

    I just made this and I checked it at 45 minutes and it was already too done! Bummer! I haven’t tried it yet because it’s still cooling but I wish I would have checked it earlier! Hopefully it still tastes great!

  76. 76

    Wow this looks AMAZING!! What a great idea! I’ll definitely have to try this recipe soon! Like….tonight! πŸ™‚

  77. 77
    Jaimee says:

    Maybe a dumb question here…do you need a stand mixer with that kind of attachment or can you just use a regular hand mixer with standard beaters?

  78. 78

    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!

  79. 79
    AshleysMommy says:

    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!

  80. 80

    Hi there! I tried this out tonight and it was DELICIOUS!! I posted my adjusted recipe with the links back to your original:

    Thanks so much for the deliciousness!

  81. 81
    kimberlycun says:

    how can something that look THAT delicious be quick? impressive!

  82. 82
    Joanna says:

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

  83. 83
    Chrissy says:

    You became my 13-year-old son’s best friend with this recipe! Thanks for sharing!

  84. 84
    Diana says:

    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…

    • 84.1
      Jenny says:

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

  85. 85
    Amanda says:

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

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    Kerry says:

    I just made this for lunch and I LOVED IT. Great idea for a quick meal!

  88. 88

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

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    Ann Thayer says:

    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.

  91. 91
    Darcy says:

    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!

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    Stephanie P says:

    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!

  94. 94
    Olivia says:

    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!

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    Callie says:

    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 πŸ™‚

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    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 πŸ™‚

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    Mary K says:

    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!

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    Sarah says:

    I’ve been looking for fun recipes to make without a bread maker. This one looks fabulous!

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    Diane says:

    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!

  105. 105
    Raila says:

    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 =)

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    Mars says:

    Just curious, why did you use flour and baking soda? I would’ve used plain flour and yeast.

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    Ana says:

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

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    HS says:

    Drool!! Many thanks to HuffPo for featuring this recipe in their Quick Bread slideshow.

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    mary says:

    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

  112. 112
    Becca says:

    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.

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    Amy says:

    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!

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    Ardemis says:

    good day

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

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    Erica says:

    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.

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