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. Verena

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


  2. Jenn from

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

  3. Erica

    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?

    1. Jenny

      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 🙂

      1. DEANNA

        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!

  4. Jamie

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

  5. Mary @ Delightful Bitefuls

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

  6. Hollie Rudnicki

    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 🙂

  7. alexis

    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!

    1. Jenny

      Hi Alexis,
      I just looked and my bread pan is 9x5x2 3/4 so looks like you will be fine, no doubling necessary 🙂 Hope you enjoy!

  8. jen @ the baked life

    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!

  9. yeni

    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!

  10. Jess Wakasugi

    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!

  11. d.liff @ yelleBELLYboo

    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!

  12. brandi@BranAppetit

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

  13. Celeste

    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 🙂

  14. Heather (Heather's Dish)


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

  15. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga)

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


  16. Lisa

    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 🙂

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