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!

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
Keywords: easy appetizer recipe, homemade bread, homemade bread recipe, pepperoni pizza recipe, pizza bread, pizza bread recipe, quick bread, quick bread recipe


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116 Responses
  1. Jaimee

    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?

  2. Joanna @ Southern Daisy

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

  3. Kellie

    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!

  4. Melanie

    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!

  5. Rebekah @ Making Miracles

    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!!

  6. Bee

    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 🙂

  7. Dixie Caviar

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

  8. Christy

    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.

  9. Heather

    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. 🙂 It’s on my list to make as soon as I get home.

  10. Jennifer

    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!

  11. marla {family fresh cooking}

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

  12. Christina @ Sweet Pea's Kitchen

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

  13. Jenny (VintageSugarcube)

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

  14. Sues

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

  15. Sherri

    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! 🙂

  16. Sherri

    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! 🙂

  17. Jennifer

    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

  18. Renee

    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.

  19. Dee D.

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

  20. Jessica

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

  21. Travelin' Tina

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

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