Easy Pepperoni Pizza Skewers

These pepperoni pizza skewers make the perfect appetizer for sharing at your next party or gathering.  My boys are huge fans of anything with the word “pizza” in it so I knew that these pizza skewers would be a huge hit with them. 

Easy Pizza Skewer Breadsticks

Friday nights seem like the ideal time for a simple recipe. We’re all tired from a busy week and want quick, easy comfort food.

Today’s recipe for easy homemade breadsticks fits the bill. They are a great addition to any pizza night.

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Who can resist warm, chewy breadsticks straight out the oven? Top them with a cheesy, garlic mixture and herb seasoning, and you can’t lose.

The best part is, with just a few simple ingredients, I can put together a batch of breadsticks in record time. That means it takes less time to make them than it would to order from most pizza places.

We have a lot of fun working together too.

pepperoni pizza skewers

pepperoni pizza skewers

Pizza Breadstick Recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 60 mini pepperoni slices
  • 1 tube refrigerated pizza crust (I used Pillsbury)
  • ¼ cup butter melted
  • ¾ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup Pizza sauce
  • 12 bamboo skewers
pepperoni pizza skewers

How to make pepperoni pizza skewers:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F and cover a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Unroll the pizza dough onto the baking sheet. 
pepperoni pizza skewers

3.  Using a pizza cutter, cut dough lengthwise into 1-inch wide strips. (12 strips)

pepperoni pizza skewers

4.  Thread 5 mini pepperoni slices on each skewer. Be sure to leave enough space between each slice for the pizza dough.

pepperoni pizza skewers

5.  Starting at the blunt end of the skewer, pierce the dough and spiral-wrap the strip around the pepperoni. Allow the meat to “peak” through. Finish off by piercing the dough onto the pointy end of the skewer.

pepperoni pizza skewers

6.  Place pizza skewers on the prepared baking sheet.

pepperoni pizza skewers

7.  Melt the butter.  Mix together melted butter, garlic powder & basil. 

pepperoni pizza skewers

8.  Brush the pizza skewers lightly with garlic basil butter.

pepperoni pizza skewers

9.  Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.  Bake for 7-10 minutes or until pizza dough is light golden brown.  Serve with pizza sauce for dipping.

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Kitchen essentials for making pizza skewers:

pepperoni pizza skewers

Tips & tricks:

  • Use your favourite pizza dough recipe if you prefer it over the refrigerated kind. Homemade dough comes together in a flash with a stand mixer fitted with the dough hook attachment.
  • Olive oil can be used in place of butter.
  • Leftover breadsticks are best if they are reheated in the oven. Place them on a large baking sheet lined with parchment or cooking spray. Heat oven to 250 and warm for ten minutes.
pepperoni pizza skewers

Other toppings & dips:

  • Combine some mozzarella cheese with the Parmesan for easy cheesy breadsticks.
  • Try making a Hawaiian pizza breadstick with ham and pineapple chunks. Really, any of your favourite pizza toppings can be used.
  • Use an Italian seasoning in place of the basil.
  • Extra garlic butter makes a delicious dipping sauce.
  • We love pizza sauce for dipping these pizza dough breadsticks, but you can use whatever tomato sauce your family likes best.
  • Make dessert breadsticks topped with cinnamon sugar and dipped in cream cheese frosting.

How to store:

These pizza breadsticks are best eaten the same day. If you do want to store leftovers, cover them tightly in plastic wrap or put them in an airtight container, keeping them refrigerated.

pepperoni pizza skewers

Next time you’re at the grocery store, pick up a couple of tubes of refrigerated pizza dough. You’ll be able to whip up several batches of breadsticks in no time.

Check out our homemade breadstick recipe, pizza bun recipe, simple marinara sauce or keto cheese breadsticks for more ideas!

Easy Pizza Breadstick Skewers

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pepperoni pizza skewers

Pepperoni Pizza Skewers

Yield: 12 skewers
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

These pepperoni pizza skewers make the perfect appetizer for your next party.

Ingredients

  • 60 mini pepperoni slices
  • 1 tube refrigerated pizza crust (I used Pillsbury)
  • ¼ cup butter melted
  • ¾ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup Pizza sauce
  • 12 bamboo skewers

Instructions

    1. Preheat the oven to 400°F and cover a baking sheet with parchment paper. 
    2. Unroll the pizza dough onto the baking sheet. 
    3. Using a pizza cutter, cut dough lengthwise into 1-inch wide strips. (12 strips)
    4. Thread 5 mini pepperoni slices on each skewer. Be sure to leave enough space between each slice for the pizza dough.
    5. Starting at the blunt end of the skewer, pierce the dough and spiral-wrap the strip around the pepperoni. Allow the meat to “peak” through. Finish off by piercing the dough onto the pointy end of the skewer.
    6. Place pizza skewers on the prepared baking sheet.
    7. Melt the butter.
    8. Mix together melted butter, garlic powder & basil. 
    9. Brush the pizza skewers lightly with garlic basil butter.
    10. Sprinkle with Parmesan.
    11. Bake for 7-10 minutes or until pizza dough is light golden brown.
    12. Serve with pizza sauce for dipping.

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I'm an active mom of twin boys who is always looking for opportunities to inspire creativity through fun crafts, do-it-yourself projects and delicious recipes. This blog has been an integral part of supporting my little family and I am so grateful to have you become a part of our journey! Let's create together... Read more...

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