Pepperoni is usually seen as a pizza topping, but it can be used in many other ways. Pepperoni Recipes are the perfect way to get your kids to eat more vegetables by turning them into pepperoni pizzas or adding them to pasta dishes. Pepperoni has been around since the 1800s and has become one of America’s favorite meats. Pepperoncini peppers have also been around for centuries, originating from Italy, where they were especially popular in salads for their spicy flavor. Find out which recipes you should try below!
Make any kind of pizza with pepperonis instead of sauce or cheese! Pepperoni Pizza can be made with a variety of different vegetables and meats to create unique flavors. Pepperonis are the perfect way to get your kids eating more veggies since they’re too picky by themselves! Some other options for toppings include mushrooms, olives, and spinach / Broccoli / Green Peppers. Kids will love Pepperoni Pizzas because it’s like having pizza night, but without all the work – just put out pepperonis, let them choose their own combination, and bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit until cheese is melted (usually about 15 minutes). Top Pepperoni Pizzas with fresh basil or parsley when done cooking and serve immediately.
Add some tomato sauce and pepperonis when making pasta. This combination is a classic and a favorite. Pepperoni Pasta is usually served with garlic breadsticks, toasted baguettes topped with butter and salt, or just on its own for kids who will eat anything as long as there are pepperonis involved!
Quesadillas are another great way to use leftover pizza toppings. Pepperoni Quesadilla s can be made from scratch, but it could also be an easy recipe if you have leftovers in the fridge. Pepperoni Pizzas make excellent quick lunches too! Just toast two pieces of bread, spread some tomato sauce (or ketchup), and top them off with cheese and pepperonis, then broil until melted.
Pepperonis are great in soups, too, like this Pepperoni Potato Soup. Just saute some onions and garlic, then add potatoes (can use canned or fresh) and red pepper flakes. Add broth, cover the pot, and simmer for 20 minutes until potatoes are tender. Finish with chopped Pepperonis before serving!
Pizza Stuffed Peppers
Go one step further than Pepperoni Pizzas by stuffing peppers full of cheese sauce, marinara sauce, more veggies if desired (i.e., green peppers), meatballs or sausage, mushrooms; anything you can think of that would be good on a pizza! Bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit until cooked through – around 30 minutes depending on size/type of peppers used.
Pepperoni is an excellent topping for pizzas, pasta dishes, or stuffed in Pepperonis! They are very versatile, which means there are endless Pepperoni Recipes to try!