Pepperoni Pizza Dippers, commonly known as Crescent Roll Pizza, is my kids’ favorite after-school snacks.
Crescent rolls are the key to quick pizza dough and split mozzarella cheese sticks, making the uncooked crescent simple to wrap around.
Our crescent roll pizza is stuffed with pepperoni, but any pizza topping could be used; even cheese alone works great. After baking for the ultimate pizza flavor, dip crescent roll pizzas in your favorite marinara or pizza sauce.
These quick pizza dippers are more my speed. They take 20 minutes from start to finish, making them a simple appetizer or snack when you’re short on time—they’re also a smash on game day.
Pepperoni Pizza Dippers Ingredients
- 8 slices white bread, crusts removed
- 1/2 c. mini pepperoni
- 4 tbsp. butter
- Marinara sauce, warmed, for serving
- 1 c. shredded mozzarella
Directions for making Pepperoni Pizza Dippers
- First, gather all of the ingredients mentioned above for the pepperoni pizza dippers. Then, line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease 1 large or 2 small cookie sheets.
- Using a rolling pin, unroll the dough and cut it into sections. This will give you double the bread sticks. Cut these sections in half and place them inches apart on the prepared cookie sheet. Brush with butter and sprinkle with the pizza seasoning evenly.
- Sprinkle the mozzarella and pepperonis, if using, evenly over half of the dough.
- Fold the half of the pizza dough that does not have mozzarella over the half that does have mozzarella and press the sides together to bind them together.
- Twist the strips and arrange them at least 2 inches apart on a baking sheet coated with parchment paper.
- Remove from oven; sprinkle strips with cheese and bake for 1 to 2 minutes or until cheese is melted. Bake at 350 degrees F for 11 to 17 minutes or until golden brown.
- Serve immediately with warmed pizza sauce as a dip.
Pizza Dippers Nutrition Facts
- Calories: 250.6
- Monounsaturated Fat: 4.3 g
- Protein: 8.5 g
- Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.7 g
What goes well with pepperoni on pizza?
Pepperoni is essentially the American equivalent of salami. Pepperoni is a cured beef and pork meat combination seasoned with paprika and chili powder.
It’s as simple as laying the ingredients on a pizza dough to make pepperoni pizza.
A pepperoni pizza can be topped with virtually any combination of ingredients. Top suggestions include:
- Various types of cheese
- Bell peppers
Pepperoni, mozzarella cheese, and pizza sauce are the basic ingredients of traditional pepperoni pizza.
Do you put the pepperoni on before or after cheese?
Typically, tomato sauce is applied first, followed by cheese and toppings. This allows the cheese to bubble and brown while the toppings receive direct heat and crisp up.
There are rare outliers where the cheese is placed first, or the toppings are placed beneath the cheese, but they are limited to certain pizzas.
If you add pepperoni behind the cheese, your pizza may have soggy pepperoni. Steamed pizza toppings should be avoided. To avoid mushy toppings, keep them on top of the cheese as it cooks and crisps in the oven.
What do you eat with pepperoni sticks?
Pizza sticks are ideal for a fast lunch or a simple party snack. They can be served as a meal with chicken wings, garlic knots, Caesar or Italian garden salad, and fried mozzarella. Another idea is to include them in charcuterie platters (especially kid-friendly ones).
What exactly are the cheese sticks at school?
Max Sticks are large mozzarella sticks that many Generation Z students endured during lunchtime in primary schools across the United States for the uninformed. People may not refer to them as “Max Sticks,” as I grew up in Albuquerque, but they will identify them on sight.
These The MAX 5″ 1.93 oz. Maxx whole-grain pizza sticks, oozing with melty mozzarella cheese, create a delightful aperitif or school lunch. These pizza sticks have a soft, chewy dough surrounded by a generous amount of mozzarella cheese. Serve with a side of marinara sauce for tasty dipping!