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Pepperoni Pizza Sticks

These pepperoni pizza sticks are made with homemade pizza dough and packed with cheese and pepperoni. Baked until melty and perfect then dipped in marinara sauce. You're going to love this simple snack or appetizer recipe!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 sticks
Calories: 269kcal
Author: NicoleDurham

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup Warm Water (about 110 degrees F)
  • 1 teaspoon Active Dry Yeast
  • 2 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Granulated Sugar
  • ¾ teaspoon Salt
  • 1 ½ Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 40 Pepperoni Slices
  • 8 ounces Mozzarella Cheese, sliced into blocks (string cheese works too)
  • 3 Tablespoons Butter
  • ½ teaspoon Dried Oregano
  • ½ teaspoon Dried Parsley
  • ½ teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • Marinara Sauce (for dipping) *optional

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, add your warm water and yeast. Let sit for a minute or two until it looks foamy. If it doesn't foam up within 5 minutes, toss it out and try again. *See notes on why, below.
  • Add in the flour, sugar, salt, and olive oil, stirring to combine. The dough will appear shaggy.
  • Lightly sprinkle a work surface with flour and then turn the dough out onto the counter. Knead for about 5 minutes until elastic and smooth. Try to incorporate the dough pieces that didn't originally want to stick.
  • Place the dough back into the bowl and then rest it on top of the stove as the oven preheats to 500 degrees F. Let the dough rest for 5 minutes.
  • Arrange the pizza toppings so that they're nearby and then roll out the pizza dough to make one large pizza or divide and roll out into two small personal sized pizzas.
  • Place on a baking sheet or pizza pan and top with sauce, cheese, and toppings as desired. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes or until crust is golden and the cheese is melted and bubbly.

Notes

NOTE 1*Yeast has an expiration date and while the date on the package might not have come to pass, if improperly stored, the yeast can still expire. Yeast can also die from too hot of water or not bloom because the "warm" water was too cold. 110 degrees F is the perfect temperature for getting the desired results from good yeast.
NOTE 2** Also, if you use a packet of yeast, there will be leftovers as those normally contain 2 ¼ teaspoons of yeast per square. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1stick | Calories: 269kcal | Carbohydrates: 25.9g | Protein: 14.4g | Fat: 11.9g | Saturated Fat: 4.9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5.2g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 26.3mg | Sodium: 589.4mg | Potassium: 100.5mg | Fiber: 1.5g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 72.8IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 282.5mg | Iron: 1.7mg