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Pepperoni Crisps Recipe
  • READY IN 20 mins

Pepperoni Crisps

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"Pepperoni slices that are baked to make chips! A great snack alone or paired with cheeses or dunked in marinara sauce."

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Original recipe makes 3 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    20 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Arrange pepperoni in a single layer on an ungreased baking sheet; sprinkle with Cajun seasoning.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes. Remove sheet from oven and pat away grease with paper towels. Return to oven and bake until crisp, 2 to 4 additional minutes. Drain on paper towels. Store cooled chips in an airtight container.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 24, 2009

This is the ONLY way to eat pepperoni! I've been doing this for years. If you get all of the oil out of it it's crispy like bacon and better for you. But, you don't need to bake it in the oven, you can just put it in a microwave oven. Just heat the slices and check on them every 20 seconds or so. And, don't bother with the cajun seasoning. Holy salt Batman! Pepperoni is salty enough.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 20, 2009

I concur that these are all right. They really taste like crispy bacon, only spicier. With the cajun seasoning, they are even spicier! The first bite I took must've been one of the slices I sprinkled a little too much seasoning on bc my mouth was a bit on fire after it. When all is said and done, not so sure these are my favorite. If you love crispy, spicy bacon, these are wonderful. I tried them a couple of different ways because not all of the pepperoni fit on the pan the first time. I tried it with the cajun seasoning first, then baked without. Either way isn't too bad--just a matter of taste. If you like spicy and are worried about the salt, there are a few salt free cajun spice mixes on here that you could use. If you're not a big fan of spicy, I would recommend you not use the cajun seasoning. However, I'm not a huge fan of crispy bacon and so I don't think it's quite for me. Still, I am glad I tried them. Took a bit of time and effort and now I know what they taste like! :o) Thanks for the recipe.


29 Ratings

Jun 07, 2011

We make these in the microwave all the time. Place the pepperoni on paper towels on top of a paper plate for just a few seconds. The paper towels soak up all the grease. The kids love these.

Jun 29, 2011

I enjoyed these, I don't think id make them to eat as just chips, but they're great with dips (creamy pizza dip, tomato sauce, even sour cream based chip dip!). If you line your pepperoni on a few paper towels and microwave them for about 15-20 seconds before you put them in the oven you can get a lot of the grease off before hand & they don't smoke as much in the oven. Just make sure to watch them closely. I take mine out when the centers are still a little bit chewy, they crisp up when they cool and its a good way to make sure you don't over bake them.

Nov 04, 2011

I think I might be nominated for Mom of the Year tonight. I just ran about 7 batches of these through the microwave in 20 second increments on paper towels to soak up the grease in about 30 min. It takes about 4 to 5 rotations per batch. They are crisp, but not burned, the house isn't smoked up, and they are ready for snacking tonight. My guys are going to love these. Best part is...someone gave us 5 gallon size ziplocs full of pepperoni some time back...they've been in the freezer. So now I know what to do with them!

Aug 19, 2010


Aug 12, 2011

Loved them! I ate these for a snack put them on a salad and also added to spaghetti sauce crushed up. SUPER EASY!

Jul 29, 2010

I love these. I have used this method prior to adding them to my pizza. No grease on the cheese! It also works throwing them in the deep fryer. This renders out most the fat making them a bit better to eat.


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  • Calories
  • 48 kcal
  • 2%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 0.4 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 10 mg
  • 3%
  • Fat
  • 4.1 g
  • 6%
  • Fiber
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 2.2 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 312 mg
  • 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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