Appetizer Essentials: Parmesan & Pepperoni Bites

Andy Anderson !


This is a fun appetizer, and easy/peasy to make. They are a combination of a parmesan crisp, but with some spices, pepperoni, and dipping sauce.

It took a bit of time to get it right, but it was so much fun doing the tasting.

So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.


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5 Min
5 Min



  • 6 Tbsp
    parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 tsp
    ground cumin
  • 1 tsp
    powdered milk
  • 1 pinch
    cayenne pepper
  • 6 slice
    pepperoni, thickly sliced

  • ·
    your favorite pizza sauce

How to Make Appetizer Essentials: Parmesan & Pepperoni Bites


  2. Gather your Ingredients (mise en place).
  3. Place a rack in the middle position, and preheat the oven to 450f (230c).
  4. Mix the cheese, cumin, powered milk, and cayenne together in a small bowl.
  5. Add six tablespoons of the mixture to a baking sheet in individual piles, and then add a pepperoni to the top.
  6. Chef’s Note: You could use parchment paper, or a silicon baking sheet.
  7. To keep the pepperoni from adding too much grease to the recipe, place them on a paper towel, and throw them in the microwave for thirty seconds.
  8. Add them to the preheated oven, and bake for 5 – 6 minutes.
  9. Allow to cool, for 5 minutes, before serving.
  11. Serve with a nice pizza dipping sauce. Enjoy.
  12. Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

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About Appetizer Essentials: Parmesan & Pepperoni Bites

Course/Dish: Cheese Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Wheat Free Soy Free
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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