Finger Food/ Pork/ Spice

Pepperoni Chips

July 19, 2021 by Chris Collins

These Baked Pepperoni Chips are crispy, delicious and beyond easy to make!

This is without a shadow of a doubt the easiest recipe I’ve ever uploaded to the blog. With just 1 ingredient there’s no way it can’t be! Having said that, there is a few tips and tricks to getting perfectly crisp pepperoni chips. Follow me…

hand dunking pepperoni chip into small glass pot of dip

Baked Pepperoni Chips

What we essentially want to do is dehydrate the pepperoni, draw out as much moisture as you can whilst rendering down the fat. The more fat/moisture that is removed, the crispier they’ll be.

How long does it take to bake pepperoni chips?

I recommend a heat of 350F/180C for around 8-10mins. You don’t want to throw them into a roasting hot oven or they’ll just burn. Fairly low and slow is the way to go.

How do I know when my pepperoni chips are done?

The colour will deepen and they’ll begin to stop foaming. You’ll see them visibly crispy and they’ll have shrunk in size. Just make sure they’re crispy right through the centre, not just on the outside.

They’ll be somewhat crispy fresh out the oven, but will crisp up a lot more as they cool. I like to rest them on a wire rack for the cool air to circulate around them. You can also use paper towels to soak up excess fat.

2 step by step photos showing how to make pepperoni chips

Can I use Salami instead?

Yep! You may just need an extra couple of minutes as salami slices tend to be ever so slightly bigger.

Can I make these ahead of time?

They are at their crispiest fresh out the oven, but you can allow them to completely cool then store in an airtight container for 1-2 days. If you’re doing this just make sure you do pat them dry after they’re baked, just to get rid of excess fat/moisture.

pepperoni chips in parchment paper in mini cast iron skillet

Serving Pepperoni Chips

These are great as part of an Antipasti board, but just as good with a dip. I love Garlic and Herb, but Marinara Dip or Even Pizza Sauce work really well! For more inspiration check out all my Delicious Dips.

For more easy chip recipes check out my Tortilla Chips and Pita Chips!

hand dipping salami chip into small pot of pizza sauce

How to make Pepperoni Chips (Full Recipe & Video)

pepperoni chips in parchment paper in mini cast iron skillet

Pepperoni Chips (Actually Crispy!)

These Baked Pepperoni Chips are crispy, delicious and beyond easy to make!
Print Pin Rate
Servings (click & slide): 24 chips
Course: Finger Food
Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 9 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Calories per serving: 59kcal
Cost per serving: £1 / $1

Equipment:

  • 1-2 Baking Trays
  • Wire Rack & Paper Towels
  • Plastic Spatula/Turner

Ingredients (check list):

  • 24 slices of Pepperoni, or as many/little as you like!

Instructions:

  • Pre heat oven to 350F/180C.
  • Spread pepperoni slices out 1-2 baking trays.
  • Bake for 8-10mins, or until crispy right through the centre. You can take one out to test.
  • Allow to completely cool then tuck in. They will crisp up further as they cool!

Quick 1 min demo!

Notes:

a) Can I use Salami? - Yep! It'll just take a couple of extra minutes due to it typically being ever so slightly thicker, but just be vigilant.
b) Can I make these ahead of time? - Allow them to completely cool then store in an airtight container at room temp for 1-2days.
c) Dip Suggestions - I love Garlic and Herb, but Marinara Dip or Even Pizza Sauce work really well! For more inspiration check out all my Delicious Dips.
d) Calories - Based on 6 pepperoni chips. Slight overestimate as a fair bit of fat is rendered out.

Nutrition:

Nutrition Facts
Pepperoni Chips (Actually Crispy!)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 59 Calories from Fat 47
% Daily Value*
Fat 5.22g8%
Saturated Fat 1.783g9%
Trans Fat 0.196g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.411g
Monounsaturated Fat 2.06g
Cholesterol 13mg4%
Sodium 211mg9%
Potassium 33mg1%
Protein 2.75g6%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 3mg0%
Iron 0.19mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition is based on the absence of salt unless stated as a measurement in the ingredients. Cost is worked out based on ingredients bought from UK supermarkets, then divided by the number of servings. In both instances these values are just for guidance. Please check out my FAQ Page for more info.
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