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Head-on view of a stack of three pepperoni pizza biscuits surrounded by pepperoni, shredded cheddar, and basil, with a small bowl of pizza sauce in background

Pepperoni Pizza Biscuits

This recipe combines two favorites by adding pepperoni, cheese, tomato sauce, and basil to a traditional biscuit recipe for the most delicious Pepperoni Pizza Biscuits!
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Homemade Biscuits, Pizza Recipes, Unique Pizzas
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 24 minutes
Makes: 12 biscuits
Author: Sues


  • 2 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ Tbsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp granulated sugar
  • ½ tsp cream of tartar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, chilled and cut into small cubes
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup diced pepperoni
  • 3 tsp finely chopped basil
  • 1 ¼ cup buttermilk
  • ½ cup pizza sauce


  • Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat. 
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, sugar, cream of tartar, salt, and pepper.
  • Work the butter into the flour using a pastry blender or your hands, until it resembles coarse meal. Blend in shredded cheddar cheese, pepperoni, and basil.
  • Add buttermilk and pizza sauce to the dry ingredients and stir until just combined, taking care not to over-mix. Dough will be wet.
  • Place dough on a lightly floured surface and knead just until it comes together. If dough is too sticky, you can add a bit more flour. Pat dough into a round about ¾-inch thick. Using a biscuit cutter with a roughly 2 ¾-inch diameter (you can also use a drinking glass, circle cookie cutter, etc.), cut rounds out of dough.  
  • Place biscuits about 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheet and re-work dough to continue cutting out biscuits.
  • Bake biscuits for 20-24 minutes, until they’re just turning golden on top.
  • Serve warm or cool on baking racks before serving.


  • I recommend storing pepperoni pizza biscuits in an airtight container in the fridge.
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