One-Pot Pepperoni Pizza Mac & Cheese

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings

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So I spend my life dreaming up ways I can combine two favorites in the kitchen.

cast iron skillet with mac and cheeses topped with pizza sauce and pepperoni

And I know, I know — it’s January. All you can think about is New Year’s Resolutions and skinny jeans. But if for some reason you’re still on the cheese and pepperoni train, stay tuned.

Those favorites are changing all the time, but pepperoni pizza (or just pizza in general) and mac and cheese are definitely up there at the top.

For my daughter’s first birthday, I actually made her a mac and cheese pizza. It seemed like a brilliant idea, but ya know, it wasn’t that awesome. I mean, it was all fine and good, but it was just a lot of dough. Right?

black skillet with pepperoni pizza mac and cheese on a white towel

So I love doing different things with pizza flavours.

And I thought to myself, “how genius would it be to make a pizza on top of macaroni and cheese?!”

I had to do it.

I think my daughter would have liked this better than my macaroni and cheese pizza. She hardly stopped to take a breath when we were eating supper!

If you’re looking for more tomato and pepperoni flavour, you could totally stir in some tomato sauce and chopped pepperoni to the macaroni, but I wanted mine to have a more layered effect, so I chose not to. Whatever suits your fancy!

metal spoon scooping pepperoni pizza mac and cheese above skillet


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One-Pot Pepperoni Pizza Mac & Cheese

5 from 1 vote
Pepperoni Pizza Mac and Cheese: made completely in one pot or skillet! Because the only way pizza could get better is if you made it on a mac & cheese crust.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Cuisine American
Course Main Course
Servings 6 servings
Calories 542cal


  • 375 g box of macaroni or other short pasta — 4-5 cups
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2.5 cups milk
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 3 cups cheese divided
  • 1 1/2 cups pizza sauce
  • 10-15 slices pepperoni


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • In an oven-safe dutch oven or pot, bring pasta, broth, milk, salt, garlic and oregano to a boil and reduce to a simmer over medium heat. Cook and stir for 10-12 minutes until al dente. Stir in 1½ cups cheese.
  • Top with pizza sauce, remaining cheese and pepperoni and bake for 10 minutes until hot. Broil for 1-2 minutes until pepperoni starts to crisp up on the edges and cheese starts to brown.
  • Devour.


You can use all milk and skip the chicken broth, but I find the broth keeps the sauce nice and smooth and not too thick.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 542cal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 1670mg | Potassium: 558mg | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 995IU | Vitamin C: 4.3mg | Calcium: 558mg | Iron: 3.5mg

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My name is Ashley Fehr and I love creating easy meals my family loves. I also like to do things my way, which means improvising and breaking the rules when necessary. Here you will find creative twists on old favorites and some of my favorite family recipes, passed down from generations!

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  1. Michelle @ Modern Acupuncture says

    Well thank heaven I’m not the only one still on the cheese and carb train. Even though I feel guilty about it, despite eating more greens and jogging more than usual, it’s still there! (Thanks for the guilt trip, January.) But since cheese is my favorite food group, I’m probably not calling it off any time soon 🙂 Can’t wait to try this!

    • Ashley says

      Haha, I’m so thankful Michelle! January’s been absolutely frigid here — we all need a little extra padding 😉

  2. Christina @ Bake with Christina says

    Pepperoni, pizza, and mac & cheese all in the same title?! How could I pass on something like that! Sounds and looks SO yummy! Pinned 🙂

  3. Isadora @ she likes food says

    Haha, this is amazing, Ashley!! If I show this to my husband he would demand it for dinner every night! Once I made a mac n cheese and little smokey pie with a bacon lattice, but I’m way more into this pizza!

  4. Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom says

    oh my gawd, woman! this is fabulous .. my skinny jeans can wait for a plate of this! love that your daughter was devouring this . . I have actually made a mac and cheese pizza .. yeah, just make it thin crust! 🙂 and oh my gawd, I have to try this!!!! pizza and mac and cheese lovers are thanking you today!!

    • Ashley says

      Haha, thanks Alice! I’ve got 4 more weeks until I’m allowed to put my workout clothes on so I’m going to enjoy it while it lasts!

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