Pepperoni Pizza Cupcakes

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 9 cupcakes

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These Pepperoni Pizza Cupcakes are made up of pepperoni, cheese, and pizza sauce baked inside of crisp wonton wrappers — Only 4 main ingredients and 20 minutes! Perfect as an appetizer or a quick lunch.


pepperoni pizza cupcakes in non stick muffin pan on white background

You guys, I am just not at a point in my life where I have the time or energy to cook a meal that involves 17 ingredients and 3 different pots. (Please pass me all the one pot meals and slow cooker recipes)

And besides, sometimes simple is insanely delicious.

These Pepperoni Pizza Cupcakes are so good. And if you want to make them good for you, you can always increase the veggie content. Mushrooms, chopped spinach or kale, grated carrot, grated zucchini — whatever you want to hide under all of that spicy pepperoni and oozing sauce and cheese. You could even go all out and use turkey pepperoni and low fat cheese, if you really wanted.

close up of pepperoni pizza cupcake sitting on the edge of muffin pan

I might even like these more than pizza itself.

Both are good in their own ways, but with these there’s no yeast dough to deal with. You also get a soft, noodle like texture from the wonton that inside the muffin pan, and then those crispy, crunchy edges that get all golden on top. It’s win-win.

One of the only reasons pizza is still way up there is because real pizza is great for making ahead, freezing, or packing in lunches and reheating quickly in the microwave. I try not to make too many leftovers of these wonton cupcakes because, though they are still just as flavorful, those beautiful golden edges just don’t have the same crunch after sitting in the fridge (though if you want to make them ahead, be sure to reheat them in the oven so they crisp up and don’t get soggy!)

overhead image of pepperoni pizza cupcakes in muffin pan

So grab all five — yes, FIVE — ingredients and give these a try. You’ll be on your way to oozy cheesy crunchy bliss in no time.

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Pepperoni Pizza Cupcakes

4.64 from 11 votes
You’re only 5 simple ingredients away from these delicious and hearty pepperoni pizza cupcakes — the perfect snack, lunch or quick weeknight dinner!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Cuisine American
Course Appetizer
Servings 9 cupcakes
Calories 92cal


  • 18 small wonton wrappers about 3-4″ in width
  • 1 1/2 cups finely diced pepperoni
  • 1 cup finely diced red pepper
  • 3/4 cup pizza sauce
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese


  • Spray a muffin pan with non-stick spray and preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Combine pepperoni, pepper and pizza sauce in a bowl.
  • Lay one wonton wrapper in the bottom of 9 muffin cups. Press the wrapper in right to the edges so that it sticks to the non-stick spray. Lay another over top, and press down.
  • Fill each wonton cup with filling, spreading evenly.
  • Top with cheese and bake about 15 minutes until edges are golden and cheese is bubbly. Let cool slightly before eating.


*Note: I made a small batch, just enough for my family of 3. The ingredients are easily reduced or increased to make more to suit your own needs. If you are going to add more veggies, just reduce the amount of pepperoni and red pepper.
**As shown in the video, I have tried placing both wrappers right in the bottom and then filling. It cuts out an extra step and works just as well! You do what you prefer.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 92cal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 277mg | Potassium: 124mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 690IU | Vitamin C: 22.6mg | Calcium: 74mg | Iron: 0.8mg

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  1. Dee says

    I made these as directed but the wanton wrappers did not become crunchy. They remained uncooked even after putting it back in the oven for another 5 mins. Any tips?

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