Pepperoni Pizza Savory Scones

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What would you call an easy to make, light fluffy biscuit filled with garlic, pepperoni, mozzarella, and cheddar cheese? Pepperoni Pizza Savory Scones!

Have I got an easy and delicious lunch or snack idea for you today! Pepperoni Pizza Scones! Basically, this is a biscuit filled with garlic, pepperoni, mozzarella, and cheddar cheese. Are you drooling yet? Oh, mama. Tasty little devils, these are! They are light and fluffy, tender, salty, sweet, crispy, creamy and everything else you could imagine. But then, take a scone and dip in marinara?! Heaven, help me.

Pizza Scones

Savory Scone Ingredients

These savory scones are made from ordinary ingredients but come together to make a hybrid you didn’t know you needed! Pizza and Scones!!! Here’s everything you’ll need:

  • All-Purpose Flour – to fill out the scones but also used to shape the dough into a circle. The dough will be wet so the flour is used to prevent sticking to the counter and your hands.
  • Baking Powder and Baking Soda – to help the scones rise slightly.
  • Sugar and Salt – it is ALL about balance with these savory scones. Which means, both salt and sugar. Don’t worry, these don’t turn out sweet.
  • Cold Butter – cold butter works in scones just like it works in pie crust. Not only do they provide flavor but they also are the key to flakey and moist scones. Either use cold butter, cut up into small chunks or freeze your butter and grate it with a cheese grater.
  • Garlic – garlic is a staple in almost all pizza recipes and is essential to make this scone recipe taste authentic.
  • Mozzarella and Cheddar Cheese – two types of cheese to send you into pure bliss.
  • Pepperoni – cut into smaller pieces to disperse the flavor.
  • Milk – stick with dairy that has a higher fat content, such as whole milk, for this recipe. You could also use half & half, heavy cream or buttermilk!

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Variations

Like all pizza recipes, this savory scone recipe is customizable! Consider these changes and feel free to experiment on your own.

  • Cheese Pizza Scones: just take out the pepperoni and you have yourself a simple cheese pizza scone.
  • Chicken Alfredo Scones: sub out the pepperoni for finely shredded/chopped chicken then serve with alfredo sauce instead of marinara.
  • BBQ Chicken Scones: once again sub out the pepperoni for chicken, add finely chopped red onions and serve with your favorite BBQ sauce.
  • Chicken Bacon Ranch Scones: minus the pepperoni, add chicken and bacon bits, serve alongside your favorite ranch dressing.

Are you getting the idea yet? This recipe is yours to toy with to make something divine!!

Shaping Pizza Scones

How to Make Savory Scones

The thing I love about these savory scones is how darn easy they are, especially if you’re using a stand mixer! Pour all your dry ingredients into the bowl and stir. Combine the butter, cheeses, and pepperoni into the mix and then moisten the whole lot up with milk. That’s the dough! Then you could scoop these suckers out for more of a biscuit, or do what I did and squish the dough in between two sheets of floured wax paper. Cut it into triangles and bake.

{I didn’t write this in the recipe, but be sure to take in a few deep breaths while they are baking because your kitchen will smell WONDERFUL!!} Hardly any clean up {love that!} and they look real purdy comin’ out of the oven. Who can resist a beautifully golden cheese and pepperoni filled scone? Hopefully not you! For full recipe details check out the recipe card at the bottom of the post.

  1. Preheat oven. Line sheet tray with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine all dry ingredients. Stir in butter and break into small pieces using a pastry cutter. Cut pepperoni into smaller pieces and stir into dry ingredients with mozzarella and cheddar cheeses. Stir in milk until all ingredients have moistened completely.
  3. {1}Sprinkle piece of wax paper liberally with flour. {2} Scrape dough onto wax paper and top with more flour. {3} Place another piece of wax paper over top and squish dough down to be 1 1/2-2 inches in thickness. {4&5} Carefully remove wax paper.
  4. {6&7} Cut like a pie into 8 pieces and {8}place onto parchment paper. {If you don’t sprinkle the bottom well with flour the dough will stick, so be aware!}
  5. Bake until scones are golden brown. Serve warm with marinara sauce.

How To Prevent Over-Spreading

Over-spreading happens when the butter is too warm and is just melting instead of releasing steam to create air pockets in the dough. If you are afraid that your scones will spread, refrigerate the shaped scones for at least 15 minutes before baking.

If you still find that your dough is spreading too much as it bakes, remove from the oven and press back into shape using a spatula. Then return to the oven to bake. Good luck!

Cutting Scones

Storing

If you store baked savory scones in an airtight container, they will stay fresh for about two days before turning very dry and crumbly. This is a baked good that tastes best within 24 hours of baking.

Freezing Savory Scones

Luckily for you, you can make these savory scones and then freeze them for later! Either freeze baked or unbaked with these instructions.

Baked

Bake scones as directed and cool. Freeze in an airtight bag or container for up to 4 months. To thaw, transfer the scones to the counter for a few hours or overnight in the fridge. Either warm in the microwave or in the oven!

Unbaked

Once you are done cutting the dough into wedges, freeze on a plate or baking sheet for at least an hour. Then transfer to an airtight bag or container and freeze for up to 4 months. To bake, either bake from frozen, adding a few minutes to the baking time or thaw overnight and bake as normal.

Pizza Scones

Overnight Savory Scones

To make these savory scones the night before, follow the instructions, stopping after you cut the circle of dough into 8 triangles. Cover and refrigerate overnight. When ready to bake, preheat your oven and continue where the instructions left off.

More Scone Recipes to Try!

Give these savory scones a whirl this week! They will get gobbled up, guaranteed! These didn’t have a chance here- they were gone under 24 hours 🙂

Printable recipe card is below! Have a great day 🙂

5 from 1 vote

Pepperoni Pizza Savory Scones

What would you call an easy to make, light fluffy biscuit filled with garlic, pepperoni, mozzarella, and cheddar cheese? Pepperoni Pizza Savory Scones!
servings 8 scones
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/3 cup cold butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1 1/4 cups mozzarella cheese grated
  • 1/4 cup cheddar cheese grated
  • 3.5 oz pepperoni packaged
  • 1 cup milk

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line sheet tray with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine all dry ingredients. Stir in butter and break into small pieces using a pastry cutter. Cut pepperoni into smaller pieces and stir into dry ingredients with mozzarella and cheddar cheeses. Stir in milk until all ingredients have moistened completely.
  • Sprinkle a piece of wax paper liberally with flour. Scrape dough onto wax paper and top with more flour.
  • Place another piece of wax paper over top and squish dough down to be 1 1/2-2 inches in thickness.
  • Carefully remove wax paper. Cut like a pie into 8 pieces and {8}place onto parchment paper. If you don't sprinkle the bottom well with flour the dough will stick, so be aware!
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the scones are golden brown. Serve warm with marinara sauce.

Notes

Overspreading. If you are afraid that your scones will spread, refrigerate the shaped scones for at least 15 minutes before baking.
If you still find that your dough is spreading too much as it bakes, remove from the oven and press back into shape using a spatula. Then return to the oven to bake. Good luck!
Freezing Baked. Bake scones as directed and cool. Freeze in an airtight bag or container for up to 4 months. To thaw, transfer the scones to the counter for a few hours or overnight in the fridge. Either warm in the microwave or in the oven.
Freezing Unbaked. Once you are done cutting the dough into wedges, freeze on a plate or baking sheet for at least an hour. Then transfer to an airtight bag or container and freeze for up to 4 months. To bake, either bake from frozen, adding a few minutes to the baking time or thaw overnight and bake as normal.
Overnight Instructions. To make these scones the night before, follow the instructions, stopping after you cut the circle of dough into triangles. Cover and refrigerate overnight. When ready to bake, preheat your oven and continue where the instructions left off.

Nutrition

Calories: 342kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 612mg | Potassium: 273mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 439IU | Calcium: 223mg | Iron: 2mg
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Snack
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: pizza scone, savory scone recipe, savory scones
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10 Responses
  1. Christa @ BrownSugarToast

    Ok, I’ll admit – when I first read Pepperoni Pizza scones, I was pretty nastied out. 😉 But you totally won me over with the picture and the marinara sauce!! YUM!!! I will have to try these for lunch tomorrow! Thanks!

  2. Jamie

    These look super delicious! For a moment I thought they were the garlic cheese biscuits from Red Lobster (they look quite similar from the photo) and then I saw the pepperoni. A must try! I wonder if this is the same as the biscuits just minus the pepperoni?

  3. Najwa

    Hello my love! I love your blog!I found you on Follow Me Back Tuesday, I can’t wait to read more! I hope you have a wonderful week!Elizabeth

  4. Shannon H.

    5 stars
    I’ve made this recipe multiple times and it is always a hit. My kids and my college-aged niece request it frequently and now know how to make it themselves. So glad I stumbled upon it and decided to give it a try.

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