Pepperoni Pizza Nachos


Pepperoni Pizza Nachos are incredibly delicious and a crowd pleaser. The garlic cream sauce takes these to another level. You can add any pizza toppings that you prefer and will love this new take on standard nachos.

Pepperoni pizza nachos make a great cheesy snack or appetizer for any party.

These delicious, sinful pepperoni pizza nachos are a new twist on your typical plate of nachos….they are all jazzed up pizza style!  I made this for a weekend snack for Mr. Wishes and I a few weeks ago when I was scrounging for something…ANYTHING…I could make since I had no food in the house.  I’d have to say this was the best spontaneous “lunch” I have had in a very long time – I was impressed at just how good these were, especially the garlic cream sauce!  They were so addictive that we ate the whole plate in one sitting.

The great thing about these pizza nachos, much like any dish of nachos, is that you can make them your own way.  Go ahead and add any toppings you like!  I am pretty simple when it comes to pizza (and also didn’t have much of a choice since I had nothing in my pantry), so I just added pepperoni for the one and only topping.  Get creative!  This amazing appetizer would be great for football season (any game day, really), girls’ night, Super Bowl, movie night, a party with friends, or just a weekend snack, as it was for me.  OH, and if you liked these, you might also like these BBQ Pulled Pork Nachos.  Enjoy!

Pepperoni pizza nachos make a great cheesy snack or appetizer for any party.

Pepperoni Pizza Nachos
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Pepperoni Pizza Nachos are incredibly delicious and a crowd pleaser! The garlic cream sauce is amazing and you can add any pizza toppings that you prefer.
Garlic Cream Sauce:
  • 1 and ½ Tablespoon Unsalted Butter
  • ½ Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 4 cloves Garlic, Minced
  • ½ cups Heavy Cream
  • ¼ cup of 2% Milk
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • 1 pinch Cracked Black Pepper
  • 1 pinch Red Pepper Flakes
  • ¼ cups Parmesan Cheese, Grated
  • Your Favorite Crispy Tortilla Chips ( I used approximately half a bag)
  • Garlic Cream Sauce (Recipe Included below)
  • ¼ cup Onion, Diced
  • ½ cup Pepperoni, Cut Into quarters (or use mini pepperoni)
  • 1 and ¾ cups Cheddar Cheese, Shredded (white or yellow)
  • Optional: any other pizza toppings of your choice (½ cups Black Olives Sliced, ½ diced Green Bell Pepper)
Garlic Cream Sauce:
  1. Melt the butter, along with the olive oil on medium-low heat
  2. Once melted, toss in the minced garlic, and give it a good stir
  3. Raise the heat up to medium
  4. Add in the cream and milk and give a good stir
  5. Keep stirring until it comes to a boil.
  6. Toss in the salt, pepper, and chili flakes, along with the parmesan cheese, and continue stirring (The sauce will thicken pretty quick, so continue to stir)
  7. Once the sauce is thickened, remove from the burner, and set aside.
  1. When you are ready to make your nachos, preheat your oven to 400ºF
  2. Build your nachos on an oven-proof dish or baking sheet
  3. First, add your chips.
  4. Drizzle the garlic cream sauce all over the chips.
  5. Top with the onions and pepperoni (and other pizza toppings of your choice).
  6. Make sure each chip gets covered with the sauce and toppings.
  7. Top with the cheddar cheese.
  8. Place in the preheated oven, and cook until the cheese is nice and bubbly and the veggies are warmed through, roughly 7 minutes. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 4

Recipe source:  adapted from

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These are a few of my favorite things: cooking, baking, Broadway musicals, cruises, Disney World, Christmas, thunderstorms, 80's and country music, and my favorite pastime has ALWAYS been baseball. Go Yankees!

25 Responses to “Pepperoni Pizza Nachos”

  1. April 28, 2014 at 4:55 AM #

    Good golly that Garlic cream sauce sounds scrumptious! What a great idea these nachos are – I am a huge fan of nachos for get-togethers, but would never have thought of this! Thanks for sharing!

  2. April 28, 2014 at 7:20 AM #

    YES please! That sauce sounds incredible!

  3. April 28, 2014 at 8:52 AM #

    What a fun way to eat nachos! We are always craving pizza, and I love how you incorporated those classic pizza flavors into one of our favorite snacks! Maybe you need to license this idea to all the concession stands across the country. 😉

  4. April 28, 2014 at 9:00 AM #

    My kids would absolutely love this!

  5. April 28, 2014 at 9:04 AM #

    That garlic cream sauce would be so good on anything.

  6. April 28, 2014 at 9:04 AM #

    Ooh that is a super cute idea for serving especially if watching a game!

  7. April 28, 2014 at 9:21 AM #

    Ashley, these pepperoni pizza nachos look so delicious! Sounds like a perfect “lunch” to me! Pinned 🙂

  8. April 28, 2014 at 10:15 AM #

    WOW!! I love pizza AND nachos in one!

  9. April 28, 2014 at 11:29 AM #

    Garlic cheese sauce and nachos together? Holy jackpot!

  10. April 28, 2014 at 11:35 AM #

    I’m totally loving these nachos! That crispy pepperoni is calling my name 🙂

  11. April 28, 2014 at 12:24 PM #

    Oh my gosh … I’m loving these. That garlic cream sauce sounds fantastic. Do you see me swooning over here?

  12. April 28, 2014 at 12:39 PM #

    What a fun recipe idea! This would be perfect on a movie night for kids, love!

  13. Lora @cakeduchess
    April 28, 2014 at 5:04 PM #

    Nachos are so easy and so much fun to make…love this pizza idea!!

  14. April 28, 2014 at 5:39 PM #

    This is SO happening! Can I make these for dinner? I know you’ll say yes. And even if you say no, I’m still gonna do it. 😀 If only I had pepperoni in the house right now! The turkey taco nachos I make are a big hit with my family and I’m sure these will be too.

  15. April 28, 2014 at 7:14 PM #

    What a great idea! These would be so perfect for a Saturday night with a beer. My husband would be super happy if I made these nachos!

  16. April 28, 2014 at 7:16 PM #

    My kids were peaking over my shoulder and insisted these happen soon!

  17. April 29, 2014 at 7:14 AM #

    What a great idea Ashley! The garlic cream sauce sounds divine!

    • April 29, 2014 at 12:47 PM #

      Thanks Christin!

  18. April 29, 2014 at 9:49 AM #

    I am loving the idea of that garlic cream sauce!

  19. April 29, 2014 at 1:27 PM #

    These look SO good – my kids would go nuts for these!

  20. April 29, 2014 at 6:56 PM #

    Garlic cream sauce sounds amazing!! What a fantastic idea. I’m thinking my guys would love these pizza nachos

  21. April 30, 2014 at 8:53 AM #

    That is a big, big YUM! I love that crispy looking pepperoni!

  22. May 1, 2014 at 12:21 AM #

    Oh my goodness! This looks so good. Smart idea to use nachos. I would have never thought of that.


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