pepperoni pizza nacho recipe

Pepperoni Pizza Nachos Recipe

Pizza and Nachos all in one beautiful dish... what more could you ask for?
Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 14 minutes



  • 1 bag Tortilla Chips 12 oz
  • 15 slices Pepperoni
  • 1 jalapeno sliced
  • 1 cup Cheddar cheese grated or pre-shredded, optional
  • 1 cup Mozzarella cheese balls cut in half

Pizza Sauce (makes a lot)

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 onion, finely diced optional
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper optional
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 can crushed tomatoes 28-ounce
  • 1 can tomato paste 6-ounce
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh oregano


Preparing the Pizza Sauce

  • Add all ingredients to a large saucepan set over medium-low heat. Stir well to combine and allow to simmer for 30 minutes, stirring often to prevent the sauce from sticking to the pan.
  • Remove from heat and use immediately or allow to cool before storing in an airtight container for up to one week.
  • If you feel it's necessary, use a blender on a light setting to make it more sauce-like. This recipe makes a bunch of pizza sauce, so make sure you have containers to store the excess!

Preparing the nachos

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  • Lay the chips out evenly on a round baking sheet or oven-safe plate.
  • After completing the pizza sauce prep steps above, lay the sauce on top of the chips.
  • Add a layer of cheese using the cheddar cheese and mozzarella balls. Then add the pepperoni and jalapeno slices
  • Bake 5 to 7 minutes or until cheese is melted.


Pizza sauce portion of this recipe was adapted from, thanks Robyn!
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