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Game Day Pepperoni Pizza Twists


Fall. Football. Finger Foods. And, fun! This month’s What’s Cookin’ at First Security is brought to you by the letter “F,” and it comes with a side of Pepperoni Pizza Twists.

I’ve had this page in the What’s Cookin’ cookbook dog-eared for months, waiting for just the right time to bake up some of this cheesy goodness, and y’all, now is that time.

Pepperoni Pizza Twists are perfect for tailgating or enjoying at home while you call the Hogs or while cheering on your favorite team. Add Razorback Dip and my recipes for Sweet Chicken Bacon Wraps and Buffalo Chicken Taquitos for a complete game-day buffet.

Easy Peasy Pleasy Tips:

  • I couldn’t find precisely a pound of prepared pizza dough. I did find 13 ounces, and that was enough to make 12 pepperoni twists.
  • When rolling out the dough, keep the middle the same thickness as the outer edges. Don’t roll out the center too thin.
  • Once you start twisting, don’t stop. The dough responds better to quick twisting.

More Ways to Enjoy Pepperoni Twists

These fun Pepperoni Twists would also make great Halloween appetizers. Insert a sliced or slivered almond in the end before baking, and you have tasty witch’s fingers to dunk in marinara. Serve with Gummy Worm Punch and my easy Candy Apple Slices for a sweet & spooky Halloween BOO-ffet!

Thank you to Carly McCuan for this delicious recipe!

Pepperoni Pizza Twists

Pepperoni Pizza Twists


1 pound pizza dough
2 teaspoons garlic powder
2 teaspoons dried parsley
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
6 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup pepperoni
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese


Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Roll the dough out into a rectangle on a lightly floured cutting board. Combine the garlic powder, parsley, Parmesan cheese, and red pepper flakes in a small bowl. Sprinkle half of the seasoning blend onto the dough. Sprinkle the mozzarella cheese on one-half of the dough and top with pepperoni. Fold the side of the dough without the pepperoni over to cover the filling. Use a sharp knife or pizza cutter to cut the dough into 12 strips. Twists the strips and press down on the ends to seal. Brush the twists with olive oil and sprinkle with half of the remaining seasoning blend. Place season side down on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Brush with remaining olive oil and sprinkle the remaining seasoning blend. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until twists are golden brown. Serve with marinara or ranch dressing.


There are over 800 recipes in the “What’s Cookin’ at First Security Vol. 2,” all submitted by employees and customers. Proceeds from the sales go to the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance to help feed people across the state. You can purchase the cookbooks for $20 at any First Security Bank location.

For more recipes from the cookbook, click here.

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Well-known Arkansas food writer and recipe creator Lacie Ring was born and raised right here in Arkansas. Although her husband’s military career took them around the world, he and Lacie settled back in their home state. Lacie blogs at www.easypeasypleasy.com where she creates easy and delicious recipes for busy families. She is also a recipe creator and food photographer for brands local to Arkansas and abroad. In her spare time, Lacie enjoys spending time with her son and husband camping and enjoying the outdoors.

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