3-Ingredient Pizza Sticks

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It only takes 3 ingredients to make these easy, cheesy Pizza Sticks! Wrap cheese and mini pepperonis in wonton wrappers, then fry to crispy golden perfect. So great with marinara sauce, ranch, or nacho cheese dipping sauces!

I feel like I should keep this post as short as possible, because the sooner you are done reading, the sooner you can make these amazing, delicious, addictive, mouth-watering, Pizza Sticks.

A pizza stick being stretched apart.

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This trifecta of tastiness is as easy as wrapping up a cheese stick with some pepperoni in an egg roll and deep-frying it. You could bake these stuffed Pizza Sticks too, but why would you want to do that? Better to heat up a vat of oil. If that seems like a lot of work, trust me: It’s worth it.

I use smoked mozzarella string cheese (personal preference) and mini Hormel pepperoni.

I slice each cheese stick about 75% of the way through lengthwise, creating a slice where I can stuff pepperoni.

Pizza sticks ingredients on a wooden cutting board.

I also create a second line of pepperoni next to the cheese stick on the egg roll wrapper. I’ve found that this double-whammy of pepperoni ensures you’ll get delicious pepperoni flavor in each bite.

Pizza stick ingredients on a wooden cutting board.

Roll the wonton wrappers around the cheese and pepperoni as if you were wrapping a burrito or a special birthday gift.

A pizza stick being rolled in four steps on a wooden cutting coard.

As for the dipping sauce, I have an easy recipe for my favorite Homemade Marinara Sauce. It’s just 5 pantry ingredients and comes together in minutes.

I like it on everything from pasta to homemade pizza and of course, as an appetizer dipping sauce.

I also have recipes for delicious Buttermilk Ranch or my favorite Homemade Cheese Sauce. No bad options here!

A pizza stick being dipped in marinara sauce.

A 3-ingredient pizza stick being pulled open with another stick on a black plate.

3-Ingredient Pizza Sticks

It only takes 3 ingredients to make these easy, cheesy Pizza Sticks! Wrap cheese and mini pepperonis in wonton wrappers, then fry to crispy golden perfect. So great with marinara sauce, ranch, or nacho cheese dipping sauces! 
Author: Meggan Hill
5 from 10 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Servings 12 servings, 1 pizza stick each
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Calories 176


  • 12 egg roll wrappers
  • 12 mozzarella string cheese sticks sliced mostly through lengthwise
  • 1 package mini pepperoni
  • 2 quarts vegetable oil or canola oil, for frying
  • marinara sauce for dipping


  • Set up an area for assembling the pizza sticks. Working with one egg roll wrapper at a time, lay an egg roll wrapper on a plate. Arrange a cheese stick at one end.
  • Fill the cheese stick with pepperoni where it has been sliced lengthwise and arrange additional pepperoni in a line next to the cheese slice. Brush all the edges of the egg roll wrapper with water.
  • Starting at the end of the wrapper with the cheese stick, roll the wrapper tightly around the cheese stick and the pepperoni. When the cheese stick is about 75% rolled, fold in the sides like a burrito and continue rolling.
  • Seal the edges of the egg roll wrapper on itself. Set aside on a plate covered with a damp paper towel and repeat with remaining wrappers, cheese, and pepperoni.
  • Heat oil in a sauce pan, stock pot, or electric deep fryer to 350Ā°F. Working in batches, deep-fry 3 to 4 pizza sticks at a time until the egg roll wrapper is golden brown on all sides, about 3 minutes. Remove to a plate lined with paper towels and repeat with remaining pizza sticks.
  • Serve pizza sticks warm with the marinara dipping sauce on the side if desired.


Serving: 1pepperoni stickCalories: 176kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 10gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 29mgSodium: 501mgPotassium: 43mgFiber: 1gVitamin A: 6IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 29mgIron: 1mg
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  1. Can these be wrapped ahead of time, frozen and then fried up the day of? These look like the perfect little appetizer and my lil’ ones would absolutely love them! Thanks for sharing :)

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