Pepperoni Pizza Chili Recipe
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Pepperoni Pizza Chili Recipe

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We love this on a chilly day. A big bowl warms you right up, and the leftovers freeze well. I first made this recipe one day when I decided I didn't enjoy making pizza crust—I just put the pizza in a bowl instead! —Marilouise Wyatt Cowen, West Virginia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 40 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 40 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) pizza sauce
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) Italian stewed tomatoes
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 1 package (3-1/2 ounces) sliced pepperoni
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 teaspoon pizza seasoning or Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 236 calories, 11g fat (4g saturated fat), 38mg cholesterol, 1102mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 5g fiber), 18g protein.


  1. In a large saucepan, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in the beans, pizza sauce, tomatoes, tomato sauce, water, pepperoni, green pepper, pizza seasoning and salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes or until chili reaches desired thickness. Sprinkle with cheese if desired. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Pepperoni Pizza Chili in Taste of Home February/March 2001, p25

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delowenstein User ID: 3766053 242996
Reviewed Feb. 1, 2016

"I'm glad I tested this recipe-I honestly felt that the recipe could've been more flavorful! I used ground turkey instead of ground beef for health reasons & browned the turkey in 1/4 cup vegetable oil in a large saucepan. I had substituted a 24-oz. jar of Marinara sauce since I didn't have pizza sauce. I'd omitted the tomato sauce, but used the Italian stewed tomatoes, kidney beans, water, salt, Italian seasoning, 1 WHOLE green pepper. I substituted a 3-oz. summer sausage from Hickory Farms since I didn't have pepperoni on hand. This was good and I did enjoy it! Thank you for sharing! ( Please note that it WAS NOT the ground turkey needing more flavor!) delowenstein"

Tipsymcstagger User ID: 7467398 217734
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2015

"This recipe was a nice change from traditional chili recipes! We added sour cream as well as cheese to the final product......mmmmmm!"

Love2cook1 User ID: 8195203 216690
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2015

"This is so easy to make and everyone always loves it. We pair it with garlic bread."

KBonnie User ID: 1730544 29764
Reviewed Sep. 19, 2014

"4 out of 5 of the people living in our household enjoy this chili. The other one doesn't eat ground beef, so she doesn't count."

Angel182009 User ID: 6228642 76197
Reviewed Mar. 25, 2014

"I'm a big fan of chili and every Friday night by family does pizza themed food. This I had to try for Friday and it was very delicious! I will definitely be doing this again!"

afowles User ID: 1580244 84004
Reviewed Feb. 22, 2014

"I just won a chili cook-off with this recipe!!! Super good!"

CLKarr User ID: 6395943 45011
Reviewed Sep. 4, 2012

"I made this for a family reunion, it was a huge success. I tripled the recipe and the pot was empty in no time."

lurky27 User ID: 1251896 84003
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2012

"Easy & flavorful!

~ Theresa"

kbussey User ID: 614681 77928
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2011

"No one in my household would take a second bite. Even my 6 six yr old that loves pepperoni pizza and loves chili thought it was terrible."

rburtons User ID: 4935108 84000
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2011

"I forgot to add in my review that I do this in the crockpot- high for 4 hours, low for at least 1. :)"

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