Pepperoni Pizza Baked Wings

Take your favorite game-day snack to new heights.
Pepperoni Pizza Baked Wings
  • 8Servings



  • 4 lbs. chicken wings
  • 2 tbsp. canola oil
  • 1 tbsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. pepper


  • 3/4 cup tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup grated mozzarella
  • 3/4 cup diced pepperoni


  • Sliced fresh basil


1. Position a rack in the top third of the oven; preheat to 450°. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with foil. Set a wire rack inside the baking sheet and coat with cooking spray.             

2. Cut off and discard the wingtips from 4 lbs. chicken wings; separate the flats (the parts that don't look like drumsticks) from the drumettes and pat dry. In a large bowl, toss the wings with 2 tbsp. canola oil, 1 tbsp. salt and 1 tsp. pepper; arrange on the rack in a single layer. Bake until the skin is crispy, about 45 minutes.                 

3. In a large bowl, combine 3/4 cup tomato paste mixed with 1/4 cup olive oil for the glaze. Transfer 1/4 cup glaze to a small bowl and toss the wings in the remaining glaze to coat. Arrange the wings on the rack in a single layer. Press 1 cup grated mozzarella and 3/4 cup diced pepperoni onto the top of the wings. Bake until the glaze is shiny and browned in spots and the chicken is cooked through, about 10 minutes; season.

4. Transfer the wings to a platter; dab with the reserved 1/4 cup glaze. Sprinkle with sliced fresh basil.