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Pizza Scones

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Learn how to make my Pizza Scones recipe for buttery, flakey biscuits packed with delicious pizza flavors.
Pizza Scones - These scones are soft, buttery goodness that you will go crazy for

Hi Bold Bakers!

Do you know how many ways you can enjoy pizza? The answer is as many as you want!! That’s why I’m adding Pizza Scones to my Pizza repertoire. We have made Pizza in a Mug, Pizza Pop-Tarts, Pizza Monkey Bread and of course, my Best-Ever Pizza Dough. Growing up in Ireland, it makes perfect sense I would try my hand at Pizza Scones.

These scones are very similar to American style biscuits. They are buttery, soft and oh so delicious. Biscuits by themselves are lovely, so just imagine how insanely good they will be stuffed with cheese, pepperoni and all the incredible pizza flavor.


These Pizza Scones make great snacks but they are an even better compliment to dinner time or served with a bowl of soup at lunch time. Or you could just do what I did which was inhale three of them while we took our photos for this recipe post.


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Pizza Scones

4.24 from 56 votes
Learn how to make my Pizza Scones recipe for buttery, flakey biscuits packed with delicious pizza flavors.
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 12
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 18 mins
Total Time 38 mins
Learn how to make my Pizza Scones recipe for buttery, flakey biscuits packed with delicious pizza flavors.
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 12


  • 3 cups (16oz/ 450g) all purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 sticks (6oz/170g) butter, frozen
  • 2 cups (4 1/2 oz/) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup Pepperoni , chopped small
  • 10 sun-dried tomatoes , chopped
  • 1 tablespoon dried Italian herbs
  • 2 cups (16oz / 500g) buttermilk


  • Preheat oven to 425oF (220oC). Line a baking tray with parchment.
  • In a large bowl, sieve the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cornstarch together.
  • Grate in the frozen butter into the dry ingredients. Frozen butter gives you light, fluffy scone.
  • Grate in the cheese. Follow by the chopped pepperoni, sun-dried tomatoes and herbs. Mix all of these ingredients together lightly. take care not to over mix and it can toughen your dough.
  • Add in the buttermilkand mix until combined. The amount of buttermilk might vary. If you need a little more to create a wet batter then add a little more.
  • Using a 1/3 measuring cup (or a large spoon) scoop the scones mixture onto the prepared baking sheets. This mix yields you roughly 12 big scones.
  • Bake the scones for 15-18 minutes or until the tops are puffed and golden brown.
  • Serve straight away fresh from the oven.
  • Storage: Can be stored at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 2 days. They also freeze really well.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Pizza Scones
Amount Per Serving (113 g)
Calories 276 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 34mg11%
Sodium 405mg18%
Potassium 301mg9%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 275IU6%
Vitamin C 0.7mg1%
Calcium 240mg24%
Iron 2.1mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.



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3 years ago

I am thrilled????…just made these gluten free pizza scones ????. Replaced all-purpose flour with gluten free all purpose flour…. Had to add little more buttermilk and wwoooaaahhhh…. Delicious gluten free pizza scones ready
Thank u sooo much gemma ????

Irene Tremper
Irene Tremper
6 months ago

Checking: Add six (6) ounces of butter. My sticks of butter are eight (8) ounces so 1 1/2 sticks of butter would be twelve (12) ounces. I am making a variation (bacon cheddar scones from King Arthur) of your pizza scones (I will try these the next time I have pepperoni on hand). The King Arthur recipe calls for pastry flour which I do not have at this moment. Excellent work!!! You are now my go to baking source.

11 months ago

This looks so good I wanna try it. Can I use potato starch (which I have plenty) instead of cornstarch? Thank you!

1 year ago

Hi!Gemma may I use chicken sausage instead of pepperoni

1 year ago

I am in love with this recipe. Tried today & the scones turned out so good. Thanks for sharing this 🙂

Angela Fletcher
Angela Fletcher
1 year ago

These look great, I’ll definitely try them. I was looking for a basic, tasty cheese scone recipe. Do you think if I just omitted the pepperoni, tomato and herbs, they would work as cheese scones Gemma? I live in Australia now and it’s so hard to find a decent cheese scone !

1 year ago

Hi, doing this for snack tomorrow. Can i prepare it tonight and keep it in the refrigerator?

1 year ago

Amazing!!! I used the base recipe but didnt want pizza flavour, so skipped the pepperoni and tomatoe. Inatead I Used cut up pickled jalapenos, fresh rosemary, thyme, parsley and chives from the garden, and of course all that cheese! Extra old cheddar. We sliced them open and had fresh baked ham in them. Sooooo good! I bless the day I saw Gemma on the KTLA news from LA and started following her. Anything I want to bake now, I look on her site first! Thanks Gemma!

1 year ago

Just made these with my 11 year old son. They are amazing! I love all of your recipes. You make baking so accessible. He basically did everything on his own. Thank you!

1 year ago

Best recepie scone came out really good
Love it

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Hi Bold Bakers! I’m Gemma Stafford, a professional chef originally from Ireland, and I want to help you bake with confidence anytime, anywhere! No matter your skills, I have you covered. Sign up for my FREE weekly emails and join millions of other Bold Bakers in the community for new recipes, baking techniques, and more every week!