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‘Pepperoni’ Butter

This vegan spread tastes just like your favorite pizza topping
‘Pepperoni’ Butter recipe - The Daily Meal
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Ingredients like crushed red pepper, toasted fennel seeds and garlic powder lend a bold, smoky flavor to this vegan butter. Spread it over crusty bread and close your eyes—it tastes just like a pizza! 

This recipe comes from ION Restaurant in Middletown, Connecticut, and was originally published in the Hartford Courant.

Ready in
10 m
5 m
(prepare time)
5 m
(cook time)
Calories Per Serving


  • 1 Cup melted vegan butter, such as Earth Balance
  • 3 Tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoon toasted fennel seeds
  • 1/2 Teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1/2 Teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 Teaspoons sea salt


Step 1: In a skillet, combine 1 cup melted vegan butter, 3 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon paprika, 1 1/2 tablespoons garlic powder, 1 1/2 tablespoons toasted fennel seeds, 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper.

Step 2: Over medium heat, sauté all ingredients together until the butter begins to brown. Add 2 teaspoons sea salt.

Step 3: Mix all ingredients until smooth. Serve with warm bread.