In my youth I loved pepperoni pizza, but as I grew older and learned that the crust was the thing, I found that the grease from the pepperoni got in the way of my pleasure. And so I went to non-greasy pizza toppings.
But pepperoni is still in my diet. One thing I grew up with is the "hot pepperoni sandwich". This is just sliced pepperoni, spaghetti sauce, and good hard rolls. The pepperoni and sauce is cooked a little while and then spooned onto the rolls and chomped down. Good stuff.