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Easy Pepperoni Rolls

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Pepperoni rolls are very similar to your classic pizza rolls, with breading and seasoning on the outside and favorite pizza toppings like cheese and pepperoni on the inside to make a tasty snack or great appetizer.
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  1. Easy Pepperoni Rolls Ingredients
  2. How To Make This Easy Pepperoni Rolls Recipe
  3. How To Serve
  4. Storage
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Easy pepperoni rolls are fun and delicious appetizers. They are a cheesy snack made with pizza dough, mozzarella, and pepperoni and baked to bubbling, ooey-gooey perfection.

Ready to try out some other tasty appetizer recipes? These pull apart pigs in a blanket are another fun finger food. You also have to try out our yummy stuffed mushrooms.

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Easy Pepperoni Rolls Ingredients

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You’ll need:

  • 1 (13.8-ounce) can of pizza dough
  • 6 ounces pepperoni slices (larger 2½ inch slices can be cut in half)
  • 1½ cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 4 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • Pasta or marinara sauce, for dipping

PRO TIP:

We highly recommend shredding the mozzarella cheese yourself. Pre-shredded cheese tends to have a coating on it that prevents it from melting really well.

SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS

TOPPINGS: You can switch up the pepperoni for any of your favorite pizza toppings in these pizza roll-ups. You could also add toppings along with your pepperoni, like mushrooms, olives, or onions. You could also leave the pepperoni out altogether and make these cheese rolls!

DIPPING SAUCES: Marinara for dipping is a must for this great snack! But, there are so many other options for dipping sauces for your pepperoni rolls. My family loves to dip these in ranch dressing. You could try pretty much any type of salad dressing! You could also use a garlic butter dipping sauce, pizza sauce, or hot sauce.

How To Make This Easy Pepperoni Rolls Recipe

STEP ONE: Preheat the oven to 375°F. Spray a pie pan or round baking dish with nonstick spray. Set it aside.

STEP TWO: Roll out the dough into a rectangle approximately ¼-inch thick with a rolling pin. (There may be no need to do this. The dough usually comes out of a can quite thin.) Using a pizza cutter or a knife, cut the dough (width-wise) into 11 or 12 equal strips.

PRO TIP:

Feel free to add a dusting of flour if the dough is too sticky.

Easy Pepperoni Rolls process shot of pizza dough rolled out and cut into slices

STEP THREE: Place a single layer of the slices of pepperoni on each strip of dough and top with 2 tablespoons of shredded cheese.

Easy Pepperoni Rolls process shot of pizza dough topped with pepperoni and mozzarella cheese

STEP FOUR: Roll each strip of dough (cinnamon roll style) and place them into the prepared pie pan, seam side down (the filling is not facing up). The rolls can be placed right next to each other.

Easy Pepperoni Rolls process shot of pepperoni rolls placed in a baking dish

STEP FIVE: Brush the pizza rolls with melted butter. Sprinkle them with basil, garlic powder, and parmesan cheese. Sprinkle the parsley on top.

Easy Pepperoni Rolls process shot of pepperoni rolls topped with seasonings

STEP SIX: Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Serve with pasta sauce or marinara for dipping.

Easy Pepperoni Rolls process shot after pepperoni rolls are baked

How To Serve

This yummy handheld pizza bread would be a fun after-school snack or even a portable lunch. They would also make an easy dinner alternative for a change on pizza night. Add a simple Caesar salad and it will be a sure crowd-pleaser.

Storage

IN THE FRIDGE: This easy pepperoni bread is one of those dishes that’s definitely best when served fresh! But if you find yourself with extras, place your leftover pepperoni rolls in a resealable plastic bag and store them in the fridge for up to 5 days. To reheat, you can place the rolls in the microwave or heat them in the oven.

IN THE FREEZER: Leftover rolls can also be frozen. Wrap them in plastic wrap and then aluminum foil and place them in a freezer bag in the freezer. They can be stored this way for up to 1 month. To reheat frozen pepperoni rolls place them on a pan and bake them in the oven at 375°F for 20 minutes or until they have heated all the way through.

close up shot of Easy Pepperoni Rolls being dipped into a bowl of marinara sauce

Pizza in any fashion is always a major hit, and these homemade pepperoni rolls are no exception. The gooey cheese and spicy pepperoni inside a soft, doughy crust, topped off with seasoning and served with your favorite dipping sauce will hit the spot every time. Pepperoni rolls are the perfect appetizer or easy snack for any occasion!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can I use homemade pizza dough for this recipe?

This great recipe would be delicious with either store-bought or homemade pizza dough.

Can I add other pizza toppings to the rolls other than pepperoni?

These pepperoni rolls are entirely customizable. You can add your favorite pizza toppings along with the pepperoni, or you can skip the pepperoni completely.

Can I freeze pepperoni rolls?

These tasty rolls can be frozen for up to a month. Wrap them well in plastic wrap and aluminum foil before storing them.

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Easy Pepperoni Rolls

5 from 1 vote
Pepperoni rolls are very similar to your classic pizza rolls, with breading and seasoning on the outside and favorite pizza toppings like cheese and pepperoni on the inside to make a tasty snack or great appetizer.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 13.8 ounces pizza dough
  • 6 ounces pepperoni slices (larger 2½ inch slices can be cut in half)
  • cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 4 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • pasta or marinara sauce, for dipping

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 375ºF. Spray a pie pan or round baking dish with cooking spray. Set aside.
  • Roll out the pizza dough into a rectangle approximately ¼ inch thick. (There may be no need to do this. The dough comes out of the can quite thin.) Using a pizza cutter or knife, cut the dough (width-wise) into 11 or 12 equal strips.
  • Place a single layer of pepperoni on each strip of dough and top with 2 tablespoons of mozzarella cheese.
  • Roll each strip of dough, cinnamon roll style, and place into the prepared pie pan, seam side down (the filling is not facing up). The rolls can be placed right next to each other.
  • Brush the pizza rolls with the melted butter. Sprinkle with the basil, garlic powder, and the parmesan cheese. Sprinkle the parsley on top.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Serve with pasta sauce or marinara for dipping.

Notes

  • Feel free to add a dusting of flour if the dough is too sticky when you are rolling it out.
  • We highly recommend shredding the mozzarella cheese yourself. Pre-shredded cheese tends to have a coating on it that prevents it from melting really well.

Nutrition

Calories: 437kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 105mg | Sodium: 1166mg | Potassium: 160mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 593IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 283mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. George Van Sise says

    5 stars
    Sooo many great recipies and ideas, I wish it was possible to save them to a favorites folder or something.
    Thank you,
    George