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 Time10 minutesmins
Cook Time20 minutesmins
Total Time30 minutesmins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: easy pepperoni rolls recipe
6ouncespepperoni slices (larger 2½ inch slices can be cut in half)
1½cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1teaspoon dried basil
4tablespoonsgrated parmesan cheese
pasta or marinara sauce,for dipping
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.
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.