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Easy Pepperoni Rolls take minutes to assemble and bake into the best bite of crustless pizza. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce for snacks, appetizers, or quick meals.
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  1. pepperoni Pizza rolls recipe
  2. Why We Love This pepperoni roll Recipe
  3. Ingredients
  4. Substitutions and Additions
  5. Recommended Tools
  6. How to Make PEPPERONI ROLLS
  7. Tips From Our Recipe Developer
  8. Storage
  9. Frequently Asked Questions
  10. Other Easy Appetizers
  11. Pepperoni Rolls Recipe

This easy homemade Pepperoni Rolls recipe is made with a can of pizza dough and pepperoni slices, covered in cheese, rolled tightly together, and baked into the best bite-sized pizzas.

Serve this as an appetizer, savory snack, or simple dinner, these pepperoni cheese rolls are delicious marinara sauce dippers.

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My easy Pepperoni Rolls recipe takes only 10 minutes to prepare, using nothing more than premade pizza dough, pepperoni, mozzarella cheese, some melted butter, and a sprinkle of herbs and spices.

Using store-bought dough makes this dish so simple; you merely flatten, fill, roll, and bake.

While the original West Virginia pepperoni rolls recipe (and Pittsburgh pepperoni rolls recipe too!) was just a soft roll stuffed with a stick of pepperoni meant for a coal miner’s lunch, my revised recipe for pepperoni and cheese rolls is the perfect way to feed your family or place them on a party platter, in a lunch box, or on the side of the main meal.

Forget those frozen pizza rolls because it’s so easy to make this savory snack at home; these pepperoni pizza rolls even taste like pizza that’s cooked without the crust.

Why We Love This pepperoni roll Recipe

  • Quick and easy to make.
  • Only uses 3 main ingredients plus melted butter and seasoning.
  • Family-friendly and picky eater approved.
  • Best bite-sized portable pizzas that you can customize with your favorite fillings.
  • Delicious when dipped in sauce.
  • Perfect football food, game-day appetizer, after-school snack, or light dinner.

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Ingredients

  • Pizza dough: You can use a store bought pizza dough, or use your own homemade dough, crescent dough, or even defrosted bread dough.
  • Pepperoni slices
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Butter
  • Dried basil
  • Garlic powder
  • Grated parmesan cheese
  • Dried parsley
  • Pasta, marinara, or pizza sauce for dipping

Substitutions and Additions

  • Choose Your Cheese: I use shredded mozzarella cheese for this recipe but you can use any variety of cheese that you prefer. Try cheddar cheese, Colby, or even some pepper jack for an added kick. You can also use sliced string cheese or cheese sticks.
  • Mix Up The Meat: You can make this recipe with different meats, although they will be another type of roll entirely! Try ham, sausage, salami, Canadian bacon, grilled chicken, or even cooked regular bacon!
  • Swap The Sauce: I love dipping these rolls in marinara sauce but some other ideas include ranch dressing, BBQ sauce, Alfredo sauce, or even spaghetti sauce.
  • Tasty Toppings: Feel free to fill your rolls with your favorite pizza toppings. You can use olives, peppers, tomatoes, or anything that will fit!
Pepperoni Rolls dipped in sauce
  • Pie pan or round baking dish
  • Cooking spray
  • Pizza cutter or knife
  • Pastry brush
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How to Make PEPPERONI ROLLS

  1. Prepare The Pizza Dough: Roll the dough into a rectangle approximately 1⁄4 inch thick. Cut width-wise into 11 or 12 strips.
    Pro Tip: You may not need to roll the dough; it comes out of the can quite thin.
  2. Assemble: Place a layer of pepperoni on each strip and top with cheese. Roll each strip and place into the pie pan, seam side down. Brush with melted butter and sprinkle with basil, garlic powder, and parmesan cheese. Add the parsley on top.
    Pro Tip: The filling should not ​be facing up. They can be placed right next to each other.
  3. Bake: Bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  4. Serve: Serve with pasta sauce or marinara for dipping. Enjoy!

Tips From Our Recipe Developer

  • You can double or triple this recipe depending on how many people you are feeding.
  • Instead of the dried basil and parsley, you can use Italian seasoning instead.

Storage

  • To Store: You can store these pepperoni rolls in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.
  • To Freeze: To freeze, wrap the baked rolls in plastic wrap or tinfoil and store them in an airtight container for up to 3 months.
  • To Reheat: To reheat rolls from frozen, bake them at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes or until heated through. If reheating from the fridge, bake for 10 minutes at 350 degrees.
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Frequently Asked Questions

can I make my own pizza dough for this recipe?

Yes, you can absolutely make your own dough for your rolls. I like to buy pre-made dough because it makes it so quick and easy preparation.

can I freeze pepperoni rolls?

Yes, you can freeze your baked pepperoni rolls. Allow them to cool completely and then freeze them in an air-tight container or Ziploc bag. Then pull them out of the freezer and bake them in the oven until heated through about 20 minutes.

can I prepare my rolls ahead of time?

I do not recommend preparing these rolls too far ahead of time. Store-bought pizza dough should be baked right away once you’ve opened the can or package.

can I use another type of dough instead of pizza dough?

While I haven’t made my rolls with another type of dough, many recipes call for bread dough, biscuit dough, or even crescent roll dough.

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Pepperoni Rolls

Serves — 8
Easy Pepperoni Rolls take minutes to assemble and bake into the best bite of crustless pizza. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce for snacks, appetizers, or quick meals.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 13.8 ounce can pizza dough
  • 6 ounces pepperoni slices (larger 2 1⁄2 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 375 degrees. Spray a pie pan or round baking dish with cooking spray. Set aside.
  • Roll out the pizza dough into a rectangle approximately 1⁄4 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.

Jenn’s Notes

Storage:
  • To Store: You can store these pepperoni rolls in an airtight container in the refridgerator for 3-4 days.
  • To Freeze: To freeze, wrap the baked rolls in plastic wrap or tinfoil and store them in an airtight container for up to 3 months.
  • To Reheat: To reheat rolls from frozen, bake them at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes or until heated through. If reheating from the fridge, bake for 10 minutes at 350 degrees.
Tips: 
  • You can double or triple this recipe depending on how many people you are feeding.
  • Instead of the dried basil and parsley, you can use an Italian seasoning instead.

Nutrition Info

Calories: 340kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 51mg | Sodium: 899mg | Potassium: 88mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 296IU | Vitamin C: 0.02mg | Calcium: 137mg | Iron: 2mg
Jennifer Fishkind

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Jenn is a mom to three beautiful boys, wife to an amazing husband, social influencer and blogger. I love all things easy recipes, easy crafts, all things hacks, traveling EVERYWHERE and feeding my Pinterest addiction!

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  1. Love your easy recipes! They’re actually something even seniors like. Thank you so much. I share with my niece since she likes to cook. I don’t really enjoy cooking and that’s why I like them!