Pepperoni Pizza Rolls.

Made with my tested pizza dough recipe, this is a perfect party snack!

The perfect party snack! Pepperoni Pizza Rolls- so simple to make!

For the Super Bowl last year, Kevin and I went over to our friends house. Pigged out on Salted Peanut Nutella Puppy Chow, homemade mango guacamole (want that recipe?), sandwiches, and beer.

We watched the Baltimore Ravens win and the streets of our city went wild. People dancing on cars, fireworks, mounted police. You couldn’t drive because the streets were packed with people celebrating. Yeaaah Ravenstown!

This year may be a little calmer, but there will definitely be great food. I’ve already been dreaming up some recipes and Pepperoni Pizza Rolls are most certainly on the menu.

The perfect party snack! Pepperoni Pizza Rolls- so simple to make!

It took me three tries to get these rolls right. Yes, my freezer is currently packed with mediocre pizza rolls. But the third batch? Everyone gobbled them up quite quickly. I’m hungry for more; can’t wait to make them again this weekend. 😀

The first time I made them, they completely fell apart as I was rolling and cutting. I still baked them, but they weren’t appetizing. The second time I made them, I burnt them to a black crisp. Hey, I make mistakes too! I walked out of the room to send an email and returned to pizza roll char. Oops. Always an adventure in my kitchen.

Third time’s a charm. Crispy on the bottom, tender on the inside, super cheesy, and packed with pepperoni. You will love making and eating pizza this way!

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Don’t be overwhelmed!

Pizza rolls are easy and I have plenty of recipe visuals. My homemade pizza crust is the dough you’ll be using. Want step-by-step pictures for making that dough? I’ve got them for you. You’ll need the entire dough recipe to make all 24 rolls. You’ll roll out two logs of 12 rolls each. Or you could simply halve the dough recipe and topping recipe for only 12 rolls.

Roll out the super soft dough, make dents in it with your fingers, and brush with olive oil. Why? those last two steps are to avoid bubbles and sogginess. Just like you do with cinnamon rolls, you will top this dough with a filling before rolling it up. Fill with your favorite pizza toppings. I simply used pizza sauce, ground basil, garlic powder, mozzarella cheese, and pepperoni.

Roll it up into two logs and chill for 25 minutes. Why? Chilling will prevent your rolls from falling apart as you cut. Pizza sauce is liquid and it will create a huge mess and your fillings will go all over the place if you do not chill. No questions asked, you gotta chill it! During that time, preheat your oven. You want the entire oven to be hot and ready.

Cut the logs into 12 rolls each. Your rolls will be about 1 inch in width. Dip the bottom of the rolls in to cornmeal, just as you do with my pizza recipes. Why? This creates a crunchy, crispy texture on the bottom. Top with some parmesan cheese and bake into crispy, melty perfection.

Pepperoni Pizza Rolls

You may certainly leave the pepperoni out. Add sausage, chopped peppers, olives, the works! Whatever you’d like. However, you must be sure to not over-top your pizza dough or else you won’t be able to roll the dough into neat logs.

Pizza sauce is my favorite part about the pizza (besides a crispy crust) and the cheese is Kevin’s favorite. I fill today’s pizza rolls with just a little bit of sauce to make him happy and I serve with extra sauce to make me happy.

Dip until your heart is content!

The perfect party snack! Pepperoni Pizza Rolls- so simple to make!

I have yet to meet a person who doesn’t like cinnamon rolls and a person who doesn’t like pizza. If they don’t, I’m convinced it’s a lie. Now you can combine both carby food favorites and make pizza night even better.

Why not serve easy cinnamon rolls for dessert? Hey, I’m not judging!

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Pepperoni Pizza Rolls

Yield: 24 rolls

Prep Time: 1 hour, 45 minutes

Total Time: 2 hours, 10 minutes

Print Recipe

You'll have fun both making and eating these Homemade Pepperoni Pizza Rolls. Made with my tested pizza dough recipe, this is a perfect party snack! This recipe may easily be halved to make 12 rolls.

Ingredients:

  • 1 recipe homemade pizza dough 1
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2/3 cup pizza sauce (homemade or store-bought)
  • ground basil, to taste
  • garlic powder, to taste
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 60-65 pepperoni slices
  • 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup yellow cornmeal

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (177°C). Line two large baking sheets2 with silicone baking mats (preferred for ease) or parchment paper.
  2. Prepare pizza dough through step 7, including letting the two balls of dough rest for 15 minutes. Roll out both dough balls onto a lightly floured surface or directly on silicone baking mats. I found it easiest to roll directly on the silicone mat-lined baking sheets. Roll each into a large rectangle, about 9 by 12 inches.
  3. To prevent the filling from making your pizza rolls soggy, brush the tops lightly with 1 teaspoon olive oil each. Using your fingers, push dents into the surface of the dough rectangles to prevent bubbling. See photo above for visual. Spread 1/3 cup pizza sauce on top of each dough rectangle. Sprinkle each lightly with ground basil and garlic powder.
  4. Sprinkle 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella evenly over sauce. Add up to 2 Tablespoons more shredded cheese per dough rectangle if you'd like. Top the cheese with pepperoni slices. About 30ish slices per dough rectangle. Carefully roll dough rectangles into long tight logs. Place logs onto 1 prepared baking sheet, seam side down, and place baking sheet in the refrigerator to chill for at least 25 minutes. Read above for why chilling is so important.
  5. Remove from the refrigerator and cut each log into 12 1-inch slices. Pour cornmeal into a plate or into a bowl. Dip the bottom of each roll into cornmeal and place 12 on each baking sheet, cornmeal side down. Sprinkle the tops of the rolls with parmesan cheese.
  6. Bake each batch for 20 minutes or until the sides are lightly browned. Allow to cool for 5 minutes and serve with extra pizza sauce for dipping. Pizza rolls should be enjoyed immediately, though they may be covered tightly and stored for 1 day in the refrigerator.
  7. Make ahead tip: If you plan to make them ahead, make them through step 4 where you chill the logs in the refrigerator (be sure to cover them, though). Then the next day, bake as directed. Pepperoni rolls freeze well, up to 2 months. Bake frozen rolls at 350°F (177°C) for 25 minutes or until heated through. See the pizza crust recipe for how to freeze the pizza dough.

Additional Notes:

  1. You may use one (1) recipe whole wheat pizza dough instead.
  2. If you prefer, you can bake these rolls in two muffin pans or even a 9x13 baking pan.

 

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101 Responses to “Pepperoni Pizza Rolls.”

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    Choc Chip Uruposted February 1, 2014 at 8:50 pm

    Delicious pizza rolls, it is like a easy to carry pizza on the go 😀

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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    Katieposted February 2, 2014 at 12:32 pm

    What temperature do these go on?

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    • Sallyreplied on February 2nd, 2014 at 4:01 pm

      Hey Katie! The recipe states that in the first step.

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    Nutmeg Nannyposted February 4, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    I love pizza rolls 🙂 I recently got a random craving and made a guilty purchase of them. I’d much rather have these instead, yum!

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    • Sallyreplied on February 4th, 2014 at 4:01 pm

      Oh don’t worry, we’ve bought them before too Brandy! In fact, I think we have some in the freezer right now!

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      • smithsonreplied on February 26th, 2014 at 10:39 am

        wow sally that was beautiful. i have some too yay!!

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    Martiposted February 5, 2014 at 1:19 pm

    Is it possible to make any of this recipe a day ahead? I am assuming that I can make the pizza dough & store in the fridge for a day. Could I assemble the rolls a day in advance & bake the next day?

    I want to make them for my son’s Valentine’s Day class party, but won’t have much time the day of.

    Thanks!

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    • Sallyreplied on February 5th, 2014 at 4:48 pm

      Hi Marti! Make-ahead instructions are at the bottom of the recipe. If you plan to make them ahead, make them up until the point where you chill the logs in the refrigerator (be sure to cover them, though). Then the next day, bake as directed.

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    Susanposted February 5, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    I want to try this recipe out the next time I have a house gathering! Looks delish!

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    Hayley @ The Domestic Rebelposted February 5, 2014 at 3:32 pm

    Not even ashamed to admit that I am drooling senselessly over my keyboard right now. HOLY COW.

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    Erin @ Texanerin Bakingposted February 8, 2014 at 9:31 am

    Haha. Hey, my freezer is also full of mediocre baked goods, too! And they all eventually get thrown away. It’s awful. 🙁 I hate wasting food but my freezer is so tiny and when I need space… I need space!

    And um, nobody would have a chance with these if I’m around. I’d inhale them.

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    Tomposted March 23, 2014 at 2:01 am

    Would it be possible to bake these as a whole pizza roll, or something like a tortilla wrap? Just thinking of easy to cook food, which I can make portable (travel around a lot during the day from class to class).

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    • Sallyreplied on March 23rd, 2014 at 11:52 am

      Definitely! Either would be fine.

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    Manjireeposted April 2, 2014 at 7:20 pm

    Hello Sally,

    What great recipe I would loved to make them
    For my sons birthday party! I am going to make them
    Ahead and freeze them! When I’ll get pizza rolls out how I should
    Bake them as they just need to get reheated right? Please let me know!
    I ll really appreciate !

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    • Sallyreplied on April 3rd, 2014 at 9:34 am

      I would just stick them in the oven at 350F and bake for 10 minutes or until defrosted and warm. Great birthday party recipe!

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    Manjireeposted April 2, 2014 at 7:27 pm

    Do you have other idea for circular food for kids bday party as party
    Theme is Lighting Mcqueen and I am trying to make food like
    Stoplight fruit skewers, cone snacks, veggie sticks & pizza puffs& sandwich
    Please let me know

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    Judeposted April 25, 2014 at 4:53 pm

    Oh lol… just saw you mentioned how to do it in the other post. Ooops!!
    Since I’m making the rolls the next day, there’s no need to freeze right, just put them immediately in the fridge overnight? 🙂

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    • Sallyreplied on April 26th, 2014 at 6:43 am

      Yes, that would be fine.

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    Samposted August 8, 2014 at 4:44 pm

    just made these and they came out delicious! loved the detailed and clear instructions, this is a foolproof recipe!

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    can5posted August 24, 2014 at 6:47 pm

    We made these for supper tonight with our young children. They were fun to make together as a family, and we all loved them! I baked them in muffin pans – which I believe helped to save a couple of the rolls (from the end cuts) that likely would have otherwise unraveled. Thanks!

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    Hanna Joposted October 10, 2014 at 6:11 pm

    Do you happen to know how many calories each roll ends up being? Just for countering purposes. 🙂

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    Jennyposted December 25, 2014 at 12:20 pm

    Hi, Just want to let you know that your site looks filled with wonderful recipes, but both times I’ve gone onto it, my antivirus program alerted me that it’s blocked malware attached to your website.

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    • Sallyreplied on December 26th, 2014 at 12:06 pm

      Hi Jenny. We are working on this today– thank you so much for letting me know! I apologize about the inconvenience.

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    Janainaposted February 6, 2015 at 11:41 am

    Hi Sally,

    Oh my God, I made those last Sunday and they disappeared quickly. I will make it again this weekend! I used to make a version where I would put the whole log in the oven and then cut the pieces after it was done, but it always became a bit messy as the filling would come out. This one looks better and was delicious. Thank you!

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    Julie Williamsposted September 18, 2015 at 5:26 am

    When baking the rolls from freezer, there is no need to let them come to room temperature before baking, right?

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    • Sallyreplied on September 18th, 2015 at 12:40 pm

      Nope– they can be frozen.

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    Rachel C.posted September 19, 2015 at 2:48 pm

    There didn’t seem to be the option to lead comments on the pizza dough recipe (I’m on my phone) so I’ll ask here. Is almond meal a suitable replacement for cornmeal in this recipe? 

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    • Sallyreplied on September 20th, 2015 at 5:24 pm

      The crust recipe is a page, not really an individual post. Thanks for asking here, Rachel– you can use almond meal or nothing at all. The cornmeal just provides a little extra crunch.

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    Sophiaposted October 6, 2015 at 3:48 pm

    Hi there! I just wanted to ask a quick question! I’ve tried these before and they were super yummy! I wanted to know if I could make these with salami (don’t have any pepperoni unfortunately)? Love your blog! Thanks, Sophia.

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    • Sallyreplied on October 6th, 2015 at 4:04 pm

      Yes, definitely!

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    Sophiaposted October 6, 2015 at 5:05 pm

    Ok thanks! I forgot to ask, do you know how I could turn these rolls into Canadian Bacon and Pineapple rolls? I figured I could roll up the CB but wasn’t sure about the pineapple!

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    Sophiaposted October 28, 2015 at 7:35 pm

    Hi! I loved this so much and my friends ate them all… I’m doing it again but I can’t do the dough this time sadly, how many dough do I need? Thanks for your lovely recipe❤️

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    Yvetteposted November 19, 2015 at 6:27 pm

    These were so fantastic. Although I was a little hesitant to follow *all* of the instructions because of the time required for rising and chilling, the wait was 100% worth it. Loved these and they were a unique addition to our work bake sale!

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    Judyposted December 21, 2015 at 2:31 pm

    Can you freeze these completely made but before baking or do you need to freeze the dough and then make the rolls after thawing it?

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    • Sallyreplied on December 21st, 2015 at 4:18 pm

      You could freeze the unbaked pizza rolls- I don’t see any issues with that.

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    Serenityposted December 30, 2015 at 11:37 pm

    I’m making your cookie cake and this tomorrow.  You’re very talented,  thanks for sharing your recipes.
    About these rolls, if we go the make ahead route, do we need to let them come to room temperature prior to baking? Or add baking time?  Thanks again.

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    • Sallyreplied on December 31st, 2015 at 5:05 pm

      You can either let them come to room temperature or bake for a little extra time. That part doesn’t matter too much. Hope you enjoy!

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    Erinposted February 8, 2016 at 12:34 pm

    These were a huge Superbowl hit!!  Only made 12; my boys were looking for more after 10 minutes.  Also made your popcorn chicken and loaded potato skins – fantastic!!!  Used both sweet potato and russet for the skins – tasted just like TGIF appetizers!  Every recipe I make of yours, Sally, is a huge hit.  Oh, also made no-bake chocolate peanut butter cookies – OMG!!!! 

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    • Sallyreplied on February 8th, 2016 at 7:30 pm

      WHAT a menu! Glad you made those no-bakes, Erin!

      Reply

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