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Easy Pepperoni Rolls Recipe

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A simple step-by-step pepperoni rolls recipe with photos! Spicy pepperonis covered in cheese, rolled up, and baked into a chewy pizza crust.

Today is Friday and for some people, that means pizza night! However, with everything that’s going on, delivery might not be an option.

So, instead of dining on frozen pizzas, why not try something a little different? Our pepperoni rolls recipe is the perfect substitution.

Now, you have two options for preparing this delicious dish. You can use homemade pizza dough or store-bought dough.

Multiple slices of pepperoni roll on a plate.
Consider adding Ranch dressing or marinara as a dipping sauce for the pizza rolls.

While you can use store-bought (canned) dough, please be aware the final product may look and feel different.

  • Store bought pizza dough is stickier and may create a crunchy crust.
  • Also, it may not roll out as thinly as homemade dough and it may stick to the rolling pin.
A close-up of the pizza rolls on the plate.
We used Parmesan cheese for our pepperoni rolls. But, you can use whatever cheese you want; like mozzarella, cheddar, or Gouda.

How to make pepperoni rolls?

First, preheat your oven to 400 degrees F., grab a large baking sheet (or 2 smaller baking sheets), and your parchment paper.

  • If you don’t have parchment paper, you can spray the pans with cooking spray and roll the dough out on your counter (dust the area lightly with flour first).
Rolled out pizza dough on parchment paper.
We rolled our pizza dough onto parchment paper. The paper kept it from sticking to the counter-top.

Next, divide the dough into 2 equal-sized balls. After that, grab a rolling pin and roll the dough into a rectangle.

The pepperoni roll dough should be about 1/2-inch thick and the rectangle should by about 10×15-inches.

The dough has been covered by a layer of pepperonis.
You can add more than just pepperonis. However, similar to pizza, all those extra goodies might not cook without the risk of burning the dough.

Then, when the dough is rolled out, add an even layer of pepperonis (about 1/2 lb).

Afterward, roll out the second ball of dough and add pepperonis to it too.

  • At this point, both rectangles of dough should be evenly covered in spicy pepperoni slices.
  • Use the photo above as a reference.
Parmesan cheese sprinkled over the pepperoni slices.
Regardless of the cheese you choose, only use about 6 ounces of the product. Otherwise, it might not melt properly.

Now, you’re ready to cover the meat with shredded cheese. Sprinkle 6-ounces of cheese over the pepperonis.

The cheese doesn’t have to go to the edges of the roll. It will melt and spread out as the pepperoni bread bakes.

Repeat the process on the other rectangle. It’s time to make a pizza roll-up!

The rectangle of dough has been rolled up.
When rolling the dough, start from one side and roll to the other. Not from top to bottom or you’ll have a very short pepperoni roll.

Starting on the left side and moving right, tightly roll the rough.

  • Just before you reach the other side, tuck in the ends (towards the center) and finish the roll.
Angled slashes have been cut into the roll.
Slashing the dough will allow steam to escape the pepperoni roll as it bakes.

After that, repeat the rolling process on the other rectangle and transfer the rolls to your baking sheet(s).

Last, place the pan(s) into the oven to bake for 20-25 minutes or until the outside is golden brown.

A close-up view of the sliced roll showing the meat and cheese.
Using an egg wash is optional, but it will add a shiny, golden appearance to your finished product.

Remove them from the oven and let them cool for a few minutes before slicing the spicy, cheesy rolls.

That’s it, your pepperoni rolls recipe is done! Serve them with melted butter, spicy ranch dressing, or marinara sauce.

The finished pepperoni roll slices on a brown rimmed plate.
Serve the pepperoni rolls as an appetizer or as a fun handheld meal!

Kim and I hope you enjoy this dish and we wish you all the best 🙂

A close-up of the pizza rolls on the plate.

Easy Pepperoni Rolls Recipe

Yield: 24 Servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Cooling Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

A simple step-by-step pepperoni rolls recipe with photos! Spicy pepperonis covered in cheese, rolled up, and baked into a chewy pizza crust.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400° degrees F.
  2. Divide the dough into two equal portions, and place each dough onto a large piece of parchment paper. Roll each piece of dough into a rectangle slightly smaller than 10 inches x 15 inches. The dough shouldn’t be thicker than ½ inch thick. Place half the pepperonis on one piece of dough in an even layer, then repeat on the second rectangle of dough. Divide the shredded cheese in half and sprinkle over each rectangle of dough and pepperonis.
  3. Roll each rectangle starting with the longer side, making sure to roll tightly and tuck in the ends as you roll.  Use a sharp knife or bread lame to cut several slashes in the dough. Carefully transfer the dough and parchment paper to a large baking sheet. (Apply an egg wash if using.)
  4. Bake in a preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until the bread is golden brown.
  5. Remove from the oven, add butter if desired, and allow to cool before slicing and serving.

Notes

The calories shown are an approximation based on the listed ingredients and a serving size of 2 slices of the pepperoni rolls when they have been cut into 24 equal sized slices. Actual calories will vary.

Egg Wash (optional)

1 Egg + 1 Tablespoon Water

To make a shiny brown exterior on the crust, combine the egg and 1 tablespoons of water. Use a pastry brush to apply the egg wash to the unbaked pepperoni roll.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 24 Serving Size: 2 Slices
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 242Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 5gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 29mgSodium: 833mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 12g

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