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Easy Pepperoni Rolls

Pepperoni Rolls – 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.

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.

How to Make Pepperoni Rolls:

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

Rolled out pizza dough on parchment paper.

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.

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. Or, wrap the dough in plastic wrap, and save it for later.

Parmesan cheese sprinkled over the pepperoni slices.

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.

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.

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.

Remove them from the oven and let them cool for a few minutes before slicing the pepperoni 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.
A close-up of the pizza rolls on the plate.

Easy Pepperoni Rolls Recipe

4.8 from 9 votes
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Cooling Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 24 Servings

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  • 2 pounds Pizza Dough (homemade or store-bought)
  • 1 pound pepperoni
  • 12 ounces Parmesan cheese (or any cheese you love)


  • Preheat the oven to 400° degrees F.
  • 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.
  • 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.)
  • Bake in a preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until the bread is golden brown.
  • Remove from the oven, add butter if desired, and allow to cool before slicing and serving.


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.


Serving: 2Slices | Calories: 242kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 833mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g
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