Easy Pepperoni Cheese Pizza Rolls

These little pizza rolls are a wonderful snack or appetizer! They are flavourful, easy to make, and can be adapted by changing up the toppings!

Easy Pepperoni Cheese Pizza Rolls

Updated with some new pictures, additional text, and recipe re-vamp (originally posted January 13, 2017).

I love pizza and I eat too much of it. It’s quite possibly my favourite food.

I even have a Pinterest Board, aptly titled, “I Love Pizza!” Some days we have take-out pizza, but it can get expensive; other days, I make pizza from scratch (and it’s awesome), but it can take a long time and I get hangry.

When I was making this recipe, I spilled a bunch of flour on the floor because I have zero coordination in the kitchen. Also, it may be because I was singing a Sia song and attempted to sing a high note (very poorly) while lifting up the large container of flour.

My dog, Teddy, rushed to the kitchen and tried to “help” me clean up (with his face), decided that he doesn’t like eating flour, and ended up making flour footprints all over the kitchen. Adorable, but annoying at the same time.

Bowls of pepperoni, cheese, fresh basil, pizza sauce, flour mixture, milk, and butter.

All the ingredients! See the recipe card down below for the full ingredients and instructions.

Regardless of my ungracefulness in the kitchen, making these pizza rolls not only cut down on the time (no proofing needed), they are easy to make, good on-the-go, and can be easily adapted by changing up the toppings. You can also freeze the leftovers and reheat them in the oven from frozen.

This recipe uses the good ol’ pepperoni, fresh basil, and two types of cheese! The crust is soft, chewy, and pulls apart nicely! I hope you try this recipe for: Easy Pepperoni Pizza Rolls!

Flour, parmesan, baking powder, sugar, and salt in a bowl.

Whisk together the flour, baking powder, parmesan, sugar, and salt.

Pizza roll dough in a glass bowl.

Cut in the butter until it begins to resemble coarse sand. Add milk and stir until the ingredients are just combined and dough is formed.

Pizza dough topped with tomato sauce, pepperoni, cheese, and basil.

On a clean surface, flour the surface, and roll out the dough to a 16×16 square. Top with sauce, pepperoni, basil, and mozzarella. (Note: the step-by-step photos (from above)are from the original post. This photo shows the diced mozzarella rather than shredded, which is used in the adapted version of this recipe).

Unbaked pepperoni cheese pizza rolls on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.

Roll up the dough tightly and freeze for 15 minutes. Then cut into 1-inch rolls, flatten slightly, and top with additional cheese.Place 2-inches apart on baking sheet(s).

Freshly baked pepperoni cheese pizza rolls on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.

Bake at 450 degrees F for 12-14 minutes until golden.Serve warm. Enjoy!

Two pepperoni cheese pizza rolls on a white plate with more pizza rolls on a plate behind them.

Overall, these pepperoni pizza rolls are:

  • Delicious! These palm-sized pinwheel shaped pizza rolls are full of pepperoni, sauce, and cheese! They are great to eat warm or at room temperature too.
  • Easy to make: This quick bread does not require any proofing which saves so much time to make them. Plus, these pizza rolls come together quickly and easily once you start making them.
  • Easily adaptable: Add your favourite pizza ingredients into these rolls. Just don’t overload the dough with toppings as you need to tightly roll it.
  • A perfect quick snack, appetizer, or as part of a meal: Pair it with a side salad for a more complete meal if you like.
  • Great to take on-the-go: Pack it up and eat it when you get hungry.
  • Freezable: Just re-heat them in the oven when you want to eat them.
Three white plates containing many freshly baked pepperoni cheese pizza rolls.

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I hope you try this recipe! If you do, please leave me a rating and comment down below, tag me, or use the hashtag #yayforfood on any of my social media. I’m @yay_for_food on Instagram. I’d love a picture.

Three baked pepperoni cheese pizza rolls on a white plate with more pizza rolls piled on a plate in the background.
Easy Pepperoni Cheese Pizza Rolls

Easy Pepperoni Cheese Pizza Rolls

Yield: 14-16 rolls
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

These little pizza rolls are a wonderful snack or appetizer! They are flavourful, easy to make, and can be adapted by changing up the toppings!

Ingredients

For the dough:

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese, finely grated, plus more for topping
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ cup cold butter, cut into chunks
  • 1 cup milk

For the sauce (or your choice):

  • 1 cup crushed tomatoes
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • ½ tsp crushed red peppers (optional)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

For the toppings (or your choice):

  • 1 cup pepperoni, sliced and chopped
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded, plus more for topping
  • ¼ cup fresh basil, chopped
  • Optional: serve with dipping sauce such as marinara

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven 450 degree F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the sauce ingredients together.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, parmesan cheese, sugar, and salt. Cut in the butter using a pastry cutter, fork, or your fingers until it begins to resemble coarse sand. Pour in the milk and stir using a wooden spoon until ingredients are just combined and dough forms.
  4. On a clean, flat surface, flour and roll out the dough into a 16x16 square. Top with the sauce, pepperoni, basil, and mozzarella. Then roll the dough tightly making a long tube, place it on the prepared baking sheet, and freeze for 15 minutes.
  5. After removing from the freezer, use a serrated knife and cut 1-inch rolls. Place each roll spaced at least 2 inches apart on the baking sheet (you may need to use two), flatten each roll slightly, and top with additional parmesan or mozzarella cheese if you like.
  6. Bake for 12-14 minutes, until golden. Remove from the oven and let it cool slightly on the baking sheet. Serve warm.

Notes

  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.
  • You can also freeze the baked rolls in an airtight container. Bake from frozen at 350 degrees F for 10 minutes.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 207 Total Fat: 11g Saturated Fat: 5g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 5g Cholesterol: 28mg Sodium: 556mg Carbohydrates: 20g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 3g Protein: 7g
Nutritional values are estimated based on the ingredients used by the author; your ingredients may differ. These values are calculated using Nutritionix.


26 thoughts on “Easy Pepperoni Cheese Pizza Rolls”

  • I love to make homemade pizza too but you’re right, sometimes it just takes too long! These would be great when everyone is hungry like now! Thanks for the wonderful photos and step by step instructions!

  • Wow! My kids would LOVE these! These would be perfect for our Friday night movie nights at my house, I’ve got to try these soon!

  • Marie, i have homemade pizza nights with my family and quite often we have left over sauce, meat, shredded cheese etc and always wonder what to do with it other than making omelettes with the extras following morning. So having this recipe on hand will be great and I will try it next time we have homemade pizza night. Thanks for this.

    Anita

  • Haha – flour footprints. This is a great idea. I’m a pizza junkie too but I can’t always get organized in time to get my fix. You could go anywhere with this. Margherita rolls would be an awesome vegetarian option. Mushroom too. Prosciutto and fig. The possibilities are endless!

  • I love pizza! Pizza and fries are my ultimate favourite food! 🙂 We enjoy pizza way too often in this house, a home made bite sized pizza night might be in order soon! Pizza rolls with fries? haha. Oh Teddy is too cute. I rather have flour footprints than muddy footprints! These 2 little buggers try to hide from me too after trekking mud all over the house in the spring and summer! Lucky for me the tracks make it easier for me to find them 😛

    • Pizza rolls with fries! Do it! Yum!
      I can relate with muddy footprints for the Tedster too; he is a dirt magnet! ha ha.

  • These easy pizza rolls are a great idea for game day. I love it when something comes together and everyone loves it. Who can turn down pizza. No one in my house! Thanks for this recipe. It’s a keeper 🙂

  • These are great little snacks or appetizers! I love the versatility of this and the fact that the dough is easy to make.

    • Thanks Thao! We’ve made these pizza rolls quite a few times and it always comes out delicious.

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