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Pepperoni Pizza Rolls

Our Pepperoni Pizza Rolls recipe offers a delicious twist on a beloved classic. It combines the irresistible flavors of pepperoni pizza with the fun and convenience of a roll. These rolls are perfect for parties, family gatherings, or kid-friendly snacks. This recipe uses homemade dough and a herby seasoned pizza sauce, packing every bite with authentic pizza flavors.

Pepperoni Pizza Rolls

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Why you’ll love it!

  • Homemade Freshness: Nothing beats the aroma and taste of freshly baked bread filled with gooey cheese and spicy pepperoni.
  • Customizable: Easily adapt the fillings to include things like bell peppers, onions, or different types of cheese.
  • Perfect for Sharing: These rolls are designed to be shared, making them great for social occasions or family meals.
  • Kid-Friendly: Loved by people of all ages, these rolls are particularly appealing to kids, making mealtime fun.

Love Pepperoni? Try our Chopped Italian Sandwich!

Pizza Rolls shopping list

Wondering if you have to hit the store? Here’s the list of items you’ll need to make this recipe. For specific amounts, please refer to the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post.

  • Warm Water
  • Sugar
  • Salt
  • Garlic Powder
  • Olive Oil
  • Instant Yeast
  • Bread Flour
  • Tomato Sauce
  • Tomato Paste
  • Basil
  • Oregano
  • Red Wine
  • Cayenne Pepper
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • Pepperoni
  • Mozzarella Cheese
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How To Make Pepperoni Pizza Rolls

Here’s a general overview on the steps to make this recipe. Make sure when you’re cooking to use the recipe card at the bottom of the post. It is much more detailed!

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  1. Prepare the Dough: Mix water, sugar, salt, garlic powder, olive oil, and yeast. Gradually add flour and knead into a soft dough. Let it rise until doubled.
  2. Make the Sauce: Sauté garlic in olive oil, then add tomato paste, tomato sauce, and seasonings. Simmer to blend the flavors.
  3. Assemble the Rolls: Roll out the dough, spread the sauce, add pepperoni and cheese, and roll up. Cut into sections.
  4. Bake: Place the rolls on a baking sheet and bake at 450°F until golden brown.
  5. Serve: Enjoy hot, perhaps with a side of extra sauce for dipping.
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Pizza Rolls FAQ

Can you use pre-made pizza dough for this recipe?

If you are feeling especially tired, overworked, or just lazy – you could use frozen bread dough, premade pizza dough, or even refrigerated biscuit or crescent roll dough for this recipe. I did, in this Pizza Poppers recipe. It was wonderful.

Can you use pre-made pizza sauce?

You could also quicken this up by picking up some jarred pizza sauce. I totally do that. On the reg. My favorite brand is Ragu Pizza Sauce, NOT Pizza Quick.

They are different.

This is a bit of a sentimental preference because that’s the brand my mom always used growing up, so when I don’t feel like making my own, I fall back to the familiar. If you have the ingredients though, make sure to make this Easy Homemade Pizza Sauce!

Can I make these ahead of time?

Yup! These pizza rolls reheat really well in the air fryer or back in the oven. You can make these a day in advance and they’ll still be delicious.

How do I store leftovers?

Keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. I usually toss them in a big freezer baggie or two, depending on how many I have left.

Can I freeze them?

Absolutely. Bake, cool, and freeze in an airtight container. Reheat in the oven, air fryer, or even the microwave.

Is there any substitution for pepperoni?

Try ham, sausage, or a vegetarian option like sliced bell peppers and mushrooms.

More Homemade Bread Recipes

This recipe comes from my homemade Pizza Dough. You can also find this recipe’s cousins here on the site several times in my Homemade Milk Rolls, English Muffins, and Buttermilk Oatmeal Bread.

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Pepperoni Pizza Rolls
Yield: 8 servings

Pepperoni Pizza Rolls

Pepperoni Pizza Rolls

Delicious pepperoni pizza rolls that are a grab-and-dunk version of your favorite pizza snack.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes



  • 1 1/2 cups warm water
  • 4 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 cup olive oil
  • 1 package instant yeast
  • 3-4 cups bread flour


  • 3 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, extra large
  • 1 15 ounce can tomato sauce
  • 1 6 ounce can tomato paste
  • 1/4 teaspoon basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 - 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 6 ounce can water
  • 1 tablespoon red wine
  • shake cayenne
  • 3 tablespoons parmesan


  • 1 cup diced pepperoni
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella

Garlic Butter

  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons parmesan cheese


Make Dough

  1. Place the water, sugar, salt, garlic salt, olive oil, and yeast into your mixer. Mix about 30 seconds.
  2. Turn the mixer on medium speed and begin adding flour until a soft dough is formed that cleans the side of the mixer.
  3. Mix 4 minutes after the sides are cleaned.
  4. Remove from the mixer and place into a large bowl that is coated with olive oil. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled.

Make sauce

  1. Heat olive oil over medium-low heat and add garlic. Cook for 1 minute, and add tomato paste and tomato sauce, and all the seasoning and the water.
  2. Cook over medium-low heat for 20 minutes, stirring frequently.


  1. Roll out dough on a well-floured surface into a large rectangle about 1/2 inch thick.
  2. Cut into rectangles.
  3. Place some cheese and pepperoni on the rectangle and roll it up.
  4. Seal the edge, place on a parchment-lined baking sheet.

Rise and Bake

  1. Let rise for 30 minutes.
  2. Bake at 450 for 10-15 minutes or until rollups are golden brown.
  3. Brush with a garlic butter/herb mixture, and serve with the pizza sauce for dunking.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1202Total Fat: 39gSaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 19gCholesterol: 71mgSodium: 1868mgCarbohydrates: 174gFiber: 7gSugar: 20gProtein: 38g

Nutrition data provided here is only an estimate. If you are tracking these things for medical purposes please consult an outside, trusted source. Thanks!

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Nicole Johnson, a self-taught expert in grilling and outdoor cooking, launched Or Whatever You Do in 2010. Her blog, renowned for its comprehensive and creative outdoor cooking recipes, has garnered a vast audience of millions. Nicole's hands-on experience and passion for grilling shine through her work. Her husband, Jeremiah Johnson, also plays a pivotal role in recipe development, adding his culinary flair to the mix. Together, they form a dynamic duo, offering a rich and varied outdoor cooking experience to their followers.

Perfect Pizza Dough & Sauce - Or Whatever You Do

Wednesday 1st of June 2016

[…] Par bake the crust for 5 minutes on the 2nd lowest rack in a preheated 450 degree oven. Remove and top with pizza sauce. […]

Beth @ The First Year

Monday 6th of October 2014

Oh gosh, I totally want to eat 10 of them right now!


Monday 6th of October 2014

They are dangerous! I agree!

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