Easy Pepperoni Roll

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A Pepperoni Roll is an easy snack or meal and since it starts with frozen bread dough, it’s a cinch to make.

Perfect for dipping and sharing, these pizza roll-ups are filled with all the same great ingredients that make pizza so wonderfully good – like cheese, spices, and pepperoni!

sliced pepperoni roll on a pan with red sauce

What is a Pepperoni Roll?

  • This pepperoni roll recipe is so easy to make because it uses premade bread dough. The dough is rolled and topped with all the fixings.
  • This can be served as a main dish or appetizer (great for game day too!).
  • The roll in this recipe can be cut and served as individual portions, making them great to take along for lunches and picnics.
  • For a dip, try using Easy Marinara Sauce or Homemade Pizza Sauce, or even ranch!

ingredients assembled to make pepperoni roll

Ingredients & Variations

DOUGH: Use a loaf of frozen bread dough for the base of these roll-ups. Pillsbury crescent dough or Homemade Pizza Dough will also taste delicious!

STUFFING: Mozzarella cheese, seasoning, and pepperoni are the stuffing in these roll-ups. Add mushrooms, olives, and fresh basil to the stuffing, or add any chopped veggies from the fridge!

TOPPING: Brush the top with melted butter to give the outside an extra-crisp crust, and sprinkled with Parmesan cheese & seasonings!

pepperoni laid out on a square pizza dough

How to Make a Pepperoni Roll

Ready to roll?

  1. Thaw the dough and roll into a square (per the recipe below).
  2. Top with pepperoni, seasoning, and cheese.
  3. Roll and place on a pan seam side down.
  4. Brush with melted butter, bake until golden.

pizza dough rolled into a long loaf

How to Freeze Pizza Roll-Ups

To freeze pizza rolls, place them in an airtight container. They can also be individually wrapped in aluminum foil and stored in an airtight container or ziplock bag.  Frozen pizza roll-ups will keep in the freezer for up to 3 months.

How to Reheat Pizza Rolls

To reheat in the oven: Place in the oven at 350°F and reheat until heated through, about 10 minutes.

To reheat on the stovetop: Place them in a lightly greased pan heated to medium low. Cover with a lid and cook 4 minutes per side or until heated through.

In the Air Fryer: Turn the air fryer to 350°F and heat 3-5 minutes or until heated through.

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Review Recipe

Pepperoni Roll Up

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
These Pepperoni Rolls are a fun twist on everyone's favorite. Serve warm with marinara sauce for a delicious snack, lunch, or appetizer!

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf frozen bread dough
  • 16 slices thin pepperoni or salami
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning divided
  • 1 ½ cups mozzarella cheese shredded
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese

Topping

  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • ½ tablespoon parmesan cheese
  • teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ cup marinara sauce for dipping

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Instructions

  • Thaw the bread dough according to package directions.
  • Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment. Roll dough out into a 12x12 square.
  • Roll dough out into a 12x12 square.
  • Lay pepperoni over the dough, slightly overlapping the pieces. Sprinkle with ¼ teaspoon of Italian seasoning.
  • Top with mozzarella and parmesan cheese. Roll up and place seam side down on a baking sheet.
  • Combine the topping ingredient in a small bowl and brush over the loaf.
  • Bake 40-50 minutes or until golden. Serve warm with marinara sauce for dipping.

Recipe Notes

If your additions contain a lot of liquid (like mushrooms) or are crunchy (like bell peppers) cook them first to soften and drain any liquid.
Pizza dough can be substituted for bread dough, you may need to adjust the cooking time.
If the loaf begins to brown too much, lightly tent with foil.
Ensure the dough is cooked through in the middle before removing from the oven. Bread dough is cooked through at 190°F.
Serving size 1/6th of the loaf.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 342, Carbohydrates: 37g, Protein: 14g, Fat: 14g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 4g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 36mg, Sodium: 819mg, Potassium: 113mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 377IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 205mg, Iron: 1mg

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

Course Appetizer, Lunch, Party Food, Pizza, Snack
Cuisine American
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  1. Yes. I used to get these from a small pizza place in Nashville TN. They had marinara sauce. They were out of this world delicious! I can’t imagine them not having the sauce.

  2. Do you think putting marinara or pizza sauce on the dough prior to baking would turn out ok? With bread dough I was wandering if it would make it raw.

    1. I haven’t tried it so I can’t say for sure if it would make the bread soggy. If you do try, please let us know how it works out for you!

  3. I have been making these for years & with sausage or ham also. Endless possibilities.
    You can make ahead & par bake too & finish heating before serving. I do close my ends tho.
    Great for parties.

  4. Will this pizza roll recipe work if I make fresh dough in my bread machine? I find it much less expensive to make my own dough, versus buying the frozen kinds.