Pepperoni Pizza Rolls Recipe

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Ryan Rhodes Modified: March 24, 2022
Pepperoni Pizza Rolls Recipe

How To Make Pepperoni Pizza Rolls

These pepperoni pizza rolls are the best snacks for a crowd! Made with a homemade pizza crust, pizza sauce, and mozzarella cheese for an irresistible bite.

Preparation: 1 hour 45 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Chill Time: 20 minutes
Total: 2 hours 25 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • homemade pizza dough*,(1 recipe)
  • 2tspolive oil
  • cuppizza sauce,homemade or store-bought
  • Italian seasoning,or ground basil, to taste
  • garlic powder,to taste
  • 1cupmozzarella cheese,shredded
  • 65slicespepperoni
  • ½cupyellow cornmeal

Optional Toppings:

  • mozzarella cheese
  • fresh basil

Instructions

  1. Prepare pizza dough. When the dough is ready, punch it down to release any air bubbles. Divide the dough in half. On a lightly floured surface, roll out each half into a large rectangle, about 10×12-inches.

  2. To prevent the filling from making your pizza rolls soggy, brush the tops lightly with 1 teaspoon olive oil each. Using fingers, push dents into the surface of the dough rectangles to prevent bubbling. 

  3. Spread ⅓ cup pizza sauce on top of each dough rectangle. Sprinkle each lightly with Italian seasoning and garlic powder.

  4. Sprinkle ½ cup shredded mozzarella evenly over sauce, then top with pepperoni slices. Carefully roll dough rectangles into tight logs.

  5. Place logs onto 1 prepared baking sheet, seam side down and place baking sheet in the refrigerator to chill, uncovered, for at least 20 minutes. Chilling prevents the rolls from falling apart as you slice.

  6. During that time, preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line 2 large baking sheets with silicone baking mats or parchment paper.

  7. Remove logs from the refrigerator and cut each into 12 1-inch slices. Pour cornmeal into a plate or bowl. Dip the bottom of each roll into cornmeal and place 12 on each baking sheet, cornmeal side down.

  8. Sprinkle the tops of the rolls with extra cheese.

  9. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until the sides are lightly browned. Cool for 5 minutes, then serve with fresh basil on top and extra pizza sauce for dipping.

  10. Serve immediately and enjoy.

Recipe Notes

*Check out the Homemade Pizza Crust Recipe for the pizza dough.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 81.13kcal
  • Fat: 5.56g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.59g
  • Trans Fat: 0.09g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 2.01g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.35g
  • Carbohydrates: 3.64g
  • Fiber: 0.37g
  • Sugar: 0.43g
  • Protein: 3.99g
  • Cholesterol: 15.32mg
  • Sodium: 197.01mg
  • Calcium: 72.42mg
  • Potassium: 54.85mg
  • Iron: 0.65mg
  • Vitamin A: 22.20µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.96mg
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