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Pizza Rolls

Cheese and pepperoni are encased in a ball of pizza dough then topped with a butter, herb, and parmesan sauce. These pizza rolls can be served for dinner or at a party.
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 23 minutes
Rising Time 2 hours
Total Time 3 hours 3 minutes
Servings 20 large pizza rolls
Calories 111kcal


  • 1 batch homemade pizza dough
  • 3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup pepperonis quartered
  • pizza sauce or marinara sauce for dipping

Butter topping

  • 6 tablespoons butter melted
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • pinch salt
  • pinch garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese from the green can


  • Make the pizza dough, let the dough complete the first portion of rising time. Punch down the dough and then continue as follows...
  • If making larger sized rolls (like pictured in the blog post) portion the dough into 20 equal sized balls, about 1 3/4 -2 oz each. 
  • Gently roll out each portion of dough, place a heaping tablespoon of mozzarella in the center of the dough. Top with a small handful of pepperonis. Gather the ends of the roll and roll them up around the toppings, making sure to pinch the ends to make a ball. Repeat this process until all of the dough balls have been filled and rolled into balls.
  • Place the filled rolls on a greased jelly roll baking sheet.  
  • Cover the rolls with plastic wrap and let rise for 1 hour or until puffy and almost doubled in size. While the rolls are rising prepare the butter topping.

Butter Topping

  • In a medium bowl stir together the butter, oregano, basil, garlic powder, and salt. Brush half of the mixture over the filled dough balls.
  • Bake the rolls at 400° F for 20-24 minutes or until golden brown. 
  • To the remaining butter topping, add the 2 tablespoons of parmesan cheese. Stir to combine.
  • When rolls have finished baking remove them from the oven and brush the parmesan butter mixture overtop.
  • Serve the pizza rolls with pizza sauce for dipping.


Note: be generous when filling the rolls. You'll want a decent amount of cheese and pepperoni in the rolls!
You can make these into smaller balls if you'd like. The baking time might vary as the rolls will be smaller. 
Nutritional information does not include the pizza dough or pizza sauce.


Calories: 111kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 243mg | Potassium: 29mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 223IU | Calcium: 95mg | Iron: 1mg