Pepperoni Pizza Rolls

Who’s ready for Broncos vs Seahawks? The Superbowl is just around the corner, so it’s time to start planning! Pizza is a favorite in our house. So, I made these so you don’t have to miss one minute of the game. Load up a basket or tray and you will have some happy football fans in your house!

 Pepperoni Pizza Rolls | Pick Fresh Foods

 

These Pepperoni Pizza Rolls are soft and full of delicious cheesy goodness. Best of all they fit perfectly in your hand :D This is my favorite pizza dough, it produces great results every time.

 

Pepperoni Pizza Rolls | Pick Fresh Foods

 

To keep these from being greasy, I pre-cook the pepperoni to help drain off the oil. I use a melted butter spread to coat the dough before baking. This will give the rolls a beautiful golden color.

 Pepperoni Pizza Rolls | Pick Fresh Foods

Pepperoni Pizza Rolls
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Serves: 10-15 rolls
 
Ingredients
For Pizza Dough
  • 1 cup warm water (100° to 110°)
  • 10 ounces bread flour (2 cups )
  • 1 package dry yeast (about 2¼ teaspoons)
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
Filling
  • 7 ounces sliced pepperoni
  • 12 (4½-inch) sticks mozzarella string cheese
Instructions
For Pizza Dough
  1. Weigh or lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups and spoons; level with a knife. Add flour, salt and yeast to large bowl. Add olive oil to one side of bowl. Slowly add in water and stir with wooden spoon to combine.
  2. Once dough comes together, place on lightly floured counter and knead to form soft elastic dough. Place dough in large bowl lightly coated with olive oil. Gently roll dough around bowl to coat. Cover and let rise for 1 hour or until doubled in size.
Assembly
  1. Microwave pepperoni in small bowl for 1 minute.
  2. Separate any pepperoni that are stuck together and microwave for another 25 seconds.
  3. Carefully, place pepperonis on a plate lined with a paper towel. Pat dry.
  4. Press or roll dough out to a 10 x 16 rectangle on a lightly floured counter-top.
  5. Divide dough in half lengthwise.
  6. One the long end begin spreading pepperoni and top with mozzarella cheese sticks to form a line.
  7. Fold dough over pepperoni and cheese to seal.
  8. With a sharp knife divide into 2-3 inch pieces.
  9. Shape is piece into a roll, being sure to seal open areas.
  10. Repeat with the rest of the dough.
  11. Place rolls on a baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Cover and let rise for 30 minutes.
  12. Lightly butter tops of rolls.
  13. Bake at 400 degrees until golden.

 
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Comments

  1. oh my these are mouth-watering!

  2. Oh Cindy … these look so perfect! I’ve never tried baking with string cheese. But just looking at how awesomely melty it is in the pics, I’m SOOOO ready to jump in and make these! Yummmm – thanks for an awesome recipe!

  3. wow, sounds a great idea…
    should i called it pizza ball then, lol

  4. I’m not much of a sports fan but I would become one for a basket of this goodness! Seriously, these look amazing!

  5. Perfect Super Bowl recipe!! Gosh, PIZZA!!!!!! Love it Cindy!

  6. These look dangerous!!! I can already tell I’d be addicted to them :)

  7. Love pizza and these rolls are perfect for Super Bowl! Love how soft the rolls look and the ooey gooey cheese looks so mouthwatering!

  8. I’m ssssoooo ready for the game – and these look like the perfect appetizer! Bite-sized, you can hold them in one hand while the other hand cheers on the game! I love the cheesy gooey-ness of them! Great idea Cindy! Pinned!

  9. I’m ready for the super bowl, and these pizza rolls would be great to serve up on Game Day…or any day. They look delicious, Cindy!

  10. Oh my these pizza rolls look delicious!!

  11. Look at these cheesy beauties, would not mind enjoying some time with a few of them. ;)

  12. These pizza rolls look so delicious! I want one right now for lunch! And, of course, these will be so perfect for the Super Bowl!

    • Thanks Julia :D Pepperoni Pizza Rolls are great any time of day. My guys like them for a snack, but a couple almost makes a meal :D

  13. consuelohoneyandfigs says:

    These look so soft and delicious! And the gooey cheese filling is calling my name.
    We don’t have Superbowl here, but these will be happening for dinner soon I tell you ;–)

    • Ah, Consuelo you don’t need a football game to enjoy these. We love them for everyday snack. I make a batch and reheat in the oven. They are delicious!

  14. Who doesn’t love pizza?! These look delicious! And I’m loving the bite size portions, perfect as appetizers. :)

    • You said it right Tina :D Pizza is awesome! You can fill these what what ever ingredients you love. These are always a hit with adults and kids :D

  15. Oh man pepperoni and cheese wrapped up in pizza dough?! How could I not eat like 2 dozen of these!! They would be a huge hit at The Big Game food table!

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