Homemade Pepperoni Rolls (VIDEO)

Homemade Pepperoni Rolls recipe. An easy homemade dough filled with cheese, pizza sauce, and pepperoni pieces. Topped with garlic butter. Great when served warm with marinara (pizza sauce) for dipping sauce.

Homemade Pepperoni Rolls (Baked Piroshki).

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Of all the recipes I have created, the dough for this recipe is one I am probably proudest of and excited to share with you. The dough is super easy to make and is so versatile. It’s baked piroshki dough recipe for my Slavic friends who are familiar with the Ukrainian cuisine. I will be posting a few other fillings for this dough. This homemade pepperoni pizza dough is fantastic and will become a favorite in your home, yup, yup, true story. You can make baked rolls (piroshki) filled with chicken and potatoes, mushrooms, braised meat and cabbage or even use the meat from our fried piroshki. We are going to start out with pepperoni rolls because everyone loves pizza (or at least all kids do). You can definitely add different ingredients to your liking like you would with pizza.

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This is a freezer-friendly recipe. Those of you that have an extra freezer, double or triple the recipe. Once rolls are completely cooked, add to Ziploc bag and freeze. Thaw once ready to be enjoyed and bake a few minutes to add freshness. Tastes as if you just baked them:). We always have frozen pepperoni rolls to thaw for busy evenings.

Homemade Pepperoni Rolls (Baked Piroshki)


  • Mayo
  • Oil
  • Salt
  • Milk
  • Water
  • Yeast
  • Sugar
  • Flour
  • Pasta sauce
  • Pepperoni
  • Cheese
  • Butter
  • Garlic powder
  • Italian seasoning
  • Parmesan cheese

Step by step on how to make homemade pepperoni rolls.


  • You want to use good quality flour for the dough, works the best. I use either Sapphire flour or Canadian flour when making this recipe.
  • If you will be using regular all-purpose flour, start out with about 3 2/3 cups flour and just continue adding flour as needed. The dough shouldn’t stick to your hands.
  • You can either shape them round like you would dinner rolls or long oval shaped.
  • The butter topping is optional; you can just use an egg wash as a substitute.

Homemade Pepperoni Rolls, in a pan.


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Homemade Pepperoni Rolls
Easy and delicious homemade pepperoni rolls recipe (baked piroshki dough).
Servings: 20 -24 rolls
Author: Valentina's Corner
  • Ingredients for Homemade Pizza Rolls:
  • Dough-
  • 1/4 cup Hellman's mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup warm milk
  • 3/4 cup warm water
  • 1 Tablespoon yeast
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoon sugar
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • Filling-
  • 3/4 - 1 cup pasta sauce
  • 6 - 8 oz pepperoni slices chopped
  • 2 - 2 1/2 cups shredded cheese
  • Top-
  • 1/2 stick butter melted
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Marinara for dipping
How to make Homemade Pizza Rolls- (Preheat oven at step 8 to 375F.)
  1. In a bowl, whisk mayo, oil, salt, water and milk. Sprinkle yeast over top of mixture and sprinkle sugar over yeast, let sit 5 minutes to activate.
  2. Gradually add flour, mix until flour is well incorporated and combined. Cover with plastic wrap and a kitchen towel. Set dough aside to rise 1 ½ to 2 hours until the dough doubles, almost triples in size.
  3. Divide dough into two. Take one half and divide into two again. Then take that half and cut into 6 pieces if shaping into round dinner rolls. If shaping into larger rolls, divide into 5 pieces.
  4. Roll out each piece of dough. Add cheese, some pasta sauce and pepperoni. Close up dough and turn over. Repeat with remaining dough.
  5. Combine butter, Italian seasoning and garlic. Brush tops of rolls with the butter mixture.
  6. Set aside and let rise 30 – 45 minutes, until about doubled in size.
  7. Bake 18-22 minutes until tops of rolls are really golden brown.
  8. Enjoy.

Homemade Pepperoni Rolls in a skillet.

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Show 25 Comments
  • Sheikha Baladaram 07/26/2018, 8:03 pm

    I’m going to make this base for Uzbek pirog. Thanks valentinacorner & natashakitchen 🌹

    • admin 07/26/2018, 8:36 pm

      You’re going to love it, Sheikha! 🙂

  • Richa Gupta 12/02/2017, 1:13 am

    They look amazing and I need few rolls right now!

    • admin 12/02/2017, 11:45 am

      Thanks so much, Richa. Yes, a few sound wonderful about now.

  • Erin Clarkson 12/01/2017, 3:07 pm

    This is such a good idea! They look amazing

    • admin 12/02/2017, 11:45 am

      Thanks for the sweet comment, Erin.

  • Lindsay @ The Live-In Kitchen 11/29/2017, 9:13 pm

    That bread looks delish!

    • admin 11/29/2017, 10:17 pm

      Thanks so much, Lindsay. 🙂

  • Hadia 11/29/2017, 7:09 pm

    What a versatile dough!Pinning to try later!!

    • admin 11/29/2017, 10:18 pm

      It truly is so versatile and tastes AMAZING!

  • Lane & Holly | With Two Spoons 11/28/2017, 4:39 pm

    I love this, this looks SO versatile!

    • admin 11/29/2017, 10:19 pm

      It is so versatile and amazing. 🙂

  • Oksana 10/25/2017, 10:56 am

    You have the ingredient yeast written twice, does that mean we need 2 TBSP of it? Or is that a typo?

    • admin 10/25/2017, 1:41 pm

      Yes, that was an error, it is fixed now. Thank you!:)

  • jessica 10/13/2017, 9:58 pm

    Can I add pineapple chunks instead of pepperoni? Thanks

    • admin 10/19/2017, 12:59 pm

      Hi, Jessica. Yes, you can use any filling you like. Even pineapples with ham or bacon and even an alfredo sauce if you like. Hope you love the recipe. 🙂

  • Mariana 10/10/2017, 9:29 pm

    Wow they look amazing!!!! Yummmmmmy

    • admin 10/12/2017, 9:59 am

      Thanks so much, Mariana. Can’t wait for you to try them. They are AMAZING!!

  • Amy 06/09/2017, 10:35 pm

    Can the dough be made the night before? I made a batch this afternoon and they were delicious. I would love to make the night before and use the dough for cinnamon rolls

    • admin 06/10/2017, 1:27 am

      Hi Amy,
      Unfortunately, I have never made it the night before so I am not 100% sure. I think that should work though. 🙂 If you do give them a try overnight, I’d love to hear your input. <3

  • Missi (mimi) 11/10/2016, 3:46 pm

    I whipped up a batch of these to send in my son’s care package…turned out amazing! Love to make my sons smile. ❤

    • admin 11/10/2016, 6:48 pm

      Love hearing this Missi. What a wonderful mother you are. So glad you enjoyed this recipe. ☺ Thank you for visiting..

  • Liliya 10/19/2016, 9:56 pm

    Can you tell me what temperature for oven for this recipe ?

    • admin 10/20/2016, 6:21 pm

      Liliya, Oh my.. Updated, thanks for catching that. (375F)

  • Daria 10/07/2016, 4:25 pm

    Hey little hands, I love that you get the children involved.! So excited to try this, my kids love pizza. When you say chicken and potatoes what do you mean by that? Thank you for everything.

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