Homemade Pizza Rolls (VIDEO)

Homemade Pizza 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.

Quick pepperoni rolls in a skillet with a towel on the side.

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This recipe for pizza rolls is going to become a family favorite. The dough is so quick to make, easy to work with and is soo soft. The pizza rolls are loaded with cheese, pizza sauce and pepperoni pieces.

tips on how to make pizza 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.

Collage how to make dough for pizza rolls. Photo collage of how to assemble pizza rolls.

 

can I freeze pizza rolls?

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.

how long are pizza rolls good for?

These pepperoni pizza rolls can be stored covered in the refrigerator up to 3 days. To enjoy, just reheat the rolls in a toaster oven until warm.

Homemade pizza rolls, in a pan.

If you make these Homemade Pepperoni Rolls, please leave us feedback in the comments below! We so appreciate it.

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5 from 3 votes

Homemade Pizza Rolls

This pizza rolls recipe will become a favorite. Homemade soft dough filled with pepperoni and cheese. These pepperoni rolls are so easy to make. 
Prep Time12 mins
Cook Time18 mins
rising2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 30 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pizza rolls
Servings: 24 rolls
Calories: 103kcal
Author: Valentina's Corner

Ingredients

Dough-

  • 1/4 cup Hellman's mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp oil (canola, olive or vegetable)
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup warm milk
  • 3/4 cup warm water
  • 1 Tablespoon active dry yeast
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour, sifted

Filling-

  • 3/4 - 1 cup pasta sauce
  • 6 - 8 oz pepperoni slices, chopped
  • 2 - 2 1/2 cups shredded cheese

Top-

  • 1/2 stick unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • Parmesan cheese, grated
  • marinara for dipping

Instructions

  • Preheat oven at step 8 to 375°F.
  • In a bowl, whisk together mayo, oil, salt, warm water and warm milk. Sprinkle yeast over top of mixture and sprinkle sugar over yeast, let sit 5 minutes to activate.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Roll out each piece of dough. Add cheese, some pasta sauce and pepperoni. Close up dough and turn over. Repeat with remaining dough.
  • Combine butter, Italian seasoning and garlic. Brush tops of rolls with the butter mixture.
  • Set aside and let rise 30 – 45 minutes, until about doubled in size.
  • Bake 18-22 minutes until tops of rolls are really golden brown.
  • Enjoy.
Nutrition Facts
Homemade Pizza Rolls
Amount Per Serving
Calories 103 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 164mg 7%
Potassium 33mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 17g 6%
Sugars 1g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 0.2%
Calcium 1.3%
Iron 5.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Show 27 Comments
  • Jean VanderPlaats 02/01/2019, 11:10 am Link Reply

    I made these today to send along with my kids to a weekend church camp. They were amazing. I’m going to mix up a triple batch for my freezer now. I made them in muffin tins and that worked great. Have you ever tried freezing them before baking?

    • Valentina's Corner 02/02/2019, 6:44 pm Link Reply

      This is the sweetest comment, Jean! We are heavily involved in our church and your comment is very special. Feeling very humbled our recipe was used. 🙂 Thanks for visiting our online home.
      I’ve never tried freezing them before baking, not sure how to the dough will perform once it’s frozen. Sorry- that wasn’t very helpful.

  • Sheikha Baladaram 07/26/2018, 8:03 pm Link Reply

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

    • admin 07/26/2018, 8:36 pm Link Reply

      You’re going to love it, Sheikha! 🙂

  • Richa Gupta 12/02/2017, 1:13 am Link Reply

    They look amazing and I need few rolls right now!

    • admin 12/02/2017, 11:45 am Link Reply

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

  • Erin Clarkson 12/01/2017, 3:07 pm Link Reply

    This is such a good idea! They look amazing

    • admin 12/02/2017, 11:45 am Link Reply

      Thanks for the sweet comment, Erin.

  • That bread looks delish!

    • admin 11/29/2017, 10:17 pm Link Reply

      Thanks so much, Lindsay. 🙂

  • Hadia 11/29/2017, 7:09 pm Link Reply

    What a versatile dough!Pinning to try later!!

    • admin 11/29/2017, 10:18 pm Link Reply

      Hadia,
      It truly is so versatile and tastes AMAZING!

  • I love this, this looks SO versatile!

    • admin 11/29/2017, 10:19 pm Link Reply

      It is so versatile and amazing. 🙂

  • Oksana 10/25/2017, 10:56 am Link Reply

    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 Link Reply

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

  • jessica 10/13/2017, 9:58 pm Link Reply

    Can I add pineapple chunks instead of pepperoni? Thanks

    • admin 10/19/2017, 12:59 pm Link Reply

      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 Link Reply

    Wow they look amazing!!!! Yummmmmmy

    • admin 10/12/2017, 9:59 am Link Reply

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

  • Amy 06/09/2017, 10:35 pm Link Reply

    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 Link Reply

      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 Link Reply

    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 Link Reply

      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 Link Reply

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

    • admin 10/20/2016, 6:21 pm Link Reply

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

  • Daria 10/07/2016, 4:25 pm Link Reply

    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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