Pepperoni Rolls

My husband and boys LOVE pepperoni.  Every pizza must include an extra large amount.  I created this recipe with them in mind.  I have always used frozen bread dough, but I am sure homemade dough would be that much better!  Think of a cinnamon roll, but rather than sweet bread, this is savory.  It’s full of pepperoni, mozzarella cheese, & spaghetti sauce.  It is rolled up like a cinnamon roll and baked with a little extra cheese on the top.  They’re great for a snack, lunch, even breakfast according to my boys. I usually make 2-3 loaves of frozen bread dough at a time.  All amounts are adjustable according to your taste.  It would also work well to fill it with veggies, sausage, or any other toppings that you like on pizzas.


Pepperoni Rolls


  • 1 loaf frozen bread dough, thawed and risen according to directions
  • Spaghetti or pizza sauce
  • Pepperoni, chopped in to small pieces (I used at least 6 ounces per loaf)
  • Mozzarella cheese



Once dough has risen according to package directions, on a floured surface, roll the dough out into a rectangular shape.

Spread thin layer of pizza or spaghetti sauce all over the top, just as if you were making pizza.

Spread layer of pepperoni and then cheese all over the top of the sauce.  It should be looking like you have made a pizza.

Starting from a long side, firmly roll up dough, but not too tightly. Pinch the edge of the dough to the rolled dough to seal.

Cut into 1 inch slices.  Lay in a 9×13 inch pan to bake.   Bake at 375 °F for approximately 30 minutes or until the top is golden brown.   If the top is browning too quickly and the middle is still doughy, lightly cover with foil.  During the last 10 minutes, sprinkle on a little more cheese if desired.