Pepperoni Pizza Rolls Recipe

5 from 15 votes

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Four ingredients and a hot oven are all you need to make cheesy Pepperoni Pizza Rolls! Delicious fresh or saved for school lunches!

Pepperoni Pizza Rolls

Pizza Rolls

Three words people, homemade pizza rolls. We miiiight get a little obsessed with our pizza here at my house. So much so that Pizza Friday is a consistent thing and if it doesn’t happen, there is hell to pay.

Now that Back-to-School season is upon us, my children have taken it upon themselves to ask for pizza in their school lunch boxes. Normally, I would say no because a slice of pizza in a lunch box is huge and a little ridiculous, but then I started figuring out a way that this could actually work in a convenient and non-messy way.

Friends, meet pizza rolls! Like a cinnamon roll, but make with pepperoni and cheese. Make a bunch Sunday night, store them in the freezer for the week and pull two out per kid for lunch bags every morning. By the time lunch rolls around, they have fruit, veggies and a couple of pizza rolls with dipping sauce to go with. I’ve made them a couple of times through the summer because I wanted to make sure the cheese to pepperoni and dough ratio was right, but also because they’re so dang easy.

This is not a groundbreaking recipe, nor is it all that original. But, it is easy and it makes a great make-ahead lunch if your kids are brown bagging it like mine are.

Pizza Rolls Recipe

Pizza Rolls Recipe Ingredients

Basically, this recipe is crescent roll dough (or the dough sheets if you can find ’em!) unrolled, sprinkled with cheese and pepperoni, rolled up, cut, sprinkled with Italian Seasoning and then baked.

Crescent Roll Sheet – Rolling all the ingredients together makes cute little spirals in the end.

Mozzarella Cheese – Cheese guys, you can’t go wrong here.

Pepperoni Slices – How many to add? “As much as your heart desires” (that was taken from the comments so thank you commenter).

Italian Seasoning – Not only does this make the whole pizza rolls prettier, but it also adds some flavor.

Pizza Dipping Sauce – This sauce completes the whole pizza roll experience.

Other things to put in your kid’s lunch box: Hummus and Veggie Wraps, Tex-Mex Chopped Veggie Taco Dip, Tuna California Club Sandwich, and No-Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Granola Bars.

Dipping Pizza Rolls

Just an FYI they last a while in the freezer or fridge if you hide them from your kids and taste awesome dipped in a little pizza sauce. These little dip containers I got work perfectly for lunch boxes.

Scroll down to read and print the recipe in full. May you survive the last few weeks of summer. (I think I can I think I can I think I can!)

Have a great day, friends!

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5 from 15 votes

Pepperoni Pizza Rolls Recipe

Four ingredients and a hot oven are all you need to make cheesy Pepperoni Pizza Rolls! Delicious fresh or saved for school lunches!
servings 12 pizza rolls
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 17 mins


  • 8 ounce Pillsbury Crescent Roll Sheet 1 can
  • 1 1/4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 16 pepperoni slices
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • pizza sauce for dipping


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Peel and unroll crescent roll dough. Sprinkle evenly with mozzarella cheese. Place pepperoni slices over top. Roll back up into a roll. 
  • Using a sharp knife, cut into 12 even rolls. Place onto prepared sheet. Lightly sprinkle with Italian Seasoning.
  • Bake 12-15 minutes or until the rolls are lightly golden brown and bubbly.
  • Serve warm with pizza sauce OR cool completely, store in airtight containers and freeze until ready to use.


Calories: 114kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 268mg | Potassium: 16mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 80IU | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 0.4mg
Course: Appetizer, Lunch
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Homemade Pizza Rolls, Pizza Rolls, Pizza Rolls Recipe

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  1. Mireya Martinez

    Lauren- my son saw me make these and he ended up loving them. He’s now learned to make them on his own. Hooray for independent 10 year olds and your great recipe.

  2. cher r

    5 stars
    These are so easy and my pizza fiend nephew will love them. I no longer use the web page for the 4heese texas toast cuz i have made them so often and go with practically anything.

  3. Amanda

    This looks awesome! And would make for a great Sunday evening snack (we sometimes eat a bigger Sunday dinner and then my kids are confused on why they don’t get a “real” dinner before bedtime).

  4. Wendy

    Hi! I’m waiting for a slightly cooler weekend night to try these when I won’t mind turning the oven on! They look so easy and definitely will be a hit here!

  5. Denise

    I am going to try this for my daughter for lunches. It looks so easy and yummy she will definitely like these. So will my 2 orders ones for after school. (The older ones dont take lunch to school anymore. I guess to cool to have mom pack their lunch)😞