One of my favorite things to make for a party, school lunches or even road trips is pepperoni rolls. Everyone in my family loves them. I grew up eating pepperoni bread, which is still a favorite. Jimmy grew up eating pepperoni rolls. Since I have already share my pepperoni bread recipe with you, I thought it was time to share my pepperoni roll recipe with you, since they are from Jimmy’s childhood.
I love to make pepperoni rolls because I use them for so many things. The kids love having them for lunch. For years I have made them for road trips and we have even taken them on the airplane. I make them for parties, you name it, these rolls are perfect for just about any occasion.
I start with Rhodes bread. I love the way they rise when pulled from the freezer. They are a lighter and fluffy roll and have a slight hint of sweetness to them. Which goes so well with the pepperoni. They usually take about 5 hours to rise. Sometimes I will take them out the night before, if I am making them in the morning. Once I am ready to make the rolls, I flatten them out either using my hands or with a roll pin. Add the pepperoni and cheese next in the center of the roll. I like to wrap the dough around, almost like I am wrapping a present. Then I roll it together. I will place smooth side up on the pan. I use spray butter to add a little shine, but you can brush a little bit of melted butter if you want. Bake for about 15 minutes.
I can’t wait to hear how you like these and what you use them for. Everyone is gonna love them.
Love from my Kitchen to your Kitchen 💕
- 24 Rhodes frozen rolls
- 1 lb of pepperoni sliced thin or more
- 1 ½ cups mozzarella cheese
- Butter or spray butter
- Pull 24 rolls out of the freezer and set on a plate or tray that is sprayed with baking spray. Let the rolls rise for about 4-5 hours. This will depend on the temperature of your house.
- Once the rolls have risen, preheat the oven to 425.
- Flatten out each roll either with your hands or a rolling pin.
- If using sandwich sliced pepperoni, lay 1-1 ½ slices on each roll. If you are using smaller pepperoni, lay 3 slices on each roll.
- Next add the cheese on top, 1-2 tbsp per roll.
- Grab the bottom of the dough and roll it into a ball, making sure to wrap the dough around the pepperoni and cheese.
- Place pepperoni rolls on the tray and spray with butter or brush with butter. Bake for 15-20 minutes, this will depend on the size. Some frozen dough is smaller than the Rhodes dough.
- Serve and enjoy.