Apps & Snacks

Pepperoni Pizza Rolls


Posted: January 28

Time: 1 hour

Yield: 20 servings

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Statistically, everyone in the world loves pizza. Logically, everyone must then love Pepperoni Pizza Rolls. They have everything you want from pizza in a bite-sized app: rich sauce, sharp and creamy cheese, and spicy, meaty pepperoni. Pepperoni Pizza Rolls are perfect for game nights, afternoon snacks, or as a side for pizza because no one will complain about getting even more bites of pizza!


Ingredients

all-purpose flour, for the work surface
1 (roughly 14-ounce) ball refrigerated pizza dough, at room temperature
1/2 cup marinara sauce, plus more for dipping
1/2 cup parmesan cheese, grated
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
10 slices part-skim mozzarella cheese
2 ounces sliced pepperoni, divided
4 sticks mozzarella string cheese

Directions

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Step 2

Flour a work surface.

Step 3

Roll out the pizza dough on the floured surface until it is flat and 11x18-inches in size.

Step 4

Spread the marinara sauce over the dough, leaving a 1-inch border at the edges.

Step 5

Sprinkle the parmesan, oregano, and salt on the sauce, and evenly add the mozzarella slices and half of the pepperoni.

Step 6

Arrange the string cheese in a line along one long edge of the dough.

Step 7

Starting from the long edge with the string cheese, roll the dough up as tightly as possible so the string cheese is in the middle of the roll.

Step 8

Pinch the seam of the dough to seal it and place the roll seam-side down.

Step 9

Slice the roll into 1-inch pieces with a serrated knife.

Step 10

Place the rolls cut-side up in a 12-inch round baking dish or cast-iron skillet.

Step 11

Tuck the pepperoni in between the folds of the pizza rolls, leaving just a little sticking out.

Step 12

Let the dough rise at room temperature for 20 minutes.

Step 13

Bake until the crust of the rolls is golden and the filling is bubbly, for about 20-25 minutes.

Step 14

Serve with some extra marinara sauce for dipping.


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