Pepperoni Pizza Rolls are a quick and easy recipe! These delicious pizza rolls can be made in the oven or air fryer and only takes 5 minutes of prep time. With only a few ingredients, such as pizza dough, pepperoni, mozzarella cheese, Italian spices and garlic butter, you’ll have a tasty snack in minutes!

Pepperoni Pizza Rolls with pizza dough filled with pepperoni, mozzarella cheese, Italian spices! Easy dinner, party food or kids snack!

Easy Pepperoni Pizza Rolls

Pepperoni Pizza Rolls are my go to easy recipe when I need something fast! Make them in the air fryer or oven when you need a tasty snack.

These pizza rolls made with pizza dough filled with pepperoni and mozzarella cheese are a crowd pleaser and easy to whip up for dinner, game days or for kids to make on their own.

Since my daughter doesn’t like tomatoes, we leave out any sauce and use our favorite marinara sauce for dipping. It never fails to be the most asked for recipe in my home!

Dip these pizza rolls in marinara sauce for the perfect dinner or serve at your next party!

Pepperoni Pizza Rolls dipped in marinara sauce.
Easy Pepperoni Pizza Rolls – Oven or Air Fryer Recipe

Originally Published August 17, 2018 – Updated December 2021

 

Pizza Rolls Recipe + 10 Years of Blogging

This summer was my 10 year blogging anniversary and I can’t believe I haven’t put these yummy Pepperoni Pizza Rolls here until now!

I have written many articles about pizza, but completely forgot to share our most favorite recipe of them all! We do so much at home and I often forget to share.

I’m just so happy to have been able to have been creating fun ideas for this website for 10 years now! To celebrate, I’m sharing our favorite pizza rolls recipe. Thank you for reading and following along!

10 Blog memories to celebrate 10 years!

1) I truly can’t believe it, but over a million people have viewed this recipe. Never would have thought that would be possible back in 2008!

2) I remember being SO EMBARRASSED to share this, but turns out it has helped millions of people!

3) After getting a dozen questions a week from my kids about the Elf on the Shelf, I wrote this article for other parents and can’t believe how many times it’s been shared all around the internet! It still makes me laugh. Ha!

4) Did you know this printable started it all? I designed this for my son and shared it on my new blog, then a few days later the idea got shared like crazy. That was when I realized my creative ideas might help others, so I began sharing more eventually turning my blog into a full-time business. So cool!

5) My daughter grew up on my blog and this was the first craft she created and filmed all on her own. It’s gaining on being THE MOST POPULAR creative idea on my website! So proud of her!

6) When I got my Instant Pot, I discovered you could do this. Hundreds of thousands of people have visited this recipe after I shared my tips. WOW!!

7) These cute no-bake cookies have definitely been one of my most popular desserts and my personal favorite. I have loved seeing so many reader’s photos of them!

8) I’m most proud of this adorable recipe creation because it’s popularity encouraged me to do more food ideas on my blog. I have received more photos from readers who made this than any other recipe. So fun!!

9) This was my VERY FIRST video I made for my Youtube channel. It’s still a super popular recipe to this day!

10) As the years went by, my passion for travel grew. I began to write travel tips and this is still my most visited travel article to one of our favorite places ever!

Thank you so much for reading Living Locurto! I hope you enjoy your gift and this simple Pepperoni Pizza Rolls recipe which is one of my family’s favorite meals. xoxo ~ Amy

P.S. Thanks for filling out my survey! The giveaway is now over and the randomly chosen winner was Mary Susan.

Pepperoni Pizza Rolls are a quick and easy recipe

Can You Cook Pizza Rolls in the Air Fryer?

Wondering if you can cook this recipe for pizza rolls in your air fryer? The answer is yes, and they will be crispy on both sides. Yum!

The trick is making your pizza roll fit in the size of your air fryer. I have a very large air fryer, so one roll would fit. (I like this–> air fryer so much!) But if you have a smaller air fryer, you’ll have to cut the pizza dough and make two smaller pizza rolls.

How Long Do You Cook Pizza Rolls in Air Fryer?

For this air fryer pizza dough recipe, you will be using raw dough that needs to fully cook and brown on both sides.

You’ll want to set your air fryer to 400 degrees or as high as it will go. After you bake your pizza dough for a minute or so, assemble the pizza rolls and bake for 5 minutes. Check on the dough to see if it’s browned and fully cooked through. It might need a few more minutes of cook time depending on your type of air fryer.

They should be crispy on both sides, with a golden finish. See detailed directions in the recipe card below.

How to make Pepperoni Pizza Rolls In the Oven Or Air fryer

Enjoy directions below on how to make pizza rolls in your oven or air fryer. I hope your family loves this recipe as much as mine!

Pepperoni Pizza Rolls (Oven or Air Fryer)

Pepperoni Pizza Rolls with pizza dough filled with pepperoni, mozzarella cheese, Italian spices! Dip in marinara sauce for an easy dinner, party food or kids snack!
Prep Time5 mins
Active Time15 mins
0 mins
Total Time20 mins
Yield: 4
Author: Amy Locurto

Ingredients

  • 1 pound pizza dough
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 4 tablespoons butter melted
  • 25 pepperoni slices
  • 1 ½ cups Mozzarella Cheese shredded
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil
  • ¼ teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 cups Marinara dipping sauce

Instructions

Oven Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degree
  • Lightly spray a baking sheet with cooking spray and roll pizza crust into a large rectangle (about 14×9) and bake for 5 minutes.
  • In a small bowl mix melted butter and garlic.
  • Remove pizza crust from oven, let cool for a minute. Use a spatula to unstick crust from pan.
  • Brush garlic butter over the crust. Reserve a small bit for later.
  • Layer the pepperoni and cheese onto the pizza crust and sprinkle with basil and oregano.
  • Gently roll the pizza crust and coat the top with reserved garlic butter.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes more or until golden brown.
  • Slice and serve with warmed marinara sauce for dipping.

Air Fryer Instructions

  • Cut 2 pieces of parchment paper to fit the size of your air fryer. Before unrolling pizza dough, slice it in half. Lightly spray the paper with cooking spray and roll one half of pizza crust into a rectangle on the parchment paper. Repeat with the other half of the dough on the second sheet of parchment paper.
  • Place a sheet with dough into the air fryer. Bake at 400 degrees or as high as your air fryer will go for 1-2 minutes until dough is slightly baked.
  • Remove pizza crust from air fryer, let cool for a minute. Use a spatula to unstick crust from parchment paper.
  • In a small bowl mix melted butter and garlic.
  • Brush some of the garlic butter over the crust. Reserve a small bit for later.
  • Layer pepperoni and cheese onto the pizza crust and sprinkle with basil and oregano.
  • Gently roll the pizza crust and coat the top with reserved garlic butter.
  • Repeat with the other piece of pizza dough.
  • Spray air fryer with cooking spray, place prepared pizza rolls directly into the air fryer (no parchment paper this time) and bake at 400 degrees or as high as your air fryer will go for 5 minutes. You might be able to fit both rolls into your air fryer, if not, bake one at a time.
  • Check the dough to see if it's golden brown. If not ready, add 1-2 more minutes. Pizza rolls should be crispy on both sides, with a golden finish. 
  • Remove from air fryer, place onto a plate. Slice and serve with warmed marinara sauce for dipping.

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Course: dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: air fryer, appetizer, dinner, pepperoni, pizza, pizza rolls, Snack
Calories: 569kcal

Nutrition

Calories: 569kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 76mg | Sodium: 1403mg | Potassium: 66mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 635IU | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 224mg | Iron: 3.6mg

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181 Comments

  1. Such a great after school snack idea. I keep pizza dough in my freezer all of the time. It’s easy to take it out at lunch and have these ready when the kids come home from school.

  2. Your pizza roll idea would surely be a hit! Everyone loves small bites and finger food. To your recipe I might add fresh basil as a surprise, or fresh spinach, or fresh broccolini. Another version might use balsamic chicken and sweet peppers with a non-tomato dipping sauce. For myself (in addition to loving your original version) I would choose ricotta cheese, provolone cheese and fresh spinach and mushrooms. Your pizza rolls would inspire originality for children to add ingredients that each of the personally likes for his own pizza roll.
    Congratulations on a wonderful ten years of inspiring and helping others!

  3. I would add ricotta cheese and sprinkle with Parmigiana-Reggiano cheese. Just a thought…

  4. Survey complete 🙂 I would put garlic, pepperoni, and olives-the kids’ favorites. For me personally, I would put spinach and sun dried tomatoes.

  5. Survey Done! I would put Italian Seasoning, mushrooms, bacon, olives, maybe even pineapple! YUM!!

  6. I completed your survey!
    I would add fresh spinach, mushrooms, and black olives to these yummy pizza rolls!

  7. I completed your survey!
    I would add fresh spinach, mushrooms, and black olives to the yummy pizza rolls.

  8. I completed the survey…. Red onions and spinach sound yummy to add… Congrats in 10 years

  9. Survey done. I would put some fresh mint and a some mildly hot green chilli slices in my pizza rolls.

  10. I completed the survey! I would put shrimp or crawfish in my pizza rolls. YUM!!
    Thank you for the awesome pool party download and congrats on 10 years…..here’s to many more!

  11. Took the survey! I would put onions and peppers in my pizza rolls! Perhaps some sausage too!

  12. I would put a bunch of different veggies and meats in different combinations in my pizza rolls.

  13. Survey completed here!
    I would put grilled shrimps and pesto sauce (no tomatoes please 🙂 ) in my pizza rolls!

    Xoxo from Italy,
    Elisa

  14. I finished the survery. it was a fun survey. I would put mushrooms and spinach on my pizza roll. Thank you!!

    Karen

  15. I would put ham and olives in my pizza rolls. This recipe sounds delicious as is. I did your survey hope it helps you out. Thanks for all the great tips and recipes.

  16. I finished my survey! I’d put cheese, black olives and pepperoni in my pizza rolls.

  17. I would put broccoli and/or spinach to my pizza rolls! I completed the survey! Thanks you!

  18. I would put __________ in my pizza rolls.

    Honestly I’m a pepperoni and cheese kinda girl…. If I’m feeling brave, I might add some banana peppers lol

  19. Survey Done! I would put SPINACH in my pizza rolls! 🙂
    I do make this a lot. Super easy and fun, I also make a ham and cheese version.

  20. Survey done – congrats! Not a fan of pepperoni – I would put shredded chicken plus broccoli in the rolls!

  21. I completed the survey. I would put basil, mozzarella and thin sliced tomatoes in my pizza rolls.

  22. Congratulations on your 10 years! Thank you for sharing your fun and creativity! I loved the survey. I would put ricotta in my pizza rolls!

  23. A huge congratulations on 10 years! Of course I filled out your survey! I would put pepperoni in my pizza rolls!

  24. I completed the survey.
    And I would add Pineapple and onion to these Pizza Rolls.

  25. Completed the survey. I’ve been subscribed to this blog for several years now. I’d put extra garlic and cheese in mine.

  26. Just finished the survey. I think I originally got hooked on your blog when I found the little Star Wars printable for my kids’. I also fell in love with your weekly recipes. I would add jalapeños to my pizza rolls.

  27. I finished the survey for you.

    I’m totally in love with your blog and congrats on 10 years. Thanks for taking the time to create such wonderful and interesting content.

    I would put cream cheese, jalapenos and bacon in my pizza rolls. Yummy!

  28. I would add pineapple, Canadian bacon, and provolone cheese to my pizza rolls.

    Congratulations on 10 years! Here’s to many more!

  29. Finished survey. I would do with chicken, pesto, onions and a little portobello mushrooms. Congrats to you. Your blog was one of my first addictions lol.

  30. Took the survey!
    I’d add chia to the sauce for some omega 3 and let’s veg it up- mushrooms & broccoli rabe!

  31. I finished the survey. I would put red and green bell peppers in my pizza rolls.
    Congratulations on your milestones …. you should be very proud!!

  32. I’d add crumbled sausage and diced olives. Yummy! (And I took the survey, too!)

  33. Congrats on the 10 years!
    I did the survey and I would
    put Pineapple in my pizza!
    Carla from Utah

  34. Haven’t made it yet. Just saw it.Filled out questionnaire To complete the sentence what would I put in it..sausage and chopped olives. It sounds perfect for a potluck I am attending next month. Will provide small clear plastic cups for dipping sauce. I know it will be a hit. Thanks..

  35. I would put lots of Parmesan cheese in addition to your ingredients. The more cheese the better. Maybe some bacon bits too.

  36. Finished the survey. Thank you for the opportunity to possibly win the gift card. I would add Canadian bacon, peppers, black olives, lots of onions and mushrooms! YUM!

  37. I finished the survey and I would use your recipe. No need to make a change.
    Thank You

  38. Yay for 10 years!!!!!! Awesome job! I would put salami instead of peperoni, and spinich in the pizza rolls!

  39. I would put sweet potato, spinach and mozzarella in my pizza rolls with a squeeze of lemon once cooked

  40. I finished the survey!! I would put I would put homemade sausage (made with seitan) in my pizza rolls.

    Congratulations to 10 years!

  41. I would add my homemade seitan sausage, that may not sound so great, but tastes like the real deal, and is good for you! These pepperoni pizza rolls sure look tasty!

  42. I completed the survey and would put cooked crumbled sausage and a little bit of roasted green chile along with the other listed ingredients. We like a bit more spice in NM.

  43. Survey completed- I would put my daughter & husband’s favorite ingredients- pepperoni & sausage! YUMM

  44. I completed the survey and would stuff my pizza rolls with mushrooms…not the rubbery ones from a can!

  45. I took the survey. I would add Green Chile to my Pizza Rolls! Thank you for the recipe!!

  46. Finished the survey, 🙂 Annnnd… I would put Canadian bacon and pineapple in my pizza rolls!!!

    Also, maybe a garlic sauce and chicken version too. Yum!! 😉

  47. I completed your survey! I would add spinach and red pepper flakes to my pizza rolls! Thanks for all that you do!

  48. Completed the survey. I would put pepperonis, mushrooms, garlic, mozzarella cheese, and a tomato sauce in my pizza rolls.

  49. I would put pepperoni, red pepper and caramelized onion. I took the survey. Congratulations on 10 years!

  50. I would put mushroom, spinach, mozzarella cheese, ham and onion in my pizza rolls. I did the survey!

  51. Survey completed! I’d put black olives, mushrooms, and spinach in my pizza rolls!

  52. I did the survey and I loved it. Congrats on 10 amazing years and thank you for coming into my life. You have helped me more than you will ever know and I am truly grateful. When my little boy passed away, I didn’t think I could or would make it, but, I started to feel stronger and happy again….little by little, as I enjoyed recipes and activities you shared with my other 3 children. Thank you….thank you…..thank you. We will try your famous pizza rolls tonight, here in Canada! We will put pineapple and bacon in half and tomatoes and chicken in the rest. Cheers to another 10 wonderful years!

  53. I did the survey and I’m excited to see if you come out with a box every month, that would be awesome!! I would add mushrooms and grilled onions into my pepperoni rolls and maybe a little cheddar too, thanks!

  54. Survey complete!
    I would put sausage, onion & green pepper in my pizza roll ups!
    OR…. BBQ Chicken, red onion & jalapenos! Yum!!

  55. I would put pineapple and ham in my pizza rolls.

    I would put tons of pepperoni in my kids pizza rolls!! ??

  56. I forgot to finish my sentence in my first comment. I would put pineapple and Canadian bacon in my pizza rolls. I love the Hawaiian pizza so much. Thanks again girl!!

  57. I had already taken your survey but I did it again so you know what exactly your loyal minions would do for you lol. I’m so going to do this recipe often for my daughters weekend bottomless pre-teen girls. I thought boys were bad … these girls are insatiable. Love your stuff. Keep up the great work.

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