October 27, 2010

Pepperoni Roll...my own version

Hello everyone! 
Welcome! Thanks for stopping by! 
Here is my version of a pepperoni roll. It is soooo delicious! 
I have learned that there are some pretty fantastic pepperoni rolls in West Virginia...I would love to try one some day. 
This is just my version...a simple, yummy recipe that I make for my family for dinner once in a while. Everyone I have made this for LOVES it! I hope you give it a try!  


I love pepperoni rolls! I make this every so often and it's pretty tasty.
However, I am telling you though, this is not made from scratch.
But, this is one of those very easy, quick ways to make a pizza roll.
This is obviously not one of those healthful meals...
so eat at your own risk! LOL!
I use pre packaged frozen dough, cheese, pepperoni, some herbs and olive oil.

I like to use Rhodes brand.

(not being paid by Rhodes to say that...I just love their products)



Loosely cover the frozen bread dough with plastic wrap. Allow dough to thaw for a few hours at room temperature.



Roll dough out to approximately 11 x 11 square.


One frozen dough log makes one pepperoni roll.
Brush dough with olive oil or whatever cooking oil you prefer.



Lay pepperoni on dough covering entire surface. I like to use sandwich pepperoni from the deli.



Sprinkle with shredded mozzarella cheese.





Next, sprinkle with shredded Parmesan cheese. You can use grated from a can if that is what you already have on hand...but you can buy the shredded Parmesan in a bag. You'll find it right next to the other bags of shredded cheese. Wal Mart sells it for $1.99 and it is very good. I like using the shredded Parmesan in the bag because the flavor is so much better!



Lightly sprinkle with Italian herbs...basically, some dried oregano, parsley and basil. Be careful, not too much....oregano can be very strong and you don't want too much!



Add a sprinkling of garlic powder. I was all out of garlic powder, so I used garlic salt.



Roll up dough starting at one edge of square.









Place rolls on baking sheet, leaving space between.



Brush some melted butter on top of uncooked pepperoni roll.



You do not need to let rise. Bake it right away. It will rise up in the oven perfectly.

Bake at 375 degrees for approx. 15 to 25 minutes.
Oven temps. and times may vary.
When done, top of roll should be golden brown and you should be able to make a tapping sound on the crust with your fingernail...just the same as when baking bread.
Make sure you allow pepperoni roll to cool completely before serving.



As with any baking, keep an eye on your roll. This is just an estimated time. You'll know it's done when the roll is golden and makes a hard tapping sound when you tap it with your fingernail...just like when baking a loaf of bread.



The pepperoni roll will be oozing with cheese and looking quite scrumptious. Let it cool before cutting for heaven's sake! I know it's tempting to dive right in there, but give it time to cool and set up.

**Make sure you allow your pepperoni roll to cool completely before slicing!



Oh my gosh, this is a meal in itself. This makes a great dish to take to a friend's house for watching the football game, or to take on a picnic, or as an office treat for your friends. This definitely can stand alone for dinner with a tossed salad on the side. Everyone in my house LOVES it when I make these for dinner. It's a great leftover to take for lunch the next day too!

P.S. I do not claim this to be a West Virginia pepperoni roll. This is bread dough, pepperoni and mozzarella cheese....all rolled up and baked. :)

Enjoy!

497 comments:

  1. I'll have to try your version! I have a stromboli recipe using canned french bread dough--it is a huge pain in the neck to spread out correctly!! But it uses deli ham and salami in it too. We love 'em--specially with soup in the winter! Can't wait to try the frozen bread recipe!

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  2. Oh.my.gosh. This looks wonderful! I am going to have to make this for out next game night.

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  3. Oh my goodness! That looks so good. Did you make that for your family or did you have company? I know already. Your family is so lucky to have you! I haven't had a pepperoni roll befor. I bet my family would love it. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. I made these pepperoni rolls for my family. I made two with just pepperoni and cheese, one with just cheese and one with pepperoni and ham. Everyone kinda has their favorite! One time my husband needed something to take to work for a potluck kind of thing, and I made him two pepperoni rolls to take in. I guess they were devoured!

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  5. Mmmm. Hungry now. (I make homemade stromboli with a similar method.)

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  6. What a great idea! They'd be wonderful for a party too. I'd love to stuff some spinach and tomato in there!

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  7. These sound delicious!! We definately want to try this. Have a great week!

    Laura and Michele

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  8. I wonder if this could work with refrigerated pizza crusts...this sounds really tasty though

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    1. I use the refridgerated pizza crust and it works wonderfully!

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    2. I was wondering the same thing. Thanks forr your input!! I'll be doing the refridgereated dough later! :-)

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  9. So this is what heaven looks like. num num!

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  10. aahhh delicious! I've been meaning to make these! Now I know I need to for sure!

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  11. What about using mozzarella cheese rather than parmesan?

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  12. Andra,
    Hello! I used mozzarella, the Parmesan is just a little something extra for taste. First I load it up with mozzarella, then just a sprinkling of parmesan since it is a little salty. Thanks for inquiring!! Thanks for visiting my blog!! :)

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  13. Hello heaven! I am kicking myself for not grabbing a bag of Rhodes dough today at the store.... considered it and thought "nah, I have bread" duh! So glad I found this on Pinterest!

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  14. YUM! Thanks for helping me figure out today's after-school snack for my hungry teen! (I've pinned it to Pinterest, too!)

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  15. pintrist rocks hu lol. wal mart has an italian cheese mix that i bet would be heaven in this as well. im wondering if you can add a bit of pizza sauce in this as well, or if better to leave for dipping? anything like this my kids will love!

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  16. Would it be ok if there was a little sauce?

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  17. Hello Anonymous!
    In response to adding sauce inside the pizza roll...honestly, I have never tried it. I have always put it on the side to dip it in. I don't think it would hurt to try it...it would still taste great, especially with sauce...I'm just wondering if the sauce would soak into the bread and make it soggy???? or if it would ooze out of the roll. When I make calzones, I always put sauce inside, but then I crimp the dough closed. The next time I make my pepperoni rolls, I will do a test run with sauce on the inside and I will reveal the results at the end of this post. Good question!! Thank you for visiting!

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  18. I seen this on pinterest and I have one in the oven as we speak. My 13 year old son helped me and he can't wait till it is done!! Thanks for sharing!

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  19. These look amazing!!! Can't wait to try them out!!! Thanks for sharing!!!!

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  20. I have made this for many years as an appetizer calling it "pepperoni bread" and everyone loves it! Works well with just the Plisbury french bread loaf found in the refrigerator section of the store! YUMMO!

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  21. I can't wait try this. I wish I had the ingredients in the house tonight!!!

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  22. We are a small family. If I bake 2, can I freeze one? How do I reheat?

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  23. I made these last night......HUGE hit!! We dipped our slices in a Marinara sauce, and that made them even better! Thanks for a new/fun recipe.

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  24. Looks Wonderful for the Holidays too!!

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  25. Now I know what I'm going to make for tonight!! Thank you for the beautiful pictures and recipe. I bet my 12 year old son will want to help with this too!!

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  26. Hello! In reference to the above question about freezing a pepperoni roll. You can definitely freeze it with no problem. To reheat it, I would let it thaw at room temperature and re-heat it on a cookie sheet at 350 degrees for approx. 8 to 10 minutes. This would be similar to reheating leftover refrigerated pizza slices, in the oven...or reheating a calzone...you really just need to warm it. It may not have the exact same texture to the bread part of it as when you baked it the first day. It would tend to be a little softer after freezing and reheating. Thank you so much for your inquiry!!

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  27. We make these for our Christmas Eve appetizers every year, but we use the Rhoades frozen rolls and make individual-sized ones. Yum! I really like the idea of one big roll that you slice though might have to try that!

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  28. I make something similar to this except I slice it up like cinnamon buns, place them on parchment paper and then bake! Very pretty! They make great school lunches!

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  29. This look awesome! I cant wait to make it.

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  30. Works good with Crescents!

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  31. Just made these tonight! I have fond memories of pepperoni rolls as a kid and these take me back. Thanks for the recipe!

    Jen@My Own Road
    www.jensownroad@yahoo.com

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  32. This is now on my menu for next week. I am sure it will be a big hit with my kids! Thanks!

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  33. Yay! Taking this to our church small group gathering tonight! Needed a fun last minute idea! :)

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  34. These were excellent!

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  35. Those look awesome! And you can have so many variations of them (different deli meat/cheese...) Wow! Will def be trying them!

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  36. I've made a similar version for years. Instead of covering the whole piece of dough, I just put the filling down the center and then fold over the sides and pinch together to form a loaf. I put whatever meat I have on hand- hamburger, ham, chicken, whatever, as well as whatever vegies or extras I have in my fridge. A good way to use up leftovers. A never fail recipe.

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  37. I made it with Pesto, sausage and mozzerella and peperoni...so good! you can totally be creative with this! Thanks for this! I shared it on Pinterest!

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  38. I make rolls similar to these often, using sauce inside the roll. The olive oil spread on the rolled out dough as a base coat, will prevent the sauce from reaching the bread dough and making it soggy..The oil works as a sealer for the dough and the sauce will not penetrate it..It works the same as making a pie and rubbing the inside of your crust with butter, and a lite sprinkle of flour so that the filling won't make the crust soggy..It creates a barrier protecting the crust from the juices from the filling while baking the same as the oil will on the roll dough..The sauce won't ooze out of the roll if a thin layer is applied the same as on a pizza. The rolls are much better with the sauce inside..I have also added at times fine diced onions, green peppers and canned mushrooms..The fine diced vegetables don't produce a lot of moisture while baking and won't make the dough soggy..There a Family favorite..

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  39. Found this recipe on Pinterest and I am making them today for lunch! It's almost time to roll them out and pop 'em in the oven! Can't wait to try them. Thanks for sharing the recipe

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  40. Would this work with Publix pre-made pizza dough? Hopefully it does....I will post when I try it!

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  41. Made this tonight with my 3 year old son and he enjoyed himself and now cannot wait to eat! they look amazing! i cannot wait! Great recipe!!!!

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  42. anybody have raw dough in the center after baking for the 15min? I eventually had to slice them up and bake them to get the center cooked. Advice?

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  43. I also had a problem with the center being very raw,even after 25 mins. I took advice from the poster above and cut them and put them in for another few mins.

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  44. Oh no!! I am so sorry to hear that the center of your pepperoni roll was raw...even after 25 minutes. Yikes! I am not sure why that happened. I have not experienced that yet. I am so sorry for your disappointment that that happened. The only thing I can think of is if maybe the brand of dough makes a difference or varying oven temps. I have never cut into my rolls when they were hot out of the oven...I let them cool completely...wondering if the time that they are resting continues to bake them a little. Did you use sauce inside the roll? Really, I am very sorry this happened to you. I swear it has never happened to me and I feel bad. I know what it's like to try a recipe and it doesn't turn out like it should. I am thinking that maybe if it is coming out raw in the middle, if you do try it again, set your oven temp at 400 degrees. I hope that works out better for you. Please let me know.

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  45. Hello people! I will be making these this weekend and I am going to use one of my rolls as a tester. I am going to cut into it right out of the oven and see what the inside looks like. I am wondering if it would be similar to cutting into a fresh loaf of bread right out of the oven. I think the intense heat of the dough inside the bread would just cause it to collapse and stick to itself and get all doughey. I will let you know the results. I've only made these rolls one way and they have always turned out great. Now, you've got me curious why the inside was raw...off to the kitchen for some experimenting. I'll let you know! Today is Wed. so check back in a few days! Thanks!

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  46. Bonnie
    I was wondering if you could freeze them before you bake them.

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  47. Hello there! In regards to freezing the pepperoni rolls before you bake them....I have never tried to do that, so unfortunately I can't give you an honest answer. Since I use frozen Rhodes bread dough to start with...I'm not sure if it would be wise to re-freeze the dough before it was cooked. I do not know if this would mess with the rising of the dough in the oven. Sorry I cannot give you a better answer, or an answer at all for that matter. If I hear of anyone who has done this, I will certainly get back on here and leave a comment. Thank you for your inquiry...that was an excellent question!

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  48. Hi all! In regards to the question asked about using Publix ready made pizza dough....I am quite certain it would work well. I have used their dough many times when making pizza and calzones...I am sure it would work well with this pepperoni roll.

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  49. I am so confused about rolling out the dough. This is my first time working with dough (eeek) and I had the HARDEST time rolling it. I had it out today for a few hours and it was completely thawed and it just wouldn't roll out....it kept reforming into a "log".

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  50. I am currently waiting for this to cool. Made with homemade dough, just because I can! :0) I am also blogging about this experience on my own blog (http://msfishfood.blogspot.com) with a link back to this post. Thanks for a great recipe!

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  51. my husband said this was the best think i ever made lol! after eating it i had all kinds of ideas for different combinations i think the bread makes it so much better.... thanks for posting its a keeper!

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  52. wow this looks delicious!! I'm excited about trying this tonight!!!

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  53. wow this looks delicious!! I'm excited about trying this tonight!!!

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  54. So you say to let it cool completely before serving, but do you re heat it ti serve it? I'm so funny about serving something cold when I think it should be served hot:)

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  55. Hello everyone! In regards to the comment about having trouble rolling out the dough...I would let it set out and poof up a little longer. I think maybe if it has just thawed but is still really cold, the elasticity isn't there and it is preventing you from being able to keep the dough stretched out. I haven't experienced this situation yet with Rhodes Bread dough...but I have usually let them set out to the point where they have completely thawed and have begun to rise a little. I wonder if that would make the difference...but I can't say for certain. I hope this helps! :)

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  56. Hi! Responding to the comment about letting the pepperoni roll cool and then warming it up before serving. If you wanted to eat it hot, you could definitely re-heat. Think of the pepperoni roll as the same thing as if you baked a loaf of cinnamon bread. You can't cut into a hot loaf of cinnamon bread...it would kinda collapse. It has to cool and set up...but you could cut into it while it was still a tiny bit little warm. You definitely can cut into the pepperoni roll while it is just warm. Even though I call it pepperoni roll, it really is basically a bread that does need cooled just like any baked loaf of bread. I always serve the slices with piping hot dipping sauce, of course. But yes, you can absolutely heat it again if you would like...it won't ruin the bread at all! I also kinda think of it like baking cookies. As soon as you pull them out of the oven, if you tried to eat them right away...some cookies just fall apart right in your hands and are still very doughy inside...but if you let them cool completely, they firm up and stay in one piece. I really hope this has helped to answer your question. I don't blame you for wanting to heat it up...it would be very delicious like that! Hope it works out for you! :)

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  57. I made these for lunch! I made one with beef, one with pepperoni, and one with canadian bacon! They were a big hit in my house! :)

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  58. Do you think you could use pizza dough to make this?

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  59. Hello! In regards to the question about using pizza dough instead of bread dough...I'm pretty certain that would work as well...however..I have never tried it myself. Thanks for visiting!

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  60. What kind of sauce do you serve with it?

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  61. Hello again peeps! In response to the question, what kind of sauce do you serve it with?? I always use a pizza sauce. You can buy the small jars of Ragu pizza sauce or make your own..just buy the smallest can of tomato sauce you can find..about 45 cents...and mix in salt, pepper, oregano, basil, onion powder and garlic powder. Enjoy!

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    1. I USED TO WORK AT A PIZZA JOINT AND THEY WILL SELL ME THEIR HOMEMADE DOUGH AND SAUCE CAN NOT WAIT TO TRY THESE FOR MY FAMILY!

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  62. Saw this post today and making them tonight!! For my boyfriend, he LOVES anything pizza! and ranch of course :) Thank you

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  63. I tried these last night. Thawed the Rhodes dough all day really and the loaves were HUGE! I did have some trouble rolling them because of all the air in the dough. Wondering if I should have punched the dough first and rolled into a ball before using the rolling pin. I did get it to work, though and made 3 rolls. They came out of the oven SO big I had to laugh! They looked great, smelled great, but even after 25+ mins...they were raw in the center. Wondering if I made them one at a time if it would make a difference. Like too much in the oven at once to heat through? I did slice them, put them back in for 7 mins and they were fine. A little browner on the bottom than I like, but the family ate it well. I will try this again, with some modifications. Also, I served with marinara for dipping and that was a hit!

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  64. Thank you for posting this! So excited to try it tonight.

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  65. Yum, I think I will try these. If the bread dough comes 3 loaves to the package, I think I will do one with deli ham and swiss, one pepperoni like this and one turkey/bacon/cheddar. THANK you for the inspiration. :)

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  66. I have been making these for years...I just roll them differently. I love the way these look, definitely going to try it this way....my kiddos love these..and they are great for the lunch box the next day

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  67. Made these tonight with hamburger meat and it was soooooo yummy! Even my picky 4 yr olds loved it.

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  68. I made these last night for our Christmas get together, and they were wonderful!!! I didn't even have any leftovers (darn).

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  69. I have the bread rising right now!! I bought some packaged garlic bread butter from the grocery store and will try spreading that on top! CANNOT WAIT! Thanks for posting this!! YUM!

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  70. Just tried this it is delicious!

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  71. Could you use the refrigerated pizza dough for it?

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  72. I'll be making this on Friday! hoping it's a big hit with all my kids! I'm sure they'll love it!!

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  73. I also think if they are coming out raw in the middle that it could be that they are not rolling the dough thin enough to begin with. These sound great and I am going to try them very soon. Thanks for a great recipe!

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  74. They are also scrumptious with Jimmy Dean's hot sausage (be sure to cook the sausage before adding it). These rolls are a Christmas Eve tradition at our house!

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  75. In the oven now!! :)

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  76. These are amazing! I used the pizza dough in the can and it worked wonderfully! It was a little doughy in the middle but I just cut them in half and put them back in the oven for a few more minutes and it was fine :) Thank you for a great recipe.. and cheap to buy the ingredients as well!!

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  77. SOOOO GOOOD!!!!! Use all the ingredients she did, and make sure you buy deli pepperoni, so much better!! Just gave everyone the recipe and I'm making some to take to our Christmas get-together!

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  78. This is the perfect easy snack/meal for my teens when they get home from bball/cheer/wrestling late in the evening.. they are always hungry ! Thanks :) I can't wait to surprise them with this instead of frozen pizza bites LOL

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  79. I made this with the Pillsbury French loaf crust like another poster had suggested and I could barely roll out the dough. BUT it is a HUGE hit in this household. I sent this link to my hubby who is stationed in Korea and he said he is going to try and make it too. So glad I found your recipe on Pinterest =)

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  80. I found you through Pinterest. Thank you for sharing this great idea. I can't wait to try it.

    Warmly, Michelle

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  81. Sounds yummy, can't wait to try it!!

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  82. These look sooo good. I was wondering if Crescent roll dough would work. I love the buttery flakiness of these.

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  83. I made these for a Christmas dinner app. LOVE them! Substituted the bread for cresent rolls.
    YUMM!

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  84. They just came out of the oven! Cant wait!

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  85. I cooked as directed and the center was doughy we had to cut it open and let it cook for about 8 more mins I wonder if I may have not rolled it out thin enough thoughts?

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  86. Hello everyone! Thank you all, so much, for visiting and for your comments!

    For those of you that experienced a raw dough in the middle after baking....I am so sorry this happened to you. I have never experienced this. My only thoughts on this that I can come up with are this...the rolls must be completely cooled just like you would do when baking a loaf of bread. You can't cut into bread shortly after it has come out of the oven or it will be doughey. It needs time to cool and set up. I have never cut into my pepperoni rolls when they were still warm. I have always considered them more of a bread than a hot pizza. When I make them for my family...we eat them at room temperature and dunk them in pizza sauce. You can certainly heat them up after they are sliced if you would like. As far as rolling them out thin enough...you can see the thickness I do in the photos from my post. I have only used Rhodes brand bread dough...one bread dough per pepperoni roll. I cannot vouch for crescent roll dough or other pizza dough...but I have read comments that said they used them and it worked out great.
    Thank you all for all of your comments! I have really enjoyed hearing from so many of you!

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  87. These were delicious!! I almost ate a whole roll by myself! I couldn't even wait for my husband to get home. :)

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  88. They look really delicious, but is it possible to make the dough at home. Can we use the pastry dough in place of bread dough?

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  89. I made this tonight after seeing it earlier today. I changed up a little using refrigerator thin crust pizza dough. I also used turkey pepperoni and canadian bacon. My family loved it. Next time, I'll make two.
    Thanks for the idea.

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  90. I am going to a New Year's Eve party about 45 min. away. Are these intended to be eaten warm or cool? I am wondering how to handle baking them at home and then taking them over there. They will be cool by the time I get there.

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  91. Hi! These pepperoni rolls are meant to be eaten cool or room temperature...just like bread. They do not need to be heated at all. I even wrap mine and leave them out on the counter over night and eat them for lunch the next day. Just bake them at home, let them cool, slice them up when you get there or just slice them at home. Please remember to let them cool completely before you slice them! Bring some pizza sauce with you and heat in it the microwave when you get there. There is no need to heat the slice of the pepperoni roll. My family always eats them room temperature! Have a great time at the New Year's Eve party!

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  92. Glad I saw this on pinterest! We used to make a similar meal MANY moons ago but made it like a Rueben with ham, sauerkraut, cheese and dressing. Think I'll try your version for New Year's eve.

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  93. I made this and it was so good. My family liked them too. I have some leftover dough so i cooked up some bacon and eggs and made breakfast pizza worked out well. Thanks

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  94. I made this for the third time last night. We love them. We added a little ricotta cheese this time. Yummy. Great Recipe! Thank you.

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  95. i made these last for dinner and they were sooo good and the family loved them will make these again!!!

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  96. I make the dough in my bread machine and get the same thing...we call it pepperoni bread..I brush mine w/egg wash...golden beauty!

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  97. I made these a couple of nights ago, and what a hit they were. I did pepperoni and cheese, hamburger and cheese, and sausage and cheese. The sausage one was the biggest hit of them all. But the next day all of it was gone. Everyone loved them! Thanks!

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  98. Am I the only one that had a REALLY hard time rolling out the dough?!

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  99. I had a hard time rolling out the dough too....

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  100. Made these from "store brand" bread dough, rolled and kind of pressed it out. Baked on parchment paper. FABULOUS!!!

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  101. ....the final result was OUT OF THIS WORLD, FANTASTIC!!!!

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  102. Wow, yummy. Glad I found this on pinterest. :) Family loved them as well. Next time we are making one with apple pie filling, cinnamon, and sugar.

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  103. I made 3 rolls last night for our New Year's eve party we went to and it was a hit!! Thanks so much for taking the time to post for us to see and use these great ideas!

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  104. This was delicious! I can already think of a million variations to try! Great recipe!

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  105. This was delicious! I can already think of a million variations to try! Great recipe!

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  106. It does make a difference in the brand of dough you use and how long you let it set out. just let it double in size and it will work fine As far as the rolling of the dough look at the picture of Bonnie rolling the dough. Don't use the handles on the rolling pin use the pin itself, this applies more pressure and the dough will hold better. Bonnie has said in every post to let it cool all the way before cutting, it really does make a difference even after you take it from the oven it still cooks on the inside. I used to make them in smaller sizes and seal them and then deep fry them. My family likes them better baked.

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  107. I made this with crescent rolls. Instead of separating all of the dough pieces, I pinched 2 of them together (making a rectangle) & had 4 pieces (tops & bottoms). I also used pizza sauce with it including the other ingredients we wanted. I placed another layer of pinched crescent roll on top of the fixed "pizza's" & baked for 12 minutes @ 375. Mini "calizones" in minutes. Delicious!!!!

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  108. I make these, but I also coat bread dough with a base of tomato sauce, and have extra for dipping..

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  109. We made these at work yesterday using the Pillsbury Thin Crust Pizza Dough that comes in the can. Found it in the section with the biscuits, etc. It worked really well and tasted awesome. Going to make them tonight for dinner but I am using spinach and mushroom. Yummy!!

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  110. Can't wait to make this, but also curious about the cinnamon bread version you were talking about. That sounds so yummy too. What do you do for that?

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  111. I have made these multiple times in just a month!! They are a hit in my house!! Thanks!! :)

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  112. OMG I just made these and the house smelled YUMMY and they were VERRRRYYYYY good. Can't wait to try them for the next luncheon @ work... LUV your BLOG ! Jaci from Missouri

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  113. I can't wait to try this for my 3 year old.He loves pizza and now I won't have to run out to get one. :)

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  114. When our family takes turns playing cards, we always have goodies. I'm making these....I'll be a hit with the crowd I'm sure! Sounds wonderful!!! Thanks for sharing!

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  115. This looks so good!!! I definitely am going to try this. Thanks for the recipe!

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  116. Is the olive oil on the inside or outside of the roll?

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  117. Hello there! The olive oil is on the inside of the roll. It's the first thing I do after rolling out the dough. I just use a pastry brush to brush a light coating all over the dough. Then I sprinkle the garlic powder and Italian herbs..then the cheese and pepperoni! Happy baking!

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  118. Going to have to take this recipe to work. We have all of the ingredients in the kitchen and the residents might like the change in the menu.

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  119. I tried these, and my family absolutely loved them. Thank you so much!

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  120. I tried this with hamburger- added onion and garlic to the meat while it was browning. Very good, even my picky 17 year old loved it!

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  121. I used to make something similar but I made it to serve for breakfast for family and guests. I would use the rhodes dough but put cooked owen's breakfast sausage with the yummy mozzarella cheese. A slice of this next to eggs and fresh fruit on the plate, it's a thing of beauty!

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    1. That sounds YUMMY! Will be trying that one for sure.

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    2. i used to make a breakfast version too. I would use picante sauce and eggs and bacon/sausage and some onions and peppers...was delicious.

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  122. These are absolutely the best. I made them over Christmas Break with homemade bread dough (when I couldn't find the Rhode), and then with the Rhodes frozen bread dough. Both were fantastic. My youngest son has claimed that this is the best thing ever! Tonight I am trying the Rhodes frozen dinner rolls (couldn't find the bread dough) and will just roll it out. Thank you for such a fabulous receipt.

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    1. Thank you, I am so glad they turned out great and that your youngest son has claimed them the best thing ever! That makes me so happy to hear that! The next time I make these I want to try the Rhodes frozen dinner rolls as well.

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  123. I like to add garlic powder and italian seasoning to the butter, and spread that instead of the oil. I also add the garlic and seasoning to the melted butter on top. So yummy!

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  124. Use Crescent Rolls and slice before cooking...they come out just like these...so easy!

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  125. Just made tried these out tonight. I too had trouble rolling them out but I know that it is because the dough was too cold. I took them out late in the day to thaw and was impatient for them to come to room temp. The dough kept drawing up on me so as I rolled I placed my hands on the dough to use the warmth. I did the a few times and success, the dough stayed rolled out into the proper shape. Next time I will try to plan ahead better and let them sit out for at least 4 hours - I only had about 2 hours to work with. They rose up nicely and were golden brown with a light crunch. There was actually no oozing out of the cheese. I did pinch the ends a bit before baking. I must admit that it was terribly difficult to wait on them too cool......I wanted to dive in plus my kiddos were very impatient as well. But we did it. They were completely done in the middle and very absolutely YUMMY! This will now be part of my regular menu and my new go to for parties. Thank you for sharing this great recipe.

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    1. I am so glad they were completely cooked in the middle! I know some readers had trouble with that. I've never had trouble with it being raw in the middle. I am so glad you thought they were yummy!! That makes me very happy!

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  126. This looks very good. I know what we'll be having one night this week! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  127. i made this the other night- wonderful!!! my kids loved this! i am posting about your great recipe and tying back to your blog. thanks for sharing!!

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    1. Aw, thank you for the link back to my blog. I really appreciate it! I am so glad you loved this recipe and that your kids loved it too!

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  128. Bonnie... How long do you usually let them sit after baking? thanks.

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    2. Hello there again! Somehow I hit the "remove reply" and deleted my reply..sorry! Anyhow, I think I usually let them sit and cool for about 20 minutes or so. They should be fairly cooled and set up by then. :)

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  129. I made these tonight and I thought they were delicious however I did not have any Italian seasoning so after I spread the olive oil on the bread I sprinkled some minced onion and then garlic powder, followed by some pizza sauce. I then placed the pepperoni and both cheeses and when I went to roll them it did not look like the ones in the photo (smile) I think I filled them too full. I also noticed that my dough (I used the Rhodes bread dough) was hard to get in an 11x11 it was more like a 8 by 14 hehehe but I rolled and rolled so I am not sure if I let my dough thaw too much or what. Mine were not raw in the middle and served hot these rolls melt in your mouth. Thanks for the recipe if you want to see what they looked like after I finished mine you can see them at http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150538473914557.394690.821409556&type=1
    Yumm Yumm

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    1. Awesome! Glad they turned out great for you! I love the idea of using minced onion! I will try that next time! No matter what size you roll out the dough...I think it all turns out pretty well. As you can see in my photos, some of my rolls are fat and short and some are a little thinner...they all turn out just a little different looking, but they always taste excellent!

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  130. I made this tonight and it was wonderful! I could not fiind the Rhodes bread somi made it with the pillsbury pizza crust! Our familynloved it! Thanks so much!

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    1. I am so glad your family loved it!! I will have to try the Pillsbury pizza crust with the recipe one of these days.

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  131. going to make this for the SuperBowl....going to try it with chicken spinach and dip it in alfredo sauce

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    1. wow! that sounds like an amazingly great combination!!

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  132. I'm planning on making this for my friends tomorrow, it's a total of 7 people who are coming. How many rolls do you think I should make?

    Stephanie

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    1. Hi Stephanie! If you are making them for appetizers for hungry eaters, I would make 3 or 4. They will go fast! If you were making them for the main meal, you would probably have to make 7. That seems like a lot, but I think I usually eat about 3/4 of a roll. So, if you didn't want leftovers and you didn't want to make too much, you probably could make 5...estimating that each person would eat about 3/4 of a roll. Make sure you have enough warmed pizza sauce for dipping! Have fun!

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    1. Yikes! I accidentally removed this comment when I was in the "all comments" section in the design of my blog. I am soooo sorry, and I can't get it back!

      The comment was basically this...asking if I cut my rolls in half before I bake them. The commenter noticed that one edge of my dough looks straight and the other edge looks cut. In response...no, I don't cut them in half. It seems that when I roll out the dough, the edges of the dough that are closest to the ends of the rolling pin somehow stay straight...I don't know how this happens, it just does. The edges of the dough that is being worked back and forth always get uneven. That is what you are seeing in the photos. Also, the photo of the dough thawing on the baking sheet under the plastic wrap...I only have 3 thawing, but in the other photo, I am baking 4 rolls. I only took a photo of one of the baking sheets. I had another baking sheet with dough thawing that I didn't photograph. Also, the little picture of the Rhodes Bread dough package is a 3 pack. They do sell packages with more than 3. I think that is what might be throwing you off. But no, I have never cut them in half. Also, my baking sheets are large. I know some baking sheets can be a lot smaller and would only fit about 2 or 3 depending. I hope I was able to answer your question, and I hope your pepperoni rolls turn out great. Please feel free to ask any more questions in the future! Happy baking! :)

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  134. I love this recipe it is so good and you can use just about anything as a filler! I am thinking about buffalo chicken with mozzarella and homemade blue cheese dressing for dipping!!

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  135. i stumbled across this on pinterest! it looked so amazing i went to the grocery store that night and got the ingredients! what a great idea and prefect meal for a school night when you dont have a lot of time for cooking!

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  136. These were to die for, very yummy and easy to make:)

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  137. When I make my pizza rolls, I crack an egg, whip it up...then add my garlic powder, Italian seasoning, parm cheese, and any other seasonings I feel like at that moment!!!!!! I brush it on first and add everything else on top....( Secret ingredient.....Swiss cheese....SHHHH!!!)
    a little of the same egg wash on top and a sprinkle of pram cheese..... Amazeballs...or amazeROLLS I mean!!!!!!!! Ejoy!!!!!!

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  138. I made this last week and everyone loved it. I used the pizza roll and I added olives and banana peppers. Thanks for the recipe.

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  139. i did this last night for dinner..using the rhodes..only i cooked sausage, green pepper strips and onion strips and mozzarella cheese..then rolled up and baked as above..i usually make 2 out of the loaf instead of one big one..husband likes hot peppers..i like the sweet..great idea..and do them with the pepperoni all the time..

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  140. Made these today and they are a hit with my family. My husband said these were the best pepperoni rolls he's ever eaten!!

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  141. I make these by using the frozen dough balls to make pepperoni rolls. I don't care for these done in log shape. Always a big hit for our family.

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  142. I cant wait to try this!

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  143. I know it has been asked before but I couldn't find the answer. Have you ever put sauce on the inside before cooking? If so, how did it turn out? Thank you! This looks delicious!!

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    1. Hi! I have never put sauce on the inside before, but I know that others have said they did it and had no problem with it. I would only use a small amount of sauce though...I'm worried that it might be soggy. I have to try it myself one of these days so I can let people know.

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  144. I did put a very light amount of sauce inside and it did come out good... but it was a very light "brushing" of it. If you put it to thick it will be soggy.

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  145. I have used this recipe many times since finding it.. and I have even used very thinly sliced beef with cheese and onions and bell peppers in it and it is incredible.... the kids love it with pineapple ham with cheese, and I use pepperoni, sausage, and bacon with cheese.. and every different way I have tried it comes out really good.

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  146. Just made this for dinner for the family & it was so good! I made a pepperoni & cheese one for my son & a supreme with all the fixings for my husband & I. YUMMY!!!

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  147. I used pizza dough from Publix bakery. Rolled it out & filled it supreme style. :)

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  148. Tonight is the first time I have made these and they are in the oven right now! can't wiat.. the only thing is different is I made the mistake of getting mozz.. cheese instead ..

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    1. Hello! You didn't make a mistake on the cheese! I always use mozzarella...I just sprinkle a little parmesan on too. If I did all parmesan it would be too much. In my post it does say that I used mozzarella cheese. I hope they turn out great for you!! Let me know! Thanks for commenting! :)

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  149. I am making this tomorrow BUT don't have any plastic wrap. Can I use plastic bags or press and seal or parchment paper???

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    1. Hello there! You don't have to use plastic wrap. You could definitely use parchment paper or even clean dish towels. You just want to cover them.

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  150. I make something similar with breakfast sausage and cheese.

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  151. These look delicious and I can't wait to try to make them. I was wondering how much mozzarella and Parmesan cheese you use per roll. Thanks!

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    1. Hello there! Well, I am estimating that it is about 1 cup of mozzarella and about 1/4 cup of parmesan. I definitely use more mozzarella than parmesan. Parmesan is strong and very salty so I usually just sprinkle it over for the "something extra special" effect and it makes it taste so great!

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  152. Trying this today! I'm going to try a couple variations! I'll let ya know!

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  153. I used the Pillsbury Thin Crust refrigerated pizza dough to make these and they were absolutely delicious. And alot quicker than having to roll out the dough!!

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  154. You totally nailed this recipe, it is awesome!!!

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  155. Here's a humorous story for you! By the time I realized that I wasn't going to get to make these yesterday, my dough had partially thawed in its bag, so I put it in the refrigerator. It thawed and rose, to the limits of the bag, in the refrigerator. My part Italian husband, the family pizza and ravioli dough maker suggested I should punch it down and let it re-rise. I didn't punch it, but I did set it up to re-rise. Two rolls came out great and I couldn't get the third one to roll out (maybe too much flour on the table and pin?). I made one pepperoni and one sausage. The third one was to have been half and half with the sauce baked in. After having it though, I don't think it needs any sauce on the inside. Thanks for the great recipe!

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  158. I am SOO mad of this frozen bread not being available in Denmark LOL!

    Man I would like to make this... YUM! What kind of texture does the bread have? Is it pizzalike og french toast like?

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  159. We make these, but use pepperoni and pepperjack cheese slices only and always called it Hot Bread...it's so delicious! Definitely a favorite.

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  160. this looks good can't wait to try it

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  161. I make these w/homemade dough which is a yeast dough w/ a hint of sweetness and very simple to make! Pepperoni Rolls originated in WV for the coal miners as they were a simple filling treat that they could take with them in the mines because they didn't need refrigerated! I am from WV and grew up on these things! I put banana peppers and mozzarella cheese in some of them and have put just pepperoni in some. My kids like them w/ cooked pork sausage and pepperoni in them and some people eat them covered w/ Italian Pepper sauce! Any way made they are good to me altho I prefer just simple spicy pepperoni. These that you have made look simply delish and I now want to go make pepperoni rolls...lol. Thanks for posting!

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    1. Interesting information! Thanks for posting! Also the banana peppers sound amazing! I will try that!

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    2. Your welcome, Bonnie! Good luck and Happy Baking!!

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  162. I love this recipe! I will be trying this very soon. Thanx for the post!

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  163. Hi, I have a question. I've made these twice and they come out so incredibly delicious! I did add a small amount of sauce and didn't find it soggy at all.

    The question, or really dilemma, they come out of the oven looking perfect. As they cool they flatten out! I made one the first time and two the second and they all did it. They thaw and rise for about 5 hours, they roll out pretty easily and roll up, I think, just fine. I don’t slice them until the next day and they are completely done and not doughy. Any thoughts as to why this happens?

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    1. Hi there! Mine do that as well. I am not sure of the reason. It may be the heat and steam in the oven pushes up the dough and then when it cools it just flatens....I'm sorry, I am just guessing. Sounds like a good question for Alton Brown from the Food Network...his shows are all about the science and chemical reactions of cooking. Interesting stuff!

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  164. I have been making these for years (since my sons were little and they are 26/29 now) thanks for sharing your version it is delish!I never made mine with sauce inside either but do serve it on the side as a dipping sauce which works really well.

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  165. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe! I made them tonight for dinner and they were good however the the middle dough did not back all the way however the outside was golden-brown and hard to the tap. What did I do wrong?

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  166. I followed this and was amazing!!! Easy meal that everyone loved

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  167. I made this for my family last night. It was so good, when my hubby's band came over they made me make another one. :) Thanks for this!!

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  168. I made this tonight and it was awesome! I somehow thought the instructions said 350. I baked it for 25 minutes and they were just fine! I did not have any prob with the dough being "raw" in the middle... I spread ranch dressing on the dough instead of olive oil and added green onion! Will make over and over again!

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  169. I made this tonight and they were awesome! I added some baby spinach and a touch of pizza sauce and they turned out perfect! Great Job!

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  170. Has anyone frozen the rolls after they are baked? I wondered how they would be? I want to make 3 (to use up what I have) but we won't eat all three fast enough.

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  171. I'm from upstate NY and we grew up eating this as well as at school lol. It's called Stromboli where I'm from. We cut it in slices once it's done and we pour warm spaghetti sauce on top and eat it. So very yummy. Certainly my all time favorite dish from growing up.

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