Homemade Pizza Rolls

Frozen pizza rolls were big on my list of favorites when I was a kid. They were so easy for us to make, and my mother loved that she did not have to try to come up with after school snacks for us when she was busy. Homemade pizza rolls are a great alternative to the frozen processed kind. There are lots of different ingredients you can use in pizza rolls, but I found that pepperoni was easiest to work with, it also tastes really good.

Making homemade pizza rolls

Pizza Roll

Easy Peasy

There are just four basic ingredients to this recipe. Pepperoni, cheese, crescent rolls and pizza sauce. All you have to do is unroll the crescents and take a one or two pieces of pepperoni, roll the cheese in the pepperoni, then roll the pepperoni in the crescent dough. It is that quick and easy. These also taste a hell of a lot better than those frozen processed pizza rolls I ate as a kid. For the recipe pictured I used packaged sandwich cheese but string cheese would also work well.

Pizza roll baked with pepperoni and mozzarella cheese.

Pizza roll with pepperoni and cheese.

Making pizza rolls with your kids is a great way to teach them about cooking. It is also a great opportunity to teach them about using a Dutch oven around a campfire. Kids love to get involved with what is going on, and they love to poke around campfires. This simple recipe gives them the opportunity with lots of adult supervision of course. To make these in a Dutch oven, just follow the Dutch oven chart on this website to determine the correct amount of coals you will need.

Be sure to exercise caution with kids around a campfire and teach them proper ways of handling fires and food. This website takes no responsibility for accidents or illness incurred while making these recipes.


Pizza roll dipped in sauce.

Easy Delicious Pizza Rolls

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 413 kcal
Author: Barbara Tidwell

A quick and easy appetizer for game day or anytime. These pizza rolls are fun and delicious.



  • 1 pkg pre-made crescent roll dough
  • 1 pkg pepperoni
  • 1 pkg mozzarella string cheese
  • 1 jar pizza sauce


  1. Roll out the crescent dough on a flat clean surface.

  2. Take one or two pieces of pepperoni and roll the cheese in the pepperoni.

  3. Roll the pepperoni in the crescent dough and place in a Dutch oven or oven pan.

  4. Bake at 350º for about 12 minutes or until the dough is golden brown.

  5. If you are using a Dutch oven, bake at 350º for 12 minutes or until golden brown. Use about 17 coals on top and 8 on the bottom.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Delicious Pizza Rolls
Amount Per Serving
Calories 413 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 28g 43%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 37mg 12%
Sodium 1957mg 82%
Potassium 661mg 19%
Total Carbohydrates 31g 10%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 12g
Protein 12g 24%
Vitamin A 14.7%
Vitamin C 14.7%
Calcium 3%
Iron 16.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.