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.


Easy Delicious Pizza Rolls

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

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


  • 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.