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Crescent Roll Pepperoni Pizza Roll-Ups

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Three ingredient Crescent Roll Pizza Roll-Ups are such a simple recipe. They’re perfect as a lunch, a quick dinner, or even an appetizer.

crescent roll pepperoni pizza roll-ups on a grey plate.

Crescent Roll Pizza Roll-Ups

I first shared these easy pizza roll-ups in 2012 but they deserved some new pictures. I make them all the time but they’re so quick, I rarely leave time for photos.

Flaky crescent roll dough filled with gooey, melty cheese and pepperoni make a great meal or snack.

Why you’ll love these Pepperoni Crescent Rolls

  • Ease. With only three ingredients, they don’t get much easier.
  • Customizable. I used pepperoni here and even did a few with just cheese, but you can use your favorite pizza toppings. Sometimes we use ham lunch meat.
  • Kid-Friendly. I started making these way before I had kids, but they are very kid (and adult) friendly.
pizza roll being dipped into marinara sauce.

Equipment needed to make Pepperoni Pizza Crescent Rolls

You certainly don’t need much to make these pizza rolls, even the kids can make them!

Ingredients for Crescent Roll Pizza Roll-Ups

You only need a few ingredients (literal few…three). Scroll down for the full recipe card.

Crescent Rolls – Refrigerated dough has been hard to come by lately. Store brand works fine, use whatever you can find.
Mozzarella Cheese – We always have cheese sticks on hand for snacks so that is what I use, just cut them in half, but you can also use shredded mozzarella or fresh mozzarella.
Pepperoni – Sometime I use turkey pepperoni or original pepperoni.
Optional toppings – I sprinkled on some garlic powder and parsley flakes but those are optional.

overhead shot of crescent roll dough, pepperoni, and cheese sticks laid out in prep bowls.

How to make Crescent Roll Pepperoni Pizza Roll-Ups

STEP ONE: To crisp up the pepperoni a bit, lay the pepperoni in a single layer on a paper towel and microwave for 30-40 seconds.

STEP TWO: Separate the crescent roll dough, lay 3-4 pepperoni slices on the dough, lay half a cheese stick on the widest part of the dough on top of the pepperoni and roll it up. Place onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

STEP THREE: If desired, sprinkle each roll with garlic powder and parsley.

STEP FOUR: Bake for 8-10 minutes in a 375° preheated oven. Let cool a bit and then enjoy!

collage of 4 photos showing pepperoni roll-ups being made.

What to serve with Pepperoni Rolls

Pizza Roll-Ups make a great side dish to pasta like slow cooker lasagna or baked mostaccioli. Or, serve alongside a chopped salad or even on their own!

I made a simple dipping sauce out of tomato paste, water, onion powder, and garlic powder.

Possible Substitutions/Additions

  • If you don’t have mozzarella cheese sticks, you can use shredded mozzarella cheese.
  • Don’t have pepperoni? They’re great with just cheese.
  • Try other lunch meats in the roll-ups – sometimes we use ham.
  • To fancy them up a bit, you can brush the tops with butter before sprinkling with garlic powder and parsley. You could also give them a sprinkle of homemade Italian seasoning.

How to store leftovers

Though best fresh, leftovers can be stored in the fridge for up to 3 days. You can reheat them in the microwave or the air fryer.

Can I prepare them ahead of time?

Crescent roll dough can’t be stored for long after opening the can, but you can prepare these up to two hours before baking them. They’re best fresh, so bake them as close to when you’ll be eating them as possible.

Need more ways to use crescent rolls? Try these:

Cheesy Asparagus Puffs
Crescent Roll Cinnamon Rolls
Crescent Roll Breakfast Pizza

pizza rolls on a plate next to marinara dipping sauce.

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crescent roll pepperoni pizza roll-ups on a grey plate.

Crescent Roll Pepperoni Pizza Roll-Ups

Melissa | Persnickety Plates
Three ingredient Crescent Roll Pizza Roll-Ups are such a simple recipe. They're perfect as a lunch, a quick dinner, or even an appetizer.
4.72 from 7 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Appetizer, Main Course, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings
Calories 130 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 8 ounce crescent roll dough
  • 24 slices pepperoni approximately
  • 4 sticks Mozzarella string cheese cut in half

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Optional: Line the pepperonis onto a piece of paper towel and microwave for about 30-40 seconds to crisp them up.
  • Unroll the crescent roll dough and line with 3-4 slices of pepperoni.
  • Lay a half of a cheese stick at the widest part of the dough, on top of the pepperoni, and gently roll up. Place onto the prepared pan.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes or until just golden.
  • Remove from oven, let cool slightly, then enjoy!

Notes

Shredded mozzarella cheese may be used in place of string cheese. 
Use different fillings like turkey pepperoni, deli ham, olives, etc.
Store leftovers covered in the fridge for up to 3 days but they are best fresh.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 130kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 2gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 332mgPotassium: 17mgSugar: 3gVitamin A: 1IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 2mgIron: 1mg

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Originally published May 29, 2012

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  1. Rachel says

    What a great snack idea! I def plan to make those for a fun snack!

  2. Six Sisters says

    These are so delicious!! We love them. We are so glad you joined our “Strut Your Stuff Saturday”. We love to see all of the great recipes and ideas!! Thanks and we hope to see you again next week! -The Sisters

  3. Shannon Miller says

    5 stars
    So good and so easy!!! If you’re having a party or get together these are a must make!!!

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