Pepperoni Pizza Bread (Kid Friendly)

This Pepperoni Pizza Bread comes together easily using frozen bread dough, Serve with warm pizza sauce for dipping.
Good Morning my friends. I've been a little under the weather the last couple days, but I think I'm finally bouncing back. Now comes the time of playing  catch up on housework, chores and blog posts. Pizza is the one meal that everyone in my house loves.  A couple weeks back while browsing the Rhodes bread website, I cam across a recipe for pepperoni rolls. 

I didn't want to fuss with stuffing all the dinner rolls, so I simplified the recipe a bit and and used frozen bread dough instead. I omitted the pizza sauce before rolling up the dough and figured the kids could use it as a dipping sauce. My kids love this Pepperoni Pizza Bread and always ask me to make it. 

Let's get started on the step-by-step photos. Start by spraying the counter with non stick spray. Roll out the thawed bread dough into a rectangle (about 10 x 16). Brush dough with olive oil. Arrange pepperoni slices and mozzarella cheese over the dough. Roll up dough like a jelly roll and pinch the seam to seal; place, seam side down, on prepared baking sheet.

Brush the top with a bit more olive oil and sprinkle on Parmesan cheese. Let dough rest for about 45 minutes in a warm place.

Bake in preheated oven for 30 - 40 minutes, or until golden brown and the bread is cooked through. Let cool and slice with a bread knife.

Mackenzie and her friend wanted me to take a photo of them enjoying their pizza bread. From their smiles I think they loved it.

Serve with pizza sauce on the side for dipping. 

Inspired by: Rhodes bread


Stacie said…
I have made this before. My Kids absolutely love it.
Natalie said…
Oooh, this sounds awesome! I'll be trying this one for sure! Thanks again for sharing! :)

Nat from
Oh I love making Pepperoni bread, it is a favorite in the fall. I also have made ham & swiss and sausage, pepper and onion breads too.
Groupdmt said…
so yameeeeee i love pizza :)
Anonymous said…
The whole family loves Pizza Bread, thanks for a different version...did I miss at what temp you bake it?
Coleens Recipes said…
What a great recipe, my family will love this.
Great recipe and something everyone would love. I had a friend that used to make this at my old job but I have never made a pizza roll myself. I will have to try this! These are great dipped in some marinara - yum!!
Julie said…
I think everyone here would approve of this too...if I let them have any of it, ha! Looks delicious :)
This sounds wonderful. Will have to try.
Anonymous said…
We tried this for the first time on Saturday for the LSU v. WV game! And, it was a hit. Easy to make, and everyone loved it. Thank you so much!!
Aggie said…
Oh I love this!! You can do so much with something like this, what a great Saturday night food. :)
Kim Bee said…
This recipe is so great. Such a unique and wonderful spin on pizza.
What a great concept! It's always a wonderful day when you can please the picky eaters in your home. =) Thanks so much for sharing...LOVE your simple recipes! Happy New Year!
Anonymous said…
I want to make this I love pizza
Anonymous said…
Made this with pesto, grilled chicken, and fresh mozzarella! Yummo!!!
Anonymous said…
I am from West Virginia where pepperoni rolls originated. The early coal miners needed sandwiches in their buckets but they always fell apart so the Italian wives rolled the pepperoni in their homemade bread dough and made individual rolls with pepperoni and sometimes cheese included. There is a running feud as to which bakery was the original and best.
Unknown said…
Popped it in the oven and realized....I never used the olive oil. Hope it's not absolutely necessary.
Trish said…
great idea. my family loves pizza but we get bored of the same thing on pizza Friday we will have to give this a try
Anonymous said…
Buy pizza dough at supermarket.
Mix cheeses(mozzarella, Monterey Jack,mixed Italian cheese bag)in large bowl, chop up some of the pepperoni add pepper and one egg. Cooked Italian hot sausage is a great add.
Roll crust as thin as you can make it.
Spread your cheese mixture,Add more pepperoni.
Roll, brush with oil, cook.
Freezes great, wrap in foil, reheat in foil.