recipe for pepperoni rolls

A Beloved Family Recipe for Pepperoni Rolls

I am doing something I very rarely do – unveiling one of my beloved family recipes. I think somewhere in my dreams I still hold hope for a pastry shop one day (which might be the reason that I rarely pass out some of my best recipes.) I’m still digging the real estate gig so have no fear, I’ll keep the baking to a hobby.

This recipe for pepperoni rolls is one of my favorite weekend snacks, and I do HIGHLY recommend eating them right out of the oven. Maybe let them cool a bit, but they’re best eaten when freshly made. This delightful treat is perfect for weekends, whether you’re relaxing at home or hosting friends. I present to you – my pepperoni rolls – a mouthwatering snack that has become a staple in my home. Savor the irresistible aroma as you take that first bite.

recipe for pepperoni rolls

My Family Recipe for Pepperoni Rolls


  • 1-1/2 cups hot water
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 package yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt + a dash of coarse salt (if available)
  • 1/4 cup powdered milk
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 package pepperoni
  • 1 package 12 oz chunk mozzarella cheese (cut into large chunks, 18-22 pieces)
  • Sesame seeds


  1. Mix hot water, yeast, sugar, salt, and powdered milk until dissolved.
  2. Add in flour cup by cup, creating a dough.
  3. Let the dough rise in a fresh bowl & dry spot, covered with a dish towel, for 30 minutes to an hour.
  4. Once risen, add 3-5 pepperoni and one chunk of cheese to each portion of dough (18–22 portions), folding it inside until sealed shut. (I usually place that side down)
  5. Melt 1 teaspoon of butter, whisk it together with one egg and 1 tablespoon of sugar.
  6. Brush the butter-egg-sugar mixture over the rolls and sprinkle with sesame seeds before baking.
  7. Bake at 400 degrees F for 8-12 minutes or until golden brown.
  8. Immediately after removing from the oven, rub a stick of butter over the rolls and serve.

Happy baking, friends! While I may still be deeply rooted in the real estate world, this recipe for pepperoni rolls is a testament to the dreams that simmer on the back burner, waiting for their moment to shine. What dreams are you looking forward to exploring this year? Enjoy the warmth and comfort they bring – much like the joy of finding your perfect home.

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