Easy Homemade Pizza Roll Appetizers Recipe

​Pizza roll appetizers are a simple way to serve some yummy pizza flavor to game day or holiday parties with your favorite pizza toppings. These homemade pizza rolls are quick and easy!

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Pizza roll appetizers are a crowd-pleasing dish that combines the flavors of pizza in a convenient and bite-sized form. Whether you’re hosting a party, looking for a quick snack, easy main dish, pizza night idea, or simply craving something delicious, these homemade pepperoni pizza rolls are sure to satisfy your taste buds. Take a look at the easy recipe with a step-by-step guide on how to make these mouthwatering treats, along with some variations and storage tips.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe:

There are several reasons why you’ll fall in love with this pizza roll appetizer recipe. Firstly, it’s incredibly easy to make, requiring just a few simple ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry. Secondly, the combination of flavors from the marinara sauce, mozzarella cheese, and pepperoni creates a delightful explosion of taste in every bite. Lastly, these pizza rolls are versatile and can be enjoyed as a snack, party appetizer, or even a quick lunch option. This recipe has become a one of our family favorites.


Before you head to the grocery store, make a list to make sure you have all the ingredients you need!

  • 1 ½ cup flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • ¾ cup marinara sauce or your favorite pizza sauce
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese
  • ½ cup mini pepperoni (feel free to use regular slices of pepperoni cut into fourths)

How to Make the Recipe:

With just a few minutes of prep time you will have this fun appetizer of pizza pinwheels ready to go. How to make up this recipe.

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F and grease a cupcake pan.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, garlic powder, and salt.
  3. Add the plain Greek yogurt to the flour mixture and mix with a fork until a shaggy dough forms.
  4. Knead the rest of the flour into the dough using your hands until a ball forms.
  5. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough into a 12 x 8 inch rectangle.
  6. Spread marinara sauce evenly over the dough, then layer with mozzarella cheese and pepperoni.
  7. Roll the dough tightly, similar to how you would roll up cinnamon rolls.
  8. Cut the roll into 9 even pieces.
  9. Place each roll into a cupcake/muffin tin in the greased pan.
  10. Bake for 25 minutes or until the rolls are golden brown and the cheese is melted.

Additional toppings to try:

Grab any of your family’s favorite toppings or sauces to mix in or add to this recipe to make it a huge hit! Here are a few ideas to get your creative juices flowing to make your pizza rolls with your favorite pizza ingredients:

  • parmesan cheese
  • italian seasoning
  • fresh basil
  • ranch dressing
  • black olives
  • alfredo sauce
  • ground beef
  • italian sausage
  • green peppers

The great thing about this recipe is it can easily be adjusted to fit your preferences for an easy pizza appetizer. Feel free to dip the pepperoni rolls in warm marinara sauce too.

Places to Take this Pizza Roll Recipe to:

These pizza roll appetizers are perfect for various occasions. They make a great addition to any party or gathering, where they can be served as finger food or appetizers. You can also pack them for picnics or enjoy them as a quick and tasty snack. Additionally, these pizza rolls can be a hit with kids and adults alike, making them an excellent choice for the whole family or game nights. Perfect for taking to super bowl parties or to watch March madness while enjoying. 


While the classic recipe is delicious on its own, you can also experiment with different variations to change things up a bit. Here are a few ideas:

  • Veggie Delight: Replace the pepperoni with your favorite vegetables, such as bell peppers, mushrooms, or onions.
  • BBQ Twist: Substitute the marinara sauce with your favorite BBQ sauce for a tangy and smoky flavor.
  • Hawaiian Twist: Add some pineapple chunks along with the pepperoni or ham for a tropical twist.

Storage and Make-Ahead Tips:

These pizza rolls are best enjoyed fresh out of the oven when the cheese is gooey and the crust is crispy. However, if you have leftover pizza rolls, you can store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To reheat, simply pop them in the oven at 350 degrees F for a few minutes until warmed through. Although they taste delicious cold too!

Common Questions about Pizza Roll Appetizers:

Can I freeze the pizza rolls?

Yes, you can freeze the pizza rolls before baking them. Simply assemble the rolls, place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, and freeze until solid. Once frozen, transfer them to a freezer-safe bag or container. When ready to bake, simply place the frozen rolls in a preheated oven and adjust the baking time accordingly.

Can I use a different type of cheese?

Absolutely! Feel free to experiment with different types of cheese, such as cheddar, provolone, or a blend of your favorites. The choice of cheese can add a unique flavor profile to your pizza rolls.

Can I make these pizza rolls vegetarian?

Yes, you can easily make these pizza rolls vegetarian by omitting the pepperoni and adding more vegetables or plant-based protein alternatives like tofu or tempeh.

Pizza Rolls

Quick and easy homemade pizza roll appetizer recipe.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: homemade pizza rolls, pizza appetizers, pizza roll appetizers, pizza roll up, pizza rolls


  • 1 ½ cup flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup plain greek yogurt
  • ¾ cup marinara sauce
  • 1 cup mozzarella
  • ½ cup pepperoni


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Grease a cupcake pan and set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, garlic powder, and salt.
  • Add the plain yogurt to your flour mixture, mix with a fork until a shaggy dough has formed.
  • Using your hands knead the rest of the flour into the dough until a ball forms.
  • Turn dough onto lightly floured surface and roll out to a 12×8 rectangle.
  • Spread marinara sauce on the dough, layer with cheese and pepperoni.
  • Roll the dough like you would roll up cinnamon rolls.
  • Cut the roll into 9 even pieces.
  • Place each roll into each cupcake serving and bake for 25 minutes.


*If the dough breaks a little it is okay it will come back together in the baking process.

In conclusion, these pizza roll appetizers are a delicious and versatile dish that can be enjoyed on various occasions. With their simple preparation and mouth watering flavors, they are sure to be a hit with everyone. So, gather your ingredients, follow the easy steps, and indulge in these delectable pizza roll appetizers that will leave you craving for more.

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