Pepperoni and Cheese Balls and Bread with frozen dough

Pepperoni Balls

We bought the store out, so we decided to make our own!

Super G. decided that since we always seem to buy up all of the pepperoni balls at the grocery store, that we should start making our own instead. Pepperoni Balls are the easiest things to make — all they are is dough, pepperoni and cheese. This is the perfect way to have some fun in the kitchen with the kids!

We chose to use up some of the pre-bought frozen bread dough that we had in the freezer. You can use any cheese you like; cheddar, muenster, farmers, swiss, monterey jack.

We chose to use sliced provolone, yum!

2 loaves of frozen bread dough will  make two dozen puffy pepperoni and cheese rolls or one dozen rolls and a loaf of pepperoni cheese bread. You decide!

making pepperoni balls

making pepperoni bread together

All you need to do is let your frozen dough {or homemade} rise until it’s double. Divide it and place cheese and pepperoni inside, roll it or fold it up and place it on a greased sheet and bake it until golden and puffed. 

Pepperoni rolls will keep best in an airtight bag in the fridge.

If they make it to the fridge…

pepperoni and cheese balls

cheese and pepperoni bread

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Pepperoni and Cheese Balls and Bread
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Three ingredient pepperoni cheese balls.
Recipe type: Appetiser
Serves: 24
  • 2 loaves frozen bread dough, thawed
  • ½ lb sliced pepperoni
  • ½ lb sliced provolone
  1. Cover and allow dough to rise in a warm location until doubled (about 1 hour)
For Rolls:
  1. Divide one dough into twelve sections.
  2. Gently stretch each section into a 4 inch circle. Place 4-8 slices pepperoni on each section and top with 1 slice of cheese, torn into pieces to fit.
  3. fold in edges and pinch to seal filling inside.
  4. Place onto cookie sheet that has been sprayed with non-stick olive oil spray.
  5. Cover and let rise 1 hour, until puffy.
For Bread:
  1. Gently stretch one dough into a large rectangle.
  2. Place slices of cheese to cover leaving ½ border of dough.
  3. Cover cheese with as much pepperoni as you like.
  4. Starting from long edge, lightly roll dough up. Pinch edge to seal.
  5. Place roll onto a lightly greased cookie sheet or un-greased pizza stone.
  6. Gently pinch ends of roll together to form ring, stretching a bit to even out.
  7. Cover and let rise in warm place about one hour, until puffy.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  1. Bake Rolls about 11-13 minutes until bottoms are just crisp and tops are golden brown.
  2. Bake Bread about 15 - 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  3. Remove to serving platter and serve warm or store in airtight bags in fridge.

You will most likely want to place a sheet of aluminum foil on the rack under your cookie sheet if it does not have a rim. The pepperoni grease can leak out of the rolls and create a mess in your oven if you don't!

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  1. 1

    These look wonderful. The kids are always wanting me to buy pizza rolls but they are so expensive and probably loaded with stuff you really shouldn’t eat. I want to try these and see what the kids think. I’m sure they will love them.

  2. 2

    Looks easy enough, I don’t much care for pepperoni but Richard and Jake love it. I could replace mine with ham or just keep them cheesy. Thanks for the recipe!

  3. 4

    These look so good. Hubs and Sweet T are both pretty picky eaters and they would enjoy this.

  4. 5

    Looks so delicious! I am going to try this recipe.


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