My mother has been making these Pepperoni Rolls since her grandchildren were little. We all love them, but honestly, she makes them for the grandchildren. They are really easy to make and they go great with spaghetti or other pasta dishes or even soups. Wouldn't these be great with a big bowl of
Pasta Fagioli? They are also good for just a snack and while they are best hot from the oven, they reheat well also. Your teenagers will love them!
Here is what you will need for these:
1 loaf frozen bread dough, thawed
1 (15 oz.) jar or can of pizza sauce
pepperoni slices (about 1/2 of a 7 oz. pkg)
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
oil for coating baking pan
Cut the thawed loaf of bread dough into 8 equal pieces across. Coat a large pizza pan or cookie sheet with vegetable oil. Take each piece of bread dough and press it into a circle. Place 1 Tablespoon pizza sauce in the middle. On top of the pizza sauce place 5-6 slices of pepperoni.
Cover with mozzarella cheese.
Pull the dough up and pinch it together to seal in sort of a little purse.
Turn them all over seam side down, making sure all sides are lightly coated in oil. Put the pan in a warm, draft free place for about 2 hours to allow these to rise. They will almost double in size, so be sure to place them far enough apart on the baking sheet.
When they have risen, place them in a preheated 350 degree oven and bake for 20-25 minutes or until nice and brown on top. Heat the remainder of the pizza sauce for dipping.