These easy homemade peperoni rolls are simple to make and delicious. Filled with gooey cheese and pepperoni, they can be air fried or baked. Make them for dinner, lunch or as a quick appetizer.
Course Appetizer, Snack
Keyword air fryer recipe, appetizer recipe, appetizers, pizza
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 8minutes
Total Time 18minutes
Author Kristy Richardson
1tubepizza doughAbout 11 to 13 ounces of pizza dough
36pepperoni slicesfour per roll
Marinara sauceoptional for dipping
Stretch the pizza dough into a large rectangle. Cut the dough into nine equal rectangle pieces.
Place a tablespoon of the cheese in the center of each piece of dough. Top the cheese with four slices of pepperoni.
Roll the dough the long way tightly. Pinch the ends of the dough with your fingers until closed and well sealed.
In a small bowl, combine melted butter, garlic, and salt.
For The Oven
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Transfer all of the pizza rolls onto a cookie sheet lightly sprayed with cooking spray or lined with parchment paper. Place the pepperoni rolls on the tray so they aren't touching.
Brush the tops of the rolls with butter using a silicone brush. Bake pizza rolls for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.
For The Air Fryer
Brush the butter over the top of the rolls with a silicone brush. Place a few of the rolls into the basket of your air fryer, this can vary depending on how big your air fryer is. The rolls should not be touching each other.
Air fry at 350°F for 8-9 minutes or until golden brown. Bake any remaining rolls in batches.
Air frying circulates the hot air more around the machine which is the technology that makes things crispier and bake faster. We need a slightly lower temperature in the air fryer so the pizza rolls don't burn.
I have found that Air fryers can vary a little in temperature from machine to machine. I suggest keeping an eye on your pizza rolls and start checking them at 6-7 minutes for doneness.
Pizza dough or homemade pizza dough can be used for this recipe. Crescent roll dough or even dough meant for rolls can also be used.
If using storebought pizza dough that is not in a tube let it come to room temperature on the counter for at least 20-30 minutes before trying to roll the dough. Cold pizza dough doesn't stretch as easily and will be difficult to roll into a sheet.
You could also top with an egg wash if you prefer which is especially great for when you are serving them cold, but I find the melted butter is a little tastier.