Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Frugal Recipe: Pepperoni Rolls

Remember when I first showed you how to make homemade crescent rolls?
Well, my family craves pepperoni rolls quite often but I don't want to pay $1.50 for one roll at the pizza restaurant. So, I came up with this one day after finding some all-natural pepperoni at the store. It's SUPER easy and your family will love these. They are addicting and even my two year old loves to eat them.

First, you'll want to make the recipe for the homemade crescent rolls.

You'll need the following ingredients:
2 Cups Warm Water
2 TBS Yeast (two packages)
1/2 Cup Sugar
3 Eggs
3/4 Cup Melted Butter
6 Cups All-Purpose Flour
1 tsp. salt


In Large Bowl, add warm water, yeast and sugar.
Mix together with wire whisk.
Wait a few minutes, then add eggs and melted butter.
Mix together well.
Add flour to bowl, one cup at a time.
I just used a wooden spoon to mix together.
After you add the 4th and 5th cup of flour, it will become very thick and hard to mix.
After you add the 6th cup of flour, dough will become sticky and will separate from sides of bowl.
Cover bowl with plastic wrap and kitchen towl.
Put in warm place in the kitchen.
Let rise for about an hour until doubled in size.
After an hour, punch down dough to remove air.

Put 1/2 of dough on floured surface and use floured rolling pin to rollout into a circle.

Cut into individual wedges with pizza cutter.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Now, gather ingredients to make the pepperoni rolls.
1 package of all-natural pepperoni
shredded mozzerella cheese

Sprinkle shredded mozzerella cheese on crescent roll dough.
Place 3 or 4 pepperoni down the center of the crescent roll dough.
Roll up like a crescent roll.
Place on greased baking sheet.
Repeat until all your rolls are stuffed.


I was able to make about 32 pepperoni rolls with this recipe.
When I pulled them out of the oven, they were gone. I mean it took all of 5 seconds
to wolf them down.  I couldn't even take a picture of them.

But they looked very similar to this:

Another great tip is to make all of these and stuff them in freezer ziplock baggies. I put four of these little tasty tidbits in individual baggies and froze a bunch. You just take them out of the freezer when you want them and wrap them in a paper towel and put them in the microwave for one minute. They are excellent warmed up!

I hope you enjoy them!

Happy Snacking!


mindy said...

Melissa - I tried the Black Bean Tostadas last week and we loved them! I froze the relish to have them again since it made plenty.
Can't wait to try the pepperoni rolls! :)

Melissa said...

Wonderful! Yeah, the black bean and corn relish makes so much. I generally eat on it for lunch leftovers until it's almost gone. It's an excellent pot luck dish too!