Pepperoni Crescent Popovers

Pepperoni Crescent Popovers – a quick and easy pizza roll recipe! Crescent rolls stuffed with pesto, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, pepperoni, and mozzarella cheese baked in muffin cups. Serve with warm pizza sauce. Makes a great party appetizer, afternoon snack, quick lunch, or dinner. You might want to double the recipe. These things never last long at our house!

Originally posted January 29, 2010

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Pepperoni Pizza Crescent Rolls

These Pepperoni Crescent Popovers are one of our all-time favorite pizza recipes! Crescent rolls stuffed with pesto, mozzarella, and pepperoni and baked in muffin pans. YUM! They make a great appetizer, afternoon snack, lunch, or dinner. Kids and adults gobble these up! Whip up a salad or some pasta salad and you are set!

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How to Make Pepperoni Crescent Popovers

These pizza rolls are super easy to make with only a few simple ingredients. Unroll a can of crescent roll dough. Using a pizza cutter, cut the dough in half lengthwise. Cut each half crosswise into thirds to make 6 equal pieces. 

Sprinkle dough with garlic powder and Italian seasoning. Spread pesto in an even layer over the dough. Top each piece of dough with 6 slices pepperoni and sprinkle with shredded mozzarella cheese. 

Starting at the short end, roll up each piece; place seam side down in a greased muffin cup. The ends of the rolls will be sticking up in the pan. Bake in a preheated oven until golden brown.

Helpful Tips & Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can substitute turkey pepperoni for regular pepperoni.
  • I use shredded cheese. Feel free to use cheese slices.
  • Here is our recipe for Homemade Pizza Sauce: https://www.plainchicken.com/brownie-pan-pizza-with-homemade-pizza/
  • What can I add to pepperoni roll-ups?
    • thinly sliced onions
    • green peppers
    • sausage
    • mushrooms
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
  • Reheat leftovers in the microwave or on a baking sheet in the oven until warm.
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What to Serve with Pepperoni Rolls

This recipe makes a great party appetizer or quick lunch or dinner. We serve the popovers with some warm pizza sauce. They are equally delicious with some warm marinara sauce or vodka sauce. YUM! If making these popovers for lunch or dinner, serve them with some chips, pasta salad, or a salad. Whip up a batch or two ASAP! They are guaranteed to be a hit!

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Pepperoni Crescent Popovers

Yield: 12 popovers
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Pepperoni Crescent Popovers – a quick and easy pizza roll recipe! Crescent rolls stuffed with pesto, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, pepperoni, and mozzarella cheese baked in muffin cups. Serve with warm pizza sauce. Makes a great party appetizer, afternoon snack, quick lunch, or dinner. You might want to double the recipe. These things never last long at our house!

Ingredients:

  • 2 (8-oz) cans refrigerated crescent dough sheets
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp Italian seasoning
  • ½ cup basil pesto
  • 72 slices pepperoni
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Instructions:

  • Heat oven to 375°F. Grease a 12-cup muffin pan. Set aside.
  • Unroll one dough sheet onto a cutting board. Using pizza cutter, cut dough in half lengthwise, then cut each half crosswise into thirds to make 6 equal pieces.
  • Sprinkle dough with half of the garlic powder and Italian seasoning. Spread ¼ cup of pesto evenly over the dough. Top each dough piece with 6 pepperoni slices. Sprinkle ½ cup of cheese over all dough pieces.
  • Starting at the short end, roll up each piece; place seam side down in a muffin cup. The ends of the dough will be facing up.
  • Repeat with remaining can of crescent dough.
  • Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until tops are golden brown.
  • Serve warm with pizza sauce.

Notes:

  • Can substitute turkey pepperoni for regular pepperoni.
  • I use shredded cheese. Feel free to use cheese slices.
  • Here is our recipe for Homemade Pizza Sauce: https://www.plainchicken.com/brownie-pan-pizza-with-homemade-pizza/
  • What can I add to pepperoni roll-ups?
    • thinly sliced onions
    • green peppers
    • sausage
    • mushrooms
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
  • Reheat leftovers in the microwave or on a baking sheet in the oven until warm.

Steph

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Comments

  1. I never had pesto, but for some reason I always pass it up. If I don’t like it what would you recommend. I always try a recipe as it is presented. Then I might change it. Thank you. I love apppetizers!!

  2. They look good but I think I'd leave out the pepperoni on a few of them. The kiddos love it but I'm not a big fan.

    Happy Friday, Steph!
    ~ingrid

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