Pizza Hawaiian Rolls

Pizza Hawaiian Rolls Recipe – sweet Hawaiian rolls, melted mozzarella cheese, pepperoni, garlic butter, and parmesan cheese. All of our favorite flavors in one bite! Can make in advance and refrigerate until ready to bake. Great as a party appetizer or a quick lunch or dinner.

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Pepperoni Stuffed Hawaiian Rolls

These Pepperoni Pizza Hawaiian Rolls are a MUST for any upcoming game day parties. OMG! They are incredibly delicious. Sweet Hawaiian rolls stuffed with pepperoni and mozzarella cheese, brushed with garlic butter and topped with parmesan cheese. Sweet and savory in every bite. They are great for the Super Bowl or quick lunch or dinner. Give them a try. I promise you won’t be disappointed.

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How to Make Pizza Hawaiian Rolls

These buns are super easy to make with only a few simple ingredients. Cut mozzarella cheese slices into 8 pieces. Separate a package of Hawaiian rolls into individual rolls. Using a serrated knife, make two cuts just two-thirds of the way down each roll. Do NOT cut all the way through the rolls! 

Place three slices of pepperoni in each slit. Place cheese slices on each side of the pepperoni. You will use four pieces of cheese in each roll. Place the cut rolls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a baking dish. Combine melted butter, garlic powder, and Italian seasoning in a small bowl. Brush the butter mixture over the top of the rolls. Sprinkle grated parmesan cheese over the rolls. Bake for 10 minutes, until the cheese has melted.  Garnish baked rolls with parsley and serve with warm pizza sauce or marinara sauce.

Helpful Tips & Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can substitute turkey pepperoni for lower calories.
  • I use slices of mozzarella cheese. Feel free to substitute shredded cheese.
    • You can adjust the amounts of pepperoni and mozzarella to your personal preference.
  • Here is our recipe for Homemade Pizza Sauce made with tomato sauce, garlic, onion, thyme, oregano, salt, and pepper – https://www.plainchicken.com/brownie-pan-pizza-with-homemade-pizza/
  • Can Pizza Hawaiian Rolls be made in advance? Yes. You can assemble the rolls ahead of time and store them in the refrigerator until ready to bake.
  • Want softer rolls? Wrap the assembled rolls in aluminum foil before baking.
  • Can Pizza Rolls be frozen? Yes! Assemble the rolls. Place rolls on a baking pan and freeze. Transfer frozen rolls to a freezer bag. When ready to bake, thaw and bake as directed.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
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What to Serve with Pizza Buns

These pepperoni pizza sliders are the ultimate party food! I have them prepped and ready to go into the oven for all the big games tomorrow. I absolutely love the sweetness of the Hawaiian rolls combined with the savory pepperoni, cheese, and garlic. SO good!

While this is a great party recipe, these rolls are equally delicious for lunch or dinner with a salad or pasta salad. YUM! Run to the store and grab the ingredients ASAP! 

Looking for more party food recipes? Here are a few o four favorite recipes from the website made with Hawaiian rolls:

Creamy Pizza Dip

Creamy Pizza Dip Recipe – SOOOO good! Sausage, pepperoni, cream cheese, garlic, Italian seasoning, and diced tomatoes. Ready in under 10…

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Pepperoni Pizza Hawaiian Rolls

Yield: 12 rolls
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Pizza Hawaiian Rolls Recipe – sweet Hawaiian rolls, melted mozzarella cheese, pepperoni, garlic butter, and parmesan cheese. All of our favorite flavors in one bite! Can make in advance and refrigerate until ready to bake. Great as a party appetizer or a quick lunch or dinner.

Ingredients:

  • 1 (12-ct) package Hawaiian Rolls
  • 72 slices pepperoni
  • 6 slices mozzarella cheese
  • ¼ cup butter, melted
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 2 Tbsp grated parmesan cheese

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 350ºF. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Cut mozzarella cheese slices into 8 pieces.
  • Separate a package of Hawaiian rolls into individual rolls. Make two cuts just two-thirds of the way down each roll. Do NOT cut all the way through the rolls! 
  • Place 3 pepperoni slices into each slit. Place cheese slices on each side of the pepperoni. You will use four pieces of cheese in each roll.
  • Place the cut rolls on a baking sheet or baking dish lined with parchment paper.
  • Combine melted butter, Italian seasoning, and garlic powder. Brush the butter mixture over the top of the rolls. Sprinkle rolls with grated parmesan cheese.
  • Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, until the cheese has melted.

Notes:

  • Can substitute turkey pepperoni for lower calories.
  • I use slices of mozzarella cheese. Feel free to substitute shredded cheese.
    • You can adjust the amounts of pepperoni and mozzarella to your personal preference.
  • Here is our recipe for Homemade Pizza Sauce made with tomato sauce, garlic, onion, thyme, oregano, salt, and pepper – https://www.plainchicken.com/brownie-pan-pizza-with-homemade-pizza/
  • Can Pizza Hawaiian Rolls be made in advance? Yes. You can assemble the rolls ahead of time and store them in the refrigerator until ready to bake.
  • Want softer rolls? Wrap the assembled rolls in aluminum foil before baking.
  • Can Pizza Rolls be frozen? Yes! Assemble the rolls. Place rolls on a baking pan and freeze. Transfer frozen rolls to a freezer bag. When ready to bake, thaw and bake as directed.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Steph

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