Casual party food puts easy recipes with only a few friendly ingredients on the table, allowing the hosts to enjoy time with the guests. Pepperoni and cheese rolled into crescent or biscuit dough -- the kind you find in refrigerated tubes at your grocery store -- please a crowd but take just minutes to make. Bake them in the oven for 15 minutes, then serve your guests a last-second snack that's first-class in taste.
Things You'll Need
- Packaged crescent roll or biscuit dough
- Pepperoni slices
- Shredded cheese such as mozzarella, provolone, Parmesan, fontina or a combination
- Cooking spray
- Melted butter or egg wash (optional)
- Dried Italian seasoning
- Grated Parmesan
Heat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Separate the dough into pieces and flatten them slightly with your fingers.
Place three to five pepperoni slices side-by-side, overlapping slightly, in the center of each dough piece. Cover each piece of pepperoni with a generous sprinkling of cheese.
Fold or roll each piece of dough to secure the pepperoni and cheese inside. Roll crescents from the short side of the triangle. Position them on a lightly greased cookie sheet seam-side down, about 4 inches apart.
Mist each roll with cooking spray or brush lightly with melted butter or an egg wash. Sprinkle dried Italian seasoning and grated Parmesan on top.
Bake the pepperoni rolls until golden brown, about 12 to 15 minutes. Serve them with warm tomato or other sauce for dipping.
Tips & Warnings
- Add other popular pizza toppings, such as sauteed mushrooms and onions, black olives or diced green chilies to the rolls before sealing them.
- For increased portability, spread a scant tablespoon of sauce on each piece of dough before adding the pepperoni and cheese.
- For a fancier presentation, serve the rolls with a medley of dipping sauces, such as marinara, pesto and extra virgin olive oil speckled with red pepper flakes.
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