Pepperoni Pizza Egg Rolls

Pepperoni Pizza Egg Rolls are the perfect party appetizer or after school treat your family and friends will love and they take just a few minutes to prepare.

We love party foods here and some of the most popular ones are takes on classic take out recipes including Buffalo Chicken DipCheesy Beef Rotel Dip and Ultimate Bean Dip.

Pepperoni Pizza Egg Rolls Pepperoni Pizza Egg Rolls

Party foods are a great easy way to have fun with your recipes and Egg Rolls can be a great handheld party food option. Of course we have the classic options of Egg Rolls and Spring Rolls on the site along with Potstickers and Crab Rangoon if you are looking for a traditional Dim Sum recipe. These Pizza Egg Rolls are more like Totino’s Pizza Bites!

This isn’t the first time we’ve done fun egg roll recipes on the site. We also have Philly Cheesesteak Egg RollsKorean Ground Beef Egg Rolls, and Cheesecake Factory Tex Mex Egg Rolls (Copycat) and they’re all really popular recipes on the site (especially the Philly Egg Rolls!).

The best thing about this recipe? It takes no time at all. We like to prep these pizza egg rolls when we buy wrappers in bulk. Here is how it usually goes for us. We do a major shopping trip to a local Asian grocery store. I buy a giant box of egg roll wrappers. I spend 2 hours making all my favorite fillings and filling them while catching up on my DVR. Then I usually have about half a box of wrappers left over.

This is where it gets to be fun. You open your fridge and you begin to come up with ideas. Where do you think the Korean Ground Beef Egg Rolls came from? And let me tell you, now I cook it just for the egg rolls we love them so much.

So the idea is, you can make these quickly, you can freeze them ahead and you can fry or bake them off when you’d like to enjoy them in the future.

How to make Egg Rolls:

  1. Prepare your filling.
  2. Add Filling to the Egg Roll in a straight line, leaving an inch all around the filling.
  3. Fold in the sides of the wrapper and roll closed.
  4. Water on the lining will create a seal.
  5. Avoid air bubbles in your egg rolls as they will cause egg rolls to burst.
  6. Freeze in a single layer on your baking sheet.
  7. Place in an airtight ziplock or other container and keep frozen until ready to fry or bake.

Pizza Egg Rolls with Pepperoni

What to serve with Pepperoni Pizza Egg Rolls:

We love dipping these Pepperoni Pizza Egg Rolls in Easy Pizza Sauce or Quick and Easy Marinara Sauce or Homemade Ranch Dressing.

Fun Egg Roll Filling Ideas:

  • Combo Pizza Egg Rolls: Chopped Pepperoni, bell peppers, onions, olives, mozzarella, marinara, Italian seasoning, cooked sausage.
  • Taco Egg Rolls: Cooked Taco meat (cook in larger crumbles), salsa, cubed cheddar – optional olives, corn, black beans.
  • Breakfast Egg Rolls: Barely cooked scrambled eggs, shredded cheddar, bacon or sausage with any other mix-ins you’d like.
  • Dessert Cheesecake Egg Rolls: 1 package cream cheese, 1 tablespoon vanilla, ½ cup sugar mixed well topped with pie filling frozen at least 45 minutes before frying.
  • Bacon Cheeseburger Egg Rolls: Use my Bacon Cheeseburger Sloppy Joes as a filling.
  • Sloppy Joe Egg Roll: Use my classic Ultimate Sloppy Joes as a filling and add cubes of cheddar with it.
  • Spinach Artichoke Egg Rolls: Use this Ultimate Spinach Artichoke Dip recipe but add it in cold so it holds it’s shape better.

Pizza Egg Rolls - Totino's copycat

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Pepperoni Pizza Egg Rolls

Crispy, crunchy, chewy, melty pepperoni rolls, just like the ones you grew up with!
Yield 24 servings
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Author Sabrina Snyder

Ingredients
 

  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese , shredded
  • 8 ounces pepperoni , chopped [thick cut is best for replicating those delicious pepperoni cubes]
  • 1/4 cup marinara sauce (RECIPE)
  • 1/4 teaspoon pinch of crushed red pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 24 egg roll wrappers
  • vegetable oil , for frying

Instructions

  • Mix together the mozzarella cheese, pepperoni, marinara sauce, crushed red pepper and Italian seasoning in a medium sized bowl.
  • Put about two tablespoons of filling into the middle of each egg roll wrapper, then brush the edges of the egg roll with water, fold in the sides and roll closed.
  • Add 3 inches of vegetable oil to a dutch oven and heat to 375 degrees with a thermometer and fry the egg rolls for 1-2 minutes or until golden brown.

Nutrition

Calories: 141kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 371mg | Potassium: 59mg | Vitamin A: 135IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 104mg | Iron: 0.7mg
Keyword: Pepperoni Pizza Egg Rolls

Pepperoni Pizza Rolls with marinara sauce

About the Author: Sabrina Snyder

Sabrina is a professionally trained Private Chef of over 10 years with ServSafe Manager certification in food safety. She creates all the recipes here on Dinner, then Dessert, fueled in no small part by her love for bacon.

Sabrina Snyder is a professionally trained personal and private chef of over 10 years who is the creator and developer of all the recipes on Dinner, then Dessert.

She is also the author of the upcoming cookbook: Dinner, then Dessert – Satisfying Meals Using Only 3, 5 or 7 Ingredients which is being published by Harper Collins.

She started Dinner, then Dessert as a business in her office as a lunch service for her coworkers who admired her lunches before going to culinary school and becoming a full time personal chef and private chef.

As a personal chef Sabrina would cook for families one day a week and cook their entire week of dinners. All grocery shopping, cooking and cleaning was done along with instructions on reheating. As a private chef she cooked for private parties and cooked in family homes in the evenings for families on a nightly basis after working as a personal chef during the day.

Sabrina has been certified as a ServSafe Manager since 2007 and was a longstanding member of the USPCA Personal Chef Association including being on the board of the Washington DC Chapter of Chefs in the US Personal Chef Association when they won Chapter of the year.

As a member of the community of food website creators Sabrina Snyder has spoken at many conferences regarding her experiences as a food writer including the Indulge Food Conference, Everything Food Conference, Haven Food Conference and IACP Annual Food Professionals Conference.

Sabrina lives with her family in sunny California.

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  1. These are DELICIOUS! I ended up running out of filling, so I improvised and had to make some without the pepperoni. I love all of your egg roll ideas! Thank you for your creativity!

  2. Hi, this recipe sounds amazing and is on my “To Make” list for Friday movie night eats. Since there is only 2 of us, what would be your recommedations/ directions for freezing and thawing? Thank you!

    1. I would suggest flash freezing them after they’re rolled. Once frozen, you can move them into a freezer safe storage bag and just pull out how ever many you’d like to fry at a time. Enjoy!

  3. These are JUST what I was looking for! I have a dinner party this weekend and was looking for a fun pizza appetizer…definitely trying!

  4. These look simply scrumptious! I love your idea of buying a bunch of egg wrappers and making several varieties at once. A great time saver – plus a good excuse to catch up on my favorite shows! 🙂

    1. They won’t be as crispy in the oven but if you spray or brush them with oil before baking, they should still get some crisp. I would suggest 400 degrees and they would probably need 10-15 minutes or until golden brown. I’d love to know how they turn out.

    1. I’ve not tried it because they won’t be as crispy in the oven but if you spray or brush them with oil before baking, they should still get some crisp. I would suggest 400 degrees and they would probably need 10-15 minutes or until golden brown. I’d love to know how they turn out.

  5. My husband loves to have the actual Totinos in the freezer so he can take them out to snack on whenever he wants. Would I be able to cook a bunch of these and then freeze them for him to take out and reheat?

    1. I haven’t tried it before but I would think it would be ok. I would suggest reheating them in a toaster oven to help get them to stay crispy. If you decide to try, I’d love to know how it turns out.

  6. I just bought won ton wrappers at Target, $2.59 each package with a $2 OFF sticker. so I was looking for projects. And I grew up eating the Paulucci version of the Chun King spring roll. He was the original maker of the pizza roll as well, which is now sold as Totino’s pizza roll snacks. Often at parties in the late 60s my parents & friends would make both kinds. I have some salami and cheese given to me for Xmas, so like the boggart said, “here we go!”.

  7. These look amazing! I am having some friends over this weekend and I think I will make these for them.

  8. Ok, now this looks easy enough that I can even make them!And YUM! I bet not a single kiddo would complain either!

    1. Haha I just had a picture of cookie monster pop up in my head. Can you tell I am a mom of a toddler?

  9. These look like something fun to make – and to eat. I’ll have to show these to my hubs. Seems like something he would really be interested in.

  10. I’ve got a picky eater in my family and pizza is one of the few foods we don’t have to fight about. I’m positive she would love these and they might help us branch out a little.

  11. These pizza rolls look awesome! They are not only good for the family, they would make great party snacks.

    1. Thanks! Yeah, we love making them for parties! fry in small batches and keep warm in a low oven so they can all be served at once 🙂

  12. These look so tasty! My girls usually go for those nasty pizza rolls in a box. This would be a much better option!

  13. Now that’s the way to take care of a craving! And these sure do look tantalizing. I would have used both dips too, so no judging here. 🙂

  14. These have to be the best pizza rolls I have ever seen! I always crave them, but never see vegetarian versions (might have to come up with my own!)

    1. Oooh I would do green onion, mushrooms and onion, browned in some butter. Cool, mix with cheese, a nice garlicky red sauce and wrap it all up. ok, now I need some of that!

  15. That looks so yummy and easy to make. I’m always worried though about frying – I’m always afraid I’ll under cook whatever is inside.

  16. Wow! These would be a HUGE hit at my house. My kids would LOVE these. I will have to try to make these.

  17. oohoooo the crispiness! We’re making pizza rolls for dinner this week, but now I want them to be CRISPY! These look delish.

  18. Love how you totally stole the kiddo’s cheese sticks. When are you moving over here by me? Miss your face!

    1. I live ten minutes away! Hahaha. And yes all other mozzarella. Was either fresh or light and I needed the good full of fat stuff!

  19. Oh, that is just fantastic! I’ve got to make these this weekend. This is such a great weekend treat!

  20. Those look fantastic. They’d be gone in a minute at my house! I can’t wait to try these.