Pepperoni Pizza Egg Rolls

24 servings
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Pepperoni Pizza Egg Rolls are the perfect party appetizer or after-school treat, and they’re ready in just 15 minutes!

Everyone loves party foods and some of the most popular ones are amazing takes on classic Take-Out Recipes including Buffalo Chicken Dip, Cheesy Beef Rotel Dip, and Ultimate Bean Dip

Pepperoni Pizza Egg Rolls

Pepperoni Pizza Egg Rolls is a game-changing recipe that’s about to revolutionize your appetizer and snack time routine! It’s hard to resist the appeal of pizza, and when its iconic flavors are ingeniously packed into a crispy, golden egg roll, it elevates the pizza experience to a whole new level. 

Why are these egg rolls so irresistible? It begins with the filling – a mouthwatering blend of mozzarella cheese, thick-cut pepperoni, robust marinara sauce, and a hint of spicy crushed red pepper and Italian seasoning. This combination creates a familiar pizza flavor profile, yet in an exciting new form making a quick dinner. 

The unique factor in this recipe lies in the wrapping. Egg roll wrappers, a staple of Asian cuisine, are employed to encase the pizza ingredients, offering a unique texture and aesthetic to this fusion dish.

This delightful dish is appropriate to whip up for a wide variety of occasions. Its ease and quick preparation make it ideal for game day snacks, party appetizers, or simply a fun family dinner. Originating from the creative fusion of Italian and Asian cuisines, this recipe proves that sometimes, the best dishes are those that push the culinary boundaries.

When you’re done making these, and perhaps are craving for another innovative finger food, consider trying the Crispy Zucchini Fries from the same website. They are a fantastic option to keep your finger food game strong. Don’t forget sauce for dipping! 

How to Make Pepperoni Pizza Egg Rolls

Why stop at ordering pizza when you can bring the pizzeria experience home for a fun dinner or as a delicious appetizer? Homemade Pepperoni Pizza Egg Rolls are a surefire way to surprise and impress your loved ones. Easy to make, and even easier to enjoy. Check it out!

  • Step One: Combine your mozzarella cheese, pieces of pepperoni, marinara sauce, crushed red pepper, and Italian seasoning in a bowl.
  • Step Two: Distribute approximately two tablespoons of your prepared filling onto each egg roll wrapper.
  • Step Three: Apply a brush of water around the edges of your egg roll wrapper and roll it up securely.
  • Step Four: Heat up your vegetable oil in a Dutch oven and fry your prepared egg rolls until they reach a golden brown color. Drain on paper towels momentarily. Not too long or they won’t stay crispy. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use a different cheese in this recipe?

Yes, while mozzarella is classic for pizza, feel free to experiment with other types of cheese like provolone or cheddar.

What kind of pepperoni should I use?

The recipe suggests using thick-cut pepperoni to replicate the delicious, meaty cubes typically found on a pizza. However, regular sliced pepperoni will work as well.

Can I use pizza dough instead of egg roll wrappers?

While you can technically use pizza dough, it will result in a different texture and cooking process. The thin and crispy texture of the egg roll wrappers really sets this recipe apart.

Can I bake these instead of frying them?

Absolutely, while frying provides a crispier exterior, baking is a healthier alternative and will still result in delicious egg rolls.

Can I add more ingredients to the filling?

Yes, just like with a traditional pizza, feel free to add your favorite pizza toppings to the filling. Vegetables, different types of meat, or additional cheeses would all make great additions.

What sauces are good with this?

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

Key Ingredients in Pepperoni Pizza Egg Rolls

Making Pepperoni Pizza Egg Rolls at home is straightforward, with easily accessible ingredients. These components are integral to achieving the signature pizza flavor, each bringing something special to the table.

  • Mozzarella Cheese: This cheese melts beautifully, offering a creamy, stretchy texture and mild flavor that allows the other ingredients to shine. You can also use mozzarella sticks if you don’t have shredded mozzarella. 
  • Pepperoni: A defining feature of the classic pepperoni pizza, the thick-cut pepperoni delivers a flavorful, meaty bite to our egg rolls. You could use mini pepperonis or regular sliced pepperoni, but the thick-cut variety contributes to a more substantial texture.
  • Marinara Sauce: Adding a bit of tang and depth of flavor, marinara sauce is a crucial component of the filling. You can use store-bought for convenience or homemade for a personal touch. You can also use your favorite pizza sauce as well.
  • Egg Roll Wrappers: These are what set this recipe apart from a traditional pizza. The wrappers crisp up beautifully when fried, adding a wonderful contrast to the cheesy, meaty filling inside. One package of egg roll wrappers includes between 16 and 24 pieces. Be sure to check the package first. 

Alternative Cooking Methods for Pepperoni Pizza Egg Rolls

While frying is the conventional method used in this recipe, you can also bake these pepperoni pizza egg rolls for a healthier alternative.

Baking Method

Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C). Place the prepared egg rolls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Lightly spray or brush the egg rolls with oil. Bake for about 15-20 minutes or until golden brown and crispy, flipping halfway through.

Air Fryer Method

  • Step One: Prepare your Pepperoni Pizza Egg Rolls as directed in the main recipe, stopping just before the frying step.
  • Step Two: Preheat your air fryer to 390°F (200°C). If your air fryer does not have a preheat function, simply run it at the cooking temperature for about 5 minutes.
  • Step Three: Arrange the egg rolls in the air fryer basket in a single layer, ensuring they are not touching. Depending on the size of your air fryer, you may need to cook in batches.
  • Step Four: Lightly spray the egg rolls with a bit of oil. This will help them achieve a beautiful golden color.
  • Step Five: Cook the egg rolls in the air fryer for about 8-10 minutes, flipping halfway through the cooking time, until you have a golden brown and crispy egg roll wrapper.

Can Pepperoni Pizza Egg Rolls Be Made Ahead of Time?

Absolutely, Pepperoni Pizza Egg Rolls are excellent candidates for advanced preparation. Assemble the pizza rolls, place them on a baking sheet, and freeze until solid. Once frozen, transfer them to a freezer bag or container for storage. They can be fried or baked straight from the freezer, adding a couple of extra minutes to the cooking time.

For storage after cooking, let them cool completely, then store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. They can be reheated in the oven or in an air fryer to maintain crispness.

Substitutions in Pepperoni Pizza Egg Rolls

  • Cheese: If you’re looking for a different flavor profile, provolone or cheddar could be a great substitute for mozzarella.
  • Meat: Not a fan of pepperoni? Substitute with other pizza-friendly meats like ham or sausage.
  • Sauce: For a different taste, substitute marinara sauce with Alfredo or pesto sauce. You can also use your favorite pizza sauce. 
  • Egg Roll Wrappers: If egg roll wrappers are not available, you can use, wonton wrappers, spring roll wrappers, or phyllo dough.

Variations on Pepperoni Pizza Egg Rolls

Pepperoni Pizza Egg Rolls are open to interpretation. There’s plenty of room to play and customize the recipe with a fun twist according to your personal preferences. Just add your favorite pizza toppings! 

  • Vegetarian Pizza Egg Rolls: Substitute pepperoni with mushrooms, bell peppers, and onions for a veggie-packed treat.
  • BBQ Chicken Pizza Egg Rolls: Swap out the pepperoni and marinara for cooked chicken and barbecue sauce for a BBQ chicken pizza twist.
  • Hawaiian Pizza Egg Rolls: Combine ham and pineapple in place of pepperoni for a Hawaiian-style variation.
  • 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 of 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 the Bacon Cheeseburger Sloppy Joes as a filling.
  • Combo Pizza Egg Rolls: Chopped Pepperoni, bell peppers, onions, olives, mozzarella, marinara, Italian seasoning, and cooked sausage.

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How to Store Pepperoni Pizza Egg Rolls

  • Serve: After cooking, these egg rolls can be left out at room temperature for up to 2 hours.
  • Store: Store leftover egg rolls in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat them in the oven or air fryer to crisp them back up.
  • Freeze: To freeze, place the cooked, cooled egg rolls in a single layer on a cookie sheet and freeze until solid. Transfer to a freezer-safe bag or container and keep for up to 3 months! We freeze them separately so they don’t stick together when combined. 
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Pepperoni Pizza Egg Rolls

Pepperoni Pizza Egg Rolls are the perfect party appetizer or after-school treat, and they're ready in just 15 minutes!
Yield 24 servings
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Author Sabrina Snyder


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


  • 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.


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
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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 cookbook Dinner, then Dessert – Satisfying Meals Using Only 3, 5 or 7 Ingredients, 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. Love the egg rolls I just added to much p and pepperoni (can you believe that could happen lol) but they egg roll recipe were awesome ideals. Thanks!

  2. Pretty decent but I added more than the quarter cup of marinara and it still wasn’t enough. Also, when using full size egg rolls you get less than what is stated.

    1. Thank you Kathy for your feedback. Really important to us to know. Appreciate you taking the time.

  3. 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!

  4. 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!

  5. 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!

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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!”.

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

  10. 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?

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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 🙂

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

  15. 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. 🙂

  16. 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!

  17. 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.

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

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

  20. 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!

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

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