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These easy Homemade Cheesy Pizza Rolls are so much better than anything you’d get at the store. Square wonton wrappers are stuffed with cheese, marinara sauce, and dried herbs before getting a coat of breadcrumbs and heading off to the oven. Each little handheld pizza is cheesy on the inside, but golden and toasted outside. Serve these crispy, cheesy bites with a spicy warmed marinara sauce for the perfect easy appetizer to make from now through the holiday season. There never seems to be enough of these fun pizza rolls, so be sure to make a double batch to enjoy with family and friends.

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Taking it back to my childhood days with these pizza rolls today. Growing up, my brothers used to eat frozen pizza rolls all the time. And honestly, they still do on occasion. On the other hand, I was that very odd child that didn’t care for the frozen pizza and or junk food (although I did love a good Oreo cookie and Reese’s peanut butter cup…still do).

I ate carrots with ranch and actually ate my broccoli as a kid too. I was weird, I’m still weird, but my palette has expanded a bit since my pre-teen years.

Anyway, my point here? My brothers ate a lot of frozen pizza rolls growing up. Did any of you guys? Do you still? No judgment, the sound of cheesy pizza rolls is very appealing. When I was brainstorming recipes a couple of weeks ago, I wrote down pizza rolls. I can’t really tell you what made me think to make a homemade version of my brother’s favorite snack food, but I liked the idea. I thought it could be a fun game-day appetizer of finger food for upcoming holiday parties.

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At first, I was hesitant to make these. But after a few days of watching Asher (my parents are out of town), I went for it. Because you guys…kids need two things…entertainment and food!

This recipe checks both those things off the list. That said, once I decided I was making these and had jotted down the recipe, I was excited. I just knew they’d turn out good. How can you go wrong with anything stuffed with three kinds of cheese, herbs, and pepperoni? That’s a combination that’s rather hard to beat.

These are delicious. They’re fun to make and eat! Something about finger foods are always so good.

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The details.

These are pretty darn simple. You’ll need all your favorite pizza toppings, which for me are three kinds of cheese, plenty of dried herbs, and pepperoni. You’ll also need some square wonton wrappers.

Now start with the filling. I wanted to keep these pretty classic, but I also wanted them to have really good flavor. So I drew a little inspiration from my favorite sheet pan pizza, and used an herb mix that really keeps these rolls extra flavorful.

You’ll need mozzarella and provolone cheese, as well as some freshly grated parmesan. Three kinds of cheese are always best, you know? For the herbs, I used a mix of dried Italian herbs, basil, oregano, and thyme, mixed with a little fennel, and crushed red pepper. Oh, and then garlic too! Toss all the cheese with the herbs and your favorite marinara sauce. Add chopped pepperoni (or leave them out for a vegetarian pizza roll) and now you have the filling. It’s got everything you’d top a traditional pizza with.

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Once the filling is together, all that’s left is to assemble. You need the smaller wonton wrappers, which can be found in most grocery stores these days. Simply stuff the cheese into the wrapper, roll it up, seal the edges with water. Easy.

Now the breading. I didn’t want to fry these like frozen pizza rolls, so I decided to coat them in a mix of breadcrumbs and parmesan. Dip the rolls through a little water, then dredge through those crumbs, then drizzle each roll with olive oil. Then simply bake in the oven until golden, crispy, and toasted. In ten minutes you’ll have amazing pizza rolls to snack on.

Here is what I will say, the rolling and breading is easy, but since these are smaller bites it just takes a little time from start to finish. My tip? Grab a friend, a kid, anyone really, and have them help you roll and bread these. It will cut the prep time in half and be even more fun.

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But the real question, can you freeze these?

Yes! Freezing these is such a great idea. I would freeze them before baking, then bake them off straight out of the freezer. I would add an additional five to ten minutes to the baking time to ensure they cook up perfectly.

It will be so nice to have these on hand to pull out for a quick holiday appetizer or easy dinner.


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Now serve these homemade cheesy pizza rolls up!

As these are baking away, your kitchen will smell incredible. It’s that herb combination. It’s delicious every single time.

I recommend serving these rolls alongside your favorite marinara sauce, I always use Rao’s Arrabbiata Marinara. It’s the best store-bought sauce! Not a single ingredient I wouldn’t use within my own homemade sauce, and so delicious too.

And then, if you’re like my brothers, a side of ranch dressing too. Pizza plus ranch is one of their favorites.

I’m excited to make these on Saturday for Halloween. No trick-or-treating this year, but at least we can celebrate one of my favorite holidays with some fun finger food. Perfect for both kids and adults. And in case you were wondering, Asher loves these. She’s now had them for dinner three nights in a row and has been happy every time. Hard to complain about these though.

They’re saucy, cheesy, herby, and just so delicious!

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Looking for other fall appetizers? Here are a few ideas: 

Oven Toasted Garlic Herb Cheese Ravioli

How to Make an Easy Holiday Cheese Board

Goat Cheese Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Dates with Rosemary Honey

Easy Sheet Pan Tomato Herb Pizza

Lastly, if you make these Homemade Cheesy Pizza Rolls be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

Homemade Cheesy Pizza Rolls

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories Per Serving: 1705 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.



  • 1. Preheat the oven to 425° F. Lightly grease 2 baking sheets.
    2. In a bowl, combine the mozzarella, provolone, 1/4 cup parmesan, marinara, pepperoni, garlic, basil, oregano, thyme, fennel, and a pinch each of red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper.
    3. In a shallow bowl, combine the breadcrumbs and a half cup parmesan.
    4. Fill a bowl with water. Brush 4 wrappers with water, dampening them. Add 1 scant tablespoon of the cheese mix to the center of each wrapper. Fold both sides of the wrapper over the filling (like a letter) overlapping them and pressing gently to seal. Then, flip the 2 ends of the wrapper over the fold, press to seal. Repeat with the remaining wrappers and filling.
    5. Dip each roll in water, letting the excess water drip off back into the bowl, then dredge the roll through the breadcrumbs, tossing to coat. Place the rolls on the prepared baking sheets.
    6. Drizzle each roll with olive oil. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until golden and toasted.
    7. Serve the rolls warm, along with warmed marinara sauce for dipping. Enjoy!
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  1. Hi Tieghan is there anything else I can use instead if wanton wrapppers, we do not stock them where I live .Thanks

    1. Hey there,
      How about some pizza dough? You would have to roll it super thing and you might not get the best shape, but it should work! xTieghan

  2. 5 stars
    Amazing- better than the premade frozen version. Thought I made way too much for NYE, but there were none left the next morning! Big hit. The herbs add sooo much flavor to these.

    1. Hey Shannon,
      Awesome! I love to hear this recipe was enjoyed, thanks for giving it a go! Happy New Year!? xTieghan

  3. 5 stars
    Used leftover filling ( I ran out of wrappers, was using leftovers from something else) and made a grilled cheese, these are so good, thanks!

  4. I made these tonight for the Super Bowl. They were delicious. But I wonder if we are meant to flip the rolls at some point? Both batches turned out perfectly golden and crisp on one side, but the other less so. Maybe it’s my oven, but I thought an extra 5 mins after flipping them would have been perfect. Still great though!! 🙂

    1. Hey Alex,
      I am so glad the recipe was enjoyed, thanks so much for giving it a try! You can absolutely flip them. Have a great week! xTieghan

  5. I’ve enjoyed so many of your recipes, and these Cheesy Pizza Rolls do not disappoint! We made them for Super Bowl Sunday. They were delicious! Thanks for sharing your awesome recipes and your videos are on point!

  6. I have tried twice to make these pizza rolls and each time, all of the filling oozed out. They are completely sealed each time. I don’t know what I’m doing wrong. Super bummed.

    1. Hey Heidi,
      So sorry about this! Two things: are you stuffing them too much or are you wrapping them too tightly. I hope this helps! xTieghan

    2. I am having the exact same problem!! Wish I knew what I was doing wrong!! I feel like I am putting such a small amount of filling, yet they are still oozing out!

  7. I’m going to try these for the Super Bowl. I’d like to make them less carbs by leaving out the bread crumbs. Do they serve any other purpose besides the taste?

    1. Hey CJ,
      The breadcrumbs create the crust for the pizza rolls. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  8. I attempted to make these today for my 17 years old son. The hard part for me was the rolling, I did a terrible job. Not sure what the technique is. Also they adhered to the foil I placed on the pan, again my bad! However, the flavor and crunch, amazing!

    1. Hey Lori,
      Thanks a lot for giving the recipe a go, I am so delighted that it was enjoyed! Have a great week:) xTieghan

    1. Hey Elizabeth,
      I have not tested these in an air fryer, but I’m sure they would work well! I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  9. 5 stars
    Used panko instead of breadcrumbs because it’s what I had on hand – spritzed with olive oil and cooked in the air fryer at 375 for 10 min and they were perfect! Another yummy recipe from HBH – as always!

    1. Hey Britton,
      I am so glad this recipe was enjoyed, thanks so much for giving it a try! Have the best week. xTieghan

  10. 5 stars
    Super yummy and just like the Tostino’s pizza rolls but healthier. The only issue is it takes forever to fill and wrap them!

    I also did not get them quite as golden as you. Maybe I need to drizzle more EVOO on them?

  11. Hi,happy New Year! I made these for new Years Eve along with other appetizers. I think we ignored the other apps because we loved these pizza rolls so much! I did take a cue from another review and folded them corner to corner. I did a few the way you instructed also. They all turned out great. I definitely see why water is key. My husband liked the ones folded corner to corner because of how crispy the corners got. I already have another batch in the freezer ready to go! Thanks for all uour great ideas!

    1. Hey Becky,
      Thank you so very much for giving the recipe a try, I am so glad it worked out for you! Happy New Year! xTieghan