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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: 298 kcal

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Ingredients

Instructions

  • 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. 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!

  2. 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

  3. 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!

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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?

  9. 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

  10. 5 stars
    I made these pizza rolls today. Yum! So flavorful! My husband and sons loved them, too! I highly recommend them! I followed the recipe.

    1. Hey Bethany,
      Thanks so much for giving the recipe a try, I am thrilled it was a hit! Happy New Year! xTieghan

  11. Hi Tiegan!
    These look delicious – can’t wait to make these for my family. Can you bake them on parchment paper to help with clean up or will that affect the taste? Thanks!

    1. Hey Leah,
      I think parchment paper would be fine to use:) I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! Happy New Year! xTieghan

  12. Hi – my grocery store didn’t have egg roll wrappers or won ton wrappers. I bought spring roll wrappers. Do you think this would work?

    1. Hey Abby,
      So sorry I am worried the spring roll wrappers will be too delicate! I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! Happy Holidays! xTieghan

  13. Hey,
    a throwback comfort food for me is Totinos pizza rolls. Yep, I don’t eat them every month but I do often have some in the freezer. I was excited to try this recipe. Hubby and I enjoyed them. They were a lot of work, though worth it to know exactly the ingredients of each bite! I added some fine diced green pepper to mimic the ‘supreme’ flavor. I would definitely make a double batch and freeze 1/2 for a fun make ahead party appetizer. Thanks for the recipe.

  14. These were delicious! My husband and I enjoyed the nostalgia factor as well, and our kiddo loved hearing stories about how we both used to eat microwaved pizza rolls as snack growing up. 🙂

  15. OMG these were so good! I’m on a mission to try cooking as many new appetizers as possible so that when this pandemic is over, I have a go-to list of goodies to serve when we can have friends & family visit again. This recipe definitely made the list!

  16. They smell and taste delicious….unfortunately they almost all busted open and were as flat as a board…..not sure what the problem was, all of my wontons were sealed nicely before going into the overn 🙁 bummer

    1. Hi Jessica! I am really sorry about that! Is there anything that could have changed while making this recipe? I would love to help! xTieghan

    1. Hey MJ,
      LOL thanks for giving these a try! I would use a little less filling next time. Please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  17. 5 stars
    Made these last night with a side of Italian sausage with peppers and onions. Huge hit with all six of us. Although the rolling up of each one takes more time than allotted plus after 15 mins mine hadn’t crisped up enough even after rotating the pans. I’d suggest a longer baking time to truly get a crisp on them.

  18. 5 stars
    So good! Husband loved them and reminded him of his kid days eating totinos pizza rolls. I added a bit more pepperoni than the recipe suggested. I also folded the wonton wrappers diagonally from corner to corner (like an envelope is folded) rather than edge to edge (as described in the above post) and it was a lot easier and I was able to put a bit more filling in them! Using water to dab the corners/edges before sealing really helps to prevent the stuffing from exploding out during baking.

    1. Hi Jessica! I am so happy this recipe turned out so amazing for you! Thank you so much for trying this one! xTieghan

  19. If freezing a batch, would you drizzle the oil over before freezing them or when you are about to cook them from frozen? New to your site and everything we made has been great. Thanks!

    1. Hey John,
      I would do the olive oil before baking. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

    1. Hey Helen,
      Yes that works! I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  20. 5 stars
    My fiancé and I both love pizza and I’m always looking for some new recipes and twists on things and this recipe was perfect. I did enlist his help for the breading portion because it is time consuming as you said but they are so worth the time.

  21. 5 stars
    I recruited a teenage daughter to help make these, and we had a great time together! As much fun to make as it was to eat. I was worried the bread crumbs wouldn’t stick, but they did. We made a half batch, freestyled the sauce/cheese ration.Thank you for the great recipe.

  22. 5 stars
    These are DELICIOUS!! Question though, is it normal for them to inflate a little in the oven and then deflate when cooling? Mine all deflated flat like pancakes! LOL Still yummy, but looked very sad.

    1. Hey Mandi,
      Thanks for trying the recipe, unfortunately yes that can happen! Please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  23. 5 stars
    Thanks for sharing your amazing recipes! Made these today & they are so good. Even though many leaked the filling, they were still delicious. I popped them in my air fryer for a couple of minutes at 400 to get them a little crispier. The wontons I got were vegan, so I wonder if that made them less crispy at first?

    1. Hey Kimberly,
      Thanks so much for giving the recipe a try! I’ve never used an air fryer so this could have resulted in less crispy rolls? Please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  24. 3 stars
    Hi, I made these last night for a neighborhood Halloween bonfire. I baked 4 for a trial and the filling leaked out, I had laid them seam down on the pan. When I made the rest of them, I was SO careful to seal the seams & put them on the pan seams up. The filling leaked out of all of them! Although the group laughed & said that always happened with Jeno’s frozen pizza rolls, too!😂. They got eaten and everyone liked them, but I was disappointed. Yours look so much better. Any sugges

    1. Hey Brenda,
      So sorry you had issues with the rolls leaking. I am wondering if they were filled too much? Next time I would reduce your filling size and that should help. Please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  25. 5 stars
    We made these yesterday while the kids decorated cookies and did a candy hunt. They didn’t last long enough for the kids to have any – all the adults got to them first 😂 ! Another fun and easy recipe Tieghan! The whole family loved them ❤️

    1. Hey Shannan,
      So sorry about this, did you adjust the recipe at all? Dip in water? That is key for keeping them together. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

    1. Hey Elizabeth,
      So sorry, I am unsure as I do not own an air fryer. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  26. 5 stars
    Really delicious! They are like elevated frozen pizza rolls. My only concern is not having time to wrap each individual roll on a frequent basis. I served them for dinner to make the time worth it. Definitely a must-try!

  27. My friends were just making fun of me a couple weeks ago because I’ve never had pizza rolls before! I’ll definitely be making these, but I’ll swap the pepperoni for a little bit of veggies.

  28. Hi. Thanks for all the fantastic recipes and for sharing them with us.
    Were I live don’t have the wonton wrappers, what can I use instead of them?
    Thanks for your help and have a great day. 😊

    1. Hey Vanessa,
      I would recommend using egg roll wrappers or you could use thinly rolled pizza dough. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

    1. Hey Beth,
      I would probably freeze before baking. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  29. Its too hectic out seating here at homes without going out to eat. Being a foodie, it has been a difficult task for me. The recipe that you have shared will give me somewhat relief. Thank you for sharing it with us.