Pepperoni Roses

So easy and 11-year-old can make them, so delicious the whole family will eat them!

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Maaking pepperoni roses is easy, fun, and the pizza lovers in your life will thank you. In our case, they were better than flowers!For Valentine’s Day, we all gave a special gift to the whole family. ¬†Sparky made recycled coffee can butterflies and filled them with our favorite candies but Teddy made Pepperoni Roses. ¬†They lasted about 24 hours.

Here’s how Teddy made them:

He made these with fresh Ezekiel Bread dough using my own recipe, found here.


  • Fresh bread dough
  • 8oz Marinara Sauce
  • 1 – 6oz pkg Pepperoni
  • 1 – 8oz pkg Shredded Mozzarella

Rolling the Dough

Roll dough out on counter to about 16″ x 18″ sheet,

slice sheet of dough in half to make two 8″ x 18″ sheets.

Cut each 18″ sheet into six 8″ x 3″ strips for a total of 12 strips of dough.

Working with one strip at a time:

  • Spoon just a bit of marinara on the top half of the strip.
  • Layer pepperoni slices along marinara.
  • Sprinkle shredded cheese along center of strip.
  • Fold bottom half over top to hold the fillings in.
  • Roll from L to R or R to L.
  • Place Pepperoni side up in greased muffin tin.

When you’ve completed all 12, bake for 20-25 minutes at 350 degrees.