We all know that Hot Pockets were God’s answer to the burning question, “How can I make my pizza more fun to eat?” Unfortunately, the devil got a piece of the action as well. He never fails to scald the insides of our mouths as we take that first bite of lukewarm bread only to reach the fiery cheese and sauce within.

Enter our better solution: the homemade pizza roll. This simple pizza roll recipe will make Hot Pockets and their dangerous insides a thing of the past. Not only are these pizza rolls a delicious daytime snack or late-night drunchie, but they’re also great for impressing your friends and even your mom (she’ll be proud that you’ve moved on from the microwave to the oven).

Pizza Rolls

  • Prep Time:10 minutes
  • Cook Time:15 minutes
  • Total Time:25 minutes
  • Servings:8
  • Easy


  • 1 tube Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
  • 1 package pepperoni
  • 4 mozzarella cheese sticks
  • 1 pinch oregano
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes
  • 1 cup red sauce
  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 325ºF.

  • Step 2

    Lay out crescent rolls on a baking sheet.

  • Step 3

    Place 3-5 pepperonis on the wide end of each crescent roll.

  • Step 4

    Place half of a cheese stick across the wide end of the crescent roll.

  • Step 5

    Roll it up by starting at the wide end and rolling towards the pointy end.

  • Step 6

    Sprinkle oregano and red pepper flakes.

  • Step 7

    Bake for about 15 minutes or until golden brown.

  • Step 8

    Dip in desired sauce and enjoy. (I went classic marinara, but feel free to dabble with ranch, alfredo or pesto.)