Family Dinner Ideas: Pepperoni Rolls

A Family Favorite Meal

Anyone who is from there or any of the surrounding locations knows that West Virginia has a delectable little secret. It’s a family favorite regional food.

WV is the state, (Yes West Virginia is it’s own state, not a part of Virginia), that is credited with creating it. It started, (to my knowledge), in the northern part of the state. 

It’s called Pepperoni Rolls

Good Ol' WV Pepperoni Rolls


Although I don’t think any one person is credited with its creation. It’s popularity extends to every part of the state, from the 2 panhandles to the deep mountainous coal country. You can find them in most restaurants, road side convenience stores, gas stations and pizza places.

I’ve seen versions of a food on Pinterest called a Pepperoni Roll that looks more like a Pizza rolled up than West Virginia Pepperoni Rolls. These rolls are exactly that, a dinner roll with pepperoni stuffed inside. You can usually find them in 2 varieties; with cheese and without cheese. I like BOTH!

Below I’m sharing affiliate links to some of my favorite products that I use to make these rolls.

Serve them with a side salad or veggie for a quick dinner at home. They make a great snack for a sporting party or youth event. I’ve even taken them along to potlucks and they are always a big hit. These little treats are great on a night when you have to be moving around town. You can make them up ahead of time, freeze, thaw in the morning and let rise, then bake for about 20 minutes for a convenient meal.

Pepperoni Rolls

Pepperoni Rolls (Here is my version).


I use my handy staple bread dough recipe to make the bread.

Do you have a quick and easy tasty treat that can serve as a dinner or a snack? Comment and let me know what it is.

I use my handy staple to make the bread.


[yumprint-recipe id=’3′]Tasty Snack





6 Replies to “Family Dinner Ideas: Pepperoni Rolls

  1. Being a WV girl, I love pepperoni rolls 🙂 We make huge batches of them at West Virginia Christian Youth Camp every summer and they are anticipated by staff and campers! We make our dough from scratch, but it’s not whole wheat!

    1. The bread recipe I use as linked to above i s a white roll. If I’m in the mood for wheat I use 1/2 white flour 1/2 whole wheat. They are sifter than all whole wheat. My dh went to WVCYC in the 80’s. 🙂

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