Pepperoni Pizza Roses Recipe
Pizza may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of romance, but these pizza roses are going to change all of that!
Who wouldn’t want a big plate of pizza roses for Valentine’s Day?
Real Roses < Pizza Roses
This recipe is such a fun twist for a family pizza night and would make a fun dish for a potluck or party. I’ve also tucked a couple into my daughter’s lunch box as a special treat and she was thrilled!
This recipe is also so incredibly simple, that Ella made them almost completely independently. They may look tricky, but they are super easy and straight-forward.
And just a note: something I noticed while making our pizza roses was that the pepperoni edges overcooked slightly before the puff pastry was done. I’ve adjusted the recipe below to prevent that by suggesting that the pizza rolls be cooked on the lowest rack in your oven, and also that you place a sheet of tinfoil over the pizza roses if the edges start to overcook.
Can these Pizza Roses be frozen? Yes! After baking, you can place these pizza roses in airtight freezer containers and freeze for up to 2 months. Thaw fully before reheating. (This set of freezer containers is a crazy bargain.)
Do I have to use pepperoni to make pizza roses? While pepperoni is definitely easiest, you can use any circular, sliced meat, or even strips of bacon to make these pizza roses. Slices of tomatoes can work, but they will shrivel with baking.
Can I add other pizza toppings to this recipe? Absolutely, I personally would tuck them into the folded dough so that they don’t take away from the pizza rose appearance. You can alternatively place them at the end of the dough strip that will be “inside” of the rose as a surprise filling.
I made these Pizza Roses for our Beauty and the Beast family movie night. I also served:
It was all super simple to make but made for one amazing movie night! You can also serve these pizza roses with one of our homemade pizza dipping sauce recipes.
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Pizza Roses Ingredients
- Pizza Dough
- Pizza Sauce
- Shredded Cheese
- Hot Sauce, optional
- Italian Seasoning, optional <– check out our recipe for homemade Italian seasoning here
Scroll down to the printable recipe card for full measurements.
Tip: you can swap out the pizza dough for puff pastry or crescent dough, if desired.
Kitchen Tools You May Find Helpful
- Cookie Sheet
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Pizza cutter or sharp knife
- Cutting board
- Small bowls (to hold ingredients)
- Box cheese shredder
How to Make Pizza Roses
Preheat oven according to your pizza dough directions.
Cut the pizza dough into 2″ strips and then flatten slightly to bring each strip to 3″. (This will help the dough cook faster.)
Spoon some pizza sauce onto half of the dough strip, lengthwise.
Sprinkle some cheese onto the sauce, and then make an overlapping layer of pepperoni slices. Add more cheese on top.
(If you want to add other pizza toppings, tuck them in now.)
Fold the un-sauced side of the pizza dough strip over, covering half of the pepperoni slices.
Roll the strip lengthwise, to make a pizza rose.
Place the finished roses on a lined cookie sheet. You can fan out the pepperoni slices slightly, if desired. (See difference below.)
Bake on the bottom rack of your oven according to the dough directions, typically about 12-15 minutes, until the dough is golden brown.
If the pepperoni starts to overcook before the dough is finished cooking, place a sheet of tinfoil gently over the pizza roses, shiny side up.
Remove from oven and let cool slightly before serving alongside additional pizza sauce or your favorite pizza dips.
Grab your free printable for our easy Pizza Roses recipe:
You can spice up your pizza sauce with hot sauce, Italian seasoning, or whatever you'd like! As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases. Sugar, Spice and Glitter uses an auto-generate nutrition calculator. Nutrition information isn’t always accurate unless analyzed in a scientific lab, so these should be considered more of a guideline than medical information.
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 118Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 22mgSodium: 296mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 5g
You can spice up your pizza sauce with hot sauce, Italian seasoning, or whatever you'd like!
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Sugar, Spice and Glitter uses an auto-generate nutrition calculator. Nutrition information isn’t always accurate unless analyzed in a scientific lab, so these should be considered more of a guideline than medical information.
I hope your family loves this fun pizza roses recipe as much as mine did! (And I definitely want to know if you end up making it for a romantic occasion!)
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