• 12 Frozen Dinner Rolls
  • 60 Slices of Pepperoni
  • 2 Tbs. Butter
  • 1 Tsp. Garlic Salt

Besides family and friends, the one thing I miss most about living in West Virginia is the abundance of pepperoni rolls.  You can get them at every grocery, or even, convenience store in the state.  West Virginia is also credited with inventing pepperoni rolls, and while I’m not sure how true that is, I’ll take it for now.

In my opinion, the best ones always came from Abruzzino’s Italian Bakery, and they sold them with or without hot pepper cheese.  I used to get one every day after work and eat it in the car on the way home.  It was always my pre-dinner snack.

What I’m sharing isn’t so much a recipe as it is just instructions on how to easily make these at home.  These are individual sized rolls, and even though I said it is 6 servings, it’s more like 1 or 2.

I always buy the frozen white dinner rolls.  These are the tiny dough balls that have to rise and be baked.  Just follow the package instructions for thawing them.

Once they are thawed, I flatten them out, add 5 slices of pepperoni and fold it together on the bottom.  Make sure all the edges are sealed because grease from the pepperoni will try to run out once they start baking.  Space these evenly on an ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake according to the package instructions.

While they are baking, melt the butter and mix in the garlic salt.  Once the rolls comes out of the oven, brush them with the butter while they are piping hot and let cool.  It will be hard not to start eating these right away, but they are SO much better once they cool to room temperature.

My favorite part about these is that the bottoms get somewhat crispy from the pepperoni grease almost frying them on the baking sheet.  These will be gone in no time, but they are so easy, you can just make more.