Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Tailgate Treats: Pepperoni Pizza Rolls

As I said yesterday, now that we're in the middle of football season, I'm going to be sharing the recipes and details for all our regular tailgate treats that we like to do each season as well as some new ones that I've tried out recently.  For starters, we'll go with the new ones.  Everything we do is easy because on game day it's more about getting down to the game quickly to enjoy the time there so most of our items are things we can make or buy the day before and usually cold so they can keep in the cooler.  We do have some "hot" bags and like to do a hot main course especially for those games later in the season when it's cooler out.

This year was the first time we tried some hot apps and they tired out well.  Well enough that we've had them the past two weeks and haven't gotten sick of them yet.  The only tough part about them is plotting enough time to get them cooked and ready right before leaving for the stadium.

First up, we've got pepperoni pizza rolls and they are delicious.



Pepperoni Pizza Rolls:

Ingredients:
1 package crescent rolls 
pepperoni slices
mozzarella string cheese
garlic powder
marinara sauce for dipping

Directions:
+ unroll the package of crescent rolls and break apart on the divided lines 
(see notes below - if your doing a regular batch you'll have 8 rollups - if your cutting the crescent rolls in half to make more then you'll have 16)

+ Place three pepperonis on the crescent roll 
(if cutting crescent rolls in half to make more then you'll only need 1-2)

+ On top of the pepperoni goes the string cheese
(1/2 piece of string cheese for regular size, 1/3 piece for smaller size)

+ Roll the rollup together and sprinkle garlic on top 
(don't skip the garlic!)

+ bake at 375 for 12 minutes

+ serve with marinara for dipping and a game day too pick is optional 
(how I make mine, coming soon)

Notes:
+ The pepperoni slices and string cheeses lasted me to make one batch of these two weeks in a row and I still had plenty of pepperonis in the pack and a few string cheeses left

+ The first week I made the rolls full size and the second week I cut the crescent rolls in half to make more since we had a bigger group.  Both were equally delicious and I'd switch the size purely on the size of the group being served

+ The cheese will pour out the sides of the rollup.  Once they cool for a minute just take a knife, cut of the extra cheese and they'll look much prettier.

+ These still taste absolutely delicious when they aren't piping hot aka once they get down to the tailgate as well.


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30 comments:

  1. How about we just call these Tuesday Treats so that I can eat them right now?? :)

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  2. These look yummy! Definitely sounds like a quick and easy app to make...thanks for sharing!

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  3. These are so stinking cute!!!!!

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  4. All I can say is yum! These would even be a great alternative to ordering pizza for a watch party. I love he little Penn State flags you added to them as well!

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  5. YUM! Like I said yesterday, I think I need to come join you guys at your next tailgate. You guys seriously know how to do it up right <3

    Green Fashionista

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  6. This is a PERFECT tailgate app - pinning now! Also, those little flags are adorable!

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  7. Yummy!! This is perfect for tailgating or for a party. Or for when one might have a craving for pepperoni pizza haha. Thank you for sharing!

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  8. We make these pepperoni pizza rolls all the time at our house. &They're the perfect snack. You can also make them with ham instead of pepperoni and they turn out amazing!

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  9. One word: yum! I make something similar using a muffin pan. We call them pizza muffins and I usually make them for Alise's class parties because the kids request them. Hope you have a wonderful Tuesday!

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  10. These look sooo good! Love that you use mozzarella sticks, makes things so much easier!

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  11. Well, I know what I'll be making next Sunday for football - these look delicious!

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  12. These look so good! My mom makes a big pepperoni bread, kind of calzone sized, but these are like mini versions! Such a good idea to use the crescent rolls too.. eliminates the dough-making part.

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  13. Oh man, those look so good! Such an easy process too - perfect for when you want to get out the door and start tailgating.

    xo, Carly | carly blogs

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  14. Nice! Football Food must always be easy to make, that is the rule. These look that easy but also super tasty!

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  15. Half the fun of football for me is the food ;-) Those look so good!

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  16. Those look so delicious! Definitely will have to keep them in mind for the next football game!

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  17. Oh yum!!! These will definitely be added to the rotation for football-watching. My husband is pretty much obsessed with crescent rolls ;)

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  18. These look delicious! I am totally saving this to make for a football game soon!

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  19. These look delicious and so easy to make!! Definitely need to try these out

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  20. Mmmm, these sound really good! I recently pinned a recipe like this on Pinterest, but it didn't say to include garlic... and you can't go wrong with garlic! I bet that's the magic right there!

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  21. Yes, please! I love finger food and could eat it for every meal. Mini pizza = perfect!

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  22. These look so delicious. I would make these even if I wasn't tailgaiting.

    liz jo @ sundays with sophie

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  23. These look awesome! My friend makes these with ham and swiss cheese and they are AMAZING!

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  24. OMG I need to make these when we have people over for games - yum!

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  25. Perfect for tailgating! I made something similar but with spinach and cheese. Love how they came out!

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  26. I bet these would be so perfect fresh out of the oven! I need to try this!

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  27. Pizza, pizza pockets, pizza rolls... I love it all!!! These look so tasty :)

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  28. These look so good! Pizza anything is always a hit in our house!

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