Knockoff Old Chicago Sicilian Pepperoni Rolls Recipe

I always order Sicilian Pepperoni Rolls from Old Chicago so I made a copycat version so that I can have them at home! They are another way of making Pepperoni Pizza Balls but with bread dough instead of biscuits. The addition of pepper jack cheese makes them more spicy.

Last month, I made mini pepperoni loaves and now I tried pepperoni rolls.  They are a knockoff of Sicilian Pepperoni Rolls from Old Chicago.  I am the only person who craves those things?  After I made the mini rolls, I found out that one of the ingredients in the Old Chicago version was ranch dressing.  Now, the previous recipe was fantastic but I wanted to try them with the addition of ranch dressing.  I started out with one loaf of bread dough that had been thawed and allowed to rise.  One loaf made 12 pepperoni rolls.

I cut off pieces of dough and flattened them into a long, skinny rectangle on a greased cutting board.  I spread ranch dressing on the dough and topped it with pepperoni, a slice of pepper jack cheese, shredded marble jack cheese.  Then, I sprinkled on garlic powder, dried onions (Old Chicago uses green onions but my family wouldn’t like that) and pizza seasoning.

Roll up the rectangles and pinch one end to seal in the toppings.

Place the rolls pinched side down in a grease muffin tin and press down on the top to flatten them a bit and make them fill up the cup a little more.  Brush the rolls with melted butter and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and pizza seasoning.  Bake at 350°F for 20-25 minutes until golden brown.  Serve with pizza sauce.

 Once again, they were fantastic!

Old Chicago Copycat Sicilian Pepperoni Rolls

 By The Gunny Sack
1 Loaf Frozen Bread Dough
Ranch Dressing
Pepper Jack Cheese Slices
Shredded Marble Jack Cheese
Garlic Powder
Dried Onion (or chopped green onions)
Pizza Seasoning
Parmesan Cheese
Pizza Sauce

Thaw and raise one loaf of frozen bread dough.  Cut off a piece of dough and flatten into a long rectangle on a greased surface.  Spread on ranch dressing.  Top with pepperoni, pepper jack cheese and shredded marble jack.  Sprinkle with garlic powder, dried onion (or chopped green onions) and pizza seasoning.   Roll up rectangle and pinch one end to hold in toppings.  Place in a greased muffin tin, pinched end down and press down on roll.  Brush with melted butter and sprinkle on Parmesan and pizza seasoning.  Bake at 350°F for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.  Serve with pizza sauce

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  1. I started making these a few months ago—omg—they are so scrumptious. We made them for the Super Bowl then toasted the leftovers a few nights later. YUM!!

  2. these look SO good. Pinning to make sometime soon. Would also love for you to come share at my Tuesday food link party..

  3. I wasn’t hungry a minute ago, now I definitely am!
    These rolls look just delicious

  4. Wow!!! These look so good… :) I am pinning now!! yum!

  5. These look so delicious!


  6. ooooh, gotta try those!

  7. These look so good. I want to make them – now!! Thank you for sharing. :)

  8. Oh, these look divine! Glad to meet you through SITS – thanks for visiting!

  9. Oh. My. Goodness. These look so delicious and easy enough for my horrible dinner-making attention span. I’ll try them. Thanks so much for coming to visit on my SITS day!

  10. Recipes like this make me miss carbs—A LOT haha! This looks so yummy!

  11. Amazing! I have got to give these a try! Pinning for sure. :)

  12. Oh! These look awesome, will put on my to make list this week.

  13. These look wonderful!Stopping by from Whatever Goes Wednesday.

  14. This looks easy and delicious! I am always looking for new things to make for family gatherings. I will try this out. Thanks!

  15. This looks like it would be a big hit in my house as well. And I can just use my homemade pizza dough recipe with my bread machine. Ideas are a whirling in my brain!

  16. You make the most amazing comfort food! Looks so yummy & delicious!

  17. These look delicious!

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