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Cheater Pepperoni Pizza Rolls

Pepperoni Pizza Rolls

Oh my word, I do NOT want to be back in the swing of things. Not one bit. Nope. Nada. Can’t my family just stay on vacation permanently? Can’t the kids just stay at home and learn? Can’t I stop driving them to school? Sigh.

That whole whining up there is part of the reason that we are going to be homeschooling next year. Our lifestyle has changed so much in the past few months with Mike working at home that it seems we are either coming or going or staying or leaving…well, you get the picture. Next year is going to be a big adventure for this family, just wait and see! There are so many changes that if I don’t get excited over them, they will simply overwhelm me, so excited it is!

Meanwhile, the kids are back in school. They still have the sniffles but for Pete’s sake, they need to go back, it’s been almost 6 weeks I do believe. Apparently my family believes in a winter vacation just like summer vacation 😉

This kid. I could happily have him home all day.


With the kids back in school comes our crazy schedule. School. Piano and voice lessons. Cubs. The Cook Off work for me. I start looking for cheater snacks, easy food that is still yummy and healthy.

These cheater pepperoni pizza rolls are just that.

If you make sure to get a nitrates free pepperoni, low-fat cheese, some lovely cheese tortillas? These definitely make my list as a good choice for my kids to snack on.

Pepperoni Pizza Rolls Did I also mention that these are fast? My children are like starving feral wolves when they get home, there ain’t no waiting or Momma’s going to be eaten.

You do this.


You roll these little suckers up, pop them in the oven until the cheese melts and boom! Done!

OR you nuke then in the microwave, which takes less than a minute. Even cheatier!


This is the perfect snack for after school homework time, chock full of protein but still they are light enough that the kids will have their appetite left for supper.

The lovely thing? No weird chemicals or preservatives in them, you get to choose the tortillas that you want to use and the fillings. Most pizza roll ups and pops and the like are chock full of nasty things. (Though strangely I crave a Pizza Pop about once a year, seriously. Then the kids get to take some in their lunches due to my weirdness.)

So, anyone else have the January Back to School Blahs? Are you having a hard time getting back into the swing of things or are you just sighing in relief that the kids have done back to school and it’s all quiet now?




Cheater Pepperoni Pizza Rolls

  • Author: Karlynn Johnston
  • Prep Time: 1 min
  • Cook Time: 5 min
  • Total Time: 6 min
  • Category: snacks


Healthier cheater pizza rolls that take only minutes to make!


one large tortilla of your choice I used a cheese tortilla

  • 10-12 pieces small of nitrates free pepperoni
  • 1/2 cup low-fat old cheddar cheese
  • 1-2 tbsp pizza sauce of your choice


  1. Spread out the pizza sauce on the tortilla.
  2. Place the pepperoni slices on top of the sauce as evenly as possible.
  3. Sprinkle the cheese over the top.
  4. Roll up the tortilla and place on a plate (to microwave) or a baking sheet (to heat in oven.
  5. Either microwave the tortilla until the cheese is melted or cook in a 400 degree oven until the cheese is melted.
  6. Remove and slice the tortilla into rolls.
  7. Serve to starving feral wolf children


  • Serving Size: 1



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  • Reply
    angela hammill
    March 26, 2017 at 1:51 pm

    MY 5YR OLD SON LOVES THESE !!! i use nitrate free pepperoni as well 🙂

  • Reply
    Richard Reid
    January 25, 2017 at 1:07 pm

    You live in Edmonton, where do you get nitrate free pepperoni?

  • Reply
    Wanda Tracey
    July 16, 2016 at 4:01 am

    Oh they look delicious as a great snack!! 🙂

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