Cheater Pepperoni Pizza Rolls

Healthier cheater pizza rolls that take only minutes to make!
Pepperoni Pizza Rolls in White Plate Over a Notebook
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Pepperoni Pizza Rolls in White Plate Over a Notebook

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.

A boy wearing blue shirt holding a plate with Pepperoni Pizza Rolls

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.

close up of Pepperoni Pizza Rolls in White Plate Over a Notebook

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.

tortilla with pizza sauce, pepperoni slices sprinkled with cheese

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!

rolled up tortilla with pizza sauce, pepperoni slices sprinkled with cheese

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?

If you love these and want to try something cool, try my Campfire Pizza (it’s to die for!). Prefer frozen ones? Try our Air Fryer Pizza Rolls instead.



Cheater Pepperoni Pizza Rolls

Healthier cheater pizza rolls that take only minutes to make!
5 from 4 votes
Pepperoni Pizza Rolls in White Plate Over a Notebook
Prep Time
1 minute
Cook Time
5 minutes
Total Time
6 minutes
Karlynn Johnston


  • 1 large tortilla of your choice I used a cheese tortilla
  • 1/2 cup (10-12 small slices) nitrate free pepperoni
  • 1/2 cup low- fat old cheddar cheese
  • 1-2 tablespoons pizza sauce of your choice


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

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1g, Calories: 196kcal, Carbohydrates: 17g, Protein: 16g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 12mg, Sodium: 647mg, Potassium: 132mg, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 180IU, Vitamin C: 1.1mg, Calcium: 266mg, Iron: 1.2mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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Karlynn Johnston

I’m a busy mom of two, wife & cookbook author who loves creating fast, fresh meals for my little family on the Canadian prairies. Karlynn Facts: I'm allergic to broccoli. I've never met a cocktail that I didn't like. I would rather burn down my house than clean it. Most of all, I love helping YOU get dinner ready because there's nothing more important than connecting with our loved ones around the dinner table!

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  1. Leroy says

    Serve to starving feral wolf children! That is hilarious!

  2. angela hammill says

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

  3. Richard Reid says

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

  4. Wanda Tracey says

    Oh they look delicious as a great snack!! 🙂

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