A Favorite Little Treat

Anyone who is from there or any of the surrounding locations knows that West Virginia has a delectable little secret. It’s a favorite food. WV is the state, (Yes West Virginia is it’s own state, not a part of Virginia), that is credited with creating it. It started, (to my knowledge), in the northern part of the state. 

It’s called Pepperoni RollsGood Ol' WV Pepperoni Rolls

Below I’m sharing to some of my favorite products that I use to make these rolls.

Although I don’t think any one person is credited with its creation. It’s popularity extends to every part of the state, from the 2 panhandles to the deep mountainous coal country. You can find them in most restaurants, road side convenience stores, gas stations and pizza places.

I’ve seen versions of a food on Pinterest called a Pepperoni Roll that looks more like a Pizza rolled up than West Virginia Pepperoni Rolls. These rolls are exactly that, a dinner roll with pepperoni stuffed inside. You can usually find them in 2 varieties; with cheese and without cheese. I like BOTH!

Serve them with a side salad or veggie for a quick dinner at home. They make a great snack for a sporting party or youth event. I’ve even taken them along to potlucks and they are always a big hit. These little treats are great on a night when you have to be moving around town. You can make them up ahead of time, freeze, thaw in the morning and let rise, then bake for about 20 minutes for a convenient meal.

Pepperoni Rolls (Here is my version).

Pepperoni Rolls
I use my handy staple to make the bread.


Pepperoni Rolls
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1293 calories
24 g
280 g
99 g
75 g
46 g
366 g
3438 g
6 g
2 g
40 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1293
Calories from Fat 879
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 99g
Saturated Fat 46g
Trans Fat 2g
Polyunsaturated Fat 5g
Monounsaturated Fat 35g
Cholesterol 280mg
Sodium 3438mg
Total Carbohydrates 24g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 6g
Protein 75g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 1 frozen bread dough (thawed)
  2. apx. 48 slices of pepperoni
  3. Mozzarella Cheese
  1. Divide into even roll size portions.
  2. Flatten each portion.
  3. Lay 4 pepperoni slices on top.
  4. Sprinkle with shredded mozzarella cheese (if desired).
  5. Let rise until about doubled in size.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes until golden brown.
  7. Can be served hot or at room temp.
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West Virginia’s Delectable Pepperoni Rolls
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6 thoughts on “West Virginia’s Delectable Pepperoni Rolls

  • November 20, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    This looks delicious! Can’t wait to try it! Pinned it ! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  • November 20, 2013 at 10:36 pm

    Being a WV girl, I love pepperoni rolls 🙂 We make huge batches of them at West Virginia Christian Youth Camp every summer and they are anticipated by staff and campers! We make our dough from scratch, but it’s not whole wheat!

    • November 21, 2013 at 4:36 am

      The bread recipe I use as linked to above i s a white roll. If I’m in the mood for wheat I use 1/2 white flour 1/2 whole wheat. They are sifter than all whole wheat. My dh went to WVCYC in the 80’s. 🙂


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