Pepperoni 'n Cheese Balls

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

Easy to make treat that the kids and grownups alike will love. Cubes of mozzarella and pepperoni slices are enclosed in refrigerator French bread dough and baked. Found this on the internet, but I'm betting it originally came from Pillsbury who makes the dough.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (11 ounce) can Pillsbury refrigerated crusty french loaf
  • 32 slices pepperoni (thin slices)
  • 8 mozzarella cheese cubes (1" cubes of)


  1. Preheat oven to 375°.
  2. Unroll dough and cut in half, then cut each piece in half and repeat until you have 8 pieces.
  3. Place 2 slices of pepperoni on the corner of each dough square, then top with one cube of cheese, then 2 more slices of pepperoni.
  4. Wrap dough around pepperoni and cheese and be sure to seal all seams well.
  5. Place on a lightly greased baking sheet and bake in center of oven for 10 minutes or until dough is golden brown.
  6. Note: If desired, brush edges of dough with an egg white and water mixture to ensure sealing.
Most Helpful

These were really good! I've made them a few times.I did have some trouble rolling out the french bread dough,(the first time I made them) so the next time I made them I used pizza crust instead.

embutterfly75 July 01, 2006

Received rave reviews and a request for the recipe. I couldn't find the French loaf but used Italian loaf. The problem was that it would not unroll so I had to knead and hand roll - I really didn't think it would work but it sure did. I made them 2 hours before serving (but did not bake them), covered them with a damp cloth in the fridge Popped them in the oven just before serving They took exactly 15 minutes in a 375 oven.. The cheese is all melted and the pepperoni gives it a flavow punch. Definately in my do again appies. Thanks Marie it's a winner -- posted May 26, 2005

Bergy May 26, 2005