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Pepperoni Rolls Were a Hit!

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20121008-173411.jpg Easy dinner tonight! These pepperoni rolls are great as an appetizer or as a meal with a side salad. You could even eat them in place of garlic bread with a pasta meal if you leave out the pepperoni.

I used three loaves of frozen bread dough. I placed them on a cookie sheet and covered them loosely with plastic wrap sprayed with cooking spray. I let the loaves thaw for about 3 hours. They do not need to rise. Once thawed, I rolled each loaf into an approximately 11×11 square. Then I brushed on olive oil and added a layer of pepperoni. Then I covered with a layer of shredded Colby and Monterey Jack cheese followed by a layer of mozzarella cheese and a sprinkling of Parmesan cheese. You can use as much or as little cheese as you like and really whatever kind you like best. Next, I sprinkled on some garlic powder and Italian seasoning.

20121008-174116.jpg Finally, roll the dough up like a jelly roll. Place on a cookie sheet seam side down. Brush with melted butter,sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and bake at 375 for about 25 minutes. Slice into individual rolls and serve with pizza, marinara or spaghetti sauce for dipping.



Author: Erica Buteau

Erica Buteau is head chef at Chateau Buteau where she cooks for a family of seven, also known there as Mom, Nonna, Babe and sometimes referee. She lost 180 pounds by following a low carb diet and incorporating DDP Yoga into her lifestyle. Additionally, Erica is an Associate Professor of Technology at a Community College and also does freelance writing, blogging and is heavily involved in Social Media and Online Marketing, PR and Marketing Measurement and Communications Research. Her PR Friendly blog, ButeauFull Chaos! focuses on product reviews, parenting, living healthy, weight loss, being a mom, empowering women, grandparenting, children and teen's issues (including Autism, ADHD, Childhood Bipolar Disorder, Learning Disabilities and teen pregnancy and parenting), family travel and recipes.

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