These gluten free pepperoni and cream cheese pizza rolls are the perfect low-carb treat for a crowd. Take them along to parties, or serve them to your crew when watching the big game.
These low carb pizza rolls have been such a life saver when I’m invited to a potluck! They’re super fast and easy to make, they don’t cost a fortune, and they make a LOT. They also solve the problem of what to bring when your whole friend group has gone Keto of Low Carb. Because cream cheese and pepperoni are both low carb, each roll contains only 17 calories and 0 carbs. The ingredients are naturally gluten free, so no need to worry there!
Looking for another low carb treat to bring? Check out my amazing layer dip. Serve it with vegetables, or gosh, just eat it with a spoon. (It’s that good!)
Low Carb, Lots of Taste
Low carb pizza rolls are a really great taste and texture experience. There’s the creaminess from the cheese, the chew from the pepperoni, and just a little bit of crunch from the olive. The Italian seasoning in the oregano adds the pizza flavor. Pepperoni, Italian Seasoning, olive, and a creamy cheese filling, very amazing. And very easy to make! Just mix up the filling and pipe it into the pepperoni, roll up the sides and fasten it with an olive on a toothpick. It takes me about 20 minutes from start to finish.
These pizza rolls are almost a unanimous hit. I say almost, because I once brought them to a party where several people hated olives. Not sortof disliked, but actually hated. If you have olive haters in your crowd, you can leave them out or replace them with a halved cherry tomato.
In my grocery store, these are in with the cheese. I’m not really sure why. I usually buy Hormel Pepperoni slices because they are free of all the Big 8 allergens, including gluten.
All you need for this is one 8 ounce block of plain cream cheese. Soften it by unwrapping it leaving it out on the counter. This will make it easier to mix and pipe.
Sour cream will add a bit more tang to the filling and make it a little bit softer. It’s only a little bit, so if you are out of sour cream, don’t run to the store for it. It will be ok without it.
Just two tablespoons of Parmesan cheese adds a lot of depth and flavor to these low carb pizza rolls.
Italian Blend Shredded Cheese
I chose Italian Blend because it has just the flavor I wanted. Not too bland, and not too strong
Looking for another low-carb recipe that uses Italian Blend Shredded Cheese? Click here for my Easy Alfredo Sauce.
Italian Seasoning adds the “pizza” flavor to these pizza rolls. You can find it in the spice section in your grocery store. It usually contains oregano, basil, and thyme.
Add salt to the filling to taste. The Parmesan cheese, pepperoni, and olives are pretty salty as it is, but you might want to add a bit to the filling. The recipe calls for ¼ tsp, but you do you.
To me, the olives are the best part. I used the typical small stuffed green olives. If you have a favorite olive, feel free to mix it up. If your crowd doesn’t care for olives, you can leave them off or replace them with a halved cherry tomato.
This recipe makes around 50 little rolls.
- 1 6oz Pack Pepperoni Slices
- 1 8oz Block Cream Cheese softened
- 1 Tablespoon Sour Cream
- 2 Tablespoons Parmesan Cheese
- ½ Cup Italian Blend Shredded Cheese
- 1 Tablespoon Italian Seasoning
- ¼ teaspoon Salt
- 40-60 Stuffed Green Olives
To Make Filling
- Mix together cream cheese and sour cream until smooth.
- Mix in Parmesan and Italian cheeses, Italian seasoning, and salt until well combined.
To Assemble Rolls
- Pipe or spread about 2 teaspoons of filling onto the middle of each slice of pepperoni.
- Skewer olives with toothpicks.
- Fold over the sides of pepperoni and use the toothpicks to secure the pepperoni into rolls.
- Keep refrigerated until serving.
Serving Size1 roll
Amount Per Serving Calories 17Total Fat 2gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 3mgSodium 54mgCarbohydrates 0gFiber 0gSugar 0gProtein 1g