Side note--I went on a blind date to Old Chicago once, and the guy texted his friends under the table the whole time. I'm not exaggerating. Every minute or so he would send a text, and this was before texting was super popular. Did he really think I couldn't see what he was doing? Did he think he was being less rude by doing it under the table? It was a very interesting "date." So glad that stage in my life is over! Thankfully we just met for drinks (although the pepperoni rolls would have helped the situation), but it was pretty painful. At least it was trivia night, so I had something to entertain me while he was constantly texting; to be honest, the trivia entertained me when he wasn't texting either! Ok, sorry about the tangent. Just want you to know a little about my super exciting single days.
These rolls are great, and let me tell you--they are not just another pizza roll. They have some interesting ingredients that give them a great, unique flavor. Pepper jack cheese instead of mozzarella, chives, and ranch dressing instead of pizza sauce all help to make these incredible. There's a little kick to them, but they're definitely not very spicy--it's more of a tang than a spice. I know they sound strange, but those ingredients just work. The hubs does not like ranch at all, but he loves these rolls. Gushes over them, which is rare. You should try them as an alternative to pizza on your next pizza night. They'll be a huge hit. Maybe they'll even keep a blind date from texting his friends all evening. Maybe.
Makes about 8 rolls
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1/2 recipe pizza dough (recipe makes two)
1/3 cup ranch dressing
1 cup pepper jack cheese
1/2-3/4 cup pepperoni
1/3 cup green onions
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
Preheat your oven to 475 degrees. Roll or spread your pizza dough into a 15x8 inch rectangle (it doesn’t have to be perfect, just get the general measurements). Spread the ranch dressing over it. Sprinkle the pepper jack cheese on top of the ranch dressing and then place enough pepperoni over the cheese to cover completely. Spread the green onions and sprinkle garlic powder over everything. Roll up the dough from the long end (like cinnamon rolls) and pinch the seams to seal. Cut about 1/2-1 inch off the edges, and cut the rest into two-inch pieces (or so). Place cut side down into a greased pan. Let rest and rise for 30 minutes (if you have time). Bake at 475 degrees for 8-10 minutes until browned and then sprinkle parmesan cheese over the rolls. Serve with marinara or pizza sauce.
Source: Slightly adapted from Suburban Utopia