Pizza Egg Rolls

A few years back I was experimenting with different types of egg rolls to make. I would add different meats, veggies and spices. Some were successful, some not so much. Finally, Ryan suggested that I try making a pizza version. It was a genius idea. Don’t tell him that though, we don’t want it to go to his head.

Noticeably absent from these “pizza” egg rolls, is one of everyone’s favorite pizza ingredients: cheese. This isn’t because I am not currently eat cheese, it is because while I love cheese on pizza, I actually don’t like cheese in these. When I tried using cheese, it seemed to take over and actually made the texture a little funky. Instead, with these pizza egg rolls you get a crispy outside shell filled with crumbly sausage, hearty pepperoni and crisp veggies. Dipped in marinara and you won’t need a pizza parlor.

Pizza Egg Rolls Recipe

Makes 12 rolls Prep Time: Cook Time:


  • 1/4 pound ground mild Italian sausage
  • 1 cup diced pepperoni
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 yellow onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Approximately 12 egg roll wrappers
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • oil for frying



Brown Italian sausage in a skillet over medium heat. Strain excess grease, reserve 1 tablespoon of pan drippings.


Return sausage to the pan. Stir in pepperoni, bell pepper, onion, garlic, oregano and salt. Cook until vegetables are softened, about 3 minutes.


To assemble the egg rolls: using one egg roll wrapper with one point towards you, place 1 heaping tablespoon of filling about an inch from the point closest to you. Working away from you, fold the wrapper over the filling. Next fold in both sides. Dip a brush or your finger in the egg and brush onto the wrapper. Continue rolling to seal completely. Repeat with remaining filling and wrappers.


Heat 1 inch of oil in a pan until 375 degrees. Fry egg rolls in batches until golden brown. Sprinkle with kosher salt. Serve hot.



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  • Reply
    April 4, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    Now that is something I can enjoy!

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    Lisa @ Snappy Gourmet
    March 29, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    Pizza & Chinese all together…my kids would love these! Their 2 favorite foods!

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    March 23, 2012 at 9:47 am

    mmm these look awesome!! Def gonna try these this weekend

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    Jenn's Food Journey
    March 23, 2012 at 3:41 am

    Fantastic idea! And the ingredients you put in these could be endless.. just like a pizza!

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