It comes from Gooseberry Patch's latest cookbook, Game-Day Fan Fare. I'm gonna tell y'all, this is my kind of cookbook. When it comes to Gooseberry Patch cookbooks, I know I will always find lots of tried and true recipes. These recipes come from regular folks like you and me and they've been made and tested in regular kitchens.
And as you can see, I have dog-eared a bunch of recipes to make from this one. There are all types of recipes to make your game day fun and yummy.
The book is broken down into 6 categories. And these aren't just great recipes for game day. There are treats for any day of the week and for any event. Many of these recipes would make great weeknight meals or desserts.
I wanted to share a fun little recipe from this cookbook so I went straight to the "Major League Munchies" section. Normally I go right to the desserts first. That's my standard operating cookbook procedure. But game day food is usually all about the savory munchies so I thought I'd share a recipe from this book that would be perfect for your next get together. Or in my case, a great snack for me and my kiddo!
Enter the Pepperoni Roll-Up. So incredibly easy to make (even the kids can help!) and so tasty. This one will definitely be made often at my house.
1 (8 oz.) tube refrigerated crescent rolls
16 slices pepperoni, quartered (see notes below)
2 mozzarella cheese sticks, quartered (see notes below)
2 tbsp. melted butter
Garnish: pizza sauce, warmed
Preheat oven to 375F degrees. Spray baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray (I just covered mine with some nonstick aluminum foil). Separate crescent roll dough into 8 triangles. Place 8 quartered pepperoni pieces on each triangle.
Place a piece of string cheese on the long edge of each triangle. Sprinkle each piece with Italian Seasoning.
Starting with the long edge, roll up dough and tuck in sides. Place seam side down, 2 inches apart on baking sheet. Brush each roll with melted butter (this part isn't in original recipe but I thought it would help the seasoning stick to the top a bit better and add a bit of flavor too.)
Sprinkle tops with Italian Seasoning and a little garlic salt.
Bake at 375F degrees for 10-12 minutes until golden brown.
Serve with warmed pizza sauce for dipping.
Cook's Notes: When I make these again (and I will definitely make them again), I will add a bit more pepperoni and cheese to each crescent roll. I would use a half stick of mozzarella next time (instead of a quartered) and maybe another slice of pepperoni or two on each one.