Super Simple Homemade Pizza Rolls

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It’s Wednesday, the middle of the week, and the first day of the month, so what are you cooking for supper tonight?  I’ve got a recipe that’s quick to whip up and is sure to please all those grumbling bellies!  These homemade pizza rolls can definitely be adjusted to match your families favorite pizza toppings.  You could even get the kids to help by making a pizza topping bar!  Just lay out their favorite ingredients and let them add what they want.  Ok, whose ready for pizza?

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Ingredients

This is a very simple recipe and can be adjusted to include your favorite pizza toppings.  I usually make these for my son to have as after school snacks.  He’s a teenager, so his “snacks” seem more like meals to me!

Today I’m using a pre-made dough I found at Wal-Mart for just $2 in the fridge section.  I’ve also used dough from the Publix deli, if you have one of those close by.  One thing I do not use is the pizza dough in the can.  Y’all know what I’m talking about!  It’s just not as good and the crust is always too hard.  The crescent rolls in the can are also a no-no because they have too much butter in them already and it just gets a little greasy.

Most of the time I make my own dough using a recipe from Once a Month Meals.  I add seasoning and mix whole wheat and white flour for mine, but it’s still basically the same.  They even have instructions for freezing it for later.

I use turkey pepperoni because it’s just as flavorful, but it doesn’t produce as much grease as regular pepperoni.  Mozzarella cheese is a must for pizza!  Other cheeses have too much fat in them which produces – can you guess? – too much grease!  Can you tell I don’t like greasy pizza? : p

For the sauce, I use whatever I have on hand.  Usually it’s a pasta sauce.  Sometimes I make a sauce with Italian seasoning and crushed tomatoes, which makes a great dipping sauce for the pizza rolls as well.  Most pizza sauces and marinara sauces are too thin to me.  I like a thicker sauce because it doesn’t run out the sides as easily.  Plus it tastes better, in my own opinion!

 

Making the Rolls

Now that I’ve talked your ears off about the ingredients, let’s get these rolls rolling!  When I use a homemade dough, I roll it out into a disc shape and cut it into wedges just like a whole pizza.  The dough I’m using today came in rectangular form, but I still cut it into wedges using a pizza cutter.

Next add a little dollop of sauce to each wedge.

Then add the pepperoni, about 3-4 per wedge.  These are a little wider than the ones I usually cut, so I added a some extra.  Feel free to add your favorite pizza toppings!  These ingredients are just my son’s favorite. : )

Add a sprinkling of mozzarella cheese to each wedge.  Get as cheesy as you like, just remember you’ll be rolling these up!

Time to roll them up!  Fold in the bottom corners of each wedge like so…

Then roll them up like you would a crescent roll!

Place them on a pizza stone or pizza pan.  I prefer a pizza stone because it give the bottom a better flavor and crisper crust.

These can be baked just like this, but let’s add some more flavor to the crust!

Finishing Up

Basting the crust allows you to add more flavor to the external crust.  Who doesn’t love extra flavor?  This baste is just melted butter, Italian seasoning, and a little of the sauce.

Mix it up and it looks like this…

Use a basting brush to spread it over the top of the pizza rolls.  Add a little sprinkling of mozzarella to the top to finish it off.

Now it’s ready for the oven!  When they come out, they’re all bubbly and sizzling and very H-O-T!

Look at how crusty that cheese is!

Let’s take a look on the inside…

This is after it’s cooled but doesn’t that look delicious?

I’ve included freezing instructions in the recipe.  Just be sure to make two batches and make them when no one’s looking!  They tend to disappear quickly!

See y’all back here Friday for another “Finish it Friday.  Have a wonderful Wednesday!

 

 

Super Simple Homemade Pizza Rolls

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 6-8 rolls

Easy mid-week supper! Can also be frozen and used for after school snacks.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb pizza dough
  • 5 oz package of pepperoni
  • 8 oz shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup pasta, pizza, or marinara sauce
  • 2 Tbsp salted butter, melted
  • 2 tsp Italian seasoning

Instructions

  1. Roll out dough into disk or rectangle. Cut dough into wedges like a pizza slice.
  2. Add about 1 Tbsp sauce to the widest portion of each wedge.
  3. Add 3-4 pepperoni slices per wedge.
  4. Top with a sprinkling of mozzarella cheese.
  5. Fold bottom points of the wedge in and roll each wedge up like a crescent roll.
  6. Mix melted butter, Italian seasoning, and a 1 tsp of sauce together in a small bowl.
  7. Spread mixture over the tops of the pizza rolls using a basting brush. Top with a little mozzarella cheese.
  8. Arrange the rolls on a pizza stone and cook for 15 minutes at 400° F.
  9. Let cool and enjoy!
    Freezing Directions
  1. Let pizza rolls cool completely and arrange the pizza rolls on a parchment covered cookie pan or shallow sheet pan.
  2. Place in the freezer for about 20 minutes to flash freeze individually.
  3. Put the pizza rolls in a freezer safe container or Ziploc bag and label.
  4. Reheat in the microwave for about 1 1/2 minutes for 1 roll and about 2 minutes for 2 rolls.

Notes

Serving size depends on the amount of dough used and size of wedges cut. Try adding your favorite toppings to switch things up!

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