Friday, September 18, 2015

Pizza Rolls

We're big pizza lovers in our house. It might not make it on the menu every single week, but pretty darn close. And being a foodie, I love to experiment with new ideas. That's where these pizza rolls came in to the picture.

They're just like a cinnamon roll but using pizza dough and pizza toppings. How fun is that?! Great for the lunch box, weekend football parties or just switching up the ol' pizza night. I always rely on the same pizza crust recipe, and usually try using half whole wheat flour for extra nutrients and the family never makes a fuss. It really tastes just as good.

As far as fillings, I would suggest sticking with either a plain cheese or meats such as ham, pepperoni or salami. Feel free to try sausage but I have a feeling it might be a little too bulky for these. These would also freeze well too. Perfect for thawing quickly for packed lunches or just to have on hand for a quick appetizer or light meal.

Pizza Rolls

1 batch pizza dough
pizza sauce
pepperoni, diced
salami, diced
shredded mozzarella cheese

Divide dough into three separate balls. Taking the first ball, roll out onto a well floured surface to a rectangular shape. Spread a thin layer of pizza sauce onto dough. Sprinkle with cheese and meat toppings. Roll up starting with the long side. Using a sharp knife, cut into slices.

Place slices onto a baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes, until lightly browned. Remove from oven and serve immediately with remaining pizza sauce.

Repeat with remaining ingredients.  Makes around 36 pizza rolls.

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