Friday, September 21, 2012

Stuffed Pizza Rolls

Recently, Sophia, Olivia, and I came home after their equestrian vaulting lesson and we needed to make something quick for dinner. On my meal plan for the week, I had put stuffed pizza rolls for dinner.

I saw a picture of these homemade pizza rolls, and clicked over the Six Sisters Stuff where there was a recipe for Stuffed Pizza Rolls. The site noted that the recipe originally was from Our Best Bites.

Stuffed Pizza Rolls that we made.
They were very good; and 
we will definitely make them again.

They are sometimes called "inside out pizza" because the pizza ingredients are tucked inside the dough. The pizza or dipping sauce makes these great appetizers or snacks. However, for us, this ended up being dinner.


1 roll refrigerated pizza dough (we used one loaf of frozen bread dough)
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
1 tablespoons olive oil or melted butter
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
Mozzarella cheese, diced or grated
Pizza toppings of your choice (e.g., onions, peppers, sun-dried tomatoes, pepperoni slices, sausage, mushrooms)
Marinara or pizza sauce for dipping (we used spaghetti sauce)


Preheat oven to heat specified on pizza dough package (we heated the oven to 400 degrees).

Unroll the pizza dough onto a lightly-floured surface. Roll the dough so it's about 12" by 8." Using a pizza cutter, cut the dough into 24 squares. (Note: in retrospect, the pizza dough may be easier to use. The frozen bread dough, though thawed, didn't roll out as easily. We also didn't get 24 pieces - we got 12 pieces of dough from one loaf of frozen bread dough.)

Place cheese and desired toppings on each square. (Remember not to put the marinara/pizza sauce on the dough - it's for dipping once the rolls are baked). Keep in mind that you want to use some restraint with the toppings since you need to be able to enclose the toppings in the dough.

When all of the dough squares have toppings and cheese on them, carefully pull up the edges of the dough and wrap it around the toppings. Pinch to make sure each ball is sealed completely. Then, place each pizza roll seam side down in a lightly-sprayed pan. (Note: we used three different small pans so we knew who made each pizza roll.)

Brush the tops of the dough balls with melted butter or olive oil. (Since we were trying to make dinner quickly, we simply use the spray oil over the top of the dough balls.) Sprinkle with garlic, Italian seasoning, and Parmesan cheese. (Note: Olivia chose to skip the toppings; and Sophia and I chose the garlic powder and Parmesan cheese.)

Bake the stuffed pizza rolls in the oven for about 15-20 minutes or until golden brown on top. (Note: We set the timer for 10 minutes, and then kept checking on them every two minutes until they were golden brown.)

Serve warm with warmed pizza or marinara sauce on the side for dipping.

Stuffed Pizza Rolls with dipping sauce.


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