Introduction: Homemade Pizza Rolls

Good for any occasion (including the SuperBowl), pizza rolls are just a classic. And while they are easy to buy, they are pretty easy to make and personalize!

Step 1: Supplies

Ingredients*
  • Pizza Dough - 13.8 oz store bought pre made
  • Pizza Sauce - I used about 6 oz of a 14 oz jar
  • Mozzarella Cheese - I used about 4 oz of a 16 oz bag
  • Pepperoni or filling of choice - I had an 8 oz bag and probably didn't use half

Other Supplies:
Recipe will make 20 Pizza Rolls

* These are the ingredients and amounts I used.  I hope everyone will make it with whatever ingredients they like best whether it be a certain store-bought brand or fresh homemade ingredients :)

Step 2: Prepare

To start off, your pepperonis are too big to fit into your Pizza Rolls.  You can buy them in smaller pieces already (I'm sure) or cut them up.  I wanted nice small pieces so I cut them into 4 strips and then cut those strips three more times to get 16 little pieces from one pepperoni.

To get the dough ready, spread it out.  If it is store bought, it should fairly easily spread into a nice rectangle.  You are going to cut this into 5 strips and cut each strip into 4 pieces, making 20 rolls.  After you cut them, get them ready to be made into rolls by carefully stretching the squares so they are more of a rectangle.  

Sometimes your dough might be too thin.  I found this wasn't too hard to fix.  Take your square that needs fixing and fold it like you would a piece of paper and press it together. (folding it twice gets it back into a nice square)  As long as it doesn't have any holes now, you can lightly stretch it into a rectangle.

Lay these out.  I just did a couple at a time.

Step 3: Assemble and Bake

Time to put the rolls together.
  1. Spread sauce on the pizza roll, but don't get too close to the edges and try not to put on too much.
  2. Put some cheese on one side of the rectangle
  3. Put your toppings on top of the cheese
  4. Carefully grab the side that doesn't have the extra toppings (right side in my pictures) and stretch it lightly while bring it to meet the other side (left side)
  5. Carefully pinch the edges together holding in all of the toppings.

I greased my pan with some baking spray, but I don't know if you have to.  I just figured, better safe than sorry.

Bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for about 8 minutes.  Take them out and flip them and then bake them for about 5 more minutes.  If the open up, you will hear some sizzling.  This is fine, it happens.  Just bake them until they are completely cooked.


(If you are wondering why I just did 4, it is just because I wanted to make sure they would work before I went for it.  I baked all the rest after these came out of the oven.)

Step 4: Enjoy

Time to eat them!  Many of mine burst open, like store bought Pizza Rolls tend to do, but they still tasted good!

Comments

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ForTheLoveOfFood (author)2015-07-28

i saw this while i was fasting and thought it torture! but now that i think about it, i wanna make these, bad!

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They are pretty darn tasty if I do say so myself :D

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i made em and they were AUSUM!!!!!

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Glad to hear it!

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may i also say ur quite pretty!

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madison.dixon.583 (author)2014-08-17

can you freeze them before you cook then to make them last longer

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I believe everything on its own can be frozen, so I don't see why not :) But I'm not sure on the cooking time then.

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Kona-chan (author)2013-04-27

looks good!
i'm gonna show this to my mom!!

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Awesome! Hope you guys make it sometime :)

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tudgeanator (author)2013-02-08

Little mini calzone! Top work, they look delicious

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Very delicious :)

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MercuryCrest (author)2013-02-03

Mmmm. I've got to try this with homemade pizza dough (got any recipes? I haven't been happy with most of the ones I've found....).

I wonder how well these would freeze.

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I have not taken a shot at making pizza dough yet :( Did you find a recipe you like?

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pelcon (author)2013-02-01

as they cook poke holes in them to prevent them from bursting

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Penolopy Bulnick (author)pelcon2013-02-01

Thanks! I'll have to try that next time :)

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xruiz (author)2013-01-28

Looks SOOOOOO delicious!

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Penolopy Bulnick (author)xruiz2013-02-01

Thanks :)

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StoryAddict (author)2013-01-27

I pretty much just made the exact same thing a few weeks ago, except I used crescent rolls and stuffed them way too much, so there was definitely spillage, but they were SO good. I will try the real pizza dough next time though with your cutting method!

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Mmm! Sounds good! I debated using something other than pizza dough, but thought I should go with this route and try to reduce the chances of failure on my part!

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It was a bit extra salty since it was the "buttery flavor" kind, but even room temperature, they were still really good. I highly recommend it for party platters.

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twinkleshine (author)2013-01-28

Thank you. I'll try these. Soon!

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Yay! Glad to hear it!

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IamTheMomo (author)2013-01-27

I have some leftover egg roll wraps I think I'll use this way and get the pizza dough later! My Hubs will love these! Thanks for sharing!

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Sounds great! I'm sure they will be tasty :)

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realife11 (author)2013-01-27

I think I will try fillo dough or puff pastry instead, because pizza dough sits like cement in my gut :-(

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Sounds like a good idea :) Let me know how they turn out!

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realife11 (author)2013-01-27

Great, I was just going to go tomorrow and buy some, but instead I think I will try these. Good job!

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Awesome idea! They are pretty easy to whip up :)

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thescratchycat (author)2013-01-27

Yay sounds yummy gonna try tomorrow :)

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Hope they turn out great :)

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gbaker5 (author)2013-01-27

Thanks for the recipe, my kids will love these.

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Penolopy Bulnick (author)gbaker52013-01-28

Awesome, awesome!

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Tigermouse (author)2013-01-27

I could roll into one of those right now! :D

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:)

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AuutmnLavina (author)2013-01-27

Look yummie! You must be a hit on game day!

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armed10 (author)2013-01-27

I WILL make these, tonight! Thanks so much for the recipe

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Penolopy Bulnick (author)armed102013-01-28

Yay! I would love to hear how yours turned out :)

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Spokehedz (author)2013-01-27

Bursting is the result of too much pressure inside them. Either wet down the edge with egg wash (egg mixed up with a tablespoon of water) or you can crimp them with the tines of a fork for a more... ravoli look.

Also be sure to squeeze out as much air as you can, as it can expand and blow out seams.

Good job!

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Thanks for the tips and thanks for looking!

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Zanaji (author)2013-01-27

You could probably make these bigger for pizza pockets, I'd think you'd just need to increase baking time.

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Penolopy Bulnick (author)Zanaji2013-01-28

For sure! Those would be tasty too :)

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diy_bloke (author)2013-01-27

looks great and tasty

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Thank you :)

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chris the gardener (author)2013-01-27

Very tempting, I'll give them a go

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Yay! I hope you do and I hope you enjoy them :)

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esanjuro tadokoro (author)2013-01-28

Ya me dio hambre

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¡Gracias! Espero que los hacen :)

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lindarose92 (author)2013-01-24

These are sooo good! We have something very similar to this in Italy called calzoni or panzerotti :)

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diy_bloke (author)lindarose922013-01-27

Let's face it. Italian cuisine is the best in Europe

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