Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Home Made Pizza Rolls

My family loves anything and everything pizza.  So I find myself making pizza or pizza type foods a couple times  a month… at least.

For a while I have been making a recipe for Chicken Broccoli Rolls that I just love.  One night when we were eating these Joel just happened to casually mention that these rolls would be perfect with pizza topping stuffed into them.

Being the loving wife I am I decided to surprise him one night with Pizza Rolls.

These can be a bit time consuming, but they are well worth the extra effort.

The recipe that follows is what I make for 3 boys voracious boys, 2 adults, and my daughter who can pack it away just as good as her brothers can.  You can easily cut this recipe in half or increase it if need be.


Home Made Pizza Rolls


2 packages of yeast (this is equivalent to 4  1/2 t)

2 c  warm water, divided

2 t  sugar

1/2 c melted butter, cooled to room temperature

5-6 c flour white, wheat, or a combination. I tend to use 1 to1  1/2 cups wheat and the rest white.

3 t salt

In a bowl dissolve yeast in 1/2 c water. Stir in sugar and let set for 5 minutes or until bubbly. Pour in cooled butter and remaining water, stir.  Add 2 cups flour and the salt.  Mix well using a hand mixer for approximately 2 minutes. Work in as much of the remaining flour as possible by hand. Knead for about 10 minutes or until dough isn’t sticky.  Place in a bowl and let rise for about 1 hour or until doubled in size.  Punch down, cover and let rest for 30 minutes more.

In the meantime prepare your toppings:


Use your favorite recipe or store bought brand.  I use a pint of my home canned tomato sauce mixed with a can of tomato paste, a pinch of sugar, a bit or garlic powder and a tablespoon of a pizza seasoning that I buy from our local Natural Grocery.


Be creative!  We use any of the following,i depending on what I have on hand:  sausage, bacon, peperoni, diced ham,  fresh tomato,onion and green pepper sautéed in a bit of olive oil, green or black olives, mushrooms, feta cheese, and mozzarella cheese.



Pizza Rolls- SycamoreLane Photography



Divide dough into 18 pieces.  Roll out one piece of dough into a circle, keeping dough about 1/4 inch thick don’t go to thin or your dough will break and your topping will leak out.  Place amount of sauce that you like on the circle to within an inch of edges. Place desired toppings on top of sauce.  Here you will have to experiment with how much you want in the roll or in our case how much you can fit in the roll!  Using warm water wet your finger and go around the edges of the dough.  Fold in the edges of dough and seal together.  Flip the roll over and place on a greased cooking sheet.  Repeat with remaining 17 pieces of dough.  Before placing in the oven poke with a knife or fork to create vent holes for the steam to escape.  I actually cut my children’s initials in their rolls, because everyone had different toppings in their rolls.

Bake in a 375 degree oven for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.

Remove from oven brush tops with butter.  Sprinkle with garlic powder and Parmesan cheese.



Pizza Rolls-1-SycamoreLane Photography


Oh and try not to burn your mouth by being to eager to taste these. ( I personally wouldn’t know anything about that…Ah-hem)


  1. Those look yummy! I love pizza! The boys like it,but I could eat it everyday. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Looks so good! I made a new pizza tonight and it was SOOO good. It's called Jalapeno Fire (?) Pizza...I'm in bed right now and feeling too lazy to make sure that's the real title :). It calls for chicken but I had some ground sausage to use up. You also use cheese,diced tomato, onion, jalapenos (I put banana peppers on my half instead) and black olives. I made the kids a cheese pizza and Brian and I ooh-ed, aah-ed and mmmm-ed over our pizza, which we gladly got to hog all to ourselves!

  3. Those look and sound yummy! My kids love all things pizza also, but it gets awfully expensive ordering a few times a month. I will have to try these! Now I know what's for dinner on Friday! :)

  4. Looks yummy!! I am thinking these would be well received by this crew, too! Love your blog :)


  5. I'm going to have to give this a try my friend! Your photos just make them shine!!! Hmmm...I hear you on the voracious appetites...we have that around here too!! :)

    Love to you!

  6. These look so good! My husband LOVES pizza, so pinning this! :)

  7. Oh wow. Mouth watering photo to say the least. These sure beat my 15 minute pizzas (pizza toppings on bread, toasted in an oven)lol. Have a great weekend, my friend :)

  8. Yum, Jenn.
    I make something similar only using ground beef, Italian Seasonings, the veggies of your choice and cream cheese. So good.
    And the photo of you at the bottom...I know have said this. But, it's a beautiful picture of you! Will you come take one of me? I need a purty little picture. And could you also edit the lines around my eyes? Ha!


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