Now that my oldest son is a teenager, he wants to eat all the time. And to my dismay, he constantly asks for unhealthy things I don't buy like hot pockets and frozen pizzas rolls. So I was excited to find on the blog Our Best Bites a recipe for homemade stuffed pizza rolls. This recipe is very quick to make, easy to adapt, healthier than the storebought stuff and makes a teenage boy happy and full (for the moment).
Stuffed Pizza Rolls
1 roll refrigerated pizza dough (or make your own)
2 Tbsp grated parmesan cheese
1 Tbsp olive oil or melted butter
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp dried Italian seasoning
marinara/pizza sauce for dipping
Pizza toppings of choice: pepperoni, sausage, vegetables, etc.
*For a different variation: try chicken, bacon, cheddar cheese and dip in ranch sauce
Preheat oven to 400. Unroll your pizza dough onto a lightly floured surface. Pat or roll the dough so it's about 12" x 8". Use a pizza cutter to slice the dough into 24 squares (6 x 4 rows).
Place cheese and desired toppings on each square. Carefully lift up the corners of each square and wrap the dough around the toppings. Pinch to make sure each ball is sealed shut and then place seam side down in lightly sprayed pie pans (or similiar sized dishes). Brush the tops of the dough balls with olive oil or melted butter. Sprinkle on garlic and Italian seasoning and top with parmesan cheese. Cook them in the oven for about 15-20 minutes or until golden brown on top. Serve warm with warmed marinara sauce on the side for dipping.