Meg’s Cooking Corner

Friday, October 21, 2011

Stuffed Pizza Rolls

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
mozzarella cheese
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.


Rainy Day Farm said...

Those look good. Can you freeze them? That would be a great thing to make ahead and freeze. Addison loves those pizza pockets, but I don't think they are healthy at all. Thanks for the idea.

Kat said...

Perhaps if you made them completely (baked) then freeze for a short period of time then reheat in toaster oven/oven they might be OK but since it seems to be very quick to make its probably better to make fresh. I don't have a lot of luck with frozen dough.

But these do look like something we would enjoy when were not real hungry during the day or as a "cocktail table" item for parties

Megan said...

These can be frozen, you could flash freeze them individually, or freeze them in a disposable pan. You can either bake from frozen or defrost in the fridge first. Ours are always gone too quick to freeze any leftovers!