Stuffed Pizza Rolls

CATEGORIES: Italian, Pizza, Sara, Small Bites

We sometimes call this “Inside-Out” pizza too. They’re garlicky, cheesy little pizza dough balls filled with all of the yummy toppings you’d put on a pizza. To eat, just pop one off and dunk it in marinara sauce. Don’t you love finger food? And don’t you love dunking things? I suppose regular pizza is finger food as well, but for some reason this is way more fun. Must be the dunking factor. You can pick your own fillings. We love Canadian bacon and pineapple, or Italian turkey sausage and chopped peppers. Pepperoni and cheese is always a hit and you could easily make these vegetarian as well. This makes great party food or a fun appetizer, but in our house we often pair it with a salad and call it dinner. It works especially great for little fingers so my boys love ’em!

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You’ll need a roll of refrigerator pizza dough (or make your own…or buy some from your favorite pizza shop or Sam’s Club/Costco), pizza sauce (our favorite recipe!), some grated parmesan cheese, olive oil or melted butter, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, 8 ounces mozzarella cheese, cut into cubes, and your favorite pizza toppings of choice (we’re using mini pepperoni).

pizza roll ingredients

 

Preheat oven to heat specified on pizza dough package. Usually it’s 400 F. If you make your own dough, bake it at 400.

Unroll your pizza dough onto a lightly floured surface. Pat or roll the dough so it’s about 12″ by 8″. Use a pizza cutter to slice the dough into 24 squares.

pizza dough cut into squares

Place cheese and desired toppings on each square.

pizza toppings on dough pieces

(Note that you’re not putting the marinara sauce on the dough; it’s for dipping after) It’s easy to overfill these–you want to make sure you can close them, so about a heaping tablespoon of toppings should be plenty.

When all of your dough squares have cheese and toppings on them, carefully lift up each square and wrap the dough around the toppings.

folding stuffed pizza rolls

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Pinch to make sure each ball is sealed shut and then place them seam side down in a lightly sprayed pie pan (or similar sized dish).

pizza rolls in pan

Brush the tops of the dough balls with olive oil or melted butter (I’ve used both and there’s not much difference in result) and then sprinkle with the garlic and Italian seasoning and top with Parmesan cheese.sprinkling pizza rolls with parmesan (In lieu of the Parmesan, garlic, and Italian seasoning you could substitute this garlic bread seasoning.)

Bake in the preheated oven for about 15-20 minutes or until golden brown on top. Keep an eye on them! Doughs vary, so I’d check them after even 10 minutes.

pulling pizza roll from pan
Serve warm with warmed marinara sauce on the side for dipping.

dunking pizza roll in marinara
The outsides are like garlic bread and the insides are full of oozing cheese. This might just be a perfect food.

pulling apart pizza roll

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Got a flavor combo in mind? Share it! And try out this variation of Chicken and Bacon Stuffed Ranch Rolls.

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Ingredients

  • 1 pizza crust (refrigerated, or recipe linked above)
  • 8 ounces mozzarella cheese, cut into cubes
  • Desired pizza toppings (mini pepperoni always work great)(
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil or melted butter
  • 1 tablespoon grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • Pizza sauce (recipe linked above)

Instructions

Preheat oven to heat specified on pizza dough package. Usually it’s 400 F. If you make your own dough, bake it at 400.

Unroll your pizza dough onto a lightly floured surface. Pat or roll the dough so it’s about 12″ by 8″. Use a pizza cutter to slice the dough into 24 squares.

Place cheese and desired toppings on each square.

(Note that you’re not putting the marinara sauce on the dough; it’s for dipping after) It’s easy to overfill these–you want to make sure you can close them, so about a heaping tablespoon of toppings should be plenty.

When all of your dough squares have cheese and toppings on them, carefully lift up each square and wrap the dough around the toppings.

Pinch to make sure each ball is sealed shut and then place them seam side down in a lightly sprayed pie pan (or similar sized dish).

Brush the tops of the dough balls with olive oil or melted butter (I’ve used both and there’s not much difference in result) and then sprinkle with the garlic and Italian seasoning and top with Parmesan cheese.

(In lieu of the Parmesan, garlic, and Italian seasoning you could substitute this garlic bread seasoning.)

Bake in the preheated oven for about 15-20 minutes or until golden brown on top. Keep an eye on them! Doughs vary, so I’d check them after even 10 minutes. Serve warm with warmed marinara sauce on the side for dipping.


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167 comments

  1. Ok, you know I'm not much of a pizza person, but these look awesome! What I really like is that the sauce isn't on the inside, so you could have a couple of different options for those of us that don't just love marinara sauce all the time 🙂

  2. Yum! These could very likely be something I will make for some apps at my grad party! I'm thinking a pineapple/ham combo and some chicken sausage,onion,pepper kind too! Thanks for sharing =)

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