Baked homemade pizza rolls are easy to make at home and are great as a game day or party time appetizer.
Pizza rolls are absolutely delicious and loved by everyone. These homemade pizza rolls are small enough to dip in your favorite marinara sauce but also hearty enough to enjoy as an easy, fun dinner.
Jumbo-sized homemade pizza rolls are extremely easy to make and require just 4 ingredients.
- 1 thin pizza dough roll
- 1 cup of shredded cheese
- 1/3 cup of mini pepperoni
- jar of pizza sauce
Roll out pizza dough roll on a clean countertop. Make it as thin as possible without it tearing.
Cut it into approximately 2 by 3-inch rectangles.
Add a scoop of sauce, a pinch of cheese and 2-3 mini pepperonis to the middle.
To fold, grab opposite corners and fold over the top like a croissant.
Then, take the opposite corners and fold into the middle to close off the openings.
Transfer to a well-seasoned cast iron skillet before baking on the center rack at 400°F for approximately 25-30 minutes.
Once the dough begins to turn golden brown on top, remove it from the heat.
Let cool before enjoying.
The Best Pizza Roll Toppings and Popular Variations
Some may say the recipe above is for a “basic” pizza roll. And yes, it is. This recipe is the same as the original with just a few minor tweaks because the pizza roll is perfect as is.
Now, everyone’s taste buds are different, and as you will see in the pictures, there are olives covering half the rolls because I love olives!
Feel free to substitute or add any toppings you see fit. Just be sure not to overstuff so that everything can be sealed up inside the dough.
Substitute pepperoni for sausage, bacon, or ham. Or go the vegetarian route with your choice of veggies. Popular vegetable toppings include peppers, onions, mushrooms, and tomatoes, finely diced.
Follow the same recipe above, substituting red sauce for bbq sauce and pepperoni for chicken. Leftover rotisserie or shredded chicken breast are both great options.
Choosing the Right Crust for the Pizza Rolls
There are several great options for a pizza crust. Almost any grocery store will carry frozen dough, rolled pizza dough, egg roll wraps, or pizza dough mix.
I typically go with the chilled pizza dough like I do with my dutch oven pizza. But any dough will work.
Tips for Making the Perfect Pizza Rolls
Do not overcook. Start watching the time 5 minutes before the timer is set to go off. As soon as the crust starts turning golden brown on top, pull it out.
Keep the fillings to a minimum. These little delights hold together best when it’s tightly wrapped in on itself.
Popular Party Appetizers
Pizza Rolls Recipe
- Pizza dough
- Pizza sauce
- Cheddar cheese
- Black olives optional
- Roll out pizza dough as thin as possible on the countertop.
- Cut into 2" by 3" pieces.
- Top with pizza sauce, cheese, and pepperoni, being careful not to overstuff.
- Taking the opposite corners, fold both over the top like a croissant.
- Then take the opposite corners and fold into the middle.
- Transfer to a cast iron skillet and bake at 400°F for 25-30 minutes.
- Let cool 3-5 minutes before serving.