It's not secret that pizza is one of my favorite things to eat, I even wrote a entire cookbook dedicated to them! But even to the most faithful pizza lover sometimes you have to drum up new tricks and change things up a bit which is exactly what I did with this recipe. I have been seeing different variations of this recipe online and though it was time to give it a go. I also liked this recipe because I prepped it when I came home from work, set it aside and went out to play some tennis. When I got home all I had to go was pop it in the oven and I had dinner ready in a mere 15 minutes.
I was really in the mood for pepperoni so this was a perfect dinner for me. I also wanted to make mine a little less like pizza rolls and more like mini calzones so I added ricotta into each of the rolls. It was a huge hit and I will definitely be making them again. It's a perfect recipe for when you need snack like meals, perfect for a sports game or similar type of event. It got a definite thumbs up from my husband.
Yield: 2 dozen rolls
Prep Time; 20 minutes I Cook Time: 15 minutes
- 1 lb pizza dough
- Mozzarella, cubed
- 1 Egg white (optional)
- Sesame seeds (optional)
If you plan to cook the pizza rolls right after making them preheat your oven to 450 degrees. Otherwise you can prep them and set aside to cook later.
Set out all of your filling ingredients and your pizza dough. I used a pizza cutter to cut of approximately 2 inch pieces of dough. Flatten the piece of dough out into a small circle and put some ricotta cheese, a slice of pepperoni and a cube of mozzarella in the middle. Take one side of the circle and wrap it over the filling and then pull the opposite side over too. Repeat this until you have completed all of your pizza rolls.
You can vary what you put in the rolls, nix the pepperoni on some or even the ricotta. Change it up by using ham or salami or maybe sundried tomatoes or eggplant. Have fun with it.
As you finish the rolls place them into a greased 9 inch baking pan, allowing them to touch each other. It's okay to squish them in a bit, when they finish cooking they will look like pull apart bakery rolls. Right before putting them in the oven whisk the egg white and brush it over the top of the rolls. Sprinkle on the sesame seeds and place the pan in the oven.
Bake for approximately 15 minutes or until the tops become golden brown.