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Easy Homemade Pizza Rolls

Updated on March 19, 2014

Making Homemade Pizza Rolls Is Easy!

Everyone loves pizza rolls!

They're practically a staple for teenagers, and great for parties and snacks. Homemade pizza rolls are super easy to make and taste way better than the frozen supermarket ones.

Homemade pizza rolls give you the ability to control what goes into them, so no nasty preservatives or mystery meat. They also make an impressive appetizer, perfect for football parties or any occassion.

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Step One

How To Make Pizza Roll Filling

First you have to decide what ingredients you want in your pizza rolls.

I like to make a basic combination style pizza roll, So first I fry up about 2 pounds of Itaian sausage and drain out the grease.

Then I add about a cup of diced pepperoni, a small diced onion and about 1/2 of a cup of diced green & red bell peppers.

Then I add about a teaspoon of diced garlic, and sprinkle in basil, oregano and Italian herbs mix. I also add some fennel seed and red pepper flakes because we like it kind of spicy and sweet. Also salt and pepper to taste.

Next I mix in a can of pizza sauce and 1 teaspoon of sugar, and let it all simmer until it's all nice and thick. You don't want to try to use runny filling in pizza rolls or you'll end up with a big mess. I add the sugar because it reduces the acidity of the tomato sauce and the garlic, and helps prevent heartburn.

Cool Before Adding Cheese
Cool Before Adding Cheese

Step Two

Cool Filling Before Adding Cheese

Next I transfer the filling into a big bowl, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until completely cool.

You want to make sure your filling is cooled all the way or the cheese will melt and make a big gooey mess.

After the filling is completely cooled, add about a cup of grated parmesan cheese. I just use the cheap kind that comes in a plastic shaker and is like powder. This helps absorb excess moisture and flavors the sauce.

Shredded Cheese
Shredded Cheese

Step Three

Mix Cheese In Thoroughly

Next it's time to add the shredded mozzarella cheese.

You can add as little or as much as you like. We like a meatier pizza roll, so I add about 2-3 cups. If you like a cheesier roll, just add more.

Be sure to really mix the cheese in thoroughly, so you don't end up with cheese or meat clumps. You want to taste a little bit of everything in every bite.

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Pizza Roll Filling
Pizza Roll Filling

Step Four

Finished Pizza Roll Filling

Your finished pizza roll filling should be nice and thick.

To make vegetarian pizza rolls all you have to do is saute the veggies like mushrooms, onions and peppers, to remove excess moisture, then let cool completely. Then mix your cooled veggies with pizza sauce, and cheese until you have a nice thick filling.

For plain cheese filling, start with lots of shredded cheese then add sauce gradually while mixing until cheese is just lightly coated in sauce.

Pizza Rolls
Pizza Rolls

Step Five

Time To Roll!

Rolling up your pizza rolls is as easy as rolling an egg roll, except you will be using Won Ton wraps.

I like to just keep the filling in the fridge and just roll them right before we eat them. They make a quick and easy snack or meal.

For parties or to freeze them, I will often roll up a whole batch at once and then par-fry them. Then they won't stick together and are easy to freeze or fry completely later.

Below you will find step by step rolling instructions with photos.

How To Roll Pizza Rolls

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Place 1 heaping teaspoon of filling in egg roll wrapfold down sides then wet flour with food brushFold sides in and then rollFinished raw pizza rolls ready to be deep fried.Fry Pizza Rolls covered in very hot oil until golden brown, then drain grease on a paper plate.Serve immediately with marinara or pizza sauceFinished Pizza Roll Filling
Place 1 heaping teaspoon of filling in egg roll wrap
Place 1 heaping teaspoon of filling in egg roll wrap
fold down sides then wet flour with food brush
fold down sides then wet flour with food brush
Fold sides in and then roll
Fold sides in and then roll
Finished raw pizza rolls ready to be deep fried.
Finished raw pizza rolls ready to be deep fried.
Fry Pizza Rolls covered in very hot oil until golden brown, then drain grease on a paper plate.
Fry Pizza Rolls covered in very hot oil until golden brown, then drain grease on a paper plate.
Serve immediately with marinara or pizza sauce
Serve immediately with marinara or pizza sauce
Finished Pizza Roll Filling
Finished Pizza Roll Filling

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Terrific recipe. Looks like it isn't even all that hard.

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      WhiteIsland 4 years ago

      These look great... I've never been a fan of the store-bought rolls, but my family is. I'll have to give these a try!

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      msmith1386 4 years ago

      You had me at the 2 lbs of Italian sausage and the diced pepperoni! These look awesome. I appreciate the slideshow of photos showing how to fold the egg rolls as well. It makes me hungry just seeing the pictures!

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      marktplaatsshop 4 years ago

      I will make these soon, they look great and I am sure they taste better than supermarket ones, thanks for sharing

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      NightMagic 4 years ago

      I can't wait to make these. Italian Sausage is one of my favorite fillings. Thank for the recipe.

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      WinWriter 4 years ago

      I have to admit I used to eat a whole box of pizza rolls by myself when I was on my own. Easy dinner. Your recipe looks good. :)

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      LUMOSE 4 years ago

      Yummy.

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      ohcaroline 4 years ago

      Great idea...why didn't I think of that. I enjoy making foods from wontons.

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      Lee 4 years ago from Derbyshire, UK

      Great lens - will have to give these a try!! Thanks

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      knitstricken 4 years ago

      Hello! And my goodness! What a GREAT lens! I never would've considered making pizza rolls on my own. Now I can't wait to try! I'll check back in with the results! Have a great day.

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      Virginia Allain 4 years ago from Central Florida

      Please send 3 dozen right over. Your lens has made me hungry for a pizza roll snack.

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      Tony Bonura 4 years ago from Tickfaw, Louisiana

      A great idea. And this from an Italian boy too.

      TonyB

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      MBradley McCauley 4 years ago

      This is perfect to have in my freezer when the hungry grands come over. I will probably take some to their freezer for quick afternoon snack. Thanks a bunch.

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      Stuwaha 5 years ago

      I will be trying this out for sure. It never occured to me to make these myself!! Fabulous lens :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @cocomoonbeams: There is a baked alternative.. Totinos pizza rolls!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Is it worth it to make these when you can buy them and deep dry them? I'm all for taking the tough way and cooking complex things, but I'm just wondering if the ingredients in totinos are really that bad. After all this recipe include all those ingredients, and deep frying is unhealthy anyway.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      There isn't a wrapper for the filling...

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      kevkev227 lm 5 years ago

      These look soooo tasty...love pizza rolls, but never thought of making them :)

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      whats4dinner 5 years ago

      I'm going to make this as soon as possible. They look so delicious.

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      microfarmproject 5 years ago

      Looks yummy! My kids will love these.

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      Annamadagan 5 years ago

      Mmm, sounds yummy! I so want to try this now.

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      Another lookin'-good lens. I'm sure the pizza rolls are delicious! I'll be trying these. Thank you and blessings!

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      gardendoll426 5 years ago

      These look so amazingly delicious! I can't wait to make them!! Thanks for posting! :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Your lenses make me hungry. Another great lens. Thank you for the step by step instructions. We've gotta try this.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Very tasty recipes.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Very tasty recipes.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      You have very tasty recipes.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      You have very tasty recipes.

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      littletree1524 5 years ago

      Sounds great going to try it

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      Tamara Kajari 5 years ago from Zagreb, Croatia, Europe

      Definitely on my next kids party menu :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Yum - my children may even eat these!

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      luvsdragonflies1 5 years ago

      Looks great! I love pizza rolls and these look so much healthier...

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      GenesisLabs 5 years ago

      I'm going to have to try this. They look delicious. Thanks for sharing this info.

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      Rhidawn 5 years ago

      Looks delicious!!

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      BuddyBink 5 years ago

      The filling sounds like it would be great just spread out on a pizza crust for un-traditional traditional pizza. Thanks

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      askdaguru lm 5 years ago

      Nice thanks !

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      SupremeOptimist 5 years ago

      looks delicious, thanks!

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      Lee Hansen 5 years ago from Vermont

      Spending New Years Eve at home, and thinking this will be a yummy snack for the evening.

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      journey103 5 years ago from USA

      These look awesome. I've gotta try making these...great recipe!

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      Shana rios Chavez 5 years ago

      great lens i wanted to eat pizza rolls right away

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      Mary Norton 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Looks yummy and easy to prepare.

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      ernieplotter 5 years ago

      They look tasty... they will make a fine appetizer for the super bowl game!

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      Beadsnresin 5 years ago

      Never seen these before, thanks!

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      RogerCPA 5 years ago

      Yum, this looks great! I bet my kids will love it!

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      jtrandall 5 years ago

      Great idea. This has inspired me to try something similar only using dough and baking them.

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      toldyaso lm 5 years ago

      I am bookmarking this. I for one, am proud to own a deep fryer, as the southern policy is to at least have one in your kitchen arsenal :) These look amazing. Great lens!

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      cocomoonbeams 5 years ago

      They look so tasty, but seems like a lot of work to me (I don't enjoy cooking). I also wish there was a baked alternative... I refuse to own a deep fryer.

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      webgain 5 years ago

      great..will try it soon.. melodious

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      Bahrns 5 years ago

      Wow, this pizza roll looks so tempting. But with all those flavors and meat and cheeses in the filling I believe wanton wrap is too thin... I think I will try this with pre-made dough and will bake them instead of frying them...

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      Vicki 5 years ago from USA

      Oh GEEZ, these pizza rolls look yummy!! I need to stop looking at food lenses at midnight! Thank you for the recipe and tutorial. You did a nice job creating this lens!

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      youprintcoupons 5 years ago

      Hello, these look great. Thanks:)

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      GoAceNate LM 5 years ago

      Ha I'm going to make these for my daughter and niece tonight.

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      squid-pinkchic18 5 years ago

      Yum!! These look delicious! Thank you for sharing this recipe, I will definitely be trying these! :)

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      JanezKranjski 5 years ago

      I sooo trying this today. Looks delicious.

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      LouisaDembul 5 years ago

      Looks delicious- now we are all hungry!

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      purpleclouds 5 years ago

      mmmm... they look great, must try the recipe :)) Thanks!

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      anne mohanraj 5 years ago

      a great lens! I am sure the easy to follow recipes will taste great too!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      that looks delicious, will have to try it ASAP :)

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      queenofduvetcover 5 years ago

      Love pizza rolls, thanks for sharing! =)

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      MaartjeJepsen 5 years ago

      Looks yummy! :)

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      RezaonHaider2020 5 years ago

      Nice share I'll also make some changes in Happy New Year recipe.

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      TravelingRae 5 years ago

      I would never have thought to use won ton wrappers. Great idea!

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      fullofshoes 5 years ago

      These are great. Just put them on my New Year's Eve menu!

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      Kindle-Fire-Cases 5 years ago

      O man, I haven't had pizza rolls in a very long time! I always bought the frozen kind. Never attempted homemade. Looking forward to trying out this homemade recipe though.

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      Patricia Meadows 5 years ago

      I love pizza rolls and I'm definitely gonna have to give these a try! I've used the biscuit dough that comes in the tube, but I like the idea of wonton wrapper better. Thanks so mush for the recipe. Bookmarked and liked.

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      scoobydeb lm 5 years ago

      What a great idea! Definitely need to save this lens.

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      Ahyat111 5 years ago

      Awesome recipe! I will definitely try this one out. Well put together lens ;)

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      Matthew 5 years ago from Silicon Valley

      Great suggestions, will absolutely have to try this

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      entertainmentev 5 years ago

      I'm hungry! I think I'm going to try making a pizza roll. Thanks for the recipe!

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      SecondHandJoe LM 5 years ago

      I left your lens up on the computer for my girlfriend to take a hint! Looks great!

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      RazzbarryBreeze 5 years ago

      I will be making these for New Years Eve!!! Thanks and great lens...Happy New Year!

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      jadehorseshoe 5 years ago

      NO More Jeno's for me. ... Nice Lens!

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      jimmyworldstar 5 years ago

      For pizza rolls I would use sliced pepperoni and maybe some Italian cheese like provolone or shredded mozzarella. Diced onion and hot peppers with a dash of oregano and garlic salt makes for good seasoning too. Excellent recipe!

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      JohnMichael2 5 years ago

      interesting recipe ... how about baking them instead of frying?

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      Peggy Hazelwood 5 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      What a great idea. These look so tasty and much better than the frozen ones. yum!!!

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      adrianaheep lm 5 years ago

      These look way better than the ones you buy at the store. I am definitely going to try this. Thanks for the recipe.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      enjoyed your instructions and pictures on how to make these from scratch, thank you!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Very nice lens.

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      dellgirl 5 years ago

      Ummmmm, Yummmmmy. Looks and sounds delicious.Very nice lens, I like it.

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      JoyfulPamela2 6 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      Oh, this looks so good! My kiddos will really like them. Thank you, Bambi! =D

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      Nancy Carol Brown Hardin 6 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      I KNOW these would be better than the ones ready-made! My son loves pizza rolls, and I bet I'd not be able to make enough of these! Thanks for the recipe.

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      Elizabeth Sheppard 6 years ago from Bowling Green, Kentucky

      I love pizza rolls! I'll bet these taste great. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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      Char Milbrett 6 years ago from Minnesota

      yummy, yummy, yummy, yummy.....

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      davidkiser 6 years ago

      What a cool lens you have here, very interesting? and informative. Awesome work. :)

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Looks tasty but this is far from the real pizza!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Looks tasty but this is far from the real pizza!

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      Patricia 6 years ago

      Hi Bambi,

      I thought I would come by and give you some lens love! This recipe looks yummy! My youngest daughter loves pizza!

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      rwoman 6 years ago

      Great recipe for any mom!

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      deyanis 6 years ago from Oz

      Pizza roll with wonton wrap, sounds delicious. And it looks easy to make, thank you for sharing your recipe. --- Blessed ---

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      Kiwisoutback 6 years ago from Massachusetts

      These look really good. I've never used WonTon wrappers, but I'm in love with egg rolls and have always wanted to make them myself. Now I have two reasons to get some WonTon wrappers. Pretty tempting!

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      Julianne Gentile 6 years ago from Cleveland, Ohio, US

      This looks fairly easy. I'd love to try a vegan version.

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      Lee Hansen 6 years ago from Vermont

      These home made pizza rolls look delicious ... thanks for the great recipe!

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      sukkran trichy 6 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      thanks for the step by step instruction. now i can do this.

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      eclecticeducati1 6 years ago

      Yum!!! These sound so good! I love Pizza Rolls but know they are so bad for me. I'll have to try these sometime. Blessed by a Squid Angel.

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      Robin S 7 years ago from USA

      I never thought of making these from scratch but I will now. I'm sure they are a thousand times better than the frozen ones!

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      LakeMom 7 years ago

      Great recipe! Putting this as a favorite!