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Cooking From Scratch - Pepperoni Pizza Rolls

Updated on March 16, 2008

My kids love the store bought frozen pizza rolls. Many times I have gotten them for free, but after taking a look at the ingredients I decided even if I could get them for free I didn't want my kids eating all those artificial ingredients. There wasn't any real cheese, meat or sauce. I decided to try making my own pizza rolls. They were very easy and very tasty. I put most of them in the freezer for my own homemade convenience food.

In order to make the dough, put the following ingredients into a bread machine, in the order listed.

1 cup very warm water

5 & 1/2 tablespoons olive oil

2 cups bread flour

1/2 cup wheat flour

1 tablespoon brown sugar

2 teaspoons sugar

1 teaspoon salt

1 & 1/2 teaspoon yeast

Set your bread machine for the dough cycle, this should take about an hour and a half. Once the dough is finished remove it from the bread machine and place on a plate. Tear off small pieces of dough, slightly smaller than a golf ball worked well for me. Roll out on a large cutting board. Put a small dab of tomato sauce in the center; add one piece of pepperoni, and a few pieces of grated cheese. These are going to be small rolls so the fillings need to be small too. Fold the dough in half and press to seal the edges.

Once you have all the rolls made bake in a 350 degree oven for 15-20 minutes. You could eat them right away or let cool and then freeze. I was able to make 30 pizza rolls out of this batch of dough. Of course I had to sample them and they were so good!

For my dairy allergic child I made some pizza rolls with just sauce and pepperoni. This recipe is very easy to adapt to whatever your tastes or needs call for. These are very much like mini calzones. You could easily do just cheese and sauce, or I had even thought of leaving out the sauce all together and then dipping the rolls into sauce when it was time to eat. Other fillings would be good too. Black olives, ham, pineapples, onion and pepper, and tomatoes all would make good fillings. If you don't want a pizza type roll, you could use chicken and barbeque sauce as a filling as well. Whatever you decide to fill your rolls with, I am sure it will taste great. Enjoy!


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      9 years ago

      i was wondering if u had to add yeast or flour?

      sry stupid questions .. but that is me1

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      9 years ago

      they look just darling!

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      10 years ago

      hey, that is a good idea! Just had some of those free pizza rolls last I feel guilty. LOL!

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      Marye Audet 

      10 years ago

      You can easily make them without a bread machine, using any bread dough recipe. Great hub, Jennifer.

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      10 years ago from Jersey Shore

      Hooray! I don't enjoy cooking that much because of the time and clean up involved. Although, since the birth of my daughter (now 5), I started reading food labels, and UHH! - it's crazy what pre-made food contains!

      I started making rolls, similar to yours; but with various fillings. Sausage and Spinach; Ham and Cheese; Chicken, Onions and Cheese, etc.

      I don't have a bread machine, but my local supermarket does sell pre-made pizza dough. It's in the dairy case near the hot dogs. I think that it's a great idea to utilize what we can and make meals from scratch (or somewhat) than rely on pre-made, pre-packaged meals. Never mind the sodium content! That's a big no-no in our house. Thanks for a great hub!

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      10 years ago from United States

      I did not know that the frozen pizza rolls did not have any real cheese, meat or sauce! I would make my own too, but I do not have a bread machine. Maybe it is time to invest in one. Thanks for the tips.


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