Recipe for quick and easy pizza rolls. They are super tasty, vegetarian, and only require 3 ingredients to make. Ready in 20 minutes from start to finish!
The perfect snack to go
Since they come together in no time, I often make a small batch, like 9 rolls as in this recipe. They make a quick weekday dinner and also travel well, which makes for a perfect lunch at work. Friends and family also love them at picnics and potlucks.
How to make them?
You simply use store-bought or homemade pizza dough, roll it out into a square and sprinkle with toppings. I prefer a simple topping of crushed tomatoes with basil and shredded mozzarella cheese. If I have some fresh basil leaves on hand, I add some leaves too.
Of course, you can add your favorite toppings here – no limits!
Then, you need to roll the dough into a log, cut it into slices, distribute them in a pan or on a sheet, and bake them until golden. That’s all!
In for the real deal? Then try one of my pizza recipes.
I hope you enjoy these quick and easy pizza rolls. Please leave me a comment and rating if you do!
The Easiest Pizza Rolls (3 ingredients, 20 minutes)
- ¾ pound (350 g) pizza dough (see note)
- 4 tablespoons tomatoes with basil, from a can (or use your favorite marinara)
- 1 cup (100 g) shredded low moisture mozzarella
- Fresh basil (optional)
- Preheat oven to 400 °F (200 °C), or to 375 °F (190 °C) if using a fan-oven. Line an 8-inch square pan with parchment paper.
- On a lightly floured surface, roll out the pizza dough into a square, about 13x13 inches (30x30 cm).
- Spread the crushed tomatoes on top of the dough. Sprinkle with shredded mozzarella. I love to add some roughly torn fresh basil leaves, if on hand.
- Roll the dough into a tight log, cut into 9 slices, and place them in the 8-inch square pan (no need to wait until they rise).
- Bake for about 12 minutes or until the tops are golden. Let the rolls cool for 5 minutes, then serve with fresh basil on top (if desired).
- Pizza rolls taste best on the same day, though they can be covered tightly and stored for a day at room temperature, or a few days in the refrigerator. If stored in the refrigerator, reheat to your liking.
Do you have a pizza dough recipe on the blog? Would love to make these with homemade dough.
Unfortunately not yet. It's on the top of my list though. I also love to use freshly made pizza dough, except when time is scarce. Hope that you'll try these rolls! Anna
Samantha Leon says
Thank you for the fine recipe. I made a batch today for a family reunion, and they were a hit! Keep up the good work!
I do not like mozzarella. What would make a nice cheese subsitute to make them taste a little 'cheesier'?
I do like these rolls with gouda and fontina a lot too! If you use Gruyère, this will make them taste 'cheesier', as you call it. You could also mix different cheese varieties like cheddar and Montery Jack (or pepper jack). Almost everything works.