Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Stuffed Pizza Rolls

Jennie recommended this recipe to me and we loved it!  It’s a really fun and delicious alternative to pizza.  I’ve made it twice already and hope to experiment with different fun toppings.



1 roll refrigerated pizza dough or homemade  (Jennie and I both used this recipe with great results)
marinara/pizza sauce
2 T grated Parmesan cheese*
1 T olive oil or melted butter
1/2 t garlic powder*
1 t dried Italian seasoning*
mozzerella cheese
Pizza toppings of your choice

*The recipe suggested that garlic bread seasoning can be substituted for these ingredients (recipe to follow). 

Preheat oven to heat specified on pizza dough package. Usually it's 400 degrees. If you make your own dough, 400 is usually a good heat as well.

Unroll your pizza dough onto a lightly floured surface. Pat or roll the dough so it's about 12" by 8". You're going to want to cut it into 24 squares, so just eyeball it if you need to. Use a pizza cutter to slice the dough into 24 squares.

Place cheese and desired toppings on each square (not the marinara sauce, that’s for dipping after).  You need to be able to enclose the toppings in the dough so keep that in mind.

When all of your dough squares have cheese and toppings on them, carefully lift up each square and wrap the dough around the toppings. Pinch to make sure each ball is sealed shut and then place them seam side down in a lightly sprayed pie pan (or similar sized dish).  Brush the tops of the dough balls with olive oil or melted butter and then sprinkle with the garlic and Italian seasoning and top with Parmesan cheese (or sprinkle on garlic bread seasoning).

Bake for about 15-20 minutes or until golden brown on top. Serve warm with warmed marinara sauce on the side for dipping.

Garlic Bread Topping

1/2 c. powdered Parmesan cheese
2 tsp. Kosher salt
2 Tbsp. garlic powder
2 tsp. oregano
2 tsp. basil
2 tsp. marjoram
2 tsp. parsley

Combine ingredients in a jar (preferably one with a sprinkle top) and shake.

Marinara Sauce

1 6-oz. can tomato paste
6 oz. water (just use the empty tomato paste can)
3 Tbsp. garlic bread topping (recipe above)
1 Tbsp. sugar or honey
3/4 tsp. onion powder
1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes (optional)

Empty tomato paste into a bowl and add water a few tablespoons at a time, stirring constantly until combined. Add remaining ingredients, stir to combine, and allow to stand until ready to use. Covers two average-sized pizza or, obviously, can be used to dip breadstick/pizza rolls.

*Jennie and I both used the garlic bread topping and marinara sauce recipe and loved them.  But I’m sure it would be delicious without

These recipes were found at:
(There are some really good step by step pictures)

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