Baked Homemade Pizza Rolls


The NFL Season starts today.  I only know this because Spud has decided he’s super into football and will talk of nothing else.  In fact, he had a MN Vikings themed birthday, complete with cake and asked for tickets to a game for his birthday.

Anyway, since football season starts today, that means football parties and tailgating are getting underway as well, so tailgating snacks are the perfect theme for Sunday Funday today!

At some point, I got it in my mind that I wanted to make homemade pizza rolls.  I made a version 9 years ago (wow!) in 2014 using wonton wrappers and they were good, but over time I was less thrilled with the way wonton wrappers bake up.

After making my Tomato Galette, I started wondering if I could use pie dough instead.  It took a couple tries to perfect, but I absolutely love this version!

Pie dough is the perfect combination or crispy but still a bit soft, plus egg wash helps seal those yummy toppings in and browns up the tops.   The whole family inhaled these and were begging for more!

Sunday Funday

Tailgating/Football Party Food

Baked Homemade Pizza Rolls


½ tsp salt

1 cup all purpose flour

6 tbsp cold unsalted butter, cut in small pieces

2-3 tbsp cold water


⅓ cup tomato sauce

½ teaspoon basil

½ teaspoon oregano

½ teaspoon marjoram

¼ teaspoon garlic powder

4 ounces (¾ cup) mozzarella cheese, finely diced

4 ounces (¾ cup)  pepperoni, diced

Egg wash 

1 egg

1 tablespoon water

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone mat.

Whisk together the flour and salt in a medium sized bowl.

Using a pastry cutter or two forks, cut the butter pieces into the flour until it forms pea sized crumbles.

Beginning with 2 tablespoons of water, sprinkle the water over the flour and butter mixture and lightly mix until it forms a ball.  Add additional water if necessary.  Wrap and chill in the refrigerator for 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, mix together the filling ingredients.

Lightly flour a surface and roll the dough into a large, thin rectangle.  Use a pizza cutter to cut the dough into small rectangles that are 2.5x4-inches in dimension.  Add a scant tablespoon of filling into the center of each rectangle.

Whisk together the egg and water.  Brush egg wash on the edges of the pizza roll, fold the dough over and crimp with a fork.  Move to the prepared sheet and repeat with remaining dough and filling.

Brush the tops of each pizza roll with egg wash.  Bake in the preheated oven for 18-20 minutes or until golden brown.  Cool slightly and serve.


  1. Seriously, I have all of the ingredients on hand. It must be a sign!

  2. Love making pizza rolls for parties. Perfect snack or finger food. I usually roll it up like a ball and takes a lot of time. Like your idea of shaping them like hand held pies.

  3. I have never made pizza rolls! I must change that, especially now that I have a recipe to try. Thanks!


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