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homemade pizza rolls with pizza dough on baking sheet

Homemade pizza rolls with pizza dough

  • Author: Amélie
  • Prep Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
  • rise: 1 hour
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 3 hours 5 minutes
  • Yield: 16 pizza rolls 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


Bring homemade pizza rolls with pizza dough to the table and everyone will love you forever! They are deliciously cheesy,  tomatoey, and packed with your favorite pizza toppings.



For the pizza dough:

  • 455g bread flour (3 ¼ cups), plus extra for dusting
  • 10g instant yeast (2 ½ tsp)
  • 1 tbsp caster sugar
  • 1 ⅓ tsp fine sea salt
  • 35ml extra-virgin olive oil (2 ½ tbsp), plus extra for oiling the work surface and bowl
  • 315ml lukewarm water (1 ⅓ cups), it shouldn’t be over 45°C (115°F)

For the filling:

  • 115g shredded mozzarella (1 cup)
  • 65g grated parmesan (⅔ cup)
  • 115g canned sliced mushrooms (4 oz), drained weight (or swap for 4oz of additional ham/pancetta/pepperoni if you don’t like mushrooms)
  • 140g shop-bought pizza sauce (5 oz)
  • 140g diced ham (5 oz), or use diced pancetta, sliced pepperoni…
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp fine sea salt
  • ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper


  1. Make pizza dough. Place the flour, yeast, sugar and salt into a large mixing bowl and whisk briefly to combine. Make a well in the center and pour in the olive oil and three-quarters of the water. Stir together with your hands to make a shaggy dough. Add the remaining water, a little at a time, if needed to gather all the flour left in the mixing bowl. Rub a little bit of olive oil on your work surface and tip the dough on it. Knead well for 10 min or until you have a smooth, elastic, still slightly sticky dough that bounces back when pressed with a finger. Tip the dough into a clean large, lightly greased, mixing bowl. Cover the bowl with oiled plastic wrap. Leave the dough to rise until doubled in size, about 1h, in a warm place. I usually preheat the oven to the lowest setting for a couple of minutes, turn the oven off and place the mixing bowl in there.

  2. Prepare the filling. Combine the mozzarella and parmesan in a small bowl. Set aside a small handful that you will use to sprinkle over the rolls. Drain the mushrooms and tip them on a plate lined with two layers of paper towels. Put more paper towels on top to try to absorb as much moisture as possible.

  3. Shape the pizza rolls. Line 2 baking trays with parchment paper. Preheat the oven to 205°C (400°F)*. Gently push the dough to deflate it and divide it into 2 equal-weight pieces. Shape the pieces of dough into balls and then flatten them to a rectangular shape. Roll out one of the rectangles on a lightly floured surface into a rectangle, roughly measuring 25*30cm (10*12 in). Spread half of the sauce over the dough. Sprinkle half of the sliced mushrooms, diced ham and seasoning over the sauce. Lastly, top everything with half of the cheese. Tightly roll up the dough, starting from a long edge, to form a 30cm (12 in) cylinder. Brush off any excess flour stuck on the dough while rolling. With a sharp knife, cut the cylinder into 8 equal-sized slices. Place the slices, cut side up, on one of the prepared baking trays. Repeat with the other half of the dough. Sprinkle the top of the rolls with the cheese you set aside earlier. If you want your pizza rolls to be softer, lightly brush the sides with a little bit more olive oil.

  4. Bake! Bake the rolls for 17 to 20 min until lightly browned on top and the sides are golden. I bake the rolls, one tray at a time in the middle of the oven, and I leave the other tray at room temperature in the meantime. Let the rolls cool slightly. Serve them with extra pizza sauce for dipping if desired (I think they are good enough to stand on their own though).


* 190°C (375°F) if you use a convection oven

The rolls are best eaten on the day they are made but they will keep stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. They will dry out a bit over time.


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 179

Keywords: good appetizers that freeze well, finger snacks for parties, delicious nibbles