Easy, DIY Homemade pizza rolls with tangy pizza sauce, melty mozzarella cheese, and additional “toppings” of choice, all wrapped in a pizza dough roll for the perfect petite pizza bite!
After-school snacks, game day eats, party appetizers, and so much more! These Easy DIY Homemade Baked Pizza Rolls are just that. They’re made with store-bought pizza dough (no need to prepare your own!), pizza sauce, and mozzarella cheese…the 3 ingredients needed for the perfect homemade baked pizza rolls.
This is a simple recipe that will make you look like a pro in the kitchen. These are delicious and are sure to be a hit, plus they take less than 30 minutes from start to finish (including prep time)!
What are pizza rolls?
Pizza Rolls is basically a traditional homemade calzone. The dough for this recipe can be used to make both, but there are some key differences between the two, mainly in how they’re prepared and what ingredients go inside each one! A calzone typically has ricotta cheese or another type of creamy sauce, while pizza rolls typically have marinara (spaghetti) sauce.
Equipment You’ll Need
Full directions and measurements for this dish are in the printable recipe card below. This is a quick walk-through on how to make it.
Ingredients You’ll Need
- Prepared pizza dough
- mozzarella cheese, shredded
- pizza sauce
- Any desired pizza toppings – pepperoni, veggies, etc
How to Make Baked Pizza Rolls in the Oven From Scratch
- If needed, roll your pizza doug to a rectangle shape about ¼ inch thick
- Layer on ½ the cheese leaving a little space around the edges
- Add desired toppings
- Drizzle or spread on sauce per your preference
- Top with remaining cheese
- Roll toward you, pinching the edges together slightly as you go
- Cut into slices and place on parchment paper lined baking sheet
- Bake at 350 for 12-15 minute or until golden brown
- Serve & enjoy!
What To Serve With Your Pizza Rolls
While they are great served on their own, if you want to add a little something to go along with them for dinner, perhaps soup or salad is a great option. If you are making pizza rolls as an appetizer for a holiday party or event they go great with Healthy Buffalo Chicken Salad, Caprese Orzo Salad (Basil Tomato Mozzarella), and Spicy Sweet Corn Chowder
Homemade Pizza Rolls FAQs
How to store leftover pizza rolls?
To store them, place leftovers in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to four days.
What is the best way to reheat homemade pizza rolls?
To reheat leftover pizza rolls, microwave on high until heated through or heat in a 350-degree oven until hot and melted cheese is bubbling. Note: Microwaving the dough will make it gooey, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but you may want to reheat it in the oven! This will ensure that they taste fresh, hot, and delicious!
What if my pizza rolls are raw?
The dough should be cooked through, but the center may look undercooked due to excess moisture if you added in other ingredients. If you aren’t sure, cut into one of your homemade pizza rolls to check that it is thoroughly cooked before serving to others or eating yourself! If they are raw, just place them in the oven for another couple of minutes until cooked through.
Can you freeze homemade pizza rolls?
Yes, they can be frozen! Simply wrap each one tightly with plastic and foil before freezing to help maintain freshness. Let them cool completely as well to avoid excess moisture.
What other toppings can I add to my pizza rolls?
While these are perfect as is if you want to add a little more flavor, why not try adding some pepperoni slices, onion, black olives, or green peppers. Or if you want to make them more like a calzone, try adding in some ricotta! There are so many possibilities, and the best part is that it’s up to you what you add-in for your perfect pizza roll. Just be aware that adding in too many moisture-rich ingredients (like onions, mushrooms, etc.) may cause your dough to be soggy, so don’t go too crazy.