Monday, February 8, 2010

Super Pizza Rolls. by violet

For many of us the Super Bowl is about the commercial and the snacks. It’s been a long time since I’ve cared about the teams, by the time the Super Bowl rolls around I’m so exhausted by the college football season that I can hardly take any more stress.

I was rooting for the Colts this year, only because I love me some Peyton Manning but my heart wasn’t really in it. But let’s get back to the important thing – the food.

When I saw these stuffed pizza roles I knew that I had found my contribution to the party.

I thought that I would make a meat and a veggie version to please the entire crowd. Here’s what you need:

  • 1 roll refrigerated pizza dough I used Pillsbury
  • A little bit of flour
  • 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 (I skipped it because it turned out it wasn’t in the back of the cupboard
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Pizza toppings of your choice (I did two versions chorizo sausage and pepperoni or mushrooms, peppers and onions)
I browned the sausage and sautéed the mushrooms peppers and onions – separately to make the two versions. Then, roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface. The Pillsbury dough was super easy; I didn’t even need a rolling pin.

Then I used a pizza cutter to cut the dough into 24 or 25 pieces – depending on how things go.

Eye ball the toppings and cheese in each square, pinch the corners closed. Put them creased-side down in a pie pan. Don’t be afraid to get them close together.

Brush them with the olive oil and sprinkle with parmesan cheese and Italian seasoning if you have it. Pop it into a 425 degree oven (or whatever the dough says) for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.

Serve with warm marinara or pizza sauce. Super easy and super yummy. My brain is already thinking of different toppings to try it with. Bonus: They were a huge hit at the party.

Violet, in Jessica Simpson Codys (YES! They stretched and are now comfortable enough to wear all day)


  1. If you were trying to tease me with your delicious snacks, it worked!

  2. I made something very similar for our Super Bowl party, inspired by a Martha Stewart recipe. I browned Italian sausage and onions, then simmered it with some marinara until it got thick & a little dry, then mixed in crumbled feta and chopped basil. I used Pillsbury crescent roll dough instead of pizza dough, and put the creased side up instead of down so some of the topping was exposed to the heat...delish, fairly cheap, and pretty easy! I might try it again with a veggie version and different cheese - it's a versatile idea, though, and I'll definitely use it for other parties in the future.

  3. Julia, you had me at feta and basil! You are right, that's the great thing about a dish like this, so many options.