Friday, June 12, 2009

Food Fun Friday-Stuffed Pizza Rolls

I am really tired of being on a diet, um ........... healthy eating kick (sorry don't know how to cross out the word, anyone?)
I found this recipe from Our Best Bites and am going to make it next weekend when the boys come.

Stuffed Pizza Rolls
1 roll refrigerated pizza dough* (or make your own)
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
mozzarella cheese
Pizza toppings of your choice: ie, ham and pineapple, pepperoni slices, sausage, etc.

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. (Note that you're not putting the marinara sauce on the dough- it's for dipping after) Just eyeball how much. You just need to be able to enclose the toppings in the dough so keep that in mind. I used a teaspoon each of cheese, canadian bacon, and pineapple.

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 (I've used both and there's not much difference in result) and then sprinkle with the garlic and Italian seasoning and top with Parmesan cheese.

Cook them in the oven for about 15-20 minutes or until golden brown on top. Keep an eye on them! Doughs vary, so I'd check them after even 10 minutes.

Serve warm with warmed marinara sauce on the side for dipping.The outsides are like garlic bread and the insides are full of oozing cheese. This might just be a perfect food.

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Sue said...

I went off my diet while I've been on vacation this week, and it's going to be extremely hard to get myself back on. I am sooooo tired of it. But I will be back on program starting Monday. *sigh*

This recipe, as usual, sounds delicious.


em said...

totally snagging this recipe!!! not only yummy, but it's one of those i'm filing away for a rainy day when brennan is old enough to cook with me. i put him in his little apron now and pull up the high chair right next to me. so cute. i think he'll enjoy doing the work eventually;-) thanks!

Kiurious said...

Looks awesome! take some as a snack, breakfast, lunch, dinner! I def need to try this one! (def is my new word, stands for definately. Isn't that easier to type?)

Lauren said...

def, Kieri.
These look like heaven! and I love to do homemade dough!! Next on my recipes to try list, and hopefully, Baby Like.

carmen said...

These look really yummy!