Years back my Mom taught me the life hack of using store bought pre-made pizza dough for cinnamon rolls. It forever became the way I made them. Then it hit me the other night, in the middle of the night…that I could use the exact same pizza dough method I used for cinnamon rolls, for ACTUAL PIZZA roll-ups. As mom of 3, I’m constantly facing the struggle of easy-to-make dinners (that make epic next day school lunches) that the kids will actually eat. The fact these take about 5 minutes of prep, and then the rest of the work is just baking them in the oven? Well, that’s even faster than calling a pizza delivery….and MUCH less expensive. Kids will love the pull-apart finger food factor of these, and this recipe also doubles as a great party appetizer option for your next get-together. Only 4 ingredients and one pan. Easy as (pizza) pie.

Servings: 12 roll-ups
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • Pre-made Pizza Dough (homemade or store bought)
  • 1/4 cup Pizza Sauce
  • 1 cup Shredded Cheese
  • Mini Pepperoni (or meat/veggie of choice!)
  • Cooking Spray

Equipment

  • Cast Iron Pan (or any oven safe 8 inch round or square dish)
  • Rolling Pin

Method

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Stretch and roll out your pizza dough on a floured surface. Using a spoon, spread out some pizza sauce evenly onto the dough, leaving a 1-inch area at the top bare to keep from the sauce rolling out of the dough. Sprinkle the cheese and pepperoni.
  • Next, carefully begin rolling the dough upwards. Slice along the roll-up with a sharp knife into 1-inch pieces.
  • Place the rolls face up into a pan (sprayed with cooking spray). Bake for 30 minutes.
  • Remove from oven, sprinkle with additional cheese and pepperoni, and continue to bake for an additional 5 minutes.
  • Serve right from the dish, or remove from the pan onto a serving platter for a fun pull-apart method of serving up this fun dish!
Sarah Nicole

Since successfully losing 100lbs by changing her relationship with food and her body, Sarah has taken her passion for food and balanced it between cucumbers and cupcakes. When she's not bustling her way around a kitchen, you can find her working out or winding down at home with her 3 kids and pug. Follow Sarah's journey on Instagram @TheBirdsPapaya.

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