We love pizza.
Okay, who doesn't love pizza?
There's someone around this house (cough-Grant) who is particularly fond of Barbecue Chicken Bacon Pizza, so that's what I usually make. A couple of times a month at least.
Not that I'm complaining...I love it too.....but it is nice to have different flavors once in awhile.
I recently had the chance to make some appetizers for a get-together and
decided to make these Pizza Rolls.
Homemade dough stuffed with pepperoni or bacon, two kinds of cheese, and some spices,
rolled up into an easy-to-grab-and-dip-into-pizza-sauce form.
To be honest, I was worried that the cheese would leak out and make a huge mess,but thankfully, that wasn't the case at all.
We thought they were great!
Since I actually made a double batch of this and we had tons of leftovers, we were delighted to munch away on them for lunch for a couple of days as well, although the kids actually preferred them plain, no sauce.
Recipe: adapted from The Girl Who Ate Everything
(makes 2 pizzas, which is 22-24 rolls)
- 1 T. instant yeast
- 1 cups very warm water (110°-115°)
- 1 T. sugar or honey
- 1 tsp. salt
- 3 T. olive oil
- 3 cups flour (I use at least half white whole wheat)
1 t. garlic salt
2 t. Italian seasoning (or just basil if you prefer)
1/2 cup sliced turkey pepperoni
1/2 cup cooked turkey bacon, chopped
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese (or pepperjack)
1/2 cup shredded or grated Parmesan cheese
For pizza dough:
Combine yeast, water, and sugar in a large mixing bowl. Allow to sit a few minutes until it gets foamy.
Add salt, oil, and gradually stir in flour until dough forms into a ball. Knead by hand or with a dough hook in your mixer for 5-6 minutes. Remove from bowl, grease the bowl, return the dough to the bowl and cover with a damp towel or greased wax paper. Allow to rise in a fairly warm place for 20-30 minutes.
To make the Rolls:
Preheat oven to 425°F.
Divide dough in half. Roll each half into a rectangle, about 1/4 inch thick and 12 inches long. Just think about the size of a piece of notebook paper.
Sprinkle each half with equal amounts of garlic salt, Italian seasoning, cheeses, and pepperoni or bacon (or both!). Starting at a short end (oops, I think I started at a long side....and they turned out just fine, so I guess it doesn't matter!) roll up dough tightly to form a log. Slice into 1-inch pieces. Place rolls on lightly greased baking sheets (or use Silpat liners - works great!). Bake for 10 minutes or until browned on top. Serve with warm marinara sauce for dipping.
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