Homemade pizza rolls are a delicious and versatile snack or appetizer that can be customized to your liking. Here's a basic recipe along with some useful tips to make the best homemade pizza rolls:



For the Dough:
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp sugar
- 1 packet (2 1/4 tsp) active dry yeast
- 2/3 cup warm water
- 1 tbsp olive oil


For the Filling:
- 1 cup pizza sauce
- 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
- Your favorite pizza toppings (e.g., pepperoni, bell peppers, onions, mushrooms, olives, etc.)
- 1 tsp dried oregano (optional)
- 1 tsp garlic powder (optional)



1. Prepare the Dough:
- In a small bowl, combine warm water, sugar, and yeast. Let it sit for about 5 minutes until it becomes frothy.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine flour and salt. Pour in the yeast mixture and olive oil.
- Mix until the dough comes together.
- Knead the dough on a floured surface for about 5 minutes until it becomes smooth and elastic. You can add a bit more flour if it's too sticky.
- Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover it with a clean kitchen towel, and let it rise for about 1 hour or until it doubles in size.


2. Preheat the Oven:
- Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).


3. Roll Out the Dough:
- Punch down the risen dough and roll it out into a rectangle on a floured surface. Aim for about 1/4 inch thickness.


4. Add the Fillings:
- Spread the pizza sauce evenly over the dough, leaving a small border around the edges.
- Sprinkle the shredded mozzarella cheese over the sauce.
- Add your favorite pizza toppings and sprinkle with dried oregano and garlic powder if desired.


5. Roll the Dough:
- Carefully roll up the dough, starting from the long side, into a log.
- Seal the seam by pinching it together.


6. Slice into Rolls:
- Using a sharp knife, slice the log into 1-inch thick rolls.


7. Bake:
- Place the pizza rolls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a greased baking dish.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes, or until the rolls are golden brown and the cheese is bubbly.


8. Serve:
- Allow the pizza rolls to cool slightly before serving. Serve with additional pizza sauce for dipping if desired.


Useful Tips:

- Don't overfill the pizza rolls as it can make them difficult to roll up and may cause the fillings to ooze out during baking.


- You can customize the fillings to your liking. Try different combinations of meats, vegetables, and cheeses.


- For a crispier crust, brush the tops of the pizza rolls with a little olive oil before baking.


- If you're in a hurry, you can use store-bought pizza dough to save time.


- Leftover pizza rolls can be reheated in the oven or microwave.


Enjoy your homemade pizza rolls as a delicious snack or appetizer!