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Pizza Rolls

Pizza Rolls

  • Author: Paige Adams
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes + 2 hours rising
  • Cook Time: 20-25 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours 35-40 minutes
  • Yield: 12 rolls 1x


Made with pizza dough, these pizza rolls rise tall in the oven turning into chewy, puffy pinwheels that you can serve as dinner rolls.


  • 2/3 cup warm water
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry active yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil plus more for bowl and brushing pizza
  • 1 cup bread flour plus more for work surface
  • 1/2 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3/4 cups tomato sauce
  • 1/3 cup pesto
  • 1/4 cup shredded Italian cheese blend


  1. In a small bowl, combine the water, yeast, sugar and olive oil. Let stand until foamy, about 5 minutes.
  2. In the bowl of a food processor, pulse the flours and salt. Add the yeast mixture and process until a ball of dough forms. Transfer the dough to an oiled bowl. Cover and let rise until doubled in volume, about 2 hours or up to overnight in the refrigerator.
  3. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F Line a sheet pan with parchment.
  4. Roll the dough into a 10-inch by 16-inch rectangle on a lightly floured work surface. Spread the tomato sauce leaving an 1/8-inch border followed by the pesto. Sprinkle all over with cheese. Roll dough into a log starting with one of the short sides. Chill in the fridge for 25 minutes. Slice the log into rolls about 1-1/2 inches wide. Place them on a prepared sheet pan spacing at least 3 inches apart.
  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes until puffed up and golden brown. Serve warm or at room temperature.