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Pizza rolls

Here's another idea for using the basic pizza dough recipe. The best thing about these pizza rolls is that they freeze beautifully. It's awfully nice to have some of them in the freezer for a quick meal. While they heat up you can set the table and make a salad and supper's ready.
Here is what you need to make them:

Pizza Rolls

1 recipe basic pizza dough (see this post)
1 pound ground beef
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
2 cups mozzarella cheese
salt, pepper, and garlic powder
1 tsp. Italian seasoning
fennel (optional)

Brown the ground beef until nearly cooked through. Add the onion and cook until the meat is thoroughly cooked and the onion is translucent. Drain off fat and then season the meat with the salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Set aside to cool.

Roll out the dough into a large rectangle. (In the following pictures I was just using a half batch of the dough, so mine will look smaller.) Place the meat mixture on the rolled out dough and press into the dough with your hands to help the meat stay in place. Top with the cheese and the herbs.

picture of pizzarolls

Roll up as for a jelly roll and slice into fairly thick slices. I normally get about 16 rolls from the full batch of dough.

picture of pizzarolls

Place the slices onto greased baking sheets or sprayed pizza stones. In the picture mine are on a silicone baking mat called a Silpat. As you place the rolls onto the baking sheet flatten them out a bit.

picture of pizzarolls

Bake at 400 degrees for 10-15 mins. or until lightly browned. I sometimes underbake them at this stage if I plan to freeze them.
After they cool you can bag and freeze them.
To serve, reheat them for 10 - 15 mins. at 350 degrees and accompany them with some spaghetti sauce for dipping. These are very good and very handy to keep in the freezer. I hope you will give them a try.

picture of pizzarolls


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2 Comments on “Pizza rolls”

  1. #1 Patty
    on Feb 5th, 2009 at 11:39 am

    Hello Mrs. Loach! I have greatly enjoyed your blog – especially the post(s) about your pizza dough recipe and it’s variations. =) I can’t wait to try them all!

  2. #2 Rhonda
    on Feb 6th, 2009 at 12:10 pm

    I’ve never tried to make my own pizza dough, but your blog has been inspiring! There’s so much you can do with it. These rolls looks scrumptious!

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