Baked Homemade Pizza Rolls

These baked homemade pizza rolls are so fun to make! String cheese, mini pepperonis and homemade pizza sauce wrapped into egg roll wrappers and baked.

This past Tuesday I prepared for us (okayyy, so mostly me) to be snowed in.

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Michigan expected to get hit with a major snow storm and where we live, we’re expected to get 6 to 10 inches, but really that means 10 to 14 because the weather peeps rarely get it right.

I don’t mind all the snow, when I don’t have to drive anywhere in it- but I also don’t like the feeling of being trapped inside by it. Makes total sense, right? So I usually stock up on things so I can cook and ignore my claustrophobic issue of being surrounded by a foot of snow and noway to escape.

As I headed to the grocery store on Tuesday to stock up on essentials; you know coffee, hot chocolate and nail polish. Knowing my girls would be getting some snow-days out of the deal, I then remembered my friend and favorite check-out gal at Meijer, Cheryl, telling me about her homemade pizza rolls. I picked up the few ingredients needed and planned to make them for lunch for us girls.

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Now I’ve had pre-made pizza rolls before and this homemade version blows those things out of the water. Inside you’ll find more cheese, my homemade pizza sauce and pepperonis stuffed into a crispy baked crust- thanks to egg roll wrappers. So good, addicting and a smidgen better for you then the frozen ones you can buy.

These homemade pizza rolls make a quick and delicious snack or lunch even, that everyone will love. Especially on snowy days when you’re trapped indoors with no possible way to escape. But don’t worry it’ll be near 50 on Sunday. So typical Michigan, so typical.

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Grab your ingredients and get going!

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Use any pepperonis that you like. I found these little cuties and thought they would work perfectly inside. Adorable right?

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Cut 10 cheese sticks in half, widthwise…

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… so you have 20 halves.

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Open up the egg roll wrappers and remove one sheet.

Note: My egg roll wrappers packaging suggested there would be 21 sheets in it. There was 19. So it’s hit or miss by one or two.

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Cover the remaining wrappers with a slightly damp paper towel.

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Place one cheese stick half on the lower portion of one corner.

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Top with a teaspoon of pizza sauce…

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…a few pepperonis (or two regular sized ones)…

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…fold the bottom corner over the filling…

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…fold one size over…

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…and then the other corner…

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…roll, dip your finger in water and wet the remaining flap…

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…and seal.

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Repeat with the remaining wrappers and ingredients. You should end up with 20 pizza rolls.

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Brush with olive oil or spritz with an olive oil mister on all sides before baking for 10 minutes, rotating the pan halfway through. After 10 minutes, flip the pizza rolls and continue to bake for an additional 10 minutes, rotating the pan halfway through, again.

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Ta-Da!

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Serve immediately with a bowl of pizza sauce for dipping.

These pizza rolls are more of a two-bite roll. Which in my opinion is way better than a one-biter.

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Because when I dip, you dip, we dip. Or something like that.

Crispy, cheesy, saucy bundles of pizza heaven is what these are.

Enjoy!

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Baked Homemade Pizza Rolls

Crispy, cheesy, saucy bundles of pizza heaven is what these are.

Yield: 20 pizza rolls

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 20-22 minutes

Total Time: about 40-45 minutes

Ingredients:

olive oil spray (or olive oil for brushing)

20 egg roll wrappers

10 mozzarella cheese sticks, cut in half (to equal 20)

1 recipe for homemade pizza sauce

pepperonis

water

Directions:

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil and set a oven-safe cooling rack on to it. Mist the rack with cooking spray (or olive oil mister) and set this off to the side.

Place one egg roll wrapper in front of you so one point is facing you. Cover the remaining wrappers with a slightly damp paper towel to keep from drying out.

Place one mozzarella half in the lower corner about an inch or so from the point. Top the mozzarella with a teaspoon of pizza sauce, a few pepperoni and then fold the lower corner over the filling.

Fold in the sides, wetting them just a smidgen with your finger so they stick. Then roll it a few times, wet the remaining corner before folding it over so it will stick to the roll.

Place the pizza roll on the wire rack and repeat with the remaining ingredients.

Brush all sides with olive oil (I mist with my olive oil mister) and bake for 10 minutes, rotating the pan half way through. After the 10 minutes, flip the pizza rolls and continue to bake for 10 more minutes (again, rotating the pan halfway through) or until crispy, but before the cheese starts melting and oozing out of the pizza rolls.

Serve immediately with a bowl of pizza sauce for dipping.

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10 Responses to “Baked Homemade Pizza Rolls”

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    Joseph — February 26, 2016 at 12:34 am

    These look so good and you make them look so easy to make. I will surely give them a try soon.

    • Laurie McNamara replied: — February 26th, 2016 @ 10:59 am

      These are pretty easy to make, they just take a little bit of time and patience with the rolling part 🙂 Let me know what you think when you try these. Have a great weekend, Joseph!

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    Amber Harding — February 26, 2016 at 2:52 am

    The ingredients make them look even cuter!

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    Cassie Laemmli — February 26, 2016 at 10:41 am

    These are so fabulous! I grew up on pizza rolls and sometimes I miss them but just can’t bring myself to buy them.

    • Laurie McNamara replied: — February 26th, 2016 @ 11:01 am

      Thanks Cassie! My husband grew up on them too so I’m eager for him to try them (he was at work when I made them) and see what he thinks! 🙂 XO!

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    Kim Gleaton — February 26, 2016 at 10:53 am

    Gonna make these tonight! I am a big fan of your recipes. Enjoyed the Mexican Lime Slaw for dinner earlier this week. Simple, yummy, interesting recipes…never disappoint and never boring! Would love to see your recipes available in an app so that I can meal plan in carpool line!!

    • Laurie McNamara replied: — February 26th, 2016 @ 11:19 am

      Thanks so much Kim! Isn’t that slaw SO good? I’m so happy to hear you enjoyed it! I’ll start thinking on the app, so many people have asked about one that I should probably figure out how it’s done. 🙂

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    Alex — February 26, 2016 at 3:13 pm

    Any tips on how to freeze these? I imagine it would be best to assemble, freeze, and then bake. But how long would you bake them for (and at what temperature) if fully frozen? Any suggestions?

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    Annette — February 27, 2016 at 9:14 am

    Just made these last night. So easy and yummy. I used a ball of mozzarella instead of cheese sticks because that’s what I had and then I sprinkled pizza seasoning on the outside after I brushed with oil. I really liked the extra seasoning. Thanks for a fun recipe.

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    Heather — March 2, 2016 at 12:03 pm

    I second being curious on a method of freezing! I would love to make these a freezer staple, as I already do burritos and homemade chicken nuggets on my regular rotation! Any ideas of how to make these into a freezer-friendly item?

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