One of my favourite parts of Christmas vacation is having the time to spend on trying out new food ideas and recipes. And yesterday what I had on my mind was baked pizza rolls. To be more specific I had pizzaroni on my mind, those deep-fried little pizza nuggets in the freezer section that are both terrible for you and delicious. We joke about them every time we see them because I LOVE THEM SO MUCH but haven’t had them in many years because they are such fat and sodium bombs.
But I felt certain I could make a version that was just as tasty, but without the deep frying. Because let’s be real, even if I wanted to deep fry I wouldn’t. Because I don’t own a deep fryer or air fryer and I’m too much of a disaster to be deep frying in a pan on the stove.
So off to the store I went to pick up supplies to make my dreams come true, and come true they did.
Baked Pizza Rolls
What’s nice about making your own is you get to customize the toppings and make them exactly the way you want!
For this trial run, I went with a simple mozzarella and pepperoni combo.
I also made a simple marinara by taking plain tomato sauce, adding some Italian seasoning and grated parmesan to use for dipping. Donair sauce would also be delicious!
I also made a simple marinara by taking plain tomato sauce, adding some Italian seasoning and grated parmesan to use for dipping.
Donair sauce would also be delicious!
Because I wasn’t really sure what I was doing, I didn’t take photos of my rolling technique by the end I had it down to a system that worked pretty well so I’ve drawn you a couple of diagrams. I’m sure there are a million other (and better) ways to roll these but this way worked well for me.
How to roll
This is a terrible diagram showing that I basically just folded the sides in and rolled them up, then tucked any part of the wrapper that was sticking out in the sides. The first few I tried rolling like and egg roll and that didn’t work great for me but rolling worked wonderfully. Especially once I got on a roll (pun intended)!
Anyway, however you roll them, these little babies are delicious!