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Homemade Pizza Rolls

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Give homemade pizza a new twist for a fun easy weeknight dinner by making homemade pizza rolls! These cinnamon roll type pizza rolls are  easy to make with Pillsbury Pizza Dough, mozzarella, pepperoni and pizza sauce for dipping. These are sure to become a family favorite.

homemade pizza rolls

Homemade pizza is one of our favorite dinners.  I love making homemade pizza because it’s quick and easy.  The kids love homemade pizza because it’s pizza! I’ve had the idea for these pizza rolls for a while and I’m glad I finally got around to making them – they were a hit!

homemade pizza rolls

The problem I run in to when I want to make homemade pizza  is the crust.  I do make my own crust, but sometimes, it just seems like too much work to make the dough from scratch.  So more and more often, I’ve been skipping making homemade pizza.  But Pillsbury Pizza Crust offers a great short cut especially for busy weeknights.  You just pop open the can and you have crust! I loved being able to have the crust ready to go when I made these pizza rolls.

Homemade Pizza Rolls

I made these rolls for a quick weeknight dinner. I popped open the can and spread the dough out.  Done! Yea!  Just sprinkle the dough with cheese and diced pepperoni.  I used shredded mozzarella cheese, but a combination of mozzarella, Parmesan, cheddar or even feta would be a fun option.


homemade pizza rolls

Roll the pizza dough up from the short ends, similar to making cinnamon rolls. Just go slowly and tuck the dough as you roll for a tighter roll.  If any of the dough rips, just pinch it back together.  Next, slice the roll in to equal parts – I got about 9 rolls out of one can of pizza dough.   If any of the cheese or pepperoni falls out, just tuck it back in or put in top of the rolls before baking.

Homemade Pizza Rolls

Place each roll in to the cup of a greased muffin tin.  The first time I baked the pizza rolls, I baked them all together in baking pan, but the inside dough didn’t cook.  So the next time, I baked the pizza rolls in the muffin tin and it worked like a charm!  You can sprinkle a little more cheese on the rolls just before baking if you want.

homemade pizza rolls

Once the rolls are done baking, remove from the muffin tin and serve with pizza sauce on the side for dipping.  The rolls are kid approved!  They were so easy to whip up for dinner and I loved saving a step by having the pizza dough ready to go.

homemade pizza rolls

Homemade Pizza Rolls

homemade pizza rolls


  • 1 tube Pillsbury Pizza Dough
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 8 pepperoni slices, diced
  • Pizza sauce for dipping


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Grease the bottom and sides of the cups of a muffin tin.
  3. Open pizza dough and gently roll out on a flat surface. You may need a little flour to keep the dough from sticking.
  4. Sprinkle cheese and pepperoni over the dough.
  5. Gently roll dough up starting at one of the short sides of the dough rectangle.
  6. With a sharp knife or pizza cutter, slice dough roll in to even slices, about 9 in total.
  7. Place one dough slice in each muffin cup of the greased muffin pan.
  8. Bake for 10-15 minutes until tops are golden brown.
  9. Remove from pan and serve with pizza sauce for dipping.

Pizza crust that’s deliciously easy! Unroll, bake and enjoy in minutes. Pillsbury pizza crust, it’s the perfect canvas for your favorite toppings.

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by General Mills via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of General Mills.

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  • Adelina Priddis
    February 5, 2015

    My kids would totally gobble these up! Thanks for sharing on Weekend Bites! You’ve been featured

  • Theresa
    February 4, 2015

    Not sure if my first comment went through. Just wanted you to know I stopped by. Thanks for sharing at the party. Pinned.

  • Theresa
    February 4, 2015

    Hi Camille, Thanks for sharing your recipe at the party. I know some snackers that would love this. Pinned for later. Hope to see you again soon.

  • Pam
    February 2, 2015

    These look really good! I know my kids would love them. Thank you for linking them up to Dare to Share, you are today’s Dare to Share Feature of the Day

    • Camille
      February 3, 2015

      Thank you for featuring me!!

  • Made From Pinterest
    February 1, 2015

    This looks so delicious! I am making this as soon as possible. Your recipes and ideas are always the best!

  • Michelle
    January 31, 2015

    Yummy! What a fun little treat! My kiddos would love these fun pizza rolls. Thanks for sharing! PINNED!

    • Camille
      February 3, 2015

      Thanks, Michelle! The kids definitely love these!

  • Lorelai
    January 29, 2015

    I bet these are a huge kid pleaser, and they’d be great for Super Bowl too! Thanks for sharing at the Oh My Heartsie Girls WW. 🙂

    Life With Lorelai

  • Elizabeth
    January 27, 2015

    I love the idea of making pizza rolls! I usually just make an actual pizza.

  • Rach D
    January 27, 2015

    I’m sure my kids would enjoy something like this! They love anything pizza 🙂

    Thanks so much for linking up with us this week on Mom 2 Mom Encouragement Party! Hope you join us again soon 🙂
    Rachael @ Diamonds in the Rough

  • Nici
    October 3, 2013

    These look so yummy! I am going to have to try them. I wanted to let you know I featured them from our party last week. Another All Things Thursday Blog Hop is live right now with a Cutting Edge Stencil Giveaway too. I hope you’ll be back to party with us!

  • Miz Helen
    September 28, 2013

    Those look so good and will be awesome to serve for a party. Your little guy is just precious!
    Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  • Deb
    September 27, 2013

    Why didn’t I think about this! It is fast, easy, and easier to eat! Thanks for sharing at the All Things Blog Hop Thursday link party. I visit your site often and really like it! Deb @ Kneaded Creations

  • carolinaheartstrings
    September 26, 2013

    Thanks for sharing such a great idea. They look terrific. Love the pics!

  • Amber Edwards
    September 16, 2013

    These look fantastic! My kids would love to try this! we recently used Pillsbury grands biscuits to make mini pizzas! But I think they would enjoy pizza rolls too!

    • Camille
      September 16, 2013

      Oh, that’s fun, too! I’m sure mini-pizzas were a big hit!

  • Marysa
    September 16, 2013

    These look so cute and easy! I think my kids will love these!

  • Nicole B
    September 16, 2013

    I know my kids would love these. I would much rather make pizza at home than order out. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

  • OurFamilyWorld
    September 16, 2013

    I love this idea! So simple and less messy than pizza, plus fun for kids!

  • shari
    September 16, 2013

    these look amazing!! need to try it asap.