Does anyone remember those microwavable pizza bites…? Am I the only one that gobbled up four or five every day as an after school snack? Well, guess what. These are sooooo much better! And easy to make!
They would be perfect for a kid’s pizza party because you can fill them individually with a vast array of toppings. They’d also be perfect as an appetizer with a glass of wine. In fact, I don’t really know of a time that a hot cheese filled roll is not appropriate, do you?
I didn’t think so.
I used my favorite pizza dough recipe to make these rolls and they turned out beautifully in just over an hour, start to finish. You could also make the dough ahead of time and freeze it, which is what I do often!
Let it be known that although the recipe calls for whole wheat flour, more often times than not, I just use all white flour. What can I say? I’m a carb purist.
All you is roll out the dough, cut it into squares and then fill the squares with whatever toppings you choose! I kept things simple with pizza sauce and mozzerella cheese, but you could totally go crazy here and add sauteed mushrooms, goat cheese, pepperoni, bits of sausage and even scrambled eggs and cheese. The options are endless!
Oh, and did I mention right when they come out of the oven you brush them with garlic butter and freshly grated Parmesan cheese?
Pizza rolls > garlic knots
Make these this weekend!
makes about 20 rolls
one batch the best pizza dough
1 bag mozzerella cheese
1 can pizza sauce
1 garlic clove, minced
2 T butter, soft
Parmesan cheese for serving
any additional toppings you like! Try goat cheese crumbles, feta cheese, sundried tomatoes, mushrooms, olives, spinach, ricotta cheese, pepperoni, sausage or diced jalapenos
Preheat oven to 425.
Roll out pizza dough to a large rectangle. Cut into strips and then those strips into six inch squares. Fill squares with about two teaspoons of sauce and a sprinkle of cheese
Pinch sides of squares together and seal well to form balls. Place balls on a parchment paper lined sheet tray and bake for 15 minutes, or until golden brown.
While rolls are making, mash together the soft butter and garlic. Brush on rolls immediately as they come out of the oven and then grate on Parmesan cheese.
30 minutes (not including time to make dough)
Serve with additional sauce on the side for dipping.