Forget those store-bought, freezer-aisle pizza bites (or at least forget them this once :D)--this homemade alternative is almost out of this world. I shared my first batch with a couple teenage girls and we gobbled them right up. We all decided they were amazing and should definitely served as an appetizer at any party. They are easy to eat--not at all messy--and customizable to your tastes.
Oh! and I forgot to mention--they're just plain FUN!
Pepperoni Pizza Rolls Recipe
recipe adapted from Annie's Eats
Makes 24 pizza rolls
Ingredients1/2 batch pizza dough (this or this)
24 slices pepperoni
Approximately 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
for sprinkling-- freshly grated Parmesan cheese, basil, and garlic powder
for dipping--1 cup marinara/pizza sauce, heated
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Using a large knife or a bench scraper/dough cutter, divide the dough into 24 equal portions. Working with your hands lightly floured, form each ball of dough into a thin round. Stop with pepper and a sprinkle of mozzarella. Carefully fold the edges up over the cheese and pinch to seal. Repeat until all rolls are finished.
Place seam-side down in a greased 2 quart baking dish or deep dish pie pan. Brush lightly with water and sprinkle with Parmesan, basil and garlic. Bake for 20 minutes, until golden.
Serve with a side of pizza sauce for dipping.