Cheesy Pizza Rolls
Source of Recipe
Cast iron Skillet
List of Ingredients
1 loaf (1 pound) frozen pizza dough, thawed
½ cup pasta sauce
1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided
1 cup coarsely chopped pepperoni (about 64 slices)
½ pound bulk Italian sausage, cooked and crumbled
¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
Minced fresh basil, optional
Crushed red pepper flakes, optional
Preheat oven to 400°.
On a lightly floured surface, roll dough into a 16x10-in. rectangle. Brush with pasta sauce to within 1/2 in. of edges.
Sprinkle with 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, pepperoni, sausage and Parmesan.
Roll up jelly-roll style, starting with a long side; pinch seam to seal. Cut into eight slices.
Place in a greased 9-in. cast-iron skillet or greased 9-in. round baking pan, cut side down.
Bake 20 minutes; sprinkle with remaining mozzarella cheese.
Bake until golden brown, 5-10 minutes more. If desired, serve with minced fresh basil and crushed red pepper flakes.
If you have a favorite homemade or store-bought fresh dough, swap it for the frozen dough.
Give rolls a little room in the pan to stretch their wings. They will expand in the oven.
Prefer a crisper pizza crust? Bake an additional 5 to 10 minutes.