You know, sometimes I have cravings. No, I'm not pregs, sorry. A lady can have a craving without being knocked up, geez. Anyway, the other night I had a craving for pizza and I had half of this recipe sitting in my fridge. But, we just had this awesome Mexican Breakfast Pizza so I didn't want to do the traditional thing. So I thought to myself, calzones? Meh. Stromboli? Meh. Pizza Rolls....YES! Pizza Rolls. And that my friends is how this recipe was born.
Move over Old Chicago....
Pepperoni Pizza Rolls
Flour for dusting
1/2 of this recipe for Fail Proof Pizza Dough or your favorite pizza dough
40 (or so) pepperoni slices
2 tablespoons chive and onion cream cheese (optional)
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1 tablespoon (or so) pizza seasoning
1 cup pizza sauce, for serving
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
Start by heavily flouring your working surface. Place the dough in the middle and work it into a rectangle that is 16x14 or so. Go a little bigger if you want less "bready" rolls and smaller if you want more "bready" rolls. Lay the pepperoni out on the dough in rows. Top the middle row of pepperoni with a dollop of the cream cheese. Sprinkle the mozzarella cheese over all of it then sprinkle with pizza seasoning.
Roll up the dough like you would cinnamon rolls, going back and fourth trying to keep it as tight as you can. Slice with a serrated knife about 2 inch sections. Place into a greased 9x13 pan. Bake for about 15 minutes. Check to see if they are getting golden brown. Pop them back in the oven if they don't look all the way done. I also poked a few in the middle, if they don't spring back a little they need a few more minutes in the oven.
Serve with warm pizza sauce.
Recipe by: Mrs. Schwartz. Pizza Dough from: Lauren's Latest. She rocks.