New Years Eve – More Than Just Appetizers: Pizza Rolls

A rectangular glass baking dish holds about 28 golden brown pizza rolls.Thanks need to go out to Snarky Sweets for the Pepperoni Pizza Bites recipe posted there. I was looking for an appetizer to keep hubby and I from going too hungry before dinner on New Year’s Eve this year, and despite them being set up as appetizers, they really turned into a meal unto themselves!

Of course, I altered the recipe based on what ingredients I had on hand, so I’m reposting with my own adjustments. 


  • Pizza rolls set atop of each other on a platter.1 to 1.5 bags of store-bought pizza dough of your choosing
  • 1.5 cups mozzarella cheese, diced up into tiny cubes or shredded
  • 1 link Westfaler smoked sausage (you can use pepperoni, Turkey Bites or omit the meat entirely if you wish), finely cubed
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • seasonings: dried oregano, dried basil, garlic powder
  • finely shredded parmesan & asiago cheeses


  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. Divide the dough into 20-24 equal parts (I got about 28 or so out  of 1.5 bags of pizza dough). Roll each piece out and fill with a little bit of cheese and a little bit of meat. (Or you can roll the whole thing out if you have a large amount of counter-top space — I don’t — and then divide the dough up.)
  3. Pull the edges together, pinching the dough. Place seam-side down in a non-stick-sprayed casserole dish. (Alternately, you can pull over three sides, pinching, then roll it to seal up the last side. This will form a ‘spiral’ on two sides in the dough.)
  4. Repeat for all of the rolls.
  5. Lightly brush the tops with extra virgin olive oil. Sprinkle with the seasonings and cheese.
  6. Bake for about 18-20 minutes, depending on your own oven, or until the tops are a nice golden brown.
  7. Serve with pizza or marinara sauce (I prefer mine at room temperature or slightly chilled).


2 thoughts on “New Years Eve – More Than Just Appetizers: Pizza Rolls

    • Hi Caelyn! Thanks for stopping by! They were fabulous, honestly. What a great idea and so simple to make (I’m not a baker). I think the stuffing possibilities are endless. I will be checking out the rest of your site soon! Happy New Year to you as well. 🙂

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