Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Pizza, that's how I roll...

Mmmmm Pizza....

I don't know about you but we have one night a week when we have pizza for dinner. I am not talking about the delivery stuff or the frozen stuff.

We enjoy a homemade pizza. My only cheat is that I use a variety of pre-pared dough to save on time . We prefer the Mama Mary's thin crust. I've also used tortillas and when I am feeling industrious I will make homemade dough. I know the Boboli crusts are popular but even their thin crust is still too thick for us.

I had remembered seeing on Lynn's Kitchen Adventure her post for Pepperoni Rolls and coincidentally our store had the Pillsbury Pizza crust in a can 'buy one get one free' so I couldn't resist. I had used these when I was younger still living at home and when they were new on the market. They were okay. Them being on sale, I decided to give them a try to see if they were the same, hopefully not.

Right away I noticed that the shape of the dough was bigger, the can was longer too. I also remember wrestling with the dough years ago for no matter how much you stretched it, it always would shrink back. This dough was holding it's shape pretty well and didn't seem to want to stick or tear.

Pizza Rolls
adapted from Lynn's Kitchen Adventures

1 can Pillsbury Pizza Crust
1 package pepperoni (we use the turkey, so NOT greasy)
1 cup cheddar cheese (I use Fat Free to cut down on the puddles of grease)
1 cup mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
Italian Seasoning
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Roll out the dough into a rectangle. Place pepperoni all over the dough. Sprinkle your cheeses. Sprinkle a bit of the Italian Seasoning over cheese. Roll dough from it's longest side into a log.

Prepare your cookie sheet with either a silpat or parchment paper. Take your log and slice with a serrated knife. Saw the dough don't press. Each slice should be 3/4-1 inch thick. Place each slice swirl side up and sprinkle with more Italian Seasoning. These will not spread or puff out much when cooking, only about 1 inch between each slice should be fine.

Bake for 10-15 minutes or until lightly brown or cheese is melted and bread is cooked.

The pizza rolls can be eaten alone or dipped in some warmed spaghetti sauce on the side.

This was a great variation to your traditional pizza. K-man loved it the next day to pop a bunch in a ziploc bag and put them in his back shirt pocket when he when cycling the next day for a snack!

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girlichef said...

How fun! Bet the kiddos would get a kickout of these! I'm going to have to give them a try!

Leslie said...

We do Homemade pizza on Friday nights. It is a bit of a tradition in my house!
These look tasty