Cheesy Pizza Rolls

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.


8 appetizers

Updated: Jun. 30, 2023
The cast-iron skillet browns these delicious rolls to perfection. My family can't get enough. Use whatever pizza toppings your family likes best. —Dorothy Smith, El Dorado, Arkansas


  • 1 loaf (1 pound) frozen pizza dough, thawed
  • 1/2 cup pasta sauce
  • 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped pepperoni (about 64 slices)
  • 1/2 pound bulk Italian sausage, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Minced fresh basil, optional
  • Crushed red pepper flakes, optional


  1. 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.
  2. 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 8 slices. Place in a greased 9-in. cast-iron skillet or greased 9-in. round baking pan, cut side down.
  3. Bake 20 minutes; sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese. Bake until golden brown, 5-10 minutes longer. If desired, serve with minced fresh basil and crushed red pepper flakes.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • 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.
  • Nutrition Facts

    1 appetizer: 355 calories, 19g fat (7g saturated fat), 42mg cholesterol, 978mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 0 fiber), 14g protein.