Yesterday I got it in my head that I just had to make pizza rolls for the kiddos. I had half a bag of Trader Joe’s whole wheat pizza dough hanging out in the fridge and I used this to make 8 little rolls. The process is relatively simple: cut the dough into small pieces, mix up some cheese and marinara sauce, stretch out the little dough pieces, put a scoop of filling on each dough piece, and pinch the whole thing together. Then roll it around in your hands to shape into balls.
I had some ham and pineapple, so I decided to go with the all-time kid favorite Hawaiian-style pizza flavor profile. Once all the pizza rolls are sealed up, put them into a greased pie plate, brush some olive oil on top, sprinkle with parmesan cheese and pop them into a 425˚oven. Bake them for about 25 minutes or until they are golden brown.
Perhaps I filled my pizza rolls a little too full, because there was some ooze that happened during baking. But, no matter, if it tastes like pizza, all is forgiven. These would be great to freeze and pop in the microwave whenever you have a starving kid on your hands.