7 May 2013: Hawaiian Pizza Rolls

lunch on 7 May 2013: Hawaiian pizza roll with dried fruit, carrots, strawberries and Nilla Wafers

lunch on 7 May 2013: Hawaiian pizza roll with dried fruit, carrots, strawberries and Nilla Wafers

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.

pizza rolls in progress

pizza rolls in progress

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.

pizza rolls ready for the oven

pizza rolls ready for the oven

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.

3 thoughts on “7 May 2013: Hawaiian Pizza Rolls

  1. What a coincidence you made something Hawaiian as Katie is scooting out there there this weekend. She accepted a job promotion which was contingent on her moving to Oahu. Whatever the world’s speed record is for making a decision I think she came close to breaking it. I suspect we’ll hear from her all about all the fabulous things one can do with pineapple in the coming months.

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