I’m a huge fan of pizza night, but I’m always looking for a fun new idea to mix things up. (I mean, have you tried my Pepperoni Pizza Cake?) Recently, I’ve combined pizza and pull-apart rolls and it’s a match made in heaven. The possibilities for this fun creation are endless. Here’s an added bonus: It’s ready to enjoy in less than 30 minutes!
Start by popping open a tube of Pillsbury pizza dough
and pressing it flat onto a lightly greased baking sheet. Prebake the dough for just 8 minutes.
Meanwhile prepare your filling. For this recipe, I’ve created a creamy lasagna-inspired sauce by combining 1 cup of ricotta, a whole bunch (2 cups) of cheese and an egg. I love adding a heaping tablespoon of basil pesto to my lasagna filling, but that’s totally optional. Spread your mixture in an even layer over the top of the par-baked pizza dough.
Carefully roll the pizza dough into a log. Some of the cheese filling might ooze out of the sides and that’s OK.
Use a serrated knife to cut 1-inch slices of the pizza roll and place them cut side down on a 12- inch pizza pan. You could reuse your baking sheet rather than a pizza pan if you prefer.
Once you have all the lasagna rolls cut, spread some pizza sauce over each roll, about 1/2 a cup per roll. Finally, sprinkle some more of that wonderful cheese over the top, like you would any old pizza, pop it in the oven and bake! (These beauties take 10 to 12 minutes at 400 degrees.)
Once it’s done baking you’re ready to eat the cutest pizza rolls you’ve ever seen! The cheesy filling is a delightful surprise.