Some of my very best slumber parties in middle school were punctuated by the burn of too-hot pizza roll filling on my tongue. Pizza Rolls are little deep-fried nostalgia packets. Delicious and sentimental!
What do I need to make homemade pizza rolls?
The elements of pizza rolls are the same as regular pizza slices: a crust, toppings, cheese, and sauce. Let’s talk about each!
While we love a homemade pizza dough for a traditional pizza, we keep things fast and simple for pizza rolls by using wonton wrappers instead.
Wonton wrappers are typically used when frying, but they also bake up beautifully. They get crispy and golden and hold onto filling like a champ. My grocery store sells them in the natural foods cooler near the tofu and other meat substitutes, but we’ve also seen them in produce sections.
Use your favorite pizza toppings to make your pizza rolls your own. Our recipe below outlines how to make supreme pizza rolls, with sausage, mushrooms, bell peppers, and pepperoni. But we’ve also enjoyed them as pepperoni pizza rolls, veggie pizza rolls, and just plain cheese pizza rolls. If you like it on a pizza, chances are you can use it in a pizza roll topping. Just be sure that you chop up the filling ingredients well so that they fit inside the wrappers and you get a little filling in every bite.
The one kind of pizza we don’t recommend turning into pizza rolls is “Hawaiian” pizza. Pineapple can be so juicy that it can leave you with a soggy pizza roll.
Mozzarella is the classic choice. If you’re sticking to a simpler filling, try adding a little Parmesan cheese for even more cheesy flavor.
We’ve used marinara sauce and pizza sauce interchangeably in pizza rolls, and they’ve always come out delicious!
What do combination pizza rolls have in them?
In the frozen pizza world, “Combination” pizza typically means that the pizza has both sausage and pepperoni as the topping (or in the pizza roll filling). But really, you can fill these with whatever you’d like!
How do you make pizza rolls?
Making homemade pizza rolls is relatively simple. It’s a great project to do with kids, too!
- Cook any pizza toppings that you can’t or don’t want to use raw—meats, peppers, and mushrooms all need to be precooked.
- Grease a baking sheet and preheat the oven to 375°F.
- Lay wonton wrappers out on the baking sheet, and put a few teaspoonfuls of filling in the center of each wrapper.
- Dip your finger in a bit of water and run it along the edge of a wonton wrapper. Fold the wrapper in half and press down to seal the seam. Repeat until the baking sheet is filled with pizza rolls.
- Spray the tops of the pizza rolls with cooking spray (you can also brush them with melted butter) and bake for 12-15 minutes, or until the pizza rolls are golden brown.
Are pizza rolls precooked?
These pizza rolls are not pre-cooked, so be sure to cook them until they are heated all the way through and the outsides are golden and crisp.
Are pizza rolls better in the oven or microwave?
For homemade pizza rolls, you definitely want to bake them in the oven. The microwave will leave you with soggy, unevenly cooked pizza rolls, and nobody wants that! You can also make pizza rolls in the air fryer!
What is good to dip pizza rolls in?
More pizza sauce or marinara is our favorite thing to dip pizza rolls in, but you can also go the classic Midwestern route and dip them in a bit of ranch. Or just eat them as-is—that’s the most portable and simple way to enjoy them!
How do I reheat homemade pizza rolls?
Store any leftover pizza rolls in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Refresh in a 375°F oven for a few minutes until warm. These can also be reheated in an air fryer. We reheated them at 390°F for 6 minutes, but your air fryer may differ.
Can I freeze these pizza rolls?
Absolutely! Homemade pizza rolls hold up best to the freezer if they are frozen before the baking step. Assemble the pizza rolls, but instead of baking them, arrange them in a single layer on a baking sheet and put them in the freezer. Once frozen, move the pizza rolls to a freezer-safe container or a freezer bag. Stash in the freezer until you want pizza rolls, and then bake them straight from frozen!