Easy Peasy Giant Pizza Rolls #homemade #pizzarolls

Pizza – it’s a popular go-to meal for the busy family. I know I have fallen prey to the ease of ordering pizza when our schedule gets crazy – especially during baseball season, which is upon us already. Wow!
But why order out when these little babies are not only easy to make at home, but delicious too?
 
Easy Peasy Cheesy Pizza Puffs

With just a few ingredients you can have this on your table in as little as 30 minutes – including prep time. How is that for a great deal?

You start with 3 cans of biscuits. Easy enough.

Add a decent cheese – here is the block of mozzarella we used – but a mild cheddar or Colby-Jack would do nicely as well. Anything tasty and melty.

You do not realize how hard it is not to ask someone to cut the cheese, especially in a house of boys… and by boys, I mean my husband. I had to really concentrate in order to say ‘slice the cheese’. I really did not want to hear continuous fart jokes for the rest of the night.

Not that it stopped them… damn it.

Prep your filling. This consists of four slices of pepperoni (or two if you prefer) and a slice of cheese about half an inch thick, roughly squared.

They are like little sandwiches! You could stick a toothpick in and be done.

Flatten your biscuits just enough. Place the pepperoni sandwiches in the center of the flattened biscuit.

Now swaddle them. Take each side and fold then toward the center. Make sure all the insides are covered. When you are done with this step, they will kind of look like Oreos. I almost wished they were, but alas – dinner first.

I will admit, mine look a bit more… browned than you would expect, but I have a theory. My oven rack wasn’t in the right position and I may have… overestimated the time and temp slightly.

No big deal – they were not burnt, just a little crispy.

Preheat oven to 350° F*. Lightly grease a 13×9 baking dish.

  • 3 cans Pillsbury biscuits (non-flaky variety)
  • 120 slices of pepperoni (60 is you are only using 2 per roll)
  • 30 slices of cheese, ½-inch thick
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp butter, melted
  • garlic powder, to taste
  • Italian seasoning, to taste
  • shredded parmesan
  1. Slice the cheese.
  2. Prepare your pepperoni sandwiches.
  3. Place ‘sandwich’ in flattened biscuit. Bring sides up over the package to cover completely.
  4. Seam side down, place each roll wide by side in the greased baking dish.
  5. Melt butter and allow to cool slightly. Beat in egg. Baste tops of rolls with egg/butter wash.
  6. Sprinkle with seasonings and Parmesan cheese.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 14-17 minutes*.
  8. Serve hot. A side of marinara sauce is optional.
*These numbers have been adjusted to compensate for my oversight.

 

Mangiare bene miei cari! (Eat well, my darlings!)

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