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Mini Pizza Rolls

Mini Pizza Rolls

These are a fun and bite-sized way to eat one of our favorite dishes: pizza. Refrigerated biscuits from the grocery store stand in for the dough and make them light and fluffy.


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  • One 7.5-ounce tube refrigerated biscuits
  • 1/2 Cup pizza sauce, or marinara sauce
  • 1 Cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1-2 Tablespoon pizza toppings finely diced, such as onion, green pepper, olives, and sliced pepperoni


Calories Per Serving230

Folate equivalent (total)2µg1%

Freezer Meal Recipes: Easy Rhodes Rolls Mini Pizzas

My kids are huge pizza fans. H U G E. So when I started making these little mini pizza’s with Rhodes Rolls, they were beyond thrilled. I had a smile on my face too, because these were so darn easy!

The only planning ahead is pulling the Rhodes Rolls out at least 4 hours before you want to use them. I’m calling this a freezer meal because you can cook up your meat ahead of time (when I freeze ground beef that’s cooked, I make sure to have it seasoned well and often times throw some diced tomatoes in it as well).
Once your rolls have thawed (just follow package directions for this), just smash each roll out until it’s at the desired thickness and shape. Kids LOVE to help with this part!

I like to put EVOO (extra virgin olive oil) on the pan and get some on both sides. I love sprinking some garlic salt on the dough too… I just love that flavor! Now, my kids are fans of cheese pizza only, so the only other thing I can sneak by is getting some hamburger meat and tomaotes on the pizzas.

Bake them at 375 for about 15 minutes and then enjoy! My oven is older, so you may want to test yours out (may need less time and/or a higher temp).

Pizza Roll Ups

After making those mini deep dish pizzas, I’ve been on a major mini pepperoni kick. After all, I still have about 3 more bags of those pepperonis to use up after my last hoarding experience.

And with a lingering can of crescent rolls I found in the back of my fridge, these epic roll-ups were created.

Best of all, these roll-ups require just 5 ingredients. Yes, only 5.

And if you can’t find those mini pepperonis, you can still whip these up with the regular-size ones. Just be sure to quarter them before using.

Oh and the string cheese. You can’t forget about that. You’d be amazed as to how a simple ingredient like string cheese can melt into the gooey-est cheese ever.

After you roll up these bad boys, these babies get baked to golden brown perfection…

Slathered with buttery goodness. This is a completely optional step but I highly recommend it.

From there, all you have to do is dig in while that cheese is amazingly stringy, oozing with all that pepperoni goodness.

Just be sure to double the batch for game day because I promise you – these will be the first to disappear!

Free Lunchbox Note Card Printable

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Recipe Summary

  • 1 (16.3 ounce) can Pillsbury® Grands!® refrigerated biscuits
  • 1 cup pizza sauce
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 (3.5 ounce) package sliced pepperoni

Press each biscuit into 6-inch round. Place on 2 large or 3 small greased cookie sheets. Top each round with pizza sauce, cheese and pepperoni.

Bake at 375 degrees F 10 to 15 minutes or until bottoms are deep golden brown and cheese is bubbly.

Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Pillsbury(R) Kitchens

Veggie Lover's Pizzas: Omit pepperoni. Cook chopped onions, sliced mushrooms and sliced red bell pepper in 1 tablespoon olive oil about 5 minutes or until peppers are limp. Top each biscuit with pizza sauce, cheese and veggie mixture.

Tropical Pizzas: Omit pizza sauce and pepperoni. Top each biscuit with cheese, canned pineapple tidbits, diced green bell pepper and sliced Canadian bacon or ham.

Make Your Own Mini Pizzas + Homemade Pizza Dough

Mini pizzas on homemade thin crust dough + tons of topping ideas! These little bites are perfect for parties and fun for weeknights!

One of the best things about knowing how to cook is that you turn whatever’s in your fridge into a fabulous, delicious appetizer for friends and family!

With a batch of freshly made pizza dough, mozzarella, sauce, and a few of my favorite toppings, these little two-bite pizzas were easy to make and a total hit. Well… I didn’t have a chance to taste more than one of them, but if there weren’t guests to feed you could bet I’d have gone back for more!

I like to make my pizza dough at home – There’s something that knocks my socks off about watching a bunch of simple ingredients turn into a puffy, cloudlike ball of bready goodness! Plus, you can add in dried herbs or grated cheese and give it a little extra flavor than the store bought stuff.

Read up on how to get these perfect mini pizza circles in the recipe below.

Now onto the good stuff! Sometimes you just gotta use what you got. This time, it was roasted red peppers, spinach, ham, and a thoroughly loved block of Asiago cheese. Oh, Asiago I love you.

Onto the pizza they went, along with freshly grated ribbons of shredded mozzarella and a swirl of my favorite pasta sauce. You can use pizza sauce, too, or do it up homemade with your bad self!

After baking for about ten minutes, these bubbling hot beauties were ready for munching – and boy, did they go fast!

Get inspired with plenty of creative topping ideas below, including different meats, vegetables, cheeses and more than you may not have tried before. I love to get funky with different flavors, and pizza is a great canvas for experimenting!

How To Make Pizza Rolls

The first step in making pizza rolls is to prepare the pizza dough. Although you could take the time to make Homemade Pizza Dough, we most often use refrigerated pizza dough.

You can find this product next to the biscuits and crescent rolls in the refrigerated case. It comes in a long tube and you can often find it with both brand and generic names.

Whether you decide to use homemade dough or store bought refrigerator dough, be sure to roll it out into a rectangular shape.

When you are ready to make your pizza rolls, flour a clean work surface. then roll out the pizza dough. Then you need to decide if you are going to add a little bit of pizza sauce to the dough.

However, when I say little, I mean a tiny bit. Just enough for the cheese and pepperoni to adhere to the crust. This step is not necessary, but an option.

Next, sprinkle garlic salt and dried Italian season over the top of the crust. Then add the Mozzarella and Parmesan cheese on top. Finally, add your pepperoni.

Rolling up pizza dough to slice for pizza rolls.

I find that diced pepperoni makes it easier to cut the pizza rolls, but if you are in a hurry, you can use whole pieces of pepperoni as well.

Now it is time to roll up the dough. Start at the short end and tightly roll the dough until it forms a log. Pinch the seam together to seal.

Cutting Tips

Now it is time to slice your pizza rolls into bite size, individual pieces.

It is best to use a serrated knife when cutting through the dough. A standard kitchen knife tends to compress the dough rather than saw through the ingredients.

curt Use a serrated knife to cut your rolls into bite size pieces.

Place each piece, face side up on a lightly greased, rimmed baking sheet. Bake in a preheated oven for10 minutes, until light golden brown. Remove them from the oven and transfer to a large platter with a small bowl of marinara sauce in the center for serving.

They were the perfect addition for pizza and game night!

We have made these several times to take to parties, eat as an afternoon snack or for a quick and easy light dinner meal.

Homemade pizza rolls ready to be dipped in marinara sauce.

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Tips for Making Pineapple Pizza Bites

  • Generously spray the muffin cups with non-stick spray, otherwise your Hawaiian pizza bites will stick to the pan.
  • When pressing the crescent rolls into the muffin cups, I find it easiest to press a corner on the short side of the triangle crescent together with the longest point of the triangle to form a cup before placing in muffin tin.
  • Do not overfill the muffin cups, otherwise your mini pizzas will overflow in the oven.

Easy Keto Pizza Roll-Ups

Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Place sliced cheese on parchment paper to avoid any sticking. Put in the oven for 6 minutes or until cheese slices start to brown around the edges. Remove from the oven.

Sprinkle Italian seasoning on melted cheese and add as little or as much pepperoni as you would like. I did 3 mini slices per cheese slice.

Give the cheese about 2 minutes to cool, then gently roll them up and serve.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 11, Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: 75 Calories | 6.4g Fat | 0.6g Total Carbs | 0g Fiber | 0 Sugar Alcohol | 4.9g Protein | 0.5g Net Carbs

Need a super simple keto snack idea?

These keto pizza roll-ups are the answer! They&rsquore really easy and quick to make &ndash and oh SO good. When those pizza cravings hit, you&rsquoll be set with this recipe. It totally hits the spot, and all you need is a couple of basic ingredients that you may already have on hand. If you&rsquove got cheese and pepperoni, you can make keto pizza roll-ups! 🙌

Totino's Pizza Rolls Instructions for the Microwave

An easy and quick alternative to cooking Totino's Pizza Rolls in the oven is cooking them in the microwave. To cook Totino's delicious pizza rolls in the microwave, simply arrange the rolls on a microwave-safe plate.

For six rolls, microwave on high for one minute or one minute and 15 seconds. For a serving of 12 rolls, microwave for two minutes. Once the microwave beeps and you take out the dish, let the rolls stand until they are cool before eating them. This helps you to avoid burning your mouth and goes a long way toward helping you to enjoy this delicious snack.