Pizza Scrolls or Pizza Pinwheels are a great way to use up leftover pizza dough and are excellent for lunch boxes, picnics or kids party food.
We often have pizza night on a Friday in our house and there is usually just enough pizza dough left over for me to make up some pizza scrolls for the kids lunch boxes the following week.
If you already have the pizza dough and topping ingredients all ready, then making up some easy pizza scrolls takes just a few extra minutes.
If you don't have time to make these pizza rollups there and then, or you prefer to eat your pizza scrolls fresh out of the oven (they are amazing fresh out of the oven when they are all gooey and cheesy), you can keep the pizza dough in the fridge for up to a week until you are ready to make them.
Give them a go! Your kids can thank me later 🙂
How to make Pizza Scrolls
Making pizza scrolls is actually really easy, once you have the dough ready, There's no pizza scroll recipe as such, it is more of a method.
First, roll our your pizza dough, but instead of rolling it into a circle like you would for pizza, roll into into a large rectangle.
Next smother the dough with your favorite pizza sauce. For my pizza sauce, I mix tomato paste 50/50 with my Hidden Vegetable Pasta Sauce. It makes an amazing flavor pizza sauce and helps me sneak in some extra goodness into my kids without them knowing.
But any pizza sauce will do, be it homemade or out of a jar.
Then add your toppings to the pizza and top with cheese. Don't try to put too much on as it will make it more difficult to roll and the cheese will just ooze out when it is cooking.
Once you have all your toppings and cheese on the pizza, you need to roll it. Start with the side closest to you and slowly and carefully roll up the entire piece of dough like a Swiss Roll.
After I have rolled it up, I like to smooth it down and gently press it together to ensure it is even and isn't going to fall apart when I cut it.
Start at one end and cut 1-inch pieces from the dough. Gently press down each pizza scroll and place it on your pizza tray or pizza stone.
Bake in a hot oven (400 F / 200 C) for around 10-15 minutes, until golden brown.
Allow them to cool a little on a cooling rack. These taste amazing fresh out of the oven when they are still hot, but they are also good at room temperature.
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Can you freeze Pizza Scrolls?
Yes you can! I often freeze these. They can be eaten hot or cold, depending on your preference.
My daughter actually likes them cold so I just pop them in her lunchbox while they are still frozen and they are defrosted and ready to eat by lunchtime. Super handy for school lunch boxes!
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- 1 portion pizza dough
- ½ cup pizza sauce
- Preferred pizza toppings ham, pineapple, peppers etc
- 2 cups shredded mozzarella
- Pre-heat oven to 400F / 200C.
- Roll out pizza dough into a large rectangle.
- Smother the pizza dough with pizza sauce.
- Sprinkle over toppings and top with mozzarella.
- Starting with the side closest to you, slowly and carefully roll up the entire piece of dough like a Swiss Roll. Smooth it down and gently press it together to ensure it is even and isn't going to fall apart when you cut it.
- Start at one end and cut 1-inch pieces from the dough.
- Gently press down each pizza scroll and place on your pizza tray or pizza stone.
- Bake in the oven for around 10-15 minutes until golden brown.
- Allow to cool slightly on a cooling rack before serving. Can be enjoyed hot or at room temperature, or frozen for later.