Pizza Rolls are handheld bites filled with cheese and all of your favorite pizza toppings!

A simple pizza dough roll with loads of pepperoni and cheese is baked to bubbly perfection in about 30 minutes.

Pizza Rolls on parchment

Bite-Sized Pizzas

Prepacked or made ahead pizza dough makes this easy recipe not only fun to make, but great for kids to learn basic cooking skills and have fun at the same time!

Choose your favorite pizza toppings or let the kids add their own!

These Pizza Rolls make for a yummy snack, appetizer, lunch or dinner! They’re a great freeze-ahead meal, perfect for busy weeknights.

Pizza dough rolled out and spread with pizza sauce for Pizza Rolls


DOUGH For this recipe, I use pizza dough but any kind of dough will work. If you have a can of crescent rolls, use those!

SAUCE Top your dough with pizza sauce, tomato sauce, marinara sauce or try making a homemade pizza sauce!

TOPPINGS Anything that goes on a regular pizza can go into a pizza roll! If using veggies that contain a lot of water (like mushrooms) be sure to cook them first and drain well.

Meat: I love pepperoni as a topping, but bacon, Italian sausage or shredded chicken will taste great too.

Veggies: While I didn’t add any veggies, fresh peppers, mushrooms or jalapenos would taste delicious!

Cheese: Mozza and Parmesan are my favorites, but try cheddar, Monterey jack or pepper jack for a fun twist.

How to Roll Out Pizza Dough

  • For pizza dough: gently remove from the container and roll it out flat. Use a little flour to keep the dough from sticking to the work surface or hands.
  • For crescent rolls: squeeze together the perforated edges to make one large square, and roll out to about a 16” by 14” inch square.

Pizza dough rolled out & spread with sauce, topped with mozza cheese and pepperoni for Pizza Rolls

How to Make Pizza Rolls

For delicious, homemade pizza roll perfection:

  1. Roll out dough, spread with sauce, and add toppings.
  2. Roll up from one end to the other, then slice into 12 rolls.
  3. Place in greased muffin tins and sprinkle with cheese then bake per recipe below.

Serve with remaining pizza sauce for dipping!

Pizza Rolls in a muffin tin

How to Store Pizza Rolls

Keep cooled pizza rolls in a zippered bag in the refrigerator until they are ready to be reheated again. Reheat in the microwave with a fresh sprinkle of cheese. Don’t forget to heat up the pizza sauce!

Or freeze (like pizza pockets) in an airtight container, and take for lunches or a quick snack!

Pizza Rolls with tomato sauce

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Pizza Rolls on parchment
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Pizza Rolls

These Pizza Rolls are filled with your favorite pizza toppings.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Cool Time 5 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Servings 12 rolls


  • 1 pound pizza dough or 1 can refrigerated pizza dough
  • 1 cup pizza sauce divided
  • 2 teaspoon fresh parsley
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 ½ cups mozzarella cheese shredded
  • cup parmesan cheese grated
  • cup mini pepperoni or chopped pepperoni


  • 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese grated
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • fresh parsley for garnish


  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Roll pizza dough out to approximately a 16" x 14" square.
  • Combine garlic powder and parsley with 1/2 cup of pizza sauce and spread over the dough. Top with mozzarella, parmesan cheese, and mini pepperoni. Roll dough cinnamon roll style.
  • Cut into 12 slices and place in greased muffin tins.
  • Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and bake for 12-14 minutes.
  • Cool 5 minutes and serve with remaining pizza sauce for dipping!


  • Use premade pizza dough, crescent rolls or homemade pizza dough.
  • Pizza sauce, tomato sauce or even marinara sauce work great.
  • Toppings: Try bacon, fresh peppers or even pineapple and don't forget your favorite cheese. If your toppings have a lot of moisture (like mushrooms) be sure to cook them first.
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Nutrition Information

Serving: 1roll | Calories: 193 | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 599mg | Potassium: 96mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 211IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 117mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Appetizer, Lunch, Main Course, Snack
Cuisine American
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  1. And i goofed up
    I am making a big batch of these as a make ahead freezer meal for my son’s birthday and I forgot to add cheese inside in the first two logs.. just putting it on top of the cut pieces before baking. Hope that will be ok

  2. I was worried that the bottoms might burn since they are kinda set in the muffin tins open but they cooked perfect. And our kids ages 6, 9 and 12 loved the little pizza muffin look. They were delish! Thank you..most of my dinner recipes come from your website, they come out perfect everytime :)5 stars

  3. I have tried this amazing pizza rolls recipe and i found this recipe really an amazing recipe. Thanks for sharing this recipe with all of us.5 stars

  4. Hi, Holly, love getting your emails every day. For any if your pizza bite recipes, I’d found if you chop your toppings, you can put more (different) on. I love onions and mushrooms. And here is a cheat. If your grocery store had a salad bar, I use it for this. Especially bacon bits!!! Already cooked and chopped. Just microwave on half power to get more of the grease out.

  5. What a great family project! Right now with us inside and kids being home fom school this kind of recipe will make fun memories. The kids get create their own pizzas, spend time with mom/dad, eat great food, and do something fun. Way to go girlfriend! Thanks for a great idea.5 stars

      1. Hi Shalika, I would let them defrost overnight in the fridge or even toss in your lunch kit in the morning, and they will be defrosted enough to reheat at lunch :)