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Skillet Pizza Rolls (your way)

Skillet pizza rolls are my solution to turned up noses and something that sounds like”…..eeewww” coming out of the mouths of my kids (and yes, maybe even someone who’s old enough to drive, or have a job, or retire soon)  It happens and it can leave you feeling like there’s just no winning. So you give up and take the high road to corn dogs, takeout or Uncrustables. I know what you’re up to over there. And I might just have a way to fix it. 

Need a freezer friendly, picky-eater customized dinner? You can do it all with skillet pizza rolls.

Pizza. Nothing new, but one of the most customized, familiar foods we eat today. Lord knows there’s no limit to how you can approach this classic and this version will help you get dinner done faster because:

  • They use frozen bread dough–no yeast needed.
  • You can easily make these and freeze them. Thaw overnight before you’re ready to bake.
  • You can customize toppings to meet the needs of your cheese-only eaters or your anchovy lovers without losing your mind.Need a freezer friendly, picky-eater customized dinner? You can do it all with skillet pizza rolls.

You can find frozen bread dough in the freezer section (wow that’s a shocker) and it usually comes in a bag of six loaves. Unthaw two of them in the fridge overnight. Just plop them on a plate, cover with plastic wrap and stick them in there. They’ll grow like a science experiment but no worries. It won’t hurt a thing.

When you’re ready to assemble, remember that this dough resists change. You’ll have to fight it but I’ve found that not putting flour on my counter gives it something to stick to and you can get it to stretch easier.  Just roll it out as best you can into a long skinny rectangle. About 7 or so inches wide by about 18 or 20 inches long.

If you want to make different fillings, you can cut the dough in half width-wise and do whatever toppings you want on each. Then just roll them up and slice them about 2 inches thick (like a cinnamon roll). Place them in a  greased pan and bake or put them in a freezer-friendly dish and cover with foil–freeze for up to two months.

For more Italian inspiration, check out my easy stromboli.

Need a freezer friendly, picky-eater customized dinner? You can do it all with skillet pizza rolls.

Skillet Pizza Rolls (your way)

Skillet pizza rolls are an easy way to customize everyone's piece. Help eliminate the complaints when everyone wants something different with this fun and easy recipe. 
4.5 from 2 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 5 people
Calories: 465kcal
Author: Rachel Ballard

Ingredients

  • 2 loaves frozen bread dough thawed overnight
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese or your choice of cheese
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • Your choice of toppings
  • 1 cup jarred marinara sauce heated for dipping

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • On an un-floured (or very, very lightly floured surface) work with one loaf of dough at a time.
  • With a glass or rolling pin, roll the dough into a long rectangle or oval-like shape about 7 inches wide and 18-20 inches long. Be patient with the dough because it will spring back some. Just do your best with it.
  • Spread the dough with 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1 cup of cheese and your choice of toppings.
  • Sprinkle on 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder and Italian seasoning, saving the rest for the second loaf.
  • If you want to make different fillings, cut the dough in half width-wise or use the second loaf to make a different combination.
  • Roll up the fillings and pinch the seam to seal, then turn the seam side down on the counter.
  • Cut slices with a sharp serrated knife making rolls about 2 inches thick.
  • Repeat with second loaf of dough.
  • Transfer them to a greased oven-proof skillet or baking dish and bake until browned, about 20 minutes or so.
  • (If you would like to freeze them, slice and lay the rounds in a freezer-safe dish. Wrap tightly with foil and thaw overnight before baking.)
  • Serve with warm sauce on the side for dipping.

Nutrition

Calories: 465kcal

Need a freezer friendly, picky-eater customized dinner? You can do it all with skillet pizza rolls.

 

 

 

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Kathy, The Fun Baker

Tuesday 2nd of February 2021

Hi Rachel, Are you the Country Contessa? This recipe sounds So Good. I can't wait to try it!!

Rachel Ballard

Tuesday 2nd of February 2021

I was about 3 years ago!

Amy Griffin

Thursday 2nd of February 2017

So many toppings, so many options! Yum!

Karly

Friday 16th of December 2016

These take pizza rolls to a whole new level! Love everything about these... especially that they can be personalized. Hawaiian pizza rolls? Yes please!

Micaela @MindfulMomma

Sunday 24th of July 2016

Bookmarking this one. My boys would be so happy if I made this!

kathi @ LaughingSpatula

Thursday 16th of June 2016

You hit me where it hurts...Pizza! My favorite food on the planet. Pepperoni and Sausage for this girl ! Yum!