Hot Italian Club Roll-Ups

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3 minutes
October 3, 2022
Carole Jones

One month into the new school year and I am still going strong on fun, new lunch box ideas.  I actually packed PB&J yesterday for my kids and two of them returned them uneaten.  I think I found the downside of packing a delicious variety of lunches  everyday:  higher expectations!

They should know me better than that.  I totally love getting into something new, only to later fall off the wagon once it become difficult or I am too busy with other parts of life.  I’m all alone in this character trait, right?

Hot Italian Roll-ups

These actually served double duty as far as meals go.  I made a double batch and served one pan hot for dinner then wrapped up the second pan for lunches.  They were massively popular and we actually had to break into the lunch pan before dinner was completed.  So instead of enough for two school lunches, I only had enough for one but it is all good.

Hot Italian Roll-ups
My kids couldn’t quite grasp what was sitting before them on their plate, so I explained that they were kind of like cinnamon rolls, but with lunch meat and cheese.  The mere mention of cinnamon rolls had them hooked without a single taste.
This recipe is completely flexible so don’t be afraid to mix it up.  Do you like ham instead of turkey?  Go for it!  Rather have swiss cheese instead of provolone?  Help yourself!  Love pesto but hate mayo?  Don’t let me tell you what to do!  My kids don’t listen to me, so don’t feel like you need to break the pattern by being strictly obedient.


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Hot Italian Club Roll-Ups

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Easy dinner recipe or lunchbox meal!

  • Yield: 12 rolls 1x


  • 1 recipe of pizza dough
  • 1/2 pound deli turkey meat
  • 1/2 pound deli genoa salami
  • 1/2 pound sliced provolone cheese
  • mayonnaise, mustard and/or pesto
  • salt and pepper
  • olive oil
  • balsamic or red wine vinegar


1.  Preheat oven to 425 degree.  Roll out pizza dough to a roughly 12″ x 18″ rectangle on a lightly floured surface.  Spread on the desired spreads of mayonnaise, mustard and/or pesto.  Layer the lunch meats and cheese evenly over the top.
2.  Starting on the 18″ side, roll up the rectangle into a log and pinch the seam closed to seal.  Cut into 12 even pieces with a serrated knife and place on a lightly greased cookie sheet.  Cover and let rise until a bit puffy, about 20 minutes. Bake for 20-25 minutes until the rolls are lightly brown.  Eat hot or allow to cool before packing them for lunches.

  • Author: Carole Jones


  • Serving Size: 1 roll
  • Calories: 312
  • Sugar: 2g
  • Sodium: 936mg
  • Fat: 16g
  • Saturated Fat: 6g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 8g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 25g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Protein: 16g
  • Cholesterol: 40mg

Carole Jones

Carole Jones is an Arizona-based cookbook author & food blogger. She's authored The 30 Minute Cooking From Frozen Cookbook and the self-published Take 5: Chicken e-cookbook. For the past 15 years, Carole has shared her culinary adventures cooking and baking for her six brutally honest children here on My Kitchen Escapades. Hot, crusty bread is Carole's love language, but her two adorable grandchildren are a close second. Yes, second. Don't judge.


Mariana Teixeira
11 years ago

Sounds anh looks delicious Carole


Susan Lindquist
11 years ago

I Like This Idea!

Aimee James
11 years ago

Do I heard someone says girls night out? Well surely, that italian club roll-ups was enticing but I strongly suggest that a painting while on dinner should be experience as well.

10 years ago

Well, I cheated and bought store bought pizza dough, but still very good! When I have more time, I want to try them with you dough 🙂

10 years ago

I don’t think that is cheating Traci 🙂 Glad you liked them!

10 years ago

Sounds anh looks delicious Carole

3 years ago

Hi Carole, I’m excited to give this a try for a weekend snack. What happens with the olive oil and balsamic/red wine vinegar at the end of the ingredient list? Is it for brushing on the rolls before baking, or maybe a dipping sauce for serving? Thanks for your recipes. I’m also going to make your lasagna stuffed mushrooms this weekend. Yum!

3 years ago

Hi Joni! Sprinkle them over the top of the filling before you roll them up. Can’t wait to hear what you think!

3 years ago

We loved these! I had shared the roll-ups with a neighbor, and they have now requested them again. I’m looking forward to trying more of your great recipes. Thanks again,

3 years ago

So grateful you loved them…and your neighbor!

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