Cheesy Pizza Roll recipe is our go-to when we need something easy for dinner, or I need something tasty for school lunches. I never have to worry about them coming back uneaten in the lunchbox 🙂 These pizza roll ups also make a great dinner on the go if you are traveling or running out the door on your way to practice.
This pizza roll recipe has been a part of our family for 7 years. I came about when we were about to take a cross country road trip with all 6 kids and I needed something to pack for our dinner. I knew everyone loved pizza, but I wasn’t about to bring a couple pizzas in the van. I’d have sauce and cheese everywhere! They were such a huge hit on the trip, that they quickly became a frequently requested recipe for their school lunches.
Just like regular pizza, these can be served hot but are also delicious at room temperature or cold, making them great as a lunchbox option for your kiddos. Our schools don’t offer microwaves, so hot isn’t an option for them but these are still one of their most requested for lunches.
Feel free to customize these just like you would for a regular pizza. Add pepperoni, sausage, or whatever veggie you like to top your pizzas with. My kids are like most….just plain cheese please 🙂
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Cheesy Pizza Roll Recipe
Easy and cheesy! Perfect for a quick dinner or for a school lunch.
- Total Time: 35 minutes
- Yield: 12 rolls 1x
2 pounds pizza dough – store bought or homemade pizza dough
2/3 cup marinara sauce
1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
8 ounces grated mozzarella cheese
- Preheat oven to 475 degrees.
- Flatten the dough on a lightly floured surface into a 12″ x 18″ rectangle. Spread the sauce evenly across the rectangle, add parmesan, and then the mozzarella.
- Roll up the dough starting on the longest side first. Pinch the dough closed along the seam and cut into 12 even pieces. Place onto lightly greased cookie sheet.
- Raise the rolls for 20 minutes
- Bake 15 minutes until golden brown. If desired, serve with additional sauce on the side for dipping.
Feel free to add pepperoni, sausage, or any veggies as you like!
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cook Time: 15 minutes
- Category: Main dish
- Method: Baked
- Cuisine: Italian
- Serving Size: 1 roll
- Calories: 229
- Sugar: 2 g
- Sodium: 340 mg
- Fat: 9 g
- Saturated Fat: 4 g
- Unsaturated Fat: 4 g
- Trans Fat: 0 g
- Carbohydrates: 26 g
- Fiber: 1 g
- Protein: 11 g
- Cholesterol: 16 mg
Keywords: easy dinner recipe, school lunch ideas
Susan Lindquist says
Oh, how I remember those days of road trips and kid taxi jaunts … my Plymouth Grand LE Caravan … it was spotless and loaded with all the gadgets … brand new and lovely to my mommy eyes … and within a couple weeks it was christened with juice box drops and cracker crumbs … what a glorious ride it was!
Enjoy that sweet ride! You’ll soon enough be free of the crumbs and clutter! Love this take on pizza too! Completely portable!
Its a Food Fetish says
OOhh! I love this and they are so much healthier than the store bought pizza bites. I like the idea of making them bite sized as well.
I made these last weekend for my kids school lunches. They were a huge hit! I didn’t use all the seasonings, and just used pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese, and chopped pepperonis. I baked them off and then froze them, and then reheated them the morning I put some in their lunches. The kids loved them. They said they tasted like having a piece of pizza.
Place rolls on lightly greased baking sheets. Bake for 10 minutes or until browned on top. Serve with warm marinara sauce for dipping.
These were a big hit with my kids. There weren’t any left for lunchboxes, but I will have to make a double recipe next time.
Hi Marie! I’m so glad they were a hit. We go through them very quickly as well 🙂 I like to make one for the kids with just cheese, and one for the more “mature” tastes in the family and include meats and veggies as well.