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Cheesy Pizza Rolls

Cheesy Pizza Rolls
Chewy pizza dough made into dinner rolls, filled with extra cheese, sauce and any of your favorite pizza toppings.
Yield 8 rolls



  • 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 cups bread flour
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon table salt
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup warm water (110-115°F)
  • 1 (0.25oz) package (7g) or 2 1/4 teaspoons Platinum Yeast
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 3/4 cup pizza sauce


  • In a small bowl combine warm water with yeast, and set aside until foamy.
  • Once the yeast is ready, combine 1 1/2 cups of flour, honey, salt, olive oil and yeast mixture together in a mixing bowl. Stir together with dough whisk or wooden spoon. Add in additional flour (1 tablespoon at a time), if the dough appears to be too sticky.
  • Once dough comes together and is just barely sticky, knead on a lightly floured surface until it is nice and elastic. About 6-8 minutes.
  • Place dough in a greased mixing bowl, cover with a dish towel and set in a warm place to rise until doubled in size. About 15-30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Once dough has risen, punch down and separate into about 8 equal-sized pieces.
  • Carefully stretch each piece, just as you would a pizza, until it is about 3 inches across. Do not stretch too thin, or else the dough will rip in the center.
  • In the center of each of your “mini pizzas” place a small dollop of pizza sauce and top with a small mound of shredded mozzarella cheese.
  • Carefully bring the sides of the dough up, pinching together and enclosing the sauce and cheese.
  • Once sealed, place seam side down in a greased pie plate or cake pan.
  • After all of your rolls are assembled, top with any remaining cheese. Bake for about 20 minutes or until they are golden brown.
  • Allow to cool slightly and enjoy.


You can dip rolls in extra sauce if desired, or add your favorite pizza toppings to the cheese and sauce mixture before baking.
Recipe by Carrie Burrill.

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Sonia | Reply

Can you substitute the honey for sugar?
Can you make this dough and leave over night?

Red Star Yeast | Reply

Hi Sonia – Yes, substitute sugar for honey 1-for-1. For an overnight rise: use 1 teaspoon of Platinum Yeast (instead of the entire packet); after kneading (step 3), place dough in greased bowl, then cover and place in refrigerator overnight. Take the bowl out and let sit on counter for about an hour, then continue with step 5.
Happy baking!

Sonia | Reply

What if you don’t have honey?

Red Star Yeast | Reply

Hi Sonia – You can substitute 1 tablespoon of granulated sugar in place of the honey in this recipe.
Happy baking!

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5 stars

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