Make these Homemade Pizza Rolls and take the sketch out of snacktime! Crispy baked won-ton wrappers make the perfect base for bite sized pizza poppers.
Oh pizza rolls…. Though I probably watched TV a total of 2 hours this week, but I’ve still managed to see no less than 50 commercials for frozen Pizza Rolls.
Growing up, my parents worked around the clock and often left my siblings and I with a freezer stocked to the brim with Bagel Bites and Pizza Rolls.
It happens. But not anymore!
Despite kicking the habit when I went away to college, those commercials hit me with some serious nostalgia and some mondo cravings. Then, as usual, twitter pushed me over the edge.
The other difference? Mine lack defatted soy flour, modified cheese, partially hydrogenated soybean oil and other such “goodies.”
Shame on you Totinos for not only making this crap, but for marketing it to kids and parents.
Sometimes… when I’m feeling particularly feisty, I daydream about making “Eat at Your Own Risk” stickers and slapping them on every product in the grocery store that labels sketchy products food instead of food-like products. Grr! *End of rant* High-Five if you’re with me!
on with the recipe!
I apologize in advance if you end up with a won-ton wrapper addiction too. LOVE THEM SO!
Homemade Pizza Rolls
These easy cheesy homemade pizza rolls are a home-run snack!
They can even be made two ways! Roll them up into little pizza roll pockets or opt for the super-quick option of making little pizza wonton cups and stuffing them with all your favorite pizza toppings!
Homemade Pizza Rolls
- 24 wonton wrappers
- ¾ cup pizza sauce or spaghetti sauce
- ½-¾ cup freshly grated cheese (parmesan and/or mozzarella)
- ¼ cup diced pepperoni (turkey, regular, or veggie)
- 2-3 TBSP diced mushrooms
- ¼ tsp garlic powder
- salt and pepper to taste
- red pepper flakes optional topping for a little spice
- Get creative! Take your favorite pizza toppings and go nuts. You can whip these up Hawaiian style, meat lover's, veggie lovers, or simply clean out your cripser with this super versatile snack!
- Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet with a wire baking/cooling rack.
- If you're a mushroom lover like me, start by sauteing a handful chopped mushrooms with a minced clove of garlic in olive oil. If you can't stand the stuff, skip it or swap for some delish diced peppers, onions, or even some Italian sausage crumbles and follow the steps below!
- Lay wonton wrappers flat on a cutting board.
- You can add each ingredient to each wonton wrapper individually, assembly line style, or you can mix the filling all up in a bowl and scoop a little for each wonton wrapper.
- Aim for about a tablespoon of filling in each wonton triangle. Overstuffing will cause the goodies to leak out of the sides when baking in true pizza roll form, lol!
- Dip your finger in a little bit of water (keep a small cup handy) and run along the right and bottom side of the square and press closed until sealed. The water helps them stick.
- Repeat for each won-ton.
- When all your pizza triangles are sealed, set atop a wire baking/cooling rack and spritz each side with spray oil.
- Place the wire rack on a baking sheet and bake at 375° F for about 8-10 minutes, until golden and crisp.
- Optional extra: feel free to sprinkle pizza rolls with parmesan cheese before serving. You can also brush them with a little garlic butter first for an extra decadent pizza bite. Enjoy!
- Want your pizza rolls extra saucy? Feel like skipping the whole folding shenanigans? See the blog post below for steps on how to make deep dish wonton cups in mini muffin tins! They're easy and equally delicious!
If you get a chance to try these homemade pizza rolls, let me know! You can leave me a comment here (LOVE checking those daily!) or tag @PEASandCRAYONS on Instagram so I can happy dance over your creations. I can’t wait to see what you whip up!
Hellooooo deep dish pizza cups!
To make pizza cups loaded with way more filling (YES PLEASE!), spray a mini muffin pan with olive oil and line it with a won-ton square.
Fill with all you’re favorite pizza ingredients and toppings and bake at 375 degrees F for about 8 minutes or until deliciously golden brown.
If you only have a regular muffin pan, you might be able to make it work it arranging two wonton squares to make your cup.
Put a spin on it!
I have it on good authority that stuffing a wonton pizza roll with ham, cheese and pineapple is pretty baller. If you’re a Hawaiian Pizza fan, of course!
You could even make these with extra veggies, spinach and feta, etc…
Also, turning the rolls into cups… nothing short of amazing!
UPDATE: These froze marvelously!
Prep, freeze on a flat baking sheet, toss into a baggie and store in your freezer for later!
To reheat, bake on a wire rack for 7-9 minutes at 365F