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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Homemade Pizza Rolls


I've had the idea to make these for awhile. I made these for one of our Friday night pizza night's and they were requested to make a repeat appearance. You know that's a win! They were super easy to make. I decided to bake them versus fry them ... partly because of the oil ... and partly because I'm lazy. ;) I made a double batch and just could not see standing there frying all these things ... there were a lot of them! Baking them on a baking sheet was so much faster and less messy!! I knew I wanted the texture of the mixture inside to be pretty small so I ran it through my food processor - but you don't have to! I decided to forego the pizza sauce inside and used it for a dipping sauce instead.

If you're looking for a break from your traditional pizza routine, give these a try! Modify the "toppings" to fit your family's tastes. 

Just a note, egg roll wrappers are usually found in either the fresh produce section or the freezer section of your local grocery store.







Homemade Pizza Rolls
Yields approximately 6-8 servings

1 pkg. (1 lb.) egg roll wrappers
1/2 lb. Italian sausage, cooked and drained
3 oz. sliced pepperoni, cut into quarters
4 baby bella mushrooms, chopped
1 jalapeno, seeded and chopped
1 small onion, chopped
8 oz. Mozzarella, shredded
2 tbsp. water, in a small bowl
Pizza sauce

***If you prefer a smaller texture for your pizza rolls, place the cooked sausage, pepperoni, mushrooms, jalapeno, onion and mozzarella in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse a few times until the pieces are uniformly in minced-sized pieces.***

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and spray a large baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray or heat oil in a large skillet to 350 degrees F. 

In a medium bowl, combine the cooked sausage, pepperoni, mushrooms, jalapeno, onion and mozzarella. Mix until well combined. You can use the food processor in place of the medium bowl if you prefer your filling in smaller pieces.

Lay out the egg roll wrappers on countertop and place 1/4 cup of the topping mixture in the center going diagonally across the wrap. Fold the bottom corner over the filling; roll snugly to cover the filling. Fold in both sides snugly against the filling. Moisten the top flap with the water. Roll up and seal the top corner. Lay flap-side down until ready to cook.

To bake: Place rolls on prepared baking sheet. Lightly brush the tops with olive oil. Bake for 8 minutes. Carefully turn the pizza rolls over and continue to bake until golden brown, about 5 minutes more.

To fry: Place rolls flap-side down, a few at a time, turning occasionally, until golden brown, 2-3 minutes. Drain on paper towels.

Serve warm with pizza sauce for dipping.





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This recipe was featured at Something Swanky and Crumbs and Chaos



28 comments:

  1. I've seen something similar but never with egg roll wrappers. They look delicious :)

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    1. Thanks! :) They were a nice change of pace from the traditional pizza!

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  2. These look yummy and I like the idea of baking them instead of frying too! Great party appetizer!

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    1. Baking is the way to go ..... so much faster and healthier! I think they would make great appetizers or party snacks!

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  3. Yummy this looks great.

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    www.thedailysmash101.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! I definitely will check it out :)

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  4. This sounds awesome, I wish I could find those wrappers around here (downfall of small town) May have to make a trip to the big city grocery store. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Oh man ..... I bet you could get the same effect with pizza dough or crescent rolls rolled very thin ... cut into rectangles, rolled and baked. When I lived in a small town in the Midwest, our grocery store would order items if you requested it (like my store got some "Filipino banana sauce" for me) - maybe your store will as well? The great thing is, the wrappers can be frozen too!

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  5. Hi Jamie, I just came from Miz Helen's. Luv this idea for pizza rolls. It sounds so good and easy. I'm going to have to try this.

    Thanks for sharing,
    Joanne

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Joanne! It is super easy - especially if you bake them :) Stop back by after you try them ... I'd love to know what you thought!

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  6. Egg roll wrappers - sounds amazing! Pinning.

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    1. Thanks Terry! I think everything can be stuffed into an egg roll wrapper or tortilla and be amazing! Well, everything but lima beans ;)

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  7. My kids will love making these. Thanks for sharing them on foodie friday.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Diane :) Kids love these and they are so much better than store-bought pizza rolls!

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  8. These sound so good and not as guilt ridden as frying them. I love egg roll wrappers but never thought to stuff them with pizza fixings! Thank you for sharing this at Freedom Fridays!!

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    1. I put everything in egg roll wrappers or tortillas! A friend of mine use to joke about my stash of tortillas and egg roll wrappers. :D

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  9. Jamie, These pizza rolls look delish! I love anything to do with pizza so I will definitely be trying these. Thanks for sharing at Creative Thursday :)

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    1. It's a nice change of pace from the traditional Friday night pizza night! Thanks for stopping by Michelle :)

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  10. Yummy, they look nice and crispy! Thanks for sharing with us at Link It Up Thursday.

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    1. Crispy is the way to go in my opinion ;) Loved stopping by and linking up at your party!

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  11. Hey Jamie, What a fabulous idea!!! I live alone now and get tired of cooking for myself so when I do cook, I try to cook enough for 2 or 3 meals and freeze them. Do you think these would keep in the freezer if I were to make some extras. I love the idea of just taking them out and popping them into the oven!!

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    1. That is a great question and I probably should have answered that in the post! Yes, you can make these ahead and freeze them!

      To freeze the rolls before they are baked or fried - wrap them individually in aluminum foil (so they don't stick together) and place in a large resealable bag. To cook - simply thaw in the refrigerator and proceed with the baking/frying.

      You also can precook them - I would only recommend frying them if you choose this option, only because I have never tried baking, then freezing and rebaking. I would suggest frying them and allowing them to cool. Wrap egg rolls in aluminum foil and place in a resealable bag. To reheat - fry or bake until just heated through.

      Hope this helps! :)

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  12. these look delish - i think i'll try them (without the jalapenos though because i'm a weany - heehee!)

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  13. These sound awesome!! So much better than Totinos!! ;)

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  14. Homemade pizza rolls!! Oh Yummy looks so good... new follower no1food.blogspot.com

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  15. Thanks for sharing at my Pre Super Bowl party on Google+ :)

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