What happens when you take grilled cheese and pizza and combine it into one delicious recipe? You get these monstrously delectable Pizza Roll Ups! This appetizer or main dish is so easy to make and even more fun to eat! My kids can’t get enough!

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Why Make Pizza Roll Ups? 

  • Quick and Easy: Seriously, there are few recipes that are this simple and require little to no work (or cooking skills for that matter). You can whip these up in a matter of minutes! No need to fool around stretching out homemade pizza dough either!
  • Kid-Friendly: My kids absolutely love when I make these pizza roll ups. I serve them for an after school snack or for a super quick dinner with Tomato or Veggie Heavy Pizza Sauce on the side to dip in!
  • Versatile: Pizza roll ups can be served as appetizers, snacks, or even as a main dish making them super versatile. Serve them up for game day, parties or family dinner.
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The Ingredients

  • Sandwich bread: For this recipe, sandwich bread will act as your pizza crust. The beauty of this recipe is that most people have sandwich bread on hand making it even easier to make these pizza roll ups!
  • Mozzarella cheese sticks: I always have cheese sticks ready to go in my fridge for snacks and lunch boxes. They make it super easy to roll these up. If you don’t have cheese sticks, you can use shredded mozzarella cheese!
  • Pepperoni: I add diced pepperoni to these pizza rolls to further add to the pizza flavor, but feel free to leave them out if you’re looking to make these vegetarian! Add any of your favorite pizza toppings!
  • Marinara sauce: I serve these with warmed marinara sauce on the side for dipping! If you like your pizza with ranch you could serve these with that dipping sauce on the side too!
  • Butter: These pizza rolls are cooked in a cast iron pan with a bit of melted butter to get the beautiful golden brown exterior that makes them absolutely heavenly!
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How to Make Easy Pizza Roll Ups

1. Flatten Sandwich Bread: Cut the crusts off of the sandwich bread. Using a rolling pin, roll out the pieces of bread until flat.

2. Add the Cheese: Place a cheese stick or 2 tablespoons of shredded cheese on the edge of the bread closest to you and add the diced pepperoni (or other toppings) if desired.

3. Roll It Up: Tightly roll up the bread pressing the seam/end down to adhere.

4. Cook Until Golden: Heat butter in a sauté pan over medium heat and cook the roll ups seam side down for 1-2 minutes or until golden. Continue sautéing the rollups on each side until golden all over.

5. Serve: Cut each roll up into 4 pieces (if desired) and serve with marinara sauce for dipping.

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Tips for This Recipe

  • Seam Side Down: Cooking the roll ups seam side down first is really important. This way the cheese melts a little and serves as a “glue” in a way so the rolls stay rolled up.
  • Add Your Favorite Toppings: There’s no right or wrong way to make pizza roll ups! Leave out the pepperoni for the vegetarians. Or add any other ingredients you normally love on pizza (keeping in mind that you still need to be able to roll these up). Try sautéed onions and mushrooms (diced), black olives or even some browned ground sausage!
  • Serve Immediately: After you cook these, you’ll want to serve them as soon as possible to take advantage of the ooey gooey cheese that melts inside. It’s what makes these little bundles super special and a total winner!
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More Creative Ways to Enjoy Pizza

If you don’t have time or patience to make homemade pizza during the week, Pizza Roll Ups are the answer. All you need in sandwich bread, cheese and your favorite toppings to make this delicious recipe. My kids would live on pizza and grilled cheese if we let them, so why not mix it up to create this lively mash up instead!

Let me know in the comments what you think of this recipe and tag me on social media if you make them!

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Pizza Roll Ups

What happens when you take grilled cheese and pizza and jazz it up a bit? You get these monstrously delectable Pizza Roll Ups.
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Course: Appetizer, lunch, Main Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Equipment

  • saute pan or cast iron skillet

Ingredients  

  • 4 slices sandwich bread
  • 4 mozzarella cheese sticks or 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 4 pepperoni, diced (optional)
  • 1/2 cup marinara sauce, warmed
  • 1 tablespoon butter

Instructions 

  • Cut the crusts off the bread.
  • Using a rolling pin, roll out the pieces of bread until flat.
  • Place a cheese stick or 2 tablespoons of cheese on the edge of the bread closest to you and add the diced pepperoni (or other toppings) if desired.
  • Tightly roll up the bread pressing the seam/end down to adhere.
  • Heat butter in a sauté pan over medium heat and cook the roll ups seam side down for 1-2 minutes or until golden.
  • Continue sautéing the rollups on each side until golden all over.
  • Cut each roll up into 4 pieces (if desired) and serve with marinara sauce.

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Notes

  • Seam Side Down: Cooking the roll ups seam side down first is really important. This way the cheese melts a little and serves as a “glue” in a way so the rolls stay rolled up.
  • Add Your Favorite Toppings: There’s no right or wrong way to make pizza roll ups! Leave out the pepperoni for the vegetarians. Or add any other ingredients you normally love on pizza (keeping in mind that you still need to be able to roll these up). Try sautéed onions and mushrooms (diced), black olives or even some browned ground sausage!
  • Serve Immediately: After you cook these, you’ll want to serve them as soon as possible to take advantage of the ooey gooey cheese that melts inside. It’s what makes these little bundles super special and a total winner!

Nutrition

Calories: 190kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 539mg | Potassium: 127mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 224IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 78mg | Iron: 1mg
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About the Author

Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.

Comments

  1. CANNOT WAIT TO TRY THESE! Such a fun party app or weekend treat! Weelicious recipes are always delicious and most importantly FUN!

  2. I have started avoiding dairy for my little one and we use daiya non dairy cheese alternatives. I am going to try this recipe using that. Hopefully it will turn out well.

  3. Just curious about the bread you used? What brand is it? This is a fabulous idea! Thanks for sharing!

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