These delicious pizza rolls are the perfect snack or appetizer for a party or picnic. Easy to make and easy to eat...all of them in one sitting 🙂
This past weekend, I was trying to perfect my puff pastry. It's one of those things I think is a simple enough process, but I always end up messing it up.
So far, every attempt was acceptable and deliciously edible, but lacked that super flaky crust. I am drowning in puff pastry though, so I used a few sheets to whip up these pretzel-y pizza rolls for lunch and they were so nommm noommmm GOOD!!!
But everything is good when you make them all nice and pretzel-y.
When I was in elementary school and learned about King Midas and his golden touch, I was convinced that I would be perfectly happy if everything I touch turned to pepperoni pizza. To be more specific, I wanted all solid things to turn into pizza and all liquids to turn into hot chocolate. These days, I wish that everything I touched suddenly became calorie-free. Especially pizza.
And pizza fixin's encased in flaky puff pastry is just amazing. And then, I got this brilliant idea to brush the pastry with some baking soda solution and add a bit of pretzel salt cause, well, pretzels rock.
That is pretty much how I come up with everything I make for the blog. "Oh, I have this stuff left over, what am I going to do with it? Yes, I do love eating that. Oh, and this sounds good, too, so let's incorporate that."
And I usually end up thinking about it at the oddest times like filing documents, car inspections...
Now, I am not going to give you a recipe for puff pastry because I don't expect you to make it for such a simple snack.
This is my go-to puff pastry recipe. If you don't want to make any, then feel free to use store-bought. I don't judge. Besides, this is just a pizza/pretzel snack roll I expect you to make for parties or give to your kids as an after school snack. No need to get all fancy with it... yet.
Don't have time to make these amazing pizza rolls right now? Pin it for later!
Pretzel-y Pizza Rolls
- 1 sheet puff pastry
- 3 tablespoons pizza sauce optional
- 6 oz pepperoni slices
- 1 cup 80 g shredded fresh spinach (½ cup thawed and dried from frozen spinach works too)
- 1 cup 113 g grated mozzarella
- ¼ cup 30 g grated Parmesan
- ⅓ cup 60 g baked baking soda*
- 1 cup 250 mL very warm water
- pretzel salt for sprinkling
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Open your puff pastry and gently spread the pizza sauce in one thin layer if using (I prefer to leave it out).
- Layer the pepperoni and spinach, then spread the cheese over everything. Be sure to leave a small border around all the edges.
- Tightly roll the pastry lengthwise. Cut slices about ½ inch thick and lay them cut side down on the parchment paper.
- Mix together the baking soda and warm water. Use a pastry brush to generously brush the sides of each rolls with the mixture. add pretzel salt to the sides.
- Bake for about 12 - 14 minutes, or until the cheese is bubbly and the outside has a nice golden brown.
Jill Roberts says
These pretzel-y pizza rolls are look unreal and yummi!! I made this for the super bowl party and it was a crowd favorite! Thx for sharing!
This is the first pizza roll I've seen that has a "pretzel" flare - sounds great, and definitely sets it apart from the other standard recipes.
Thanks for sharing!
Yes. I still remember I had a French friend who once brought a pizza on a puff pastry crust to a picnic. It rocked. Pretzels rocked!
I want to do inversed puff pastry this winter for millefeuilles...just waiting until it is cold enough to attempt in my kitchen.
I usually just do a fake flake crust...I'm always quite happy with the results for things like quiche...I am trying this as soon as we have tomato sauce again! (Yes, I know...it should be a crime to be thwarted in culinary genius due to not having canned tomatoes...) You are a genius!
What an awesome idea, these look incredible!
Sarah | Broma Bakery says
OK, you've done it again. These look insane!
Elizabeth @ SugarHero.com says
Oh-em-gee. Amanda these look insane! Puff pastry experiments have never looked so good!
Love CompassionateLee says
This recipe looks amazing! I cannot wait to make these...Happy Thursday, Amanda 🙂
Happy Thursday to you, too! I hope you enjoy them!!
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I LOVE how golden and crispy these look---my idea of a perfect 'er, snack. Knowing me though, I would probably end up making these an entire meal---seriously in love with all that pizza goodness! Pinned. 🙂
Making these into a meal is a TOTALLY great idea! Do it!!!
Seana Turner says
You've got me with this one, Amanda. YUM! All of my favorite things... gonna pin this:)
Thanks for the share!
Erin | The Law Student's Wife says
Transforming things to make them calorie free would be one of the greatest powers of all time. Pizza rolls for breakfast and brownies for dinner? BRING IT.
Savita @ ChefDeHome says
Gorgeous pictures, Amanda! Pretzel and Pizza are few of my favorite snacks. This can be great when I crave for both the same day 😉
Aww, thank you so much! I crave both pretzels and pizza on a near daily basis, so I can tell you with certainty that it definitely is the perfect way to fulfill both cravings (I was originally thinking of a way to cleverly do a kill two birds/eat two birds thing, but it kinda started to get weird. lol)
Annie @ ciaochowbambina says
YUM! During college my husband's nickname was Pizza Man, with good reason...he loves anything "pizza"! I'm sure he'll love this. Clever recipe! Can't wait to try it!
This is definitely a snack every "Pizza Man" would love! Plus, it's so easy to whip up! Please let me know how you like it!