Quick Pizza Rolls Recipe
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Quick Pizza Rolls Recipe

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This is a great way to make pizzas for a slumber party or movie night. We love that you can individually thaw and bake them one at a time. —Debbie Gray, Gilbert, Iowa
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Bake: 10 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Bake: 10 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 French rolls
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 415 calories, 16g fat (8g saturated fat), 60mg cholesterol, 903mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 4g fiber), 27g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, cook the beef, pepper and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add the tomato sauce, tomato paste, water, garlic, sugar, Italian seasoning and salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes or until heated through.
  2. Cut 1/4 in. off the top of each roll; set aside. Carefully hollow out bottom of roll, leaving a 1/4-in. shell (discard removed bread or save for another use). Fill each roll with 1/2 cup meat mixture. Sprinkle with cheeses. Replace bread tops.
  3. Place desired amount of sandwiches on a baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 10-15 minutes or until heated through. Individually wrap remaining sandwiches tightly in foil; freeze for up to 3 months.
  4. To use frozen sandwiches: Thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Place foil-wrapped sandwiches on baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Quick Pizza Rolls in Simple & Delicious May 2010, p59

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smiz625 User ID: 7434563 142695
Reviewed Sep. 2, 2014

"I used italian sausage and ground it up and also used pizza sauce instead of the tomatoe sauce"

kdamerson User ID: 1783932 96765
Reviewed Dec. 3, 2013

"This was quite nummy on a cold fall day after hanging lights outside! Would definitely have again. quick and easy!"

6foreverpaws User ID: 6007092 142694
Reviewed Jul. 18, 2012

"At out house every Friday night is pizza and a movie. I was looking for something differant and came across this receipe and it is the best.........has great taste and even after it is frozen it is like you just made it. Was not sure the hubby would like it since it is not the traditional pizza but he loved it and I will make it again."

bjsilve0 User ID: 172187 108614
Reviewed Nov. 2, 2011

"Just double the recipe right off the bat; so that you have plenty in the freezer."

kgw3 User ID: 2573887 110084
Reviewed Oct. 30, 2010

"I love recipes like this because they are so easy to adjust. I used turkey instead of beef and added a layer of cheese before adding the meat mixture. My kids like things fairly plain so they love this. They take the top off to eat the crunchy cheesy bite by itself then eat the roll like an open face sandwich. For anyone wanting more flavor use spices accordingly."

vreberg User ID: 1068638 117421
Reviewed Apr. 26, 2010

"Looks more impressive than it tastes. Think I'd use pizza or speghetti sauce rather than the tomato sauce and paste. Difficult to you cut it, pick it up?? I also added pepperoni to the meat sauce, and would add mushrooms or any pizza toppings to add some pizzaz."

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