Pizza Rolls

Total Time

Prep: 50 min. Cook: 5 min./batch

Makes

32 servings

Updated: Feb. 06, 2024
Our family just loves my husband's version of store-bought pizza rolls. They take some time to make, but they freeze well so we get to enjoy the fruits of our labor for a long time! —Julie Gaines, Normal, Illinois

Ingredients

  • 4 cups shredded pizza cheese blend or part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 pound bulk Italian sausage, cooked and drained
  • 2 packages (3 ounces each) sliced pepperoni, chopped
  • 1 medium green pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 jars (14 ounces each) pizza sauce
  • 32 egg roll wrappers
  • Oil for frying
  • Additional pizza sauce for dipping, warmed, optional

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the cheese, sausage, pepperoni, peppers and onion. Stir in pizza sauce until combined. Place about 1/4 cup filling in the center of each egg roll wrapper. Fold bottom corner over filling; fold sides toward center over filling. Moisten remaining corner with water and roll up tightly to seal.
  2. In a Dutch oven or deep cast-iron skillet, heat 1-2 in. of oil to 375°. Fry pizza rolls until golden brown, 1-2 minutes on each side. Drain on paper towels. If desired, serve with additional pizza sauce.
Pizza Rolls Tips

Can you make pizza rolls in the air fryer?

Feel free to modify this pizza roll recipe to make it in the air fryer! Use the instructions from our favorite air-fryer egg rolls recipe: Preheat the air fryer to 400°F, arrange the rolls in a single layer, and spritz them with cooking spray. After cooking for 8 to 12 minutes, turn the rolls, spritz with extra spray and cook for an additional 4 to 6 minutes, until they are golden brown on both sides. Keep in mind that every air fryer model varies, so you’ll want to test out the specifics to make sure the timing and temperature work with your unit.

What else can you use to fill homemade pizza rolls?

Customize your pizza rolls with your favorite toppings! Use classics like tomatoes and basil, mushrooms and spinach, or ham and pineapple. If you’re ready to think outside the box, try some deliciously weird pizza toppings such as pastrami, shrimp or steak and blue cheese.

What other sauces or toppings can you use in homemade pizza rolls?

Classic marinara makes an excellent pizza sauce for homemade pizza rolls, but other sauces can work for this recipe. Try swapping in alfredo, ranch, pesto or barbecue sauce. These pizza rolls are one of our favorite junk food copycat recipes, so feel free to use your local pizza restaurant as inspiration for your homemade creation.

How do you store homemade pizza rolls?

Make these pizza rolls ahead of time by rolling all the egg roll wrappers and freezing them in a single layer on a baking sheet to keep them from sticking together. When frozen, store them in a freezer-safe bag. The rolls can be cooked straight out of the freezer, but you’ll need to cook them for an additional 2 minutes. To store leftover pizza rolls, let them cool completely and store in an airtight container lined with a paper towel to absorb excess liquid. They last up to 3 days in the refrigerator. To reheat the egg rolls, crisp them up in a nonstick skillet for a few minutes a side, until heated through.

Lindsay Mattison, Taste of Home Contributing Writer

Nutrition Facts

1 roll: 297 calories, 19g fat (5g saturated fat), 28mg cholesterol, 537mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 9g protein.