Hey you! Are you on the lookout for a final minute NYE appetizer? Maybe you’re simply on the lookout for one final pizza splurge earlier than you start working in your new yr’s resolutions. Or maybe you’re like me and simply need a new solution to get your pizza repair as quick and simply as doable. Wellll, if there’s one factor I’m good at it’s developing with new methods to eat “pizza.” These Pizza Roll Ups are an amazing do-it-yourself different to these traditional 90’s frozen pizza bites AND you don’t must hold them in your freezer as a result of I’m fairly certain that tortillas, pepperoni, and mozzarella sticks keep good within the fridge for just about perpetually (I’m being hyperbolic). So, you’ll be able to roll up a small batch of those Pizza Roll Ups everytime you need a snack OR make an enormous batch in case you’re about to have some pals over. PIZZA PARTY!
I stored these Pizza Roll Ups easy with simply mozzarella and pepperoni, however I suppose you could possibly experiment with including totally different pizza toppings contained in the roll, like black olives, onions, or inexperienced pepper. The trick will probably be to cube these elements very finely in order that they don’t poke out, tear the tortillas, or simply make them troublesome to roll. And I’d in all probability go sparingly on the extras. You don’t need the rolls to get so cumbersome that they don’t keep shut.
Speaking of staying rolled, a very powerful trick with these Pizza Roll Ups is to microwave the tortillas for a couple of seconds with a moist paper towel earlier than rolling. This makes the tortillas mushy and pliable so you will get an additional tight roll on that mozzarella stick and it helps hold them from eager to snap again to their flat place. So, don’t overlook to melt ’em up first!
Pizza Roll Ups
Pizza Roll Ups
Forget frozen pizza rolls! These Pizza Roll Ups are the right final minute appetizer or indulgent snack on busy days!
small flour tortillas*
mozzarella cheese sticks
- oil, as wanted
- half of
pizza sauce (for dipping)
Preheat the oven to 400ºF. Lightly spritz a baking sheet with spray oil or brush a skinny layer of your favourite cooking oil onto the baking sheet.
Stack about four tortillas at a time on a plate and canopy with a moist paper towel. Microwave for 20-30 seconds, or till they’re steamy and pliable. Microwave the second batch if you’re able to roll extra.
Slice every of the mozzarella sticks in half, lengthwise. Place about 5 pepperoni on every tortilla within the backside 1/three o the circle, then place the halved mozzarella stick on high. Fold the edges of the tortilla in to cowl the ends, then roll them up tight gentle a burrito.
Place the tightly rolled Pizza Roll Ups on the baking sheet, seam aspect down. Leave them barely other than each other to permit scorching air to encompass the rolls. Either spritz the highest with spray oil, or brush a skinny layer of oil on high of the roll ups.
Bake the Pizza Roll Ups for 12-15 minutes, or till they’re calmly browned and the cheese is simply starting to ooze. Because each oven is totally different, start checking on the Pizza Roll Ups at about 10 minutes, then test ever two minutes or so till they’re achieved.
Serve instantly, with pizza sauce for dipping.
*The tortillas I used had been about 6″. I recommend getting tortillas which can be simply barely wider than the size of your mozzarella sticks so you’ll be able to fold the ends in to carry the melted cheese inside.
Step by Step Photos
Okay, first step, and maybe a very powerful, although I forgot to get a photograph: Microwave the tortillas with a moist paper towel! They solely want 20-30 seconds and I recommend solely doing a couple of at a time in order that they keep steamy and pliable as you roll these guys up. Oh, additionally, preheat the oven to 400ºF.
Once the tortillas are good and mushy, lay about 5 pepperoni on every, then high that with HALF of a mozzarella stick. I imply, you could possibly do an entire one if you’d like, however that’s a LOT of cheese. I favor the cheese:pepperoni ratio of half a stick and 5 pepperoni, however you do you. Place the pepperoni and mozzarella within the backside 1/three of the tortilla to facilitate rolling.
Now right here’s the trick: fold the edges in earlier than you begin rolling them up! That will assist maintain within the cheese because it bakes. Make certain to roll them up tightly and you’ll even press down on them after rolling to assist crease the tortillas and hold them closed.
As you roll them up, place them on a baking sheet seam aspect down. For additional crispiness, spritz a bit spray oil or brush a bit oil onto the baking sheet first. Also give the tops of the Pizza Roll Ups a bit little bit of oil love. Make certain to area them out a bit to permit scorching air throughout the roll ups.
Bake the Pizza Roll Ups within the totally preheated 400ºF oven for 12-15 minutes or till they’re golden brown and the cheese *simply* begins to ooze out the edges. Watch them carefully beginning at about 10 minutes and test each couple of minutes or so, since each oven is a bit bit totally different.
Did I point out how the grease from the pepperoni soaks into the tortilla and makes them additional scrumptious? Yeah, it’s good.
Make certain to serve them with some pizza sauce for dipping!! This time round I used retailer purchased, however I’ve a very superior recipe for Thick & Rich Pizza Sauce if you wish to make your personal. 🙂