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Vegetarian Pizza Rolls

  • Author: Erin
  • Total Time: 26 minutes
  • Yield: 14-16 rolls 1x


As fun to make as they are to eat, these pizza pinwheels can be filled with any number of toppings and use a premade crust and sauce to make them extra simple! 


  • 1 16 oz ball premade pizza dough OR 1 can of pizza crust
  • 1 jar of your favorite pizza sauce (you won't use all of it)
  • 1 cup (approx) of shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Grated Parmesan cheese, to taste
  • A few shakes each of black pepper and ground oregano
  • Toppings of choice: cooked onion and garlic, roasted red pepper, sundried tomatoes, fresh basil leaves, banana peppers, baby spinach, artichoke, olives, and/or sliced almonds


  1. Remove pizza crust from refrigerator and let sit for 20-30 minutes on the counter.  Preheat oven to 350F and spray a large baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2.  Using a lightly floured surface or silicone mat, press the crust out into a 11x15" rectangle.  It doesn't have to be perfect.
  3. Spread desired amount of sauce onto the crust, stopping about 1/8" from the edges.  Don't spread the sauce too thick.
  4. Add desired toppings, making sure they cover all the way to the edges of the sauce.  Don't pile the toppings too high - that will make the pinwheel slices harder to cut.
  5. Add Mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses and sprinkle with black pepper and ground oregano.
  6. Starting on the long end, tightly roll up the pizza into a log.  Use a sharp knife - I like a large serrated bread knife - to cut into 1 inch slices.  
  7. Place the slices onto the prepared baking sheet 2 inches apart.  Bake for 10-12 minutes until crust is golden.  
  8. Serve warm with additional marinara, garlic butter, and/or ranch sauces if desired.


Recommended Equipment

Large Bread Knife - I find a large serrated edge bread knife to be best for making clean slices.

Nonstick Pastry Mat - I LOVE these for manipulating bread doughs, pastry/pie crusts, etc.  The built in measurements make it so easy to measure my baked goods.

The toppings I used in the photos were red sauce, pepper and oregano, fresh basil leaves, cooked onions and garlic, Parmesan, and Mozzarella cheese.

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 11 minutes
  • Category: Entree
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: Italian

Keywords: pizza rolls, pinwheels, appetizer, main dish

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