What happens when a classic pizza and a cinnamon roll have a culinary baby? Pizza buns, that’s what! Imagine this: all the amazing flavors of your favorite pizza, wrapped in a cozy blanket of soft, homemade dough, rolled up and cut into bite-sized slices, pure indulgence. It’s like a pizza party with every bite! Perfect for sharing (or not), these tasty little rolls take the best bits of pizza — the gooey cheese, tangy sauce, savory fillings — and pack them into fun, handy packaging that’s also great for Game night snacks are great for a quick snack or lunch. So, slip on your apron and let’s go!
Prepare the dough correctly: Choosing the perfect pizza bun crust
While the recipe includes instructions for a homemade dough, store-bought pizza dough can be a practical alternative. Both options produce delicious results, and the choice comes down to whether you prefer convenience or prefer to prepare the dough from scratch.
Say Cheese! Discover your delicious options
The world of cheese is vast and diverse, and exploring it can add a delicious twist to these pizza rolls. While our recipe calls for the classic combination of mozzarella and parmesan, you can let your creativity run wild.
- For a sharper taste, You might consider a good cheddar or even some crumbled blue cheese.
- If you are a fan of creaminess, Consider a serving of ricotta in your filling.
- Provolone or Fontina could give a nice melty consistency.
- For everyone who loves a good, smoky note, A smoked Gouda might be just the ticket.
- If you are dairy free You can replace mozzarella and parmesan with plant-based alternatives that melt well.
Remember, whatever cheese you choose, it should complement your other fillings and, most importantly, it should melt well to achieve that irresistible, gooey consistency we love in a pizza bun.
Roll With It: Fun and tasteful stuffing ideas
When it comes to fillings, the possibilities are truly endless. In addition to Italian cold cuts, you can also try boiled chicken, sausage or even a vegetarian option such as grilled vegetables. If you’re using vegetables with a high water content, like mushrooms or zucchini, it’s a good idea to sear them first to remove excess moisture. This small step ensures that your pizza rolls stay perfectly crispy and not mushy. Remember: while it’s tempting to stuff these buns with all your favorite toppings, be careful not to overstuff them. Too much filling can make the buns difficult to handle and result in spillage during baking.
Pizza rolls can be served as an appetizer, snack or even as a main course. They go well with various dips like marinara sauce, ranch dressing or pesto. A side salad or bowl of soup would also make a great addition to a full meal.