Last Friday I shared my Friday Fish Fry story. This week I thought I would go a bit more traditional with Pizza Friday (though meaty pizza rolls aren’t so traditional)! Outside of all of the classic soul food cooking I grew up with, my family definitely loved pizza. We almost always had pizza on Fridays though the type would vary week to week.
I’m a Chicago girl so you know we love our deep dish and stuffed varieties as much as our thin crust. We never knew where my dad would order pizza from so the suspense was the best part! Would we be having stuffed from Edwardo’s or Gino’s East or classic thin crust from Nino’s or Aurelios? Either way, I couldn’t get enough.
As I have gotten older, I have made it a point not to really order pizza. In fact, I might order pizza once or twice a year, tops! In my home, my husband and I make pizza, and it is so much fun. We have different tastes as far as toppings (I love turkey pepperoni, and my husband is all about sausage) but we both love meaty and saucy pies. The meatier and saucier, the better!
This recipe is an ode to my pizza making nights. These meaty pizza rolls are fun to make, filled with flavor and easy to stuff in your mouth, which could be good or bad thing depending on your outlook. I used my favorite pizza dough, which I featured on the blog last year. It was inspired by my trip to Italy that I seriously dream about everyday. Along with your favorite pizza sauce and both pepperoni and sausage, these meaty pizza rolls will be a hit.
Was Friday considered Pizza Night in your home?
- 1 Napoli Inspired Pizza Dough recipe found HERE
- 1 cup pizza sauce
- 2 large sausages- removed from casein, cooked and crumbled
- 20 pepperonis
- 2 cups shredded mozzerella cheese
- olive oil cooking spray
- parsley for garnish
- Make Napoli Inspired Pizza Dough according to the recipe.
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- Next cut dough into two smaller balls.
- Roll each out to a large rectangle shape.
- Brush 1/2 cup of pizza sauce on each rectangle shaped dough.
- Add cooked sausage and pepperoni to each dough.
- Next, sprinkle cheese on each dough.
- Starting at the top of the long side of the rectangle, gently roll the pizza into a roll.
- Using a serated knife, cut the dough into smaller rolls and place in a baking dish sprayed with non-stick olive oil spray.
- Spray the tops of the rolls with olive oil spray and sprinkle on parsley to garnish.
- Bake pizza rolls for 10-17 minutes or until rolls are browned and cheese is melted and serve.