Meaty Pizza Rolls

meaty pizza roll

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.

meaty pizza roll

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!

meaty pizza roll

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?

meaty pizza roll

Meaty Pizza Rolls

Meaty Pizza Rolls


  • 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


  1. Make Napoli Inspired Pizza Dough according to the recipe.
  2. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  3. Next cut dough into two smaller balls.
  4. Roll each out to a large rectangle shape.
  5. Brush 1/2 cup of pizza sauce on each rectangle shaped dough.
  6. Add cooked sausage and pepperoni to each dough.
  7. Next, sprinkle cheese on each dough.
  8. Starting at the top of the long side of the rectangle, gently roll the pizza into a roll.
  9. Using a serated knife, cut the dough into smaller rolls and place in a baking dish sprayed with non-stick olive oil spray.
  10. Spray the tops of the rolls with olive oil spray and sprinkle on parsley to garnish.
  11. Bake pizza rolls for 10-17 minutes or until rolls are browned and cheese is melted and serve.
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  1. We love pizza rolls and yours look absolutely perfect. My hubby and I never really order pizza either – homemade pizza is so much better and takes almost no time to make. Happy Friday!

    • Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) says:

      Thanks so much Kathi and I agree about homemade pizza! What is the point to even buying takeout anymore? It is so easy to make at home!

  2. My brothers’ favorite pizza is three meat. I think these rolls would satisfy them! The two “s” – simplicity and sausage – make our world go round! :)

  3. You always surprise me with your rolls (can you believe I’ve never rolled anything!) and with pizza you can never go wrong. Delicious!

  4. Pizza is always on my menu. My family just loves it, and we make it way more often than we order it. These pizza rolls look insane. So good. My brother-in-law, who’s a fan of meaty pizza, would call these “meatzza rolls.” Every time I see a meaty pizza now, I always call it a meatzza. Ha! :)

  5. OM freaking G! I made something similar a while ago but these look freaking awesome! I think I’m about to try one of your recipes for the first time. Dang I’m hungry!

  6. I am drooooooling!!!!! Pizza never gets old! and making these cute bite sized rolls! I am cravingggggggggg these!!!!!!!! They look SOOOOOO GOOD! :)

  7. Yes! Friday night was Pizza night SO much that when we didn’t order for two weeks…they called to find out if we were okay. LOL! They also gave us several discounts. These look so fab!! I love pizza sooo much and these are so much more convenient to hold and eat.

    • Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) says:

      Hahaha exactly! I think I can relate to your story. Our neighborhood pizza spots knew us by name lol.

  8. Oh wow, I want these pizza rolls! My husband and I love to make pizzas too but we don’t do it that often. Definitely need to add these fun pizza rolls too our “pizza night” menu! :)

    • Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) says:

      Yes and they are so fun to make too! It’s a great way to get the hubbys involved in the cooking.

  9. OOOOhhhh!!!! LOOOVE these pizza rolls! Michael woul def. approve too :P

  10. We do pizza Fridays most weeks too!!! My husband grew up near Chicago, so I have had all of those and man are they good. Then he had a pizza place with his brothers for a year. So I totally understand the fun of making your own. These look so crazy good. Pinning ;-)

  11. Oh goodness those are gorgeous!! My hungry family would love it if I made these. Will have to do so this weekend!

  12. Oh, these look so delicious, and I would love to try this dough. Then I’ll dream about a trip to Italy.

  13. Its not officially pizza night on fridays at our house, but it usually ends up being pizza night :) Thanks for sharing these look delcious!

  14. These look so amazing! Plus it looks way easier than pizza!

  15. One word, Jocelyn… YUM! Delicious and creative way to enjoy pizza. Great job!

  16. Friday nights are pizza nights here sometimes. Yesterday was :) These rolls are delicious looking. Pinning to add to my must make list!!

    • Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) says:

      Nice that yesterday was Friday pizza night! Excited you will add this to your Friday night menu!!

  17. Goodness gracious! Do you have any idea how hungry your pictures have made me right now?! haha
    Pinned this right now so I can remember to make it tomorrow for lunch …Heck! I may end up making it for breakfast ;)

  18. Cheesy heaven! These look amazing!!


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