The last tailgate we had was for a noon time game. Those games are hard since that means that we need to get to campus around 8:30am and it’s a challenge to think of what to bring as well since its not really worth it to lug the grill to the game. My friend Jenni was going to bring breakfast treats, so I decided to make Pizza Rolls as a quick and easy hand held savory treat.
I had seen these before on the web and some other blogs before here is my own spin on it.
1 pre-made pizza dough, separated into two parts
2 cup mozzarella cheese
5 oz. Pepperoni
1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Roll out the pizza dough to the size of a sheet of paper. Spread a thin layer of pizza sauce over the dough. *If you do too much the sauce will make a mess when you roll and cut it, trust me I know.*
2. On each dough half, give a couple of shakes of the garlic powder and the Italian seasoning on each sheet of dough. Lay out pepperoni over the pizza sauce and sprinkle with cheese. Roll the dough (from the short side) like a cinnamon roll and slice into 1 inch pieces.
3. Place onto a cookie sheet and bake for 10-15 minutes or until slightly brown or the cheese starts to bubble.
When it comes to food, it seems boys at football tailgates are easy to impress. We threw these on the grill to heat them up and let the cheese melt a little more. The boys all wanted to know how I made these, and for some reason the answer, “I made a pizza and rolled it like a cinnamon roll” blew their minds. Haha we’ll blame that on the beers that went so well with these yummy bites!