Puff Pastry Pizza Rolls: A Delicious Twist on Classic Pizza

Puff pastry pizza rolls are a delicious and easy-to-make appetizer or snack perfect for any occasion. They’re made with flaky, buttery pastry and savory pizza flavors, these pizza rolls are a crowd-pleaser that will have everyone asking for the recipe. 

Three pieces of puff pastry pizza rolls.

Easy Peasy Puff Pastry Pizza Rolls

These puff pastry pizza rolls are perfect for parties, game nights, or a quick snack. They are easy to make, and you only need a few simple ingredients. 

You can always use the ready-made puff pastry from the store or make it from scratch yourself; it’s up to you. This recipe assumes you have something ready to use pastry regardless of whether you buy or make it.

Another great thing about this pizza-style snack is that you can always choose and change the fillings just like you do with pizza toppings, from classic pepperoni and cheese to more adventurous combinations like goat cheese and roasted vegetables.

You can prepare this savory snack in just five minutes and bake it in 18; voila, you have a delicious snack in less than half an hour.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  1. Quick and Easy: This recipe is fast and easy to make, which makes it perfect for busy weeknights or last-minute gatherings. You can quickly prepare these delicious pizza rolls with simple ingredients.
  2. Suit to Any Crave: This recipe’s versatility is one of the great things. You can customize the toppings to suit your tastes or use whatever you have. The possibilities are endless, whether you prefer meaty toppings or something vegetarian like spinach and feta.
  3. Perfect for Sharing: These puff pastry pizza rolls are the perfect appetizer or snack for friends and family. They’re easy to serve, and you can enjoy them hot or cold, making them an excellent option for parties, potlucks, or game days.
  4. Fun to Make: Making these pizza rolls is fun for the whole family. Kids will love helping to roll out the puff pastry and add the toppings, and adults will appreciate how easy it is to put together.

Overall, these puff pastry pizza rolls are a delicious and versatile recipe everyone will love. So why try them and see for yourself how tasty they are?

Ingredients

  • Puff Pastry: Use pre-rolled, ready-made puff pastry that has been rolled out already. Take the pastry from the fridge to thaw for 15 minutes before use.
  • Tomato Paste: This is a nice shortcut to pizza sauce.
  • Tomato Ketchup: To thin the tomato paste while giving more flavor.
  • Dried Herbs: Here, I use dried Italian seasoning herbs. Feel free to use your favorite.
  • Shredded Cheese: Use any cheese you like, but mozzarella works best as it has a mild taste and can play around with other topping ingredients easily.
  • Pepperoni: Make the classic pepperoni pizza in a pinwheel form.
  • Egg: 1 egg for egg wash.

How to Make Puff Pastry Pizza Rolls

Preheat the oven to 390°F (200 °C); prepare a non-stick rectangular baking tray or line it with greaseproof paper. 

Place the tomato paste and ketchup in a small bowl. Mix well until all is combined.

Roll out the puff pastry into a rectangle, approximately 9″ x 11″, and spread the tomato paste mixture on the pastry. Leave about an inch on the opposite edge.

Sprinkle the shredded cheese, covering the tomato ketchup area. Put the pepperoni on the cheese, then scatter some cheese again.

Carefully roll the pastry as you gently press it and make a log out of it. Using a sharp knife, cut the pastry half, then another half of each half, and cut into three of each quarter piece. Twelve pieces of 1-inch thick puff pastry pizza pinwheels will be ready to bake.

Lightly beat one egg yolk with a teaspoon of water and brush it over each pizza. 

Bake the pastries at 390°F (200 °C) for about 18-20 minutes until they all puff up and are golden brown.

Pro Tips To Make Pizza Rolls With Puff Pastry

  • Use high-quality puff pastry: The key to making excellent puff pastry pizza rolls is the quality of the pastry. If you use store-bought one, buy the pastry made with real butter and does not contain hydrogenated oil. If you want to make your pastry, choose the quality butter. 
  • Preheat the oven: This may sound like an unimportant tip, but preheating the oven may be easily forgotten. So yeah, ensure the oven is hot enough when putting the pastry in.
  • Right thickness of pastry: Roll out the puff pastry to a thickness of about 1/4 inch (6 mm). This ensures that the pizza rolls are thick enough and cook evenly.
  • Go easy on your favorite toppings: The beauty of making your pizza rolls is that you can make them to your liking. But don’t go over the top in putting the topping. Putting too much filling will make rolling the pastry into a log difficult.
  • Cheese on both sides: Ensure enough cheese at the bottom and the top layer of the filling so the roll will stick as it cooks.
  • Brush with egg wash: It helps to seal the edges and gives the pizza rolls a golden brown color.

Exploring Variations and Substitutions

  • For meat lovers, use salami, pepperoni, chicken wafers, turkey wafers, or even finely sliced sausages. If you have ready-cooked chicken, you can shred it into small pieces and use it to fill your puff pastry pizza rolls.
  • You can also turn these pizza pinwheels into a seafood version. Finely chop some shrimp, crabmeat, or lobster and generously scatter on the pastry. 
  • If you’re a vegetarian, you can always put sliced mushrooms, bell peppers, sweetcorns, onions, vegan pepperoni, or vegan sausages. The key is that everything must be in small pieces and layered in the cheese. 
  • You can even experiment with the sauce according to your preference. If you’re not a tomato fan, why don’t you use pesto, cream cheese, or chili sauce? I often mix chili sauce in my tomato sauce base. 

How To Store And Reheat Your Pizza Rolls

Storing Your Pizza Rolls

If you have leftover pizza rolls, store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. It’s important to let them cool down to room temperature before storing them to avoid condensation that can make them soggy. 

To freeze your pizza rolls, wrap them tightly in plastic wrap and store them in a freezer-safe container for up to 2 months.

Reheating Puff Pastry Pizza Rolls

  • Oven: Preheat your oven to 390°F (200 °C). Place your pizza rolls on a baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes if frozen or about 5 minutes if refrigerated until they are heated and crispy.
  • Air Fryer: Place your pizza rolls on the basket of your air fryer and air fry for about 8-10 minutes (frozen pastry rolls) or about 3 minutes (refrigerated pizza rolls) until they are heated and crispy.
  • Microwave: While this is the quickest method, this is not the best option because the microwave makes the rolls soft and not crispy. Place your pizza rolls on a microwave-safe plate and microwave for about 30 seconds to 1 minute or until they are heated through.

What To Serve Your Puff Pastry Rolls With

You can serve pastry pizza rolls as a snack or appetizer. Enjoy the pastries along with a cup of Chai Tea, Cafe Latte, or Dalgona Coffee

If you want to make the rolls as a light meal, you can pair them with salad or soup. 

A simple salad with a light vinaigrette dressing can balance out the richness of the rolls like this apple salad. You can also enjoy these puff pastry pizza rolls with a bowl of creamy pumpkin and sweet potato soup, a light chicken and sweetcorn soup, or a hearty chicken noodle soup

Three pieces of puff pastry pizza rolls.
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Puff Pastry Pizza Roll Recipe

Puff pastry pizza rolls are a delicious and easy-to-make appetizer or snack perfect for any occasion. They’re made with flaky, buttery pastry and savory pizza flavors, these pizza rolls are a crowd-pleaser that will have everyone asking for the recipe.
Author: Devy Dar
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Snacks, Snacks & Starters
Cuisine: American, Italian
Servings: 12 pieces

Equipment

  • Chopping board
  • Kitchen knife
  • Baking tray
  • Greaseproof paper

Ingredients

  • 1 pack ready-rolled puff pastry about 11 oz/ 320 grams
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon tomato ketchup
  • 1 cup grated mozzarella cheese
  • 3 ounces/ 80 grams pepperoni or salami optional
  • A pinch of dried basil optional

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 392°F/ 200°C or 356°F/ 180°C fan oven. Line the baking tray with parchment paper.
  • Unroll the puff pastry on the chopping board. You can use the greaseproof paper from the packaging as your lining. This way, you don’t have to flour the surface, and no mess.
  • Mix the tomato paste and ketchup in a small bowl.
  • Spread the tomato mixture on the rolled-out puff pastry.
  • Sprinkle the dried basil over.
  • Arrange the pepperoni on the pastry, leaving ½ inch at one end.
  • Scatter the grated mozzarella cheese over. Again, leave the ½-inch gap at one end.
  • Roll up the pastry towards the ½-inch gap. Try to press slightly as you roll.
  • Cut the rolled pastry in half, and slice each half into 4 pieces, about 1-2 inches thick. You will end up with 8 pastry rolls.
  • Arrange the pizza rolls on the lined baking tray and bake for about 15 minutes or until golden brown.

Notes

  • You can use different dried herbs according to your liking. Italian herb mix, parsley, and oregano are some good choices.
  • If you use a frozen, ready-made puff pastry in a block shape, leave it to thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Roll the pastry into a 13-in x 9-in size rectangle with ¼-in thick.
  • For a vegetarian option, you can omit the meat and replace it with slices of cheddar cheese or use any plant-based meat.
  • You can always use different types of meat if you prefer. Ham, smoked chicken slices, smoked turkey slices, pastrami, etc., are some options.

Nutrition

Calories: 258kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 190mg | Potassium: 50mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 90IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 1mg

Disclaimer

Nutritional info in this recipe is only estimate using online calculator. You should refer to it as a guide only. Please verify with your own data if you seek an accurate info.

Author: Devy Dar

Title: Food Writer, Recipe Developer, and Digital Content Creator.

Bio:

Devy Dar founded So Yummy Recipes and Drizzling Flavor to share her love of food after exploring various cultures and cuisines for more than two decades. Her mission is to help others easily recreate traditional and non-traditional food with readily available ingredients. Her works have been featured in Reader’s Digest, Al Jazeera, MSN, Yahoo, Bon Appetit, and more. 

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