Thursday, January 30, 2014

Homemade Pizza Rolls

Since it's Super Bowl weekend, I thought I'd share with you another Super Bowl snack. Whether you are rooting for the Seahawks or the Broncos, or if you are just there to watch Bruno Mar and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, these pizza rolls are great for snacking while you sit in front of the TV.

These homemade pizza rolls are simple, yet crunchy, delicious and addicting. The use of wonton wrappers may not be exactly the same as Totino's, but it is close enough to where the entire plate of them will disappear fast. The key to these homemade pizza rolls is not to bake them. I prefer to avoid frying food, but I did one batch baked and one batch fried and they are best when fried. When they are baked, the edges have a texture of raw pasta. I do not like my pasta raw, so I did not like them baked. When these pizza rolls are fried, yes they are unhealthy, but the wonton wrapper puffs up and becomes crunchy. Way better!

To learn how you can make your own homemade pizza rolls and ditch the frozen ones where you aren't quite sure what exactly is in it, than keep reading....

Here's the Recipe:


1 package square wonton wrappers
4-6 ounces pepperoni, diced
6 ounces mozzarella cheese, finely shredded
1 (26 ounce) jar of marinara
salt and pepper, to taste
small bowl of water, for sealing wrappers
oil, for frying


1. In a medium bowl, mix the diced pepperoni, shredded mozzarella and just enough marinara to coat everything.
2. Working with a few wonton wrappers at a time, lay them in a single layer on your work surface. Add 1 heaping teaspoon of the filling of the center of each wrapper. Dip your finger or pastry brush in the water and moisten the edges of the wrapper. Fold the wrapper in half and press the edges together to seal. **It is really important that you have a complete seal, no holes and that you do not overfill the pizza roll. If you have holes or overfill the filling will come out and just burn in the oil. Not good**
3. Trim down the edges with kitchen scissors. Transfer filled pizza roll to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 until you run out of wrappers and filling.
5. Cover baking sheet with plastic wrap and place in freezer for at least 30-60 minutes. Once they are frozen, you can place them in a freezer-safe bag. They will keep in the freezer for up to a month.
6. In a pot, add an inch and a half of oil. Heat until 350 degrees. Add pizza rolls and fry until golden brown. Remove with metal slotted spoon and set on a plate lined with paper towels. Serve with extra marinara if desired.

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  1. They look very good. I hope i get some.

    1. Thank you. Hopefully you can have someone in your family make them for Super Bowl. :)

  2. I just tried these yesterday...Awesome sauce!!! The crispy wonton wrappers are a great idea, as opposed to the normal dough you would use. Almost like thin crust pizza bites. I added sundried tomatoes and jalepeno to the pepperoni for a nice kick.

    1. Sundried tomatoes and jalapenos sound like a delicious addition. I will definitely need to try that next time.