These pizza diploma rolls are easy-peasy. They are perfect for a graduation party or just ‘cause. The best part about these pizza rolls is that you can prep them well in advance and bake them when you're ready.
Easy-cheesy Pizza Rolls (Makes 2 dozen)
- 24 slices white bread, large
- 8 pc cheese strings, preferably mozzarella
- 100 g pepperoni slices, three slices per roll
- 1 ½ cup pizza sauce
- ¼ cup butter, melted
- 24 chive pieces (8” long) , optional
+ 1 cup boiling water
1. Using a rolling-pin, roll-out each bread slice until it is 1/8” thick. This is about ¼ of the original height of the bread. Be careful not to tear the bread. Trim off crusts.
2. Slice each cheese string into thirds. Spread one tablespoon of pizza sauce on each slice. Leave 1.5 cm of ‘empty space’ around the edges. Place three pepperonis on each slice of bread and one-third of the cheese string. It’s best to stack the ingredients closest to one edge of the bread, as per picture below.
3. Tightly roll the pizza wraps.
Place finished pizza rolls into a freezer-safe container and freeze for a minimum of 30 minutes. You can make the rolls up to two weeks ahead of time and freeze them until you are ready to bake.
Preheat oven to 375’F. Line a cookie sheet with foil.
Brush each roll with the melted butter and space out evenly on the cookie sheet. Bake from frozen for 8-12 minutes until golden brown.
For the scroll ribbons:
Place chive pieces in boiling water and let sit for one minute. Remove from water and drain. Place in ice-cold water to set. This helps them become pliable and extend their freshness.
Gently tie around the pizza rolls to complete the ‘diploma’ look.
- Cheese will melt, but because we only used a third of a cheese string slice, it won’t ooze out (in a batch of 48, we only had a handful of cheesy run-aways).
- Freezing the rolls helps to keep them from unwrapping during baking.
- You can personalize plates to the occasion using inexpensive stickers. Make sure they are low-tack glue decals so they don’t ruin your plates.
Madalina Paul is the blogger behind Duhlicious, a food blog dedicated to creating and sharing unique and original recipes for great tasting food and featuring tutorials, food news, and culinary adventures.
by Madalina Paul