I feel like the summer just fly’s on by and that I don’t really have one anymore since I still work five days a week plus some weekends. I swear either Shaun or I need to win the Lottery soon. That way I can open up a little cafe/bakery or wine bar in a small town and we can enjoy life on a ranch, lake or mountain home. I promise I am not that picky and would be willing to take one of those choices. We could even include a back house for any of you who want to come and visit. Kids and pets are totally welcome. I bet you are really wanting me to win the lottery even more now, huh? If I could just get myself to go to the store to buy a measly ticket.
Have I ever mentioned that I have an addiction to anything with bread. Hence why I think I would love to have a bakery. I bought some whole wheat pizza dough from Trader Joe’s this past weekend and knew that I wanted to do something fun. My first thought was to do a calzone and then quickly changed to doing a stuffed pizza roll. I love ordering an all vegetable pizza from my local pizza store topped with crushed red pepper and dipped in ranch. Call me weird but I love pizza and ranch. Don’t judge! Why not roll up your favorite pizza toppings into pizza dough for an all out pizza bite full of yumminess.
Veggie Pizza Rolls
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
whole wheat pizza dough, large
1 2.25oz. sliced black olives
1/3 cup mushrooms, diced
1/4 cup green bell pepper, diced
1 medium roma tomato, diced
1 8oz. can Hunts Sauce basil, garlic and oregano
1/2 cup fresh mozzarella, shredded
1 1/2 Tbsp parmesan cheese
1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
In a medium bowl combine olives, mushrooms, bell pepper and tomato and mix it up.
Lay out the pizza dough onto a floured surface and expand the dough using your hands until it reaches a rectangular shape.
Use a pizza cutter to cut medium size squares all over the dough.
Place a small drop of sauce onto the middle of each square.
Top with mozzarella and vegetable mixture.
Pull up all four corners very carefully and pinch them together to form a solid ball.
Place into a greased baking dish and continue until all pizza balls are finished.
In a small bowl combine Parmesan cheese and Italian seasoning.
Brush the top of each ball with olive oil and a little pinch of seasoning for each one.
Place in oven for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
Serve with the heated left over sauce or my favorite ranch dressing.