Pizza Roll Yummyness

Pizza Roll is a great meal for the family, and it isn’t really that hard to make.  Just takes a little planning ahead, like all good things.  This is also a fantastic recipe for your college kid- not too hard and can be made ahead and shared with others.

I made it with a friend and wanted to share the pics with you.  Recipe follows.

Use this Hot Roll Mix to get started.

Pour the yeast into the flour mixture and whisk it around.

Add 2 tablespoons of butter to the water and warm in the microwave for a minute. Then add to the flour with an egg. Mix it well until it all comes together.
Next you dump it out on a floured cloth and knead it until it isn’t sticky anymore- around 3-4 minutes.
Then let it rest for a few minutes.
While it is resting, I brown the sausage with some chopped onions.
Next I make the cheese mixture for the inside of the pizza roll.  In a large bowl, I add these spices,
Parmesan cheese,
and Mozzarella cheese.
Add the cooled sausage and stir it all together.
Spray a cookie sheet with some Pam.
Take your dough and dump out onto your floured cloth.  Push and smash it into a rectangle with your hands.   I sometimes roll the dough with a rolling pin out on the floured cloth into a 12 x 10 rectangle.  But you can just smash it around with your hands.
Plop the cheese/sausage mixture on top and spread it out to the edges.
Roll the dough toward you and seal the edges, turning the ends down and pinching them closed.
Then pick it up carefully and transfer to the cookie sheet, seam side down.
Here is where I repaired the roll where I tore it a little.  Easy to add a pinch of dough to repair the hole.I always curve it a little and then brush it with a beaten egg to give it a nice shine when it bakes.

Bake the Pizza Roll at 350 for around 15-20 minutes, until golden.  Slice into 2 inch thick slices.

Serve it with some a warm bowl of Prego or your fav marinara sauce.  I usually let the kids ladle some sauce onto their plates and dip the Pizza Roll slices into the sauce.

You can also make this ahead of time and reheat for dinner, or you can even bake it and freeze it. To serve thaw in frig and then reheat it, wrapped in foil.

A Sursee for the Family.

1 lb sausage
1/4 cup chopped onions
Saute onions and meat and then drain and cool.

Pillsbury Hot Roll Mix
Prepare according to the directions on the box for hot roll dough-
Add 2 tbl soft butter and 1 cup of warm  water to mix.  Mix in the egg.
Knead and let rest, covered.

Mix together:
 2 cups shredded Mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1 tbl basil
1 tbl oregano
1/2 tbl garlic salt

1 egg, beaten, to swish on the roll before baking.

Combine cheese mixture with cooled sausage.  Roll out dough into 12 x 10 rectangle on floured cloth
Dump cheese/sausage mix on top of dough.  Starting at one wide end roll over and then seal edges by pinching dough.  Beat one egg in small bowl and brush the Pizza roll with it.

 Spray cookie sheet with Pam and bake the Pizza Roll at 375 for15-20 min or until golden brown. Check at 15 minutes as I can’t really remember right now-ha!

Hope your family enjoys this recipe.  It is also a great dinner to take to a new Mom or someone recovering at home and needing a meal.  Enjoy and pass on this SURSEE.

What do you take to a new mom or friend in need of din-din?  Do tell.

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