Name a food blogger who hasn’t published a recipe for pizza rolls, i dare ya! We’ve made these several times now, I’ve just never gotten as far as publishing them yet. Until now! They are pretty basic pizza rolls, but of course cruelty free, and free from any animal product! They taste amazing and I promise, cross my heart, many meat eaters will believe they are eating actual meat and cheese! Make a huge bunch, and stick them in the freezer. If you don’t finish them all in one go, like we usually do…
Make a basic pizza dough, enough for two large sheet pan pizzas. I never usually use a recipe for pizza dough, but if you need one, this one is pretty good. You’ll also find a recipe for cheese sauce to substitute the shredded cheese for the pizza rolls, if you don’t have any vegan cheese at hand. Make sure not to over fill, that will just make a big mess when you try to roll them up. Been there, done that! If I’m feeling extra fancy I’ll add some crushed garlic, oregano and basil to the flour before mixing in the liquids. This gives an extra depth of flavor to the dough.
- 1 packet vegan minced meat (I usually use the one from Hälsans kök, but any kind will do.)
- 1 Large onion, chopped
- Some sliced mushrooms
- 2 cloves of garlic, shredded or finely chopped
- Pizzasauce of choice. Canned, powedered, from a jar, or home made. It’s completely up to you!
- Shredded vegan cheese. In the pictures, i used a blend of cheezly mozzarella and Wilmersburger Pizza cheese.
- Other delicious fillings such as pineapple, corn, olives, etc. Just take care not to over fill.
- Let the dough rise for about an hours. Just before the rising time is over, make the filling.
- Sautè the “minced meat” with the onion, garlic and mushrooms, and stir in pizzasauce. (You can also smear the pizza sauce over the dough first, and then add the filling.) I’ll admit I have a soft spot for Toro’s powdered pizza sauce, especially the tomato and onion kind. You just stir in the minced meat.
- Divide dough into two parts, and roll out one half into a large rectangle. Smear the filling over the dough, almost to the edges. Add more vegetables if you like, but again; take care not to over fill! Sprinkle over vegan cheese, and mabe some oregano or other pizza herbs or seasonings.
- Roll up the dough like you do with cinnamon rolls, and cut in to slices.
- Put the slices on a paper lined baking sheet, and let them proof for about a half hour under a kitchen towel. I sometimes skip the proofing, since I’m a little impatient and want pizza rolls NOW, but they are a little better if you let them chill for a while.
- Sprinkle some cheese over the rolls if you want, and maybe even some oregano, and bake in the middle of a pre heated oven at 225 degrees celsius, until cheese has melted and they are lovely and golden. About 20 minutes, depending on your oven, how thick you sliced the rolls etc.
This goes very well with our best sauce for pizza, nachos and pizza