These are scrumdillyumptious!! I'm not even sure if that is a real word, but in our house it means very tasty! I am so glad I ran across the recipe on this blog, Our Best Bites. They were so easy to make, I used Pillsbury Refrigerated Pizza Dough but homemade dough would be great too! I stuffed mine with Pepperoni & Mozzarella because that's my 4 year old's favorite pizza. But you could do any of your favorite pizza combinations- ham & pineapple, pepperoni & sausage, spinach & olives, the possibilities are endless!! These were so good, we almost made them twice in one weekend. So be forewarned...you will be seeing these again!
for the rolls
Pizza Dough (store bought or homemade)
6 Mozzarella String Cheese Sticks
4 tbsp Butter
2-3 Cloves of Garlic, minced
1 tbsp Fresh Parsley, chopped
for the dipping sauce
1- 8oz can Tomato Sauce
1 tsp dried Italian Seasoning
1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees (or according to the dough's package directions). Roll out the pizza dough, making a 12" X 18" (approximately) rectangle. Using a pizza cutting wheel, cut 24 squares. As you can tell from my picture below, the squares do not have to be exactly the same size.
I used sandwich pepperoni from the deli, so I had to quarter my slices to fit in the squares. Lay a slice (I used 2 quarters) of pepperoni on each square.
Then top with cheese. I also quartered the string cheese sticks. We thought that ended up being the perfect amount of cheese per roll.
This was a family affair at my house!
Spray the bottom of a casserole dish with non stick spray. I used a 9" X 9" square dish but a pie plate would work well too.
Pull the 4 corners of each square together to seal & place the rolls, seam side down, in the dish.
In a small skillet, melt the butter over low heat.
Add the minced garlic & cook for 1-2 minutes.
Then add in the chopped parsley & turn off the heat.
Brush the garlic butter on the top of the rolls, coating well. (I also sprinkled a little Parmesan Cheese on the top!)
Bake at 400 degrees (or according to package directions) for 10-15 minutes, until golden. Just keep an eye on them since all dough cooks differently.
While your rolls are in the oven, you can make the dipping sauce. In a small sauce pan, heat the tomato sauce with the dried Italian Seasoning & Garlic Powder over low/ medium heat, stirring occasionally.
Serve warm with sauce on the side. Yum!