Who doesn’t love a good pizza? Hear me out though – what about your favorite toppings rolled in delicious dough? Yup, pizza rolls.
The most time intensive piece of this recipe is the rising time of the dough, but it otherwise fairly simple. Once they come out of the oven, you’ll enjoy soft, pizza topping filled rolls. Be sure to let them cool for a few minutes, they’re hot as lava when first out of the oven.
Camping Pizza Rolls
Did you know that pizza rolls can also make a great camping food? While certainly not your typical camping meal, these campfire pizza rolls can easily be prepped in advance of your camping trip. Once at your campsite, simply start up the charcoal or campfire and place the foil-wrapped rolls onto a grate.
This recipe has cooking instructions for both cooking at home in the oven and cooking over hot campfire coals. Allow a little extra cooking time when cooking over a campfire.
Pizza Rolls cooked over the campfire
Tips for Making Pizza Rolls
As with just about any recipe there are a few helpful tips and good-to-knows before making these campfire pizza rolls.
This recipe makes a double batch of dough. Save the other half for more rolls, pizza, calzone, or a stuffed bread. So many options!
With many pizza toppings out there, you can make many different combinations. Here are some suggestions to get you started:
- Mozzarella cheese
Baking the Pizza Rolls
Any baking sheet will do to cook these rolls, however, I love using our pizza stone. If using a pizza stone, make sure to have it in the oven while it’s preheating or place in the oven for 30 min or so before baking to ensure it’s hot. Why use a pizza stone? It helps keep the temperature consistent resulting in evenly cooked and chewy rolls.
While these are delicious on their own, why not whip up some marinara sauce or ranch dressing for dipping? Store your dip in a jar or other container. This makes it easy to make in advance and if going camping, easy to store in your RV’s refrigerator or a cooler.
Pizza Rolls Recipe
Pizza rolls are all of your favorite pizza toppings rolled up in pizza dough. Pair with marinara or ranch for dipping and it makes a great meal or snack. Did you know that pizza rolls are also great for camping? This recipe has instructions for both cooking at home and over the campfire.
Note: This recipe makes a double batch of dough. Divide into two and freeze the extra half until ready to use.
- 3 1/2 – 4 cups flour, plus a little extra for rolling out the dough
- 1 packet instant yeast
- tsp sugar
- 2 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 cups warm water
- 2 tbsp olive oil, plus a little extra for coating the bowl
- Pizza toppings of your choice (suggestions: pepperoni, jalapeno, onion, mozzarella cheese, pineapple, onion)
- In a large bowl, mix together the ingredients. A mixer can be used for this step, but mixing by hand with a wooden spoon works great too
- Knead the dough for about 10 minutes. Separate dough into two halves. Freeze the other half for a pizza or more rolls later
- Lightly coat a clean bowl in olive oil. Cover dough ball in olive oil and place in bowl. Cover the bowl and let the dough rise for 1-2 hours
- Separate dough into approx 8 balls (depending on size). Stretch or roll out the dough balls on a lightly floured surface
- Fill with mozzarella cheese and your favorite toppings and tightly roll the dough ensuring the ends are closed
Cooking in the Oven
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees
- Place rolls on cooking tray or pizza stone and bake for 15 min or until golden
Pizza Rolls cooked in the oven
Cooking over Campfire
- Wrap each pizza roll in foil lightly coated in oil. At this point, you can refrigerate until ready to cook. If planning to cook later, set out for about 2 hours prior
- Prepare charcoal – it’s ready when the charcoal turns white
- Place the foil-wrapped pizza rolls on the grate. Cook for about 15 min on each side or until the dough has hardened enough to remove from the foil
- Unwrap each pizza roll and place back on the grate. Cook until golden in color, flipping occasionally
Camping Pizza Roll Fillings
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