Hi Friends! In my instagram stories this week I shared one of my my families favourite meals, and had a lot of requests to share the recipe, Pizza Roll Ups are one of my families favourite meals that they request often! This recipe is versatile and adaptable with whatever ingredients you have on hand not to mention delicious!Jump to Recipe
Show me the dough
You know I always look for ways to make each recipe healthier and with good quality ingredients. For that reason I do not recommend you buy the ready made dough you can find at the store. Trust me, it just does NOT taste the same and there is more added salt and other ingredients you don’t need in there.
I believe that once you practice making dough from scratch a few times and realize how easy it is you will always want to make dough from scratch! Well, that’s my hope for you anyways! 🙂
Let’s get saucy
Its easy to get a can of pizza sauce from the store and call it a day. BUT, let me show you an easy, delicious way to make a sauce packed with nutrition and veggies that your kids wont even realize is full of nutritious food!
How many of you have kids that enjoy tons of veggies on their pizza? My guess is there might be a handful, but most kids prefer the meat and the cheese variety.
If you have picky eaters they probably aren’t willing to eat a pizza loaded with veggies, but I will show you how to hide the veggies in the sauce so they still get the nutrition without even knowing its in there! You can tell them after the fact that the pizza rolls are actually healthy for them and packed with all sorts of great veggies that help them grow taller and stronger!
Also, depending on how much sauce you like on your pizza you might even have leftovers to freeze for next time or you can add it to spaghetti sauce for an extra nutritional boost of vitamins, minerals and fibre.
Let’s get started
You want to start this recipe a few hours before you intend to bake it to give the dough time to rise. I often start the dough around 9:30 if I intend to make the pizza roll ups for lunch. If you are making it for dinner you can also start the dough early and just let it rest all day until you are ready to assemble the roll ups.
This recipe makes the perfect portable lunch to take to work or school! This recipe also freezes well and can be stored in the freezer for a couple months. You can reheat in the toaster oven (or microwave if you have one).
So without further delay, here is the recipe for the best pizza roll ups!
Healthy Pizza Rollups
- 1 cup luke warm water
- 2 tsp active dried yeast
- 1 tbsp organic liquid honey
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 cups organic whole wheat flour
- 1 1/2 cups organic all purpose flour
- 1 1/2 to 2 cups Assorted Veggies (spinach, onions, peppers, mushrooms, shredded carrots, zucchini, cherry tomatoes)
- 1 can tomato sauce, crushed tomatoes or organic jarred pasta sauce
- 2 cups pizza cheese
- 2 tbsp fresh herbs
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Combine yeast, sugar and lukewarm (NOT HOT) water in a bowl. Cover and let stand 15 minutes or until the mixture is frothy. Make sure your yeast isn't expired.
- Mix together Flour, salt and olive oil in a bowl. Pour in frothy yeast mixture and mix together to form a dough. Kneed dough on a floured surface for about 5-8 minutes or use a mixer with the dough attachment and let it run on low speed for 3 minutes. Place the dough in an oiled bowl, cover and place in a warm spot for 1 1/2 hours or until the dough has doubled in size.
- While the dough is rising make your sauce. Chop up veggies and saute in pan with a little olive oil. You can also roast the veggies in the oven at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until soft for added flavour.
- Blend the sauce and veggies together in a food processor or Vitamix blender.
- Check the dough. You can test if it is ready by lightly pressing two fingers in the dough. If dent remains, the dough is ready to use.
- Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth.
- Roll out dough into a 12" x 8" rectangle using a rolling pin. If the dough springs back and is tough, let it rest another 10 minutes before continuing.
- Spread the sauce over the dough. Sprinkle with cheese and herbs.
- Roll the dough lengthwise to resemble a log. Cut into 1.5" wide rolls.
- Place the rolls cut side down on the baking tray and space 1/2 an inch apart.
- Top the rolls with a bit more cheese or herbs if desired.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes till the cheese is melted and golden.
If you like this recipe don’t forget to check out another family favourite recipes here!