Stuffed Pizza Rolls

Stuffed Pizza Rolls

Stuffed Pizza Rolls

Soft crusty rolls stuffed with cheese and vegetables in pizza sauce and topped with seasonings is a delicious finger food.

These stuffed pizza rolls are super easy to make and taste soo great! You could get creative with the fillings, but I know classic vegetable toppings and cheese would be a huge hit in my house and hence I make this filling. (another way to feed some vegetables to children 😉)

Crispy on the outside and soft on the inside with melting cheese and vegetables in every bite. Yummmm!I love pizza and so does my children. While I love pizza, and honestly don’t get tired of making it often, sometimes I still want to switch things up. And that is where these Stuffed Pizza Rolls come in! They taste like pizza, but the presentation and preparation changes it up a bit. This recipe is a perfect blend of pizza flavours and crispy, soft bread rolls.

 These rolls are perfect to make for a weekday dinner, party appetizer, after-school snack, and even a lunch box. Easy to eat and sure to please!

Ingredients

For Dough
300 grams plain flour
2 tablespoons milk powder
1 teaspoon instant yeast
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons sugar
1½ cup lukewarm milk
2 tablespoons olive oil

For Filling
2 teaspoons oil
1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic
2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
2 tablespoons finely chopped green pepper
2 tablespoons finely chopped baby corn
2 tablespoons finely chopped mushroom
½ cup boiled sweet corn kernels
2 tablespoons pizza sauce
1 tablespoon tomato ketchup
½ cup mozzarella cheese
½ cup grated cheddar cheese
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon white pepper
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon chilli flakes (optional)

For Flavoured Butter
1 tablespoon butter
½ teaspoon dried oregano
½ teaspoon dried basil

Other Ingredients
½ cup mozzarella cheese
1 teaspoon butter for brushing
Plain flour for dusting
Oil for greasing

Directions

Step-1

In a bowl mix flour, salt, sugar, yeast and milk powder.

Step-2

Add milk little by little and start kneading the dough until you have a soft pliable dough. It would take about 5-7 minutes. It will be wet initially but will start coming together the more you knead.

Step-3

Add the oil and knead until smooth and elastic for about 10-15 minutes. Knead it till you achieve a soft and smooth dough.

Step-4

After 10 minutes of kneading the dough will be smooth, keep it covered with a damp kitchen towel or cling film and leave in a warm place for 60 mins or until it doubles up.

Step-5

Heat oil in a pan. Add garlic and onions and sauté till translucent. Next add baby corns, green peppers and mushroom and sauté for a minute.

Add pizza sauce and tomato ketchup and mix.

Step-6

Add salt, white pepper, oregano, chilli flakes and boiled corn and mix.

Next add mozzarella cheese and cheddar cheese. Switch off the heat and keep the filling aside to cool down.

Step-7

After 1 hour when the dough is doubled, punch down the dough on a lightly floured surface to remove air pockets and knead for 1 minute.

Divide the dough in 10 equal ball. Roll each dough portion into balls.

Step-8

Sprinkle some plain flour on the workstation. Place the ball and roll it with the rolling pin. Place a scoop of the filling and mozzarella cheese and fold it making sure that the ends are pinched to seal the ends.

Step-9

Melt the butter and add oregano and basil and mix.

Line a baking tray. Shape them into a round shape and place the dough balls in the tray at equal distance. Cover with a damp kitchen cloth or cling film and leave in a warm place for 30 minutes for second proofing.

Halfway through the second proofing preheat the oven to 180C/ 390F/Gas 6.

Step-10

After the second proofing the bun should be doubled in size. Gently brush the buns with melted butter and oregano and bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes or until the buns are golden in colour.

Step-11

Once done, brush the buns with melted butter on top when the buns are just out of the oven and cover it with a damp cloth or kitchen towel for about 10 minutes.

Serve with sauce of your choice.

Tips & Variations

  1. The dough for bun is proven twice. Firstly, immediately after kneading to active the yeast, secondly after making the balls for 45 minutes.
  2. You can substitute butter in place of olive oil.
  3. Butter should be soft at room temperature when you add to the dough. I have used salted butter. If you are using unsalted butter, you can slightly increase the quantity of salt added in the recipe.
  4. It is always tricky to guess when the dough is ready for the first proofing. The dough should be elastic, and you should be able to easily stretch the dough. Also, the dough will not stick to the surface.
  5. I have boiled corn in the pressure cooker. If you want, you can also boil corn in a pan. It takes 8-10 minutes to boil the corn.
  6. You can add other vegetables like red peppers, yellow peppers, broccoli etc of your choice.
  7. You can prepare the filling and store it in the freezer for more than a month.
  8. If you are using the frozen filling, then sauté it for 3-4 minutes after defrosting to warm it up and it also helps in evaporating any excess water.

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