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It’s football season around here and even though Sunday evenings aren’t usually spent watching the game, we like to use it as an excuse to make game day snacks.  One of my kids favorite foods is pizza, so I was inspired to transform this classic dish into game day finger food.  Some dough, tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese and favorite toppings.  Just roll up and bake.  These cheesy pizza rolls are easy for the whole family to make.  Mix together some dough, tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese and your guests favorite toppings.  Just roll up and bake.  It’s such a fun game day snack to serve your guests at a football themed celebration, casual evening watching the game with friends or even bring them warmed up to a tailgating party.

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You Will Need:

Pizza Dough (For homemade pizza dough, my go-to recipe is by Creative Juice.  For this recipe simple, though, I used pre-made dough from our local Trader Joe’s.  You can also find homemade pizza dough at your local pizzeria)

Flour

1/2 cup tomato sauce

1/2 mozzarella cheese

A touch of olive oil and parmesan cheese

Toppings (mushrooms, green peppers, pepperoni, sausage, onions, etc.) – Optional

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

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Flour your work surface.

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Carefully roll out your pizza dough to make a long flat surface.

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Pizza dough is very bouncy and likes to return to its original size after rolling.  It takes some time to roll it out, so this is a great job for the kids.

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2. Spread tomato sauce on top of the pizza dough.  Add the toppings if desired.

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3.  Sprinkle on the mozzarella cheese.

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We love cheese, so I used LOTS of it to make these pizza rolls even gooier.

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4.  Roll the pizza roll up keeping the toppings, cheese and sauce inside.

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5.  Lightly brush the top of the pizza roll with olive oil and sprinkle on parmesan cheese.

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6.  Bake at 375 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes or until lightly golden brown.  Let cool.

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7.  Slice the roll into pieces.  Serve.

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The kids have been begging me to host a football themed celebration, so I might actually do so one of these days.  If you’re planning your own football extravaganza, check out our football themed party collection filled with invitations, notecards and party décor.  Just add some game day snacks and you’ll be all set to score a touchdown with your celebration.

Happy Celebrating,
Natalie