Very Best Gluten-Free Pizza Rolls

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I am so excited to share this Gluten-Free Pizza Rolls recipe! Soft pizza texture, lightly crusty on the outside, pizza sauce, two types of cheese and thinly sliced pepperoni..perfect pizza rolls! These pizza rolls are just the best for lunch boxes, party food and snacks.

What is a pizza roll?

A good question. Think of it as pinwheel pizza filled with your favourite pizza toppings. In this recipe, I used the classics; pizza sauce, pepperoni and plenty of cheese.

 

pizza sauce

 

If you are looking for a delicious gluten-free pizza sauce check out our Gluten-Free (Yeast-Free) Thin Crust Pizza recipe that includes an easy pizza sauce recipe.

 

gluten free pizza rolls

 

What makes a good gluten-free dough for pizza rolls?

A good pizza crust should be pillow-like soft on the inside, and lightly crispy on the outside. And this is what this pizza roll texture is. Something we dream about when following a gluten-free diet. You will love it, I promise!

If you are looking for a basic pizza dough recipe, check out our popular Gluten-Free, Yeast Free Pizza Dough Recipe.

 

gluten free pizza rolls

 

Are gluten-free pizza rolls hard to make?

There isn’t much difference between making a gluten-free pizza and a gluten-free pizza roll. The only thing that changes is that the dough is rolled into a rectangle, layered with toppings, rolled into a log, and sliced into even pieces.

What is better for baking pizza rolls, a muffin pan or a baking pan?

I used a muffin pan for baking these pizza rolls. The reason is, I wanted a crispy crust all around the roll. You can use a baking pan, but only the tops will have that crispy pizza crust.

 

gluten free pizza rolls

 

What makes this pizza dough so good?

I will confess it took me many tries (8) to make this perfect gluten-free pizza roll dough. First, the dough had to have the right consistency to be able to roll it. So it couldn’t be too dry or too sticky.

The other thing, I needed the dough to be light and soft but still keep the outside crust lightly crispy. So here are the ingredients that played a big part in this gluten-free pizza roll dough and why.

But, before you start, it is vital to measure the flour correctly! This means scoop out the flour with a spoon into your measuring cup, then use a knife to level the flour across the measuring cup.

 

measuring flour

 

 

Gluten-free flour blend – I used a basic gluten-free flour blend that included xanthan gum. The flour doesn’t need to be complicated because the other ingredients will make a basic gluten-free flour blend work.

The egg whites – adding egg whites to gluten-free pizza dough will yield a softer texture, add to lightness and greater volume.

Powdered milk – It’s helpful in gluten-free baking because it acts as an emulsifier, which contributes to structure by helping proteins and starches hydrate more readily, keeping the crust soft on the inside

Olive oil – the oil is what adds a slight crispness to the crust.

Baking soda – the only way I can explain this is the baking soda is like insurance. It adds volume in addition to the yeast keeping the pizza rolls pillowy and light.

The sweetener – Yeast needs sugar to produce carbon dioxide – the leavening gas that causes the dough to rise. If there is not enough sweetener available or too much, the dough will rise slowly or not at all.

How to make pizza rolls step by step instructions…

 

1) mix the dry ingredients

flour yeast herbs

 

2) Mix wet ingredients without the egg whites

 

3) Add wet mixture, then egg whites to the flour mixture and mix to combine

 

glluten-free pizza dough

 

4) Rest the dough for 20 minutes. This will make it easier to roll out the dough

 

5) Dollop pizza sauce over the dough. Do not spread it over the dough, or the roll will become soggy on the inside

 

pizza dough with sauce

 

6) Layer with cheeses and pepperoni

 

pizza dough sauce and pepperoni

 

7) Roll into a log 

 

rolling pizza dough

 

8) cut into even pieces

 

stuffed pizza roll dough

 

9) Place rolls into a muffin pan lined with parchment paper circles and bake. By using parchment paper, the pizza rolls pop out easily

 

gluten-free pizza rolls in a pan

 

favourite fillings for pizza rolls…

 

  • Pizza sauce, cooked ground beef with Italian herbs and cheddar cheese
  • Alfredo sauce, steamed spinach and Havarti cheese
  • Pizza sauce, sauteed onions with mushrooms and smoked gouda cheese

 

I hope you give this Gluten-Free Pizza Rolls recipe a try. I know kids, and grown ups will enjoy them alike. And don’t shy away from making them. You may think the recipe is too complicated. But honestly, it is a lot easier than you know. Enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups gluten-free all-purpose flour blend (I used this blend)
  • 1/4 cup milk powder (if you can't get milk powder, replace the water with warm milk, although the milk powder is better)
  • 2 1/4 tsp. (1 packet) GF rapid rise instant yeast
  • 1 tsp. Sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp. Baking soda
  • 1 tsp. GF oregano (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp. GF ground garlic powder (optional)
  • 1 cup warm water (125 - 130 F)
  • 3 Tbsp. Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. Liquid honey, pure maple syrup or sweetener of choice
  • 1/2 tsp. Apple cider vinegar
  • 2 egg whites, at room temperature, vigorously whisked (save the yolks for brushing the tops)
  • FILLING
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 3 oz. (100 g) GF thinly sliced pepperoni, roughly chopped
  • 2 1/2 cups low moisture shredded mozzarella cheese
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    Instructions

  • Using a large bowl, whisk together dry ingredients (flour to garlic powder)
  • In a separate bowl, mix warm water, olive oil, sweetener and apple cider vinegar and add to the flour mixture. Then add the whisked eggs and, using a spatula, mix to combine until you form a ball of dough. Loosely cover the bowl with plastic wrap and set aside to rest for 20 minutes
  • After 20 minutes, turn the dough out onto a liberally floured working surface lined with Silicone Pastry Mat or parchment paper. Then roll the dough gently in the flour to cover all sides, so it's not so sticky. Cover with a sheet of parchment paper and gently roll the dough out into a rectangle about 1/4 - 1/2 inch thick. My rectangle was 9 by 13-inches. Use flour as needed to avoid sticking
  • Mix 1 tablespoon of parmesan cheese with the tomato sauce and drop dots of sauce over the dough. * see image below. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese over the sauce, then pepperoni and finish with mozzarella *see images below
  • Using the silicone mat or parchment paper, begin rolling the dough, holding firmly from one side to the other to form a log. *see image below. Using your fingers, clip the ends. Don't worry if some of the filling spills, you can spoon it over the rolls after
  • Cut each roll approximately 1 1/2 inches across. Lift each roll using a scraper *see image, and place in an oiled muffin pan lined with parchment paper circles. *see note below. 
  • Loosely cover the pan with plastic wrap and place in a warm place for 30 minutes. I heated my oven for 5 minutes at 150 F, turned it off and placed the pan inside. (Works wonders)
  • Preheat oven to 375 F and brush rolls with a mixture of the egg yolks and 1 tablespoon of water to remove excess flour. This helps them to get that golden colour while baking. Bake for 30 - 35 minutes until golden
  • Cool for 5 minutes, then transfer the rolls to a wire rack to cool. Enjoy warm or at room temperature
  • Tip; for the rolls to easily pop out from the muffin pan, place parchment paper circles on the bottom of the pan. Using a pencil, trace a glass on the parchment paper and cut it out to make the circles. Place on the bottom of oiled muffin cups
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    4 Responses to Very Best Gluten-Free Pizza Rolls

    • John. R September 25, 2021

      these pizza rolls look so delicious, I will be making them tonight and will let you know how they turn out. Thank you for sharing my favourite recipe 🙂 and making it gluten-free

      • Kristina September 25, 2021

        John, I can’t wait to hear how they turn out!

    • John. R October 24, 2021

      my family loved the pizza rolls! I replaced the pepperoni with ham, they were very tasty

      • Kristina October 24, 2021

        I am thrilled to hear that John, thank you for sharing!

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