Muffin-Tin Pizza Rolls
Prep Time
90 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
12 rolls


Whole Wheat Pizza Dough
1/2 cup (125 ml) warmed milk
1/2 cup (125 ml) warm water
1/2 tsp (2 ml) sugar, approximately
1 tbsp (15 ml) active dry yeast
2 cups (500 ml) whole wheat flour
2 tsp (30 ml) butter
1 clove minced garlic
2 cups (500 ml) chopped, sautéed veggies of choice (peppers and mushrooms and spinach and etc.)
1 jar (approx. 640 ml) favourite marinara sauce
1/2 cup (125 ml) chopped deli or leftover meat (chicken and beef and ham and etc.)
1 1/2-2 cups (375-500 ml) mozzarella cheese, grated


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and grease a 12 cup muffin tin with a little bit of melted butter.
  2. Place milk and water in large bowl; add sugar and stir to dissolve. Sprinkle yeast over top and let stand for about 10 minutes or until frothy.
  3. Stir in 1¾ cups (375 ml) of the flour until ragged dough forms. Scrape dough onto lightly floured surface and knead dough, adding as much of the remaining flour as necessary to form a soft, slightly sticky dough, about ¼ cup (60 ml).
  4. Place in a greased bowl and cover. Let stand for 1 hour or until doubled in bulk.
  5. Over medium heat, melt butter in a pan and sauté chopped veggies and garlic until soft and aromatic but still bright in colour.
  6. Over low heat, add jar of marinara sauce to a saucepan and stir. Add sautéed veggies to sauce, stir and then either blend with an immersion hand blender right in the pot (like I did), or transfer to a blender and blend until veggies are incorporated smoothly into sauce.
  7. Punch down and roll out risen pizza dough on lightly floured surface into a rectangle shape (approximately a 14-inch [36 cm] square).
  8. Spread a generous layer of sauce evenly over dough (you’ll have extra), top with meat and then with cheese.
  9. Carefully roll the pizza dough into a cylinder and gently, with a serrated knife, cut into 12 pizza “rolls”.
  10. Place into greased muffin tin and bake at 400 degrees F for 10-12 minutes, until lightly golden on top.
  11. Allow to cool and then enjoy alongside your favourite raw veggies and dip! You can freeze leftovers in freezer-safe bags or containers.