Pizza Roll-ups

Pizza Roll-ups

These roll-ups are so easy and fun! Kids will love getting to help sprinkle on the toppings. Plus anything handheld is perfect for little hands to eat!

We used some of our family’s personal favorites for pizza: italian meats for Kerry, fresh spinach for Brian, and of course black olives for Wyatt. Wyatt expects black olives on every pizza he eats… even if he does call them black beans instead of olives.

It goes without saying, but of course I’m gonna say it anyway, that these can be topped as many ways as a traditional pizza can. Feel free to make them your own. Mix up your garnishes to please your specific crowd of “roll-up makers”. Also, this deliciously easy dipping sauce would be great as a sauce on a regular pizza, meatball sandwich, almost anything!

Have fun with these!

Pizza Roll-ups Recipe

Ingredients

  • 6 large flour tortillas
  • grated mozzarella
  • sliced black olives
  • fresh spinach
  • sliced salami
  • sliced peperoni

Dipping Sauce

  • 1 jar vegetable marinara sauce (around 9 ounces)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic

Directions

Step 1
Let's make dippy sauce! Shall we?

Start with your favorite jar of red pasta sauce. To get a few extra veggies, I like to use a chunky vegetable marinara.
use jarred marinara for dippy sauce
Step 2
Chunks are no fun, however, in a dipping sauce. So dump the whole jar into a food processor.
pour sauce into processor
Step 3
Give it all a blitz until you're left with smooth tomato-y goodness.
blitzed marinara
Step 4
Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium low heat.
heat olive oil over medium heat
Step 5
Add in the minced garlic once the oil is nice and hot. Sauté about 30 seconds.
saute garlic in hot oil
Step 6
Pour in your pureed tomato sauce.
pour pureed sauce into hot garlic oil
Step 7
Stir the hot garlic oil into the smooth sauce until it's completely incorporated.
tomato dippy sauce
Step 8
Simmer over the medium low heat, stirring occasionally, for about 10 minutes.

The sauce will have thickened slightly and be reduced by about a third.
thickened tomato dippy sauce
Step 9
That's your yummy dipping sauce done!

On to the roll-ups!

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees, and assemble your tortillas and fillings.
pizza roll-up toppings
Step 10
Feel free to recruit "filling help" at this point.
pizza roll-up helper
Step 11
He never set down the banana by the way.

Each roll-up begins with a tortilla as a blank canvas.
tortilla
Step 12
Sprinkle on some of the cheese first.
sprinkling of cheese
Step 13
Then sprinkle on any of the toppings you like.
sprinkling on toppings
Step 14
Just in case you thought the banana was gone...
pizza roll-up party
Step 15
So here's how Wyatt topped his roll-up.
Wyatt's roll-up
Step 16
Now start rolling up from the bottom.
rolling up roll-up
Step 17
Fold in the sides, and then finish rolling all the way to the top.
fold in sides of roll-up
Step 18
Lay seam-side down in a 9x13ish baking dish...
first of many roll-ups
Step 19
and keep on rollin'. Here are some of the ones that I topped.

A little salami/pepperoni pattern action.
pizza roll-up
Step 20
One with no meat... why not?
pizza roll-up
Step 21
One with a partially eaten slice of pepperoni... thanks to Wyatt.
pizza roll-up
Step 22
And here's the whole gang ready for the oven.
pizza roll-ups
Step 23
Cover the dish with aluminum foil, and pop into the preheated oven for 25 minutes.

Pizza Roll-ups
Step 24
Slice in half, serve with the dippy sauce, and enjoy!
Pizza Roll-ups
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