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Pizza Wheels
Hi! Back again with another great game day recipe. This is actually one of my favorite recipes on the entire site. I LOVE this recipe. These are like pizza rolls that don’t explode in your mouth and burn your tongue for a month. These little babies have the perfect amount of crisp on the edges, a good amount of cheese / meat / sauce to crust ratio, and they are way more fun to eat (and look at!) than actual pizza. I really hope you make these!
♥ Teri
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Some people like deep dish, some like thin. Some people like extra cheese, some people like white pizza. Some people like crusts, and some people throw them back into the pizza box like a chicken bone you just finished sucking clean. I do not understand the people that do the latter. Pizza crusts are like free bread sticks. Why would you not want to eat a free bread stick? In my opinion the ONLY reason to throw the crust away is because the good portion of the pizza is so packed with delicious stuff you want to make room for more. That is the only acceptable reason to me. That’s it. So these Pizza Wheels we have going on today are amazing. Why you ask? Because there is crust ALL THE WAY AROUND, so you get crust in EVERY single bite. The cornmeal in this recipe ensures your crust is crispy and delicious, the way a legit crust should be. I am pretty obsessed with this recipe, and I feel like all you crust people will be too. If you’re not so much into crust, that’s ok. You’re weird, but you will still love these.
♥ Teri

Pizza Wheels

Servings: 8


  • 1 (fresh) store bought pizza dough ½ recipe basic pizza dough
  • cup marinara sauce (plus more for dipping)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh oregano, minced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • ½ to ⅔ cup shredded mozzarella
  • 24 to 30 thinly sliced pepperoni
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan
  • ½ cup yellow cornmeal (medium grind)


  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Place dough onto a lightly floured surface and roll out to about ⅛ inch thick. (try to get the dough to 9”x12” (or larger if needed)).
  • Spread marinara sauce sparingly over dough and top with oregano and garlic.
  • Sprinkle mozzarella evenly over sauce and finish by topping the dough with the pepperoni. (I like to slightly overlap the pepperoni over one another).
  • Starting at one end, carefully roll dough into a large, tight log and place onto a cutting board, seam side down.
  • Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • Remove from refrigerator and cut 1”-1 ½” pinwheels from the log.
  • Dredge one cut side of each pinwheel in the cornmeal until well coated and place (cornmeal side down) onto a baking sheet lined with parchment or using a little bit of cooking spray.
  • Sprinkle top of each wheel with a small amount of Parmesan and bake for 16-20 minutes or until golden brown. (in the last 5-7 minutes check the bottoms to make sure they’re not burning).
  • Allow to cool for 5 minutes and serve with extra marinara sauce for dipping.


  • *Makes 16-20 Pizza Wheels

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  1. Megan Not Specified Not Specified

    So… basically pizza cookies? Hell to the yeah.

  2. Michelle Not Specified Not Specified

    Oh My Gosh!!! These look amazing. I am a crust person also, so I know that I will love these. I’m like you, I think that people that throw away the crust are throwing away the best part of the pizza. I just thought I was weird. I am the same way with pie crust also, can’t get enough!

  3. Emily Not Specified Not Specified

    I can not wait to make these! They look and sound amazing!!

  4. Lisa @ Making Lifes Lemons Not Specified Not Specified

    Oh goodness! YUM!

  5. tara Not Specified Not Specified

    These are making me salivate. I like to mix it up. Sometimes I want a white pizza, other times not. But thin. I always want thin crust. Because then it’s crunchy!

  6. Quinn Cooper Not Specified Not Specified

    Such a great idea. Love these. As pizza is my favorite food, these look like heaven to me. Definitely making them soon.

    xo Quinn

  7. Katie @ Blonde Ambition Not Specified Not Specified

    I agree on the pizza crust! I always eat my boyfriend’s crusts :)

    Love all your pinwheels/pastry wheels lately. They are so fun, look awesome, and have so many different flavor combos available!

  8. Sarah Not Specified Not Specified

    I LOVE THIS. Every bite is as pizzalicious as the last! And they are bite sized – so much easier to eat my weight in them!

  9. farfromhomemama Not Specified Not Specified

    Genius in their simplicity. Will be making these with my two-year old today. Perfect for little hands to get involved with.

  10. Gastro Atmosphere Not Specified Not Specified

    YUM! So perfec! Everybody on the party will eat it :)

  11. Linda I Not Specified Not Specified

    I am so making these for breakfast. Yum is right!

  12. Anika Not Specified Not Specified

    Just when I thought there is no way you can improve pizza…pizza wheels. Wow. Love the photographs I hope mine turn out like that

  13. MissWant Not Specified Not Specified

    how wonderful this pizza! greetings from Italy!

  14. David Not Specified Not Specified

    They look delicious. Great finger food idea. Also, beautiful photos :)

  15. dc Not Specified Not Specified

    I make something like this with puff pastry….I’m going pizza the next time I do…Yum!

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  17. Bev @ Bev Cooks Not Specified Not Specified

    Oh. Ohohohohohoh. OH. Yes. yesyeyseyseyseysyes.

  18. Brian @ A Thought For Food Not Specified Not Specified

    These are so fun! And can I just say how much I love that plate you used. Perfect prop. :-)

  19. Stefanie @ Sarcastic Cooking Not Specified Not Specified

    Stop making such delicious wheel-shaped foods! But really, don’t! I love this idea. My husband who is an avid pizza roll devourer will go crazy for these!

  20. Nik@ABrownTable Not Specified Not Specified

    These look like so much fun for a party! I am sure everyone will love them.

  21. Brandon @ Kitchen Konfidence Not Specified Not Specified

    I am definitely a crust person. Especially if there is some sort of dippy around like tomato sauce or ranch dressing. These wheels look pretty spectacular.

  22. Karen Not Specified Not Specified

    Can’t wait to make these!

  23. jeri Not Specified Not Specified

    I am NOT a crust person,but I am totally making this. I already have about ten different versions popping into my brain.

  24. Laura @ The Rookie Cook Not Specified Not Specified

    These look amazing! I am in love with pizza in any form, so I’m definitely going to try these out!

  25. Beth Not Specified Not Specified

    These look amazing!!

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  27. Snaxilicious Not Specified Not Specified

    This is totally not awkward but I love you. I want some of that NOW. Please.

    Definitely dinner this weekend!

  28. shelly (cookies and cups) Not Specified Not Specified

    These are the perfect food! ;)

  29. El Cajón de las Especias Not Specified Not Specified

    Great recipe! Ideal for a party of friends!

    The look is very good! Congratulations.

    We love the dish … :)

    ‘Spicy’ greetings

  30. Lise Not Specified Not Specified

    Made these tonight – delish! Highly recommended.

  31. Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) Not Specified Not Specified

    This looks so good! Gosh I could serve these at a fun get together too.

  32. Irina @ wandercrush Not Specified Not Specified

    These look like the best parts of childhood.

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  35. Alex and Colleen (blogonese recipes) Not Specified Not Specified

    That looks so awesome! I’ve gotta stop cruising food blogs before lunch, I’m gonna starve over here…. Have you tried it with any other toppings? i’m thinking black olives, but bacon and onion is calling to me too. So hungry…

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  38. Jocelyn Not Specified Not Specified

    I made these for dinner tonight. They are cute and delicious! Thanks so much.

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  41. Mimi Not Specified Not Specified

    These look fabulous! I’m always looking for new party recipes…especially make-ahead ones.
    Question: Will these freeze well?

  42. Katherine A Not Specified Not Specified

    I tried making something similar, but with wholewheat flour. You can check it out at

  43. Laura Not Specified Not Specified

    Just wondering if these would work to make ahead – meaning, could you roll them out, cut them and then stick them in the fridge for a day before baking??

    • Menna Not Specified Not Specified


      I know you posted this long time ago, but I just camae across this recipe and planning to do it for my son’s bday party.

      Did you try to make it ahead and refregirate/freeze it ?

      Thank you,

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  47. Matt Not Specified Not Specified

    These look unreal. As a lover of all things pizza, I’m so happy I stumbled upon this recipe. Can’t wait to try this out!

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  51. Katelin Not Specified Not Specified

    Please reply to my comment if you have tried this master piece! This looks AMAZING :)

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  55. Kat Not Specified Not Specified

    A very cool idea and it’s so delicious! I have made them now twice for my family, and they love them. I translated the recipe for my mother, and she made them with her students too.

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  57. Rachel Not Specified Not Specified

    These look fantastic, and I love the new layout guys!

  58. Marta Not Specified Not Specified

    This is a great idea :D

  59. Cheese and Chinese Not Specified Not Specified

    Bite-sized pizza experience? Come to momma!

  60. irene walton Not Specified Not Specified

    I made two earlier today for a potluck party, and they were a hit!

  61. brad Not Specified Not Specified

    Bite-sized pizza experience? Come to momma!