Pizza Rolls

Hello world! I’m still in Italy, enjoying some nice sunny days, the Mediterranean, seafood, family and friends. Sadly my vacation is almost finished and Monday I will be flying back to Shanghai.

Those 2 weeks home have been amazing and it’s always hard to leave, but lots of things are waiting for me in Shanghai: my friends, my job, my cookbook and many more so, all in all, I can say to be also looking forward to head back.

Last week my mom and I made this pizza rolls. She had some homemade frozen pizza dough so we thought of baking something to bring to the beach for lunch. Here is what we made.


  • 1 batch of pizza dough
  • 1/3 cup tomato sauce
  • 150 g mozzarella cheese
  • 1 grilled eggplant
  • 1/2 cup chopped arugula
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • salt

We defrost our pizza dough by keeping it in the fridge overnight

Then the following day we rolled it out onto parchment paper

Next up, we grabbed some homemade tomato sauce

and spread on it a layer on the dough leaving just 1 inch on one of the edges

Meanwhile my mom was grilling the eggplant

which I lay on the tomato sauce. Then we sliced up some mozzarella

and added to the pizza

together with some fresh arugula. Last we sprinkled some salt and drizzled some olive oil

We rolled it up toward the edge that you have left without dressing

and then we slicesd it into 2.5-3 cm rolls that we let stand on the counter for about 1 hour

When the rolls were doubled in size, we baked them at 180 C for about 30 min.

We removed them from the oven, let them cool down.

They were pretty good warm and cold

Try them soon!


– LittleDani

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An Italian living in China with a strong passion for cooking! Browse my 'left-overs' session for many tasty grub!. Follow her on Twitter / Facebook.