Rolled Pizza Bread

When you can’t have pizza on a regular basis, you have to get creative when you get those pizza cravings! I’ve got some dairy free and soy free mozzarella cheese and I figured there would be no way that I could cover an entire pizza with it, and keep it under $5!

I recalled a Sausage bread that I made years ago…it’s basically homemade pizza crust dough with sausage and jalapenos rolled up with some cheese.  (I’m hoping to make it again this summer with jalapenos from the garden…I’m already dreaming about it!)

I thought it would be the perfect way to do pizza with little cheese…and it totally worked!

I used the extra tomato sauce for dipping and the boys couldn’t get enough!!!

I love that we can have pizza again…

Load up the bread machine. Water, olive oil, milk, salt, wheat flour, white flour, yeast, sugar and Italian seasonings.

Set to dough cycle.

(Not the bake cycle…I’ve done that before…it’s not pretty!)

Beautiful puffy dough.

While the dough is in the bread machine, make the sauce.

Prep the pepperoni and the green peppers.  And any other “toppings” you’d like to include.

Fillings, really.

Run a knife through the pepperoni.

Then the green peppers.

When the dough is finished, drop it onto a lightly floured surface.

Divide into 2 dough balls and knead lightly.

Toss out a little yellow cornmeal.

Roll her out!

But not too thin…you’ll see why in a sec.

Load with the sauce, pepperoni and green peppers.

Add the cheese.

This is the part where yours will have shredded cheese on it! Unless you are using a dairy-free cheese too!

Roll her up.

Carefully add to a lightly greased loaf pan.

Repeat for the second dough ball!

Bake at 350. For 30 minutes.

See why I said to not to roll it too thin. This loaf broke open on the top because I rolled it too thin.



Dip the next bite.

And the next.

(K, you get the picture!)

We ate one of the loaves, and I sliced and froze the other!  An easy grab from the freezer…for breakfast, lunch or dinner!

(Wow, that just took me straight back to my cold pizza for breakfast in college days!)


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Rolled Pizza Bread



  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil ($.20)
  • 1 Tbsp milk ($.01) I used rice milk!
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 cups white flour ($.40)
  • 1 cup wheat flour ($.28)
  • 1 packet active dry yeast ($.25)
  • 1 tsp sugar ($.01)
  • 1 tsp Italian seasonings ($.05)

Toppings and Sauce

  • 1 6 oz can tomato paste ($.49)
  • 1 tsp Italian seasonings ($.05)
  • Couple dashes salt and pepper
  • About 1 cup turkey pepperoni ($1.50)
  • 1 green pepper, seeded and diced ($.20)
  • Couple pinchfuls of cornmeal ($.05)
  • 4 slices dairy-free mozzarella cheese ($.75)
  • Alternative – 1-2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • And any other favorite pizza toppings will do!
  • Carrot sticks, or other veggies ($.75)


  1. Place the dough ingredients in the bread machine, in the order listed. (By hand directions here.)
  2. While the dough is in the bread machine, prepare the sauce by whisking together the tomato paste with one cans worth of water, and the Italian seasonings and salt and pepper.
  3. Chop the turkey pepperoni and the green peppers.
  4. Preheat the oven to 350. Grease 2 9×5 loaf pans.
  5. Gently knead the dough and divide into 2 dough balls.  Toss out a little cornmeal and then roll out each dough ball into a long rectangle that’s about the width of the loaf pan.  Add the sauce, turkey pepperoni, chopped green peppers, and shredded mozzarella cheese.
  6. Roll it up and place into the greased loaf pans.  Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.
  7. Let cool slightly before cutting.
  8. Serve sliced Pizza Bread with dipping sauce and a side of carrot sticks or other veggies.

Cost $4.99

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  1. Anne says

    Looks good! Silly question though- I don’t have a bread maker and have never made my own bread dough before.. could I do this without a bread machine? Just wasn’t sure how the dough making process would go down without that nifty machine so I thought I’d ask!

  2. Cal says

    Or heres a thought, it may run an extra dollar or 2, but those of us who do not have a bread machine or the time or patience to make our own dough..How about those Boboli pizza crusts or the cheaper flat taco crusts

  3. mandie says

    You can get refrigerated ready made pizza and bread dough by the biscuits & cinnamon rolls. I just made homemade bbq chicken pizza for the first time tonight & I loved it! Nobody else would eat it, so I will have lunch for a few days as well. Homemade pizza dough is tasty! I’ll have to try this recipe soon!

  4. Karen says

    Thanks Erin! Been getting the daily emails for awhile now and bought your first cookbook, too. This post gave me the inspiration (motivation?) I’ve been needing to actually use the bread machine that I got for my birthday… back in June… :) Keep up the great work!

  5. Theresa D. says

    I read a recipe way back for something very similar that was called a strombolli. I love it and so does my family, we change up the toppings and use roasted red peppers, artichoke hearts, olives, and turkey pepperoni with mozzarella sauce. I don’t add sauce to mine just roll up the toppings and bake on a cookie sheet (I don’t use a loaf pan). It comes out great! You can really get creative with them and flavor the dough or toppings anyway you want. I have done these with the refrigerated dough and it comes out great that way too! Thank you for the reminder of a great easy and inexpensive meal.

  6. Aimee says

    I can’t get the print button to work (I noticed someone else had this problem too and left a comment on the page that the print button redirects to). Just wanted to let you know!

  7. Brenda says

    I was wondering where you got the dairy free soy free cheese from? My daughter has a severe allergy to dairy. I have yet to find a dairy-free cheese that taste good. Thanks for any suggestions.

  8. Kay says

    Brenda, there is a newer dairy-free cheese called Daiya that tastes/melts pretty good — my husband said he wouldn’t have known it wasn’t cow’s milk cheese if I hadn’t mentioned it. I paid $5.99 for an 8-oz bag of shredded “cheddar “, so it’s definitely a splurge item, but once in a while I can stand to do it. Their website has a store locator to find out where you can buy it in your area. Hope this helps!

  9. Marisa says

    sorry but the by hand method talks about using one 1lb of flour how many cups is that and what are the measurements of wheat & white flour? can we use the same recipe you have here for the dough if doing it by hand?


  10. Marisa says

    sorry but the by hand method talks about using one 1lb of flour how many cups is that and what are the measurements of wheat & white flour? can we use the same recipe you have here for the dough if doing it by hand?

    thanks so much cant wait to try this :)

  11. Heather says

    so what kind of cheese did you use? My kids are both allergic to dairy but I haven’t found a good dairy free alternative that my kid will eat.

  12. Judy Lindsey says

    Thanks for all the great recipes and great tips. I especially apreciate the dairy free and dairy alternative recipes as I have a granddaughter that has severe dairy allergies. I am always looking for good things that she can eat and you provide easy to follow recipes! Thanks again–Judy Lindsey

  13. Sandy says

    Oh this sounds so good, I know my family will all like this, I can do one with the pepperoni and one with soy crumbles and everyone will be happy. Thanks

  14. Claire Cook says

    We have pizza every Friday night. This looks like a great way to have pizza. Yummy! Great for weekday lunches this winter also.


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