Skinny Pizza Rolls

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When I was I kid I remember feeling famished when I got home from school. My mom would always have a snack ready for my sisters and I when we walked in the door, and I remember it was a special ‘treat’ when she let us have pizza rolls! Looking back, I think that it was a good thing that she limited them to ’special’ treats..Because at 385 calories and 19 grams of fat per serving, they don’t exactly pass as a nutritious snack!

I decided to make a healthier version of this childhood snack that’s just as much fun to make as it is to eat…And at only 30 calories a piece you can feel good about serving them to your kids, or enjoying them for yourself! If you have kids (or just are a big kid at heart) I can guarantee that this is one snack that will be loved by all!!!

This recipe won a Blue Ribbon and was awarded the “Family Tested and Approved” stamp by Just a Pinch Recipe Club! To read more about it click here: http://www.justapinch.com

Method

The estimated total time to make this recipe is 30-35 Minutes.

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Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Prepare a large baking sheet with parchment paper, or foil coated with non-stick cooking spray. Gather ingredients.

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Pour pizza sauce, (or tomato paste) and mozzarella cheese in a medium bowl

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Slice the pepperoni into quarters, and add them to the sauce/cheese mixture.  Stir until combined.

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Next, add the seasonings. Stir again until everything is well combined.

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To begin filling wonton wrappers, I find it easiest to create an ‘assembly line’. I did this by stacking my wonton wrappers, and having my filling, and a small bowl of water near by to ’seal’ the wrappers shut.

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Then, begin filling by placing about a tablespoon of filling in the center of each wrapper. You could use a little more or less, just try not to over-fill them, or the filling will ooze out the sides when you are baking them.

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To seal them shut, place your finger in the water…

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Then trace two of the corners with the water.

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Fold the wrapper in half to meet the two dry corners with the two wet corners.

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Press to seal the two sides together. (Note: the water acts like glue to seal the corners shut!)

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I decided to do half of my pizza rolls with chicken, and half without… So I added my chicken to my sauce mixture after making half of my pizza rolls with just pepperoni.

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And I continued making my pizza rolls until all of my wonton wrappers were filled. (Note: You may be able to fill even more than 24 wrappers depending on how much filling you use in each one!)

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When wonton wrappers are filled, give them a light spray with non-stick cooking spray and sprinkle parmesan cheese over the top of each one.

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Lay pizza rolls out on prepared baking sheet. Bake in preheated oven (450 degrees) for 10-15 minutes, or until the tops are lightly golden brown.

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Serve warm and enjoy!

Ingredients

1/2 cup Shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup Pizza sauce (or tomato sauce)
20 Turkey pepperonis
24 Wonton wrappers
1/8 cup Parmesan cheese
1 tsp Basil/oregano mix or Italian seasoning
1/2 tsp Garlic powder
PinchSweetener (stevia or splenda)
PinchBlack Pepper
Optional1/3 cup Chicken breast, diced or 1/3 cup light italian sausage

Katie's Tip!

The water acts like glue to seal the corners of the wonton wrappers shut!

Nutrition Breakdown

24 Servings
30 Calories Per Serving
1 g Fat
5 g Carbohydrate
2 g Protein
1 WWP+*

*Weight Watchers Points per serving

74 Comments

Holley Sedlak said:

I think my heart just skipped a beat!!! (Can these be frozen? I suppose?):)

April 17th, 2011 — 6:05am  |  Reply

yayoatmeal said:

why not?! :D I might change temp to cook them or just thaw before cooking but definitely I;m considering making these in bulk as my boyfriend loves pizza rolls and I hate when he eats them! yuck lol

October 8th, 2013 — 5:09pm  | 

Jenny (Fit Girl Foodie) said:

Wow these look amazing!! Loving the step by step instructions :D

April 17th, 2011 — 6:11am  |  Reply

Watty said:

This looks wonderful! I kind of wish there was a printer friendly version button on here. Ah well, saving for later. Thank you!

April 17th, 2011 — 6:30am  |  Reply

Carly said:

these look incredible!! and 30 calories a piece?! Seems too good to be true!!

April 17th, 2011 — 7:20am  |  Reply

Ann Claire said:

Yum! I haven’t had pizza rolls in forever, but I used to love them. I love that you made a healthier version.

April 17th, 2011 — 12:46pm  |  Reply

Jenn L @ Peas and Crayonsq said:

GREAT IDEA!!!! Now I have another fun use for wontons! hooay! <3 Thanks Katie!

April 17th, 2011 — 1:47pm  |  Reply

alison said:

this is such a great idea! i will be making these this week. i can already tell the are going to be a favorite. thanks :)

April 17th, 2011 — 4:30pm  |  Reply

Patty Brooke said:

I can’t wait to make these with my granddaughter!!
Thank you!

April 17th, 2011 — 7:24pm  |  Reply

lisa said:

as always…genius idea!! this house aways has pizza rolls but im almost positive they have trans fats in them which i refuse to eat. thank youu! :)

April 18th, 2011 — 5:20am  |  Reply

Lynn Z. said:

I LOVE your easy-to-follow instructions and corresponding pictures! You have single-handedly inspired me to cook and bake more AND to enter the Pillsbury Bake Off! Thanks so much for your recipes and for your inspiration!

Lynn

April 18th, 2011 — 7:26am  |  Reply

Maggie said:

What a wonderful idea! But I have a question. You have listed that you can use pizza sauce or tomato paste. Surely you don’t mean the tomato paste, correct? Tomato paste is extremely think and I would think you would barely be able to stir this mixture?

April 18th, 2011 — 9:21am  |  Reply

mitzi @ my nikon eats food said:

all i can say is WOW! love the photos as well. just stumbled on your site and loving it! :)

April 18th, 2011 — 9:37am  |  Reply

Megan@Dirty Dishes Daily said:

That is such a great idea! I love making pizza so this is such a great twist on it.

April 18th, 2011 — 12:36pm  |  Reply

Ellie@fitforthesoul said:

SOSOSO GLAD to connect with you Katie! you’re amaaaazing~~~love your blog and the pics! have a blessed day :)

April 18th, 2011 — 5:55pm  |  Reply

Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama} said:

I love this! I grew up loving those pizza rolls, too. This is a much better version. :-)

April 18th, 2011 — 6:22pm  |  Reply

Jenny @ Fitness Health and Food said:

OMG I used to eat those tostino’s pizza rolls when I was young and these look so amazing!

I can’t believe you got the nutrition to be so reasonable! Thank so much for sharing such a great recipe.

BTW the photography is fabulous! :)

April 19th, 2011 — 7:12am  |  Reply

alison said:

Katie- I made a special trip to Publix for wonton wrappers. I already made these twice today! LOL. I tend to over do things once I find recipes i love. I just did a basic sauce and cheese. Thanks again :)

April 19th, 2011 — 2:16pm  |  Reply

Emily said:

Your wedding ring is beautiful… and HUGE! I think I glanced at that more than the instructions!

April 20th, 2011 — 8:51am  |  Reply

Kris said:

Thanks for this recipe Kate!

April 21st, 2011 — 8:46pm  |  Reply

Melissa said:

Thanks so much for this post….my daughter and I made them tonight…and we loved them….will be making them again! Thanks for making them healthy….they were a HIT!!!!

April 22nd, 2011 — 6:42pm  |  Reply

Allison said:

Oh my gosh! These were WONDERFUL!! I was making people in my office jealous because of how good my lunch smelled AND the calorie count. Thank you for your posts. You are such a blessing!

June 17th, 2011 — 9:48am  |  Reply

Sasha said:

This is such a perfect 4 o’clock slump treat, or anytime snack really cos they sound healthified and scrummy :) your photos are beautifully composed also, brilliant post!

June 26th, 2011 — 1:25am  |  Reply

Shannon said:

Mhmm..this look so yummy! I would rather have some of these than those store bought pizza pockets that have so much bad stuff in them! Thanks for the awesome recipe, Katie! =)

June 26th, 2011 — 5:23am  |  Reply

Sarah@buttered-up said:

Okay. If it weren’t after 1 a.m. I would have gotten up and made these RIGHT NOW. Thanks for sharing such a fun recipe. Really looking forward to trying this.

June 28th, 2011 — 10:23am  |  Reply

Dana Jenkins said:

Finally made these today, my 10 year old and I loved them. She said they are not just good, they are wonderful and better than the orignals. Woohoo. Thank you Ms. Katie and God Bless. Oh, and I have lost 10 lbs. eating your recipes. I really mean it when I say Thank you, you are God sent.

June 30th, 2011 — 3:27pm  |  Reply

hellooolife said:

OMG, i made these tonight but with egg roll wrappers and they totally hit the spot. they were sooooooooo good, thank you for sharing your recipe!!!!

July 5th, 2011 — 11:04pm  |  Reply

CollectingRed said:

I made these this weekend! YUMM… and a big hit. I used phyllo dough instead of wonton wrappers, because I couldn’t find any at my local grocery store. Was I simply looking in the wrong place? Any tips? Thanks!

July 20th, 2011 — 3:45pm  |  Reply

codi said:

Have you ever made these and then frozen them??? I am gearing up for the school year and think this could be a handy snack! :)

September 2nd, 2011 — 9:06am  |  Reply

Angie said:

Thank you! We made these tonight, but we put sauce, feta cheese and a spinach leaf in each one. I tried to fit olives but not enough room. I might crush them in the sauce next time. We also dipped them in extra sauce! Very yummy!

September 17th, 2011 — 2:34pm  |  Reply

Rachel said:

Is the Weight Watchers PointsPlus value of 1 point for a single pizza roll, or for the serving size of 24 rolls? Thanks!

September 26th, 2011 — 6:53am  |  Reply

MommaHen said:

I make these all the time and LOVE them! I still enjoyed all of your photos. I found you via Pinterest, I’m a new follower!

September 28th, 2011 — 7:21am  |  Reply

Kim said:

I used to love pizza rolls! I will definitely be making these soon! Thanks for sharing. :)

December 19th, 2011 — 8:16pm  |  Reply

Adrienne said:

This sounds FANTASTIC. I’d be just as happy substituting the pepperoni for peppers, olives, mushrooms, etc too! I love all this pizza, as evidenced by my blog haha.

December 26th, 2011 — 9:10pm  |  Reply

Tricia said:

OMG I just made these for dinner and I want to eat them everyday for the rest of my life. haha

January 14th, 2012 — 5:44pm  |  Reply

Andrea said:

I can’t wait to make these!! Have you ever seen the mini pepperonis from Hormel? They have a turkey pepperoni version. Just thought it might save you a couple minutes of cutting. Again, can’t wait to make these!!

February 11th, 2012 — 9:32am  |  Reply

Jennifer said:

I made these this past weekend for the Game Night my roommate and I host monthly and they were a HUGE hit. I even made a batch with vegan cheese and this (http://www.dadamo.com/typebase4/recipedepictor7x.cgi?1) pizza sauce recipe for my roommate who is lactose intolerant and allergic to tomatoes and they were still fantastic.

I have yet to make a Dashing Dish recipe I haven’t loved. You’re the greatest!

February 20th, 2012 — 5:47pm  |  Reply

Claudia said:

Wow 1 point per pizza roll? Thats awesome, I think I’m starting to love anything with Wontons! I even added it to my Tasty Recipes list: http://www.skinnyscoop.com/list/claudia/tasty-recipes?listitem_id=18835#list-item

March 7th, 2012 — 5:25pm  |  Reply

Linda Lundmark said:

I remember when the Totino Pizza rolls first came out years ago they had barbecued beef ones in the 70′s. So I was thinking you could shred finely some leftover roast and mix it with a little barbecue sauce for the same thing!

March 9th, 2012 — 6:39am  |  Reply

alyssa said:

I just made these and added mushrooms and they turned out awesome :)

March 12th, 2012 — 1:18pm  |  Reply

Nevine @ Tableya said:

Love the whole idea of skinny pizza! Will be making these soon:)

April 18th, 2012 — 2:10pm  |  Reply

Ali said:

My kids really liked these. I feel so much better serving these than the store-bought frozen ones! Definitely will make again. Maybe one day we’ll try a dessert version!

September 15th, 2012 — 2:05pm  |  Reply

Lindsay said:

Holy Moly these were AMAZING!!! My husband who is a very very picky eater said, “Hey hun, these are amazing you are going to have to make these all of the time!” Thanks for another awesome recipe Katie!

November 4th, 2012 — 7:03pm  |  Reply

Joan Schilling said:

Fixed these for a light dinner. It satisfied our pizza cravings and were truly delicious! I will be keeping this recipe in the rotation. Thanks

November 22nd, 2012 — 7:25pm  |  Reply

Lauren said:

I made these today and they were very good! But they probably would have been better if the sauce would have stayed on the inside. I followed the recipe to a T but it still didn’t work. Any suggestions on how to keep the sauce on the inside?

November 26th, 2012 — 3:08pm  |  Reply

Rose O. said:

Can you make them up ahead of time and refrigerate or freeze, then bake the day of? I’d like to have them ready to just pop in the oven for a party.

December 11th, 2012 — 2:24pm  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

yes of course! :)

December 11th, 2012 — 3:51pm  | 

Laura Mims said:

Excuse me if this has already previously been answered, because I haven’t read all of the previous comments. How many are in a serving though with the nutrition info given? Thank you!

February 18th, 2013 — 11:22am  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

one

February 18th, 2013 — 1:02pm  | 

Alicia wArner said:

how do you best defrost wonton wrappers? Also where else can you buy other than asian store?

October 9th, 2013 — 3:15pm  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

most likely just let them sit at room temp. grocery store in specialty food near produce :)

October 10th, 2013 — 8:59am  | 

Liz said:

So easy to make! Love it!
Thank you!

January 8th, 2014 — 4:21pm  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

You sure could holley!

April 17th, 2011 — 4:31pm  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

thanks jenny!

April 17th, 2011 — 4:31pm  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

i’m going to have to get a printer button huh!?! :)

April 17th, 2011 — 4:31pm  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

thanks carly! they truly are! yeah!!!

April 17th, 2011 — 4:32pm  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

Glad i could help jenn! :)

April 17th, 2011 — 4:32pm  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

yeah!!!!! let me know how you like them alison!

April 17th, 2011 — 4:48pm  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

Your welcome Patty…. :) Sounds like fun!!!!

April 18th, 2011 — 5:59am  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

haha thanks lisa! :) your so sweet!

April 18th, 2011 — 6:00am  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

Thanks SO much Mitzi! :) That means a lot!

April 18th, 2011 — 10:34am  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

tomato sauce or paste would work Maggie!

April 18th, 2011 — 10:35am  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

wow…what an amazing compliment! thank YOU lynn! :)

April 18th, 2011 — 10:38am  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

Thanks Jenny! :)

April 19th, 2011 — 7:50am  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

Haha.. Thanks alison! :)

April 19th, 2011 — 8:54pm  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

Haha…Thanks Emily! :) My hubby picked it out without any help.. I think he did a pretty good job! :)

April 21st, 2011 — 5:50am  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

hahah love it allison! :) people at my work are always curious as to what i’m eating as well! :) your comment was a blessing to me! thank you!!!!

June 17th, 2011 — 8:55pm  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

haha love this dana!

June 30th, 2011 — 6:13pm  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

I haven’t codi, however i’m sure they would freeze really well! :)

September 2nd, 2011 — 11:48am  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

rachel, the ww points is for one roll! :)

September 26th, 2011 — 9:16am  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

yes they have turkey they are right next to the regular :)

February 11th, 2012 — 10:12am  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

great idea linda!

March 9th, 2012 — 10:57am  |  Reply

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