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Pizza Spirals

Our household is made of of 4 growing boys and 1 teenage girl, so you can imagine how many times a day I get the infamous ” I’m hungry” or “There isn’t anything to eat!” phrases!  Enter Pizza Spirals!  These little bites of yummy pizza goodness amazingly appeal to all 5 of the kids (and this rarely happens!)  A typical batch of these will get eaten before they are even cool on the rack.  The combination of the traditional pizza flavors, along with the cream cheese, make these little bites truly delicious! I have learned that when I make them, I need to make 5 batches if I want to freeze any for later.

Pizza Spirals

Lisa @ onceamonthmeals.com

Ingredients:

  • 1 package refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 5 Tbsp cream cheese, warmed
  • 1 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 8 Tbsp pizza sauce
  • 3/4 cup chopped pepperoni
  • garlic and oregano, if desired
  • Additional or alternate toppings: browned ground beef or sausage, cheddar cheese, onions, mushrooms

Directions:

Unroll crescent roll dough into 4 long rectangles, pressing the diagonal perforations to seal.  Spread warm cream cheese evenly over dough.  Sprinkle with garlic and oregano if desired. Spread pizza sauce evenly over the top of the cream cheese.  Sprinkle chopped pepperoni, then mozzarella cheese on top.  Tightly roll up each rectangle, starting at the shortest side.  Cut each of the rolls into 5 slices. Place slices on greased cookie sheet and bake 375 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.

Freezing Directions:

Cool pizza spirals completely.  Flash freeze on baking sheet or cooling rack.  Transfer to gallon freezer bag and freeze up to 3 months.  TO SERVE:  Do not thaw.  Microwave 60 seconds or until warmed through.

Servings: 20 spirals

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10 Responses to “Pizza Spirals”

  1. CindyL says:

    I’ve seen so many yummy appetizers that use refrigerated crescent roll dough. Unfortunately, I can’t eat it because of the additives. Is there a decent homemade crescent roll dough recipe somewhere? Or would you just use any roll dough? Would love to try these for a Super Bowl party!

  2. Dawn R says:

    Made these for lunch for my family today. Turned out pretty well. I wasn’t able to cut it into 5 slices, but we did get 4. I used lunch meat ham slices and it worked out well. On the second batch, I forgot the mozzarella cheese, but it still tasted good.

  3. Lanna says:

    I’ve used a butterhorn recipe similar to this one: http://moneysavingmom.com/2010/03/make-ahead-butterhorns-recipe.html

    But it’s not as light and flaky as the pillsbury tin. You could always make more of a pie crust type thing for that, but odds are pizza dough or the butterhorn type dough (they’re both fairly similar, really) would be heartier and work for this kind of thing. :) And fwiw, I’ve made butterhorns with cinnamon/sugar sprinkled on the inside for a chocolate fondue mom’s night in, some with chocolate chips inside and brushed with melted butter and cinnamon sugar sprinkled on them, etc. The kids and I haven’t worked our way into savory stuff yet because, well, we all love our chocolate chips.

  4. brandy says:

    I was wondering if a homemade pizza dough would work.

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