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Skillet Pizza Rolls Recipe

These easy Skillet Pizza Rolls are the perfect snack for game day! Fill these homemade pizza rolls with your favorite toppings and make weeknight dinners a lot more fun to prepare!

Easy Homemade Pizza Rolls Recipe

This week I am in full Super Bowl prep mode. I’m not hosting a huge party or anything crazy like that…I’m just seriously into Super Bowl snacks! And pizza is a major no-brainer when it comes to Game Day grub. So I decided today to roll up the average slice, add in some Johnsonville sausage and bake it in a skillet. Crazy fun and totally delicious.

Pizza shape-shifting. I’m into it.

Skillet pizza rolls lifted out of a skillet with a spatula

Like I said, I added in some Johnsonville Sausage to make this extra delicious. I love a sausage pie and it just made complete sense to use it in these Pizza Rolls. It’s super convenient and browns up in just minutes. Plus, it adds tons of flavor with minimal prep.

Italian sausage in a container

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How to Make Homemade Pizza Rolls in a Skillet

The recipe is super easy. Just brown your sausage first. Let it cool for a few minutes after you cook it. I like to do this because if you add warm sausage onto the pizza dough, the dough tends to be a little harder to roll up, ripping more easily. If it’s closer to room temperature it won’t heat the dough as your rolling it, and just be generally easier to handle.

ground sausage in a pan

Gather your additional toppings. I use pizza sauce, some crushed red pepper, mozzarella cheese, sliced black olives, and fresh basil. You could get creative and use different types of cheeses, or spices too!

Cheese, herbs, and spices laid out for use

Next grab a can of pizza dough. I find this is the easiest method for this recipe, because the dough is already in a rectangular shape. You can certainly use homemade dough, or a ball of pizza dough, just roll it out into a rectangle.

Top it with the sauce, leaving about an inch at the edge so it doesn’t squeeze out when rolling it up.

Pizza sauce spread on Pizza dough

Then add your cooled sausage.

Sausage spread onto pizza sauce

Next cheese…

Cheese spread on top of pizza

And then the olives and basil…

olives and basil spread on pizza

Roll the pizza “jelly roll” style using the long edge and then slice it into 8 pieces. It will get a little messy at this stage, but trust me, don’t worry! Do your best and place each piece into an oiled cast iron skillet.

Rolled up pizza spread in a skillet

Bake them up for 25-30 minutes…

Baked pizza rolls

Aren’t they fun?! And then dig in, of course!!

Skillet pizza rolls served to eat

These have quickly become a family favorite!

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Skillet pizza rolls out of the oven

Skillet Pizza Rolls Recipe

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  • Author: Shelly
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 8 rolls 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


These easy Skillet Pizza Rolls are the perfect snack for game day! Fill these homemade pizza rolls with your favorite toppings and make weeknight dinners a lot more fun to prepare!


  • 1 pound Johnsonville Italian Sausage
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 (14 ounce) pizza dough
  • 1 cup pizza sauce
  • 1/21 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 2 cups mozzarella
  • 1/4 cup sliced black olives
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped basil


  1. In a medium skillet over medium- high heat brown the sausage, break up large clumps with a wooden spoon as you cook. When sausage is fully cooked, remove from heat and set aside to cool for 10-15 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 400°F. Drizzle olive oil into a 10- inch cast iron skillet, swirl the pan to roughly coat and set aside.
  3. On a lightly floured surface, or silicone mat, roll out your pizza dough into a rectangular shape, roughly 10×16- inches. Spread the pizza sauce out, leaving about an inch at the end. Sprinkle the red pepper onto the sauce, top with as much sausage as you would like, the cheese and then the black olives and basil.
  4. Starting with the long side of the dough, roll up the pizza into a log. Using a knife, carefully slice the roll into 8, equally sized pieces.
  5. Place the individual rolls into the oiled skillet and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until golden brown.
  6. Serve warm.


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 225
  • Sugar: 4.1 g
  • Sodium: 660.9 mg
  • Fat: 6.9 g
  • Carbohydrates: 27 g
  • Protein: 14.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 7.8 mg

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10 comments on “Skillet Pizza Rolls Recipe”

  1. Made this for my Superbowl viewing party 🙂 didn’t have a cast iron skillet, but a regular baking dish worked perfectly! Everyone loved it and it was gone in seconds! Will definitely make this again 😛 Thanks for the recipe!

  2. Not related to this post, but a whole bunch of your Instant Pot recipes were featured on! I wasn’t so excited because I “know” you!

  3. Just bought Rhodes dinner roll dough, pepperoni, Pomi pizza sauce and 2 cheeses to try these-I didn’t think about the dough having to rise…. pizza dough Is simpler but I’m trying them for Sunday! Thanks for the recipe!

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