Vegan Pizza Rolls. Easy Pizza dough stuffed with herbed Mushroom tomato filling, rolled, sliced and baked. Delicious snack or appetizer! Vegan Soyfree Nutfree Recipe. Jump to Recipe
You know whats more fun that pizza, soft pizza rolls! A simple pizza dough flavored with herbs, filled with a mushroom tomato stuffing, rolled, sliced and baked for a flavorful, fun appetizer! These rolls can be prepped ahead and are freezer friendly.
You can also make them into Pizza pockets. Divide the dough into 4 portions, add the filling and vegan cheese such as vegan mozzarella, or use my mozzarella sauce from the portobello burgers. Seal and bake for 20 to 25 mins. Serve with marinara.
Ingredients used in these Vegan Pizza Rolls and substitutions
- The dough for the rolls uses active dry yeast, water, flour and semolina as the main ingredients. Some tomato paste, oregano, garlic and olive oil add flavor which complements the filling. You can use any plain pre-made pizza dough here too.
- The filling is mushrooms, onion and garlic, with flavor from oregano, basil, pepper, balsamic vinegar and tomato paste. The thick mixture tastes amazing and is not very chunky, making it easy to roll the dough out like cinnamon rolls. Add some vegan cheese and roll.
- You can add some cooked lentils, or coarsely chopped walnuts, vegan meats/sausages, chopped olives to the filling for variation.
- Oilfree: Saute in broth for the filling. Use warmed creamy non dairy milk instead of oil in the dough.
- Gluten-free: Use a gluten-free pie crust and make pizza pockets instead. Or use my gluten-free naan bread batter, fill it in a lined muffin pan (about half the liner). Swirl in the filling lightly into the batter to create rolls like swirls. Top generously with vegan cheese and bake for 15 to 18 mins.
Assemble the dough ingredients. Proof the yeast in half a cup of water and 1 tbsp flour. Mix the tomato paste, herbs, salt in the other half cup water.
Add flour and yeast mixture to the bowl and mix to make a soft, somewhat dough. , cover and let sit to rise.
Assemble the filling ingredients, chop the onion, garlic, mushrooms. I use a small food processor for quick chopping.
Cook the onion and garlic, then add chopped mushrooms and cook until golden, add the herbs, salt, tomato paste and mix to make a cohesive mixture.
Punch the dough down, use some flour to roll the dough out into a 11 by 15 inch rectangle. roll the dough thin enough as it will rise a lot during baking. Spread the now cooled filling evenly keeping about half inch from the edges. Add some vegan cheese shreds. Roll the rectangle tightly and seal the edge. Slice with sharp knife or plain thread. Place in a greased baking dish and add more cheese on top or drizzle some of my vegan mozzarella cream sauce. Bake and enjoy!
How to make these Vegan Pizza Rolls ahead of time
Yes these pizza rolls can be made ahead. Once sliced and placed in baking dish, you can keep the rolls refrigerated overnight. Cover tightly and store. Remove from the fridge and let sit on the counter for an hour to warm and rise. Then bake and serve.
To store, store refrigerated for upto 5 days and freeze for upto a month.
More Breads and Rolls
- Sweet Potato dinner rolls
- Pumpkin Cornbread
- Pull Apart Pizza Bread.
- Pumpkin Sage Biscuits
- 100% Whole Grain Dinner Rolls
- Gluten-free Jalapeno pepperjack Biscuits GF
- Gluten-free Garlic Dinner Rolls GF
Vegan Pizza Rolls
- 1 cup (236.59 ml) warm water divided
- 2 tsp active yeast
- 1 tbsp flour
- 2 tbsp tomato paste
- 1/2 tsp (0.5 tsp) salt
- 1/2 tsp (0.5 tsp) oregano
- 1/4 tsp (0.25 tsp) garlic powder
- 3 tsp olive oil divided
- 1.5 cup (187.5 g) all purpose flour or a mix of wheat and all purpose
- 1 tbsp semolina
- more semolina or flour to roll
For the filling.
- 1/2 (0.5) onion chopped
- 3 cloves of garlic , chopped
- 10 oz mushrooms finely chopped
- 1/2 tsp (0.5 tsp) each basil, oregano, thyme
- 1/4 tsp (0.25 tsp) each onion powder, garlic powder
- generous dash of black pepper and red pepper flakes
- 1/3 tsp (0.33 tsp) salt
- 2 tbsp red wine or balsamic vinegar + wine or balsamic + soy sauce
- 1/3 cup (87.33 g) tomato paste , 1/4 cup for less tomatoey, or use a thick pizza sauce instead and less or no water
- 1/4 cup (59.15 ml) water
- vegan cheese , optional
- fresh basil or herbs and pepper flakes for topping
- Add 1/2 cup warm water to a bowl. Add the yeast and 1 tbsp flour and mix well. Let sit for 2 mins.
- Add 1/2 cup warm water to another bowl Mix in the tomato paste, salt, oil and herbs until well combined.
- Add the the flours and yeast water mixture to the tomato water bowl and mix with a large spoon to make a soft dough. Just mix until well combined. Add a tbsp or so more flour if too sticky. Spray oil. cover with a towel and let sit to rise in a warm place for an hour.
- Make the filling. Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and cook until translucent.
- Add chopped mushrooms and a good pinch of salt and cook for 3 mins, then cover and cook for another 3 mins.
- Add the herbs, salt, and wine/balsamic vinegar and mix well. Then add the tomato paste and 2 to 4 tbsp of water to help the paste mix in. Cook for 1-3 mins until the mixture thickens. Take off heat and let cool for 10 mins before using.
- Meanwhile, punch the dough down. Use some flour (Depending on the flour used, you will need 1 tbsp to a few tbsp flour) to bring it together into a not too sticky flat disc, then roll it out on parchment into about 11 by 15 inch or larger rectangle. You want to keep the dough thin as it will expand a lot during baking and too much bread to filling ratio is not as much fun.
- Spread the filling on the dough, keep a half inch from the edges. Add vegan cheese shreds if using.
- Roll, tightly, seal the edge. Slice with a sharp knife, thread or floss, Grease a baking dish (9 by 9 inch or larger )and place the rolls a quarter inch apart. Cover and let rise for 20 mins. Preheat the oven to 400 deg F (205 C)
- Spray oil on the rolls and bake at 400 deg F for 22 to 25 mins. Check the center roll, if it is still doughy then bake for another few mins if needed. You can also add more vegan cheese or my mozzarella cream sauce at this time and bake for a few mins to melt or brown. Garnish with pepper flakes and fresh herbs. Serve hot as is or with some marinara on the side. To store, store refrigerated for upto 5 days and freeze for upto a month.
This may be blasphemy, but I have to ask: would this work (with the same preparation instructions) with prepared pizza dough from the market?
Yes it should work just fine
I made these today using a different filing! The dough is super soft and tasty 😊
Got a lot of compliments on the pizza!
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I’m so happy to hear!
I only had sun dried tomatoes on hand (packed in oil) So I used two tomatoes and pureed them in half of the water for the dough.
Then used about 3 of the dried tomatoes chopped up in the mushroom blend.
In that filling used 1 Tbs balsamic and 1 Tbs red wine vinegar.
My dough was a bit soft so I chilled the dough for about 2 hours after it was risen.
This made the dough easy to handle. I found that I needed 3 square pans (oiled, of course) because I thought they should have space around each one for a nice crusty exterior.
No need for the onion or garlic powder in the filling! It was delicous.
These rolls are SO GOOD!
Absolutely delicious. Thank you for the recipe.
really lovely recipe! such soft dough, I used balsamic with pasatta for the filling and it was delicious! perfect recipe to adapt to what you have availiable and good for using up leftover sauces, pasatta, lentils etc
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Replaced the mushrooms with eggplant. LOVED IT!
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awesome! thank you
We had these for lunch with a salad. They were really yummy. We used marinara sauce for dipping and for the non-veg people in my house, I added pepperoni.
One thing I noticed is that I had to add quite a bit more flour (maybe up to 1/2 cup). It might be because I used pizza sauce instead of tomato paste. I did ~2/3 all purpose and 1/3 wheat flour.
Everyone enjoyed them and I will definitely be making them again!
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who doesn’t love pizza rolls right? great news – thanks for the nice review &…. yes sauce and paste greatly differ in textures.
These rolls were absolutely delicious! My family devoured them.I opted not to include the vegan cheese and they were not lacking in flavor without it. I needed to add a fair amount more flour than the recipe called for.
Will a mix of all purpose and whole wheat atta( Indian atta for chapatti) work here. I want to use the chapatti flour. Most of the times replacing whole wheat flour with atta didn’t work well in such recipe. Please suggest.
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Yes, a mixture of all-purpose and chapati flour will work fine.
This looks divine! Would it work with puff pastry?
I haven’t tried making these yet but this is such a clever and unique recipe! Typically you think of dessert when you think of rolls like this. Can’t wait to try this!
so so flavorful! I had difficulty rolling the pizza the first time I made this. (It still was delicious flat.) I would suggest putting copious flour down prior to spreading the dough that way rolling can be easier. I ended up needing about 2 cups of flour total, not 1.5 cups.
Awesome!! Sure add more flour until the dough is handlable and then roll it out. The dough keeps getting more moist as you knead it. So you just want to bring it together and let rise, then use flour to again punch down and spread a bit with your hands and roll out further. But either way, use as much flour as needed. I use a combination of flours and whole grain flours absorb more moisture. Sometimes brands also vary in terms of how much moisture they will absorb. Much easier to adjust wet dough with adding more flour, than hard dry dough if theres too much flour to begin with :).
I agree! I needed to use 2 1/4+ of flour. Plus it never says add the tomatoe water herb mixture to the dough? I feel like I’m missing something.
its in the step 3, to combine flour and the yeast water mixture into the (tomato) bowl. i’ll add bowl info so it is clearer.
flours vary in moisture absorption and also how you measure. if it is too fluffed then you might get a few tbsp less flour per cup or if its too packed ,you will get a few tbsp more. it is easier to adjust the sticky dough by adding more flour, so i keep it on the moist side. If it beomes too stiff, its a pain to add more moisture to soften it. So just add more flour as you handle the dough as needed
We had the same problem, my husband started to prepare this. The dough was way too runny at the beginning. Luckily I had some idea what a pizza dough needs to be like and I think we ended up with at least double the amount of flour (I actually think more as I just kept pouring it on) before it was manageable. It was a nice family evening meal to eat while watching some TV together. And my son didn’t even complain about the mushrooms! 😂
Thanks for the beautiful recipes!
Whole spelt would work?
Yes. Use a mix of spelt and all purpose. All spelt will be a bit dense. If you plan to use all spelt, then follow th process from my 100% whole grain dinner rolls for the dough
Looks great! What can I use instead of semolina?
Love your recipes Richa😍
Cassie Autumn Tran
Oof, these pizza rolls look stupendous. I was expecting a recipe that appeared more like pizza pockets, but WOW, they look more like savory cinnamon rolls, which is even more fantastic! Love this idea–I have whole whaet flour and yeast that needs to be put to good use, so I can’t wait!
My husband made this recipe and wow it was amazing. The dough is very soft and tasty. Would turn down the tomato paste as it is a bit strong and overpowers the rest of the flavors. An yet it is still amazing tasting thanks. Will try this recipe myself next time with more subtle flavors and some of your ideas to.
awesome! yes you can omit the tomato paste from the dough and reduce it from the filling. You can also add some veggies or more cheese so that it balances the flavor out.
This looks amazing. Is there any other filling i can use inside this amazing bread.
This recipe is on my to do list today. Its will go well with a bowl of soup or a BBQ
even as a breakfast on the go.
you could use pizza sauce, fresh basil and vegan cheese, or pesto and vegan cheese, or my lentil bolognese sauce. or roasted veggies and pizza sauce.