It's National Pepperoni Pizza Day and if you want to whip up something at home rather than going out for a slice or ordering in a pie, this is the dish to try.
Cookbook author, recipe developer and chef MacKenzie Smith shared a genius spin on pepperoni pizza with these bite-sized pinwheels.
Pepperoni Pizza Rollups
1 (13.8-ounce) refrigerated pizza dough
1 teaspoon olive oil
1/2 cup pizza sauce
Dried basil, to taste
Garlic powder, to taste
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
30 Hormel pepperoni
1/4 cup yellow cornmeal
3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
Additional pizza sauce, for dipping
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Line large baking sheet with parchment paper. Roll out the refrigerated pizza dough onto lightly floured surface. Roll into 9x12-inch rectangle. Brush top lightly with olive oil.
Using a fork, poke multiple indents into the surface of dough to prevent bubbling. Spread pizza sauce on top of dough. Sprinkle lightly with basil and garlic powder, to taste. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese evenly over sauce. Top cheese with pepperoni slices. Carefully roll dough into long, tight log, starting at the long side. Place log on prepared baking sheet, seam-side down. Refrigerate 25 minutes.
Remove from refrigerator and cut log into 12 (1-inch) slices. Pour cornmeal into small bowl. Dip the bottom of each roll into cornmeal and place on baking sheet, cornmeal-side down. Sprinkle tops of rolls with Parmesan cheese. Bake 20 minutes or until sides are lightly browned. Cool 5 minutes. Serve with pizza sauce for dipping.
Recipe reprinted courtesy of Hormel Foods.