Thursday, January 10, 2013

Cheesy Pepperoni Pizza Pinwheels


Ingredients:

1 pound pizza dough
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
3/4 cup pizza or marinara sauce
1 tsp red pepper flakes plus extra for topping
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup sliced pepperoni, chopped
1 cup marinara or pizza sauce
3 tbsp parsley, chopped

Directions:

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Using a rolling pin shaped pizza dough into a large rectangle.
Add 1 tsp of red pepper flakes with 3/4 cup of pizza sauce.  Spread pizza sauce evenly over dough making sure to leave 1/2" around the tops and sides free from sauce. Sprinkle with garlic salt, basil, cheeses and pepperoni. Starting at the short end, roll dough up tightly to form a log. Slice into 1-inch pieces.
Place rolls on lightly greased baking sheets. Sprinkle additional Parmesan on top of pinwheels after 5 minute of baking.  Bake an additional 5 minutes. Broil tops for 1-2 minutes until cheese is golden brown.  

Sprinkle with red pepper flakes and chopped parsley and serve with warm marinara sauce for dipping.
Recipe adapted from: www.tablespoon.com