I try really hard to make elegant, sophisticated dishes. This is not one of them.
However, it is easy, delicious, and has wide appeal. I made it for an Oktoberfest party, but it would be perfect for a football-watching gathering or any type of party.
Stuffed Pizza Rolls
Pizza crust dough (homemade or storebought — I used the kind of dough in a tube that you roll out)
1 package mini pepperonis
Pizza or tomato sauce
Salt and pepper
Roll out the dough. Using a pizza cutter, slice it into squares about 2 square inches. In the middle of each square, place two to three mini pepperonis, a sprinkle of mozzeralla cheese, and a dollop of tomato sauce. Wrap up each square, pinching it tight to close the roll securely.
Place each bundle in a pie pan. The unbaked rolls will not fill up the pan, so just space them evenly. They will rise and expand during baking and fill the whole pan. Brush oil on top of the rolls and sprinkle with salt, pepper, and basil.
Bake at 350 degrees until the tops of the rolls are browned. Serve with additional pizza sauce.