Vegan Pizza Rolls

BY : PUBLISHED : July 11th, 2022 UPDATED: August 5th, 2022

Making vegan pizza rolls makes pizza night even better! They're so good, even your non-vegan friends will love them. Learn how to make an easy pizza dough, add all your favorite pizza toppings and roll them up.

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several completed vegan pizza rolls on a baking dish

Pizza night will never be the same with these homemade vegan pizza rolls. They're always a hit in my house and I'm sure they will be in yours too.

If you're craving more pizza flavors, you need to try this vegan Thai pizza, vegan BBQ pizza, and hummus pizza.

Want more interesting ways to enjoy pizza? You're going to love this low carb, portobello mushroom pizza, vegan calzones, or for something really different try this dessert summer fruit pizza.

Why This Recipe Works

  • Elevate your pizza night. Vegan pizza rolls are a nice variation with the same flavors but in different a form.
  • Kid-friendly vegan meal. Vegan pizza rolls will be a hit with kids even if they aren’t a fan of vegan meals.
  • Fun for meals or gatherings. Pizza or in this case pizza rolls are the ultimate party food!
  • Customizable. The fillings are totally up to you which means you can make them with your family’s favorite toppings.

What Goes Into This Recipe

All you need are a few pantry staples and your favorite pizza toppings to make the best vegan pizza rolls.

ingredients for Vegan Pizza Rolls against a white surface
  • Active dry yeast: This makes the pizza dough rise and gives it some chewy texture and flavor.
  • Sugar: The sugar feeds the yeast helping it to activate.
  • Flour: The foundation of a good pizza dough.
  • Salt: Essential to the flavor of pizza dough. Without it, the pizza dough will really be lacking in flavor.
  • Olive oil: This healthy oil is my favorite for making homemade pizza dough.
  • Marinara or pizza sauce: Use your favorite store-bought jarred sauce or make homemade pizza sauce.
  • Pizza toppings: The sky is the limit here!! I love chopped basil, sliced mushrooms, sliced black olives, vegan cheese, sliced onions, bell pepper, or even vegan beef crumbles.

How To Make Pizza Rolls

  • 1) In a bowl, add the yeast and sugar to the warm water (105° F) and mix until the ingredients dissolve. Let it sit for about 5 minutes until a foamy surface appears, letting you know the yeast is activated.
  • 2) In a separate bowl, combine the flour and salt. Add the olive oil and yeast mixture and stir until thoroughly combined and a dough forms, about 1 or 2 minutes.
  • 3) Turn the mixture onto a floured surface and knead until it becomes smooth, about 7 minutes or so. 
  • 4) Roll the pizza dough into a ball and place it in a lightly oiled bowl, making sure to lightly coat the whole ball with the oil. Cover and let sit for 1 hour, allowing the dough to rise.
  • 5) In the meantime, prepare your toppings and preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  • 6) After an hour, turn the dough out onto a surface and roll out flat into a rectangle. Add sauce and toppings. 
  • 7) Roll the dough, from the bottom to the top, into a tube. Using a sharp knife, cut out slices about 1' or so thick.
  • 8) Gently and carefully transfer them to a non-stick baking sheet or a baking sheet covered in parchment paper. 
pre-baked pizza rolls on a bakcing sheet
  • 9) Bake for 18-20 minutes or until the rolls are golden brown. Remove and allow to cool a little before serving.

Expert Tips 

  • Water should be lukewarm. For best results, use a food thermometer, it should be about 105 degrees F. 
  • Filling the pizza rolls. I would recommend putting the toppings in separate rows and leaving lots of breathing room near the top.
  • Save some time. Skip making your own pizza dough and pick up a vegan pizza dough ball at the grocery store or market.

FAQs

Are most pizza rolls vegan?

No, in most restaurants and packaged products, pizza rolls are made with dairy-based cheese so they are not vegan. But since pizza dough is typically vegan, they can be easily made vegan by simply ditching the dairy cheese.

How do I reheat pizza rolls?

If you've got some leftover pizza rolls stored in the fridge or freezer, it's super easy to reheat. I prefer to thaw them out first so they cook more quickly. Lay them out on a baking sheet and heat in a 350° F oven for 10-15 minutes until heated through. You can also heat them in the microwave, though it may alter the texture of the dough, or in the air fryer.

several completed vegan pizza rolls on a baking dish

Vegan Pizza Roll Flavors

The beauty of making healthy pizza rolls vegan is they are so simple to change the flavors. Here are some ideas to consider for inspiration.

  • Change the sauce: Use a creamy vegan alfredo sauce or garlic sauce instead.
  • Veggies: Chopped broccoli, spinach, mushrooms, onions, bell peppers, and olives.
  • Vegan meat: Rely on your favorite vegan meat products to add the flavors of pepperoni or Italian sausage.
  • Vegan cheese: Add a sprinkle of your favorite vegan cheese to the inside or over the top.

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several completed vegan pizza rolls on a baking dish
several completed vegan pizza rolls on a baking dish

Vegan Pizza Rolls

Jake
Making vegan pizza rolls makes pizza night even better! They're so good, even your non-vegan friends will love them. Learn how to make an easy pizza dough, add all your favorite pizza toppings and roll them up.
5 from 46 votes
Prep Time 1 hr 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 1 hr 40 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings
Calories 215 kcal
METHOD Oven
DIET Vegan

Ingredients
  

  • 1 (.25-ounce) packet of active dry yeast
  • 1 Tablespoon of sugar
  • 1 cup of warm water
  • 3 cups of flour
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 Tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 jar of marinara or pizza sauce
  • Your favorite pizza toppings (chopped basil, sliced mushrooms, sliced black olives, vegan cheese, etc.)

Instructions
 

  • In a bowl, add the yeast and sugar to the warm water and mix until the ingredients dissolve. Water should be lukewarm. If you have a food thermometer, it should be about 105 degrees F. Let it sit for about 5 minutes until a foamy surface appears, letting you know the yeast is activated.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the flour and salt. Add the olive oil and yeast mixture and stir until thoroughly combined and a dough forms, about 1 or 2 minutes.
  • Turn the mixture onto a floured surface and knead until it becomes smooth, about 7 minutes or so. Roll it into a ball and place it in a lightly oiled bowl, making sure to lightly coat the whole ball with the oil. Cover and let sit for 1 hour, allowing the dough to rise.
  • In the meantime, prepare your toppings and preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  • After an hour, turn the dough out onto a surface and roll out flat into a rectangle. Add sauce and toppings. I would recommend putting the toppings in separate rows and leaving lots of breathing room near the top.
  • Roll the dough, from the bottom to the top, into a tube. Using a sharp knife, cut out slices about 1' or so thick.
  • Gently and carefully transfer them to a non-stick baking sheet or a baking sheet covered in parchment paper. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until the rolls are golden brown. Remove and allow to cool a little before serving.

Notes

  • Water should be lukewarm. For best results, use a food thermometer, it should be about 105 degrees F. 
  • Filling the pizza rolls. I would recommend putting the toppings in separate rows and leaving lots of breathing room near the top.
  • Save some time. Skip making your own pizza dough and pick up a vegan pizza dough ball at the grocery store or market.
  • Vegan Cheese: Daiya is one of the best-melting vegan cheeses I've found, making it perfect for this recipe.

Nutrition

Calories: 215kcalCarbohydrates: 42gProtein: 6gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 0.4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.5gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 696mgPotassium: 311mgFiber: 3gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 368IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 20mgIron: 3mg
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About Jake

Jake switched to a plant based diet in 1996 and quickly realized he had no idea how to cook. All these years later and he's still trying to figure it out...

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  1. Janaye says

    5 stars
    These pizza rolls are perfect for any celebration

    • Andrea White says

      For sure! The best appetizer!

  2. Janaye says

    5 stars
    These look amazing! Delicious

    • Andrea White says

      So tasty and the kiddos will love them!

  3. Michelle says

    5 stars
    I've been making these for years but it was fun to try a new version! Thanks!!

    • Andrea White says

      Can't go wrong with delicious pizza rolls!

  4. Teodora says

    5 stars
    Perfect party snack! Yum!

    • Andrea White says

      Definitely a hit for a crowd!

  5. Gina H. says

    5 stars
    Super fun and even more satisfying. Great snack!

    • Andrea White says

      Agreed! These pizza rolls hit the spot!

  6. Tina says

    I love pizza rolls. Can't wait to make this version!

    • Andrea White says

      You're going to loveee these!

  7. Andrea White says

    5 stars
    Loved making my own pizza dough! So good!

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