Every once in a while on Pizza Sunday, I battle Kyle with the idea of pizza rolls.
While I do love pizza rolls, they just don’t ever seem to satisfy me like actual pizza does. Plus, they don’t have any veggies, and I’m not really sure the meat they use in it is real. And the weird bits of lava cheese don’t bode well for my inability to blow on my food before I eat it.
So, when the lovely peeps at The Laughing Cow sent a box of cheese wedges to my doorstep, I dreamt up the most delicious pizza roll inspired recipe ever to be tasted. By me. I was gonna go with ‘mankind’ but I think I’ll hold my dramatic food descriptions at bay for today.
Kyle came up with the idea of prosciutto, and originally we were going to make some kind of cold wrap we could eat watching football. But he was all in when I decided to go the prosciutto pizza roll-up route, because creamy Pepperjack Laughing Cow melted into prosciutto, wrapped in a homemade pizza dough – well, it just makes so much sense.
This was my first time ever using prosciutto, and I’m pretty sure it was only my third or fourth time ever eating it. Knowing it’s closely related to bacon, I figured you probably can’t go wrong whichever way you spin it. Or, roll it. Because rolling these bad boys was a little bit comical.
My original intention was to roll the entire thing up, then slice it into pinwheels. Somewhere along the way I forgot my order of intentions, because I cut everything up and then rolled each slice individually. I kinda thought it was idiotic at first – but it turned out being just fine! The dough was sticky enough that I was able to wrap the end of it over the top of it – and they still look mouthwateringly beautiful. In fact, Kyle wasn’t too pleased that I chose to edit these pictures sitting next to him on the plane ride to Mexico, where prosciutto pizza roll-ups of this caliber did not exist.
The possibilities are pretty much endless here. Add as many veggies as you want, or as few as you want, although I strongly advise against this. It’d also work well with pepperoni, but I don’t suggest going that route either.
I also strongly advise you consider whether or not you’re going to share.
- 2 cups flour of choice
- 1 packet instant yeast
- 1 teaspoon honey
- dash of salt
- 1 cup hot water
- 3 oz pack of sliced prosciutto
- ½ cup pizza sauce (we mixed ½ cup tomato sauce with oregano, basil, garlic salt, and onion powder, seasoned to taste)
- 2 cups spinach, chopped
- ½ red bell pepper, sliced in strips
- 8 Pepperjack Laughing Cow wedges or 1 cup other shredded cheese of choice
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- First, you'll make the crust. Add the flour, yeast, and dash of salt to a bowl and mix. Pour honey on top. Pour hot water, and stir dough until completely mixed and sticky. Drizzle a bit of EVOO on top, and form into a ball. Cover bowl with a towel and let sit for 5 minutes.
- Once dough has sat, roll onto a large baking sheet. that has been coated with non-stick spray. Lay out as thin and wide as possible.
- Spread on pizza sauce. Then lay out prosciutto on top. Layer your veggies.
- Chunk the Laughing Cow wedges into pieces, and sprinkle on the top.
- Use a pizza cutter to cut the dough down the length of it (hot dog style) or in half. You will have two equally sized pieces of the dough.
- Then, make six cuts to each half, to make 14 small strips. Roll each strip carefully, and wrap the end of the dough around the other side of the roll.
- Place on baking sheet, and lightly sprinkle with salt. Bake for 12 minutes.
- Remove from oven and let cool for 2-5 minutes before devouring.
Do you cook with prosciutto? Do you prefer a pizza roll, or slice of pizza?
Disclosure: The Laughing Cow® provided me with product and a $25 gift card for this review. However, thoughts and opinions are my own and do not necessarily reflect those of the brand.