Surviving Dinner – Pizza Roll-Up

Lots of recipes claim they can be cooked in 20 minutes or less.  Some nights are so busy, even that’s too long.  “Surviving Dinner” is a series that is not about good wifeing, mothering, or cooking.  It’s about surviving.  It’s for those nights when you’re tempted to write “fast food” on the menu, but cooking at home will save you a few dollars, a few hundred calories, and loads of mommy-guilt.  Recipes found here can be cooked quickly and have minimal prep and clean-up.  Some may require a little pre-planning, but many won’t.

Pizza is the go-to meal when time is short.  This week and next I have 2 suggestions to mix up pizza night – and fast!

Of course I made mine with pesto…what did you expect? 🙂 Add artichoke hearts and feta, and it’s a little piece of perfection right in my kitchen.


  • Pizza dough (either purchased/refrigerated dough or your own homemade stuff you had previously frozen and thawed)
  • Mozzarella
  • Pizza sauce (or just mix up your own – tomato sauce, garlic powder, italian seasonings, and salt if neccessary to taste)
  • Toppings of your choice

1.  Roll out pizza dough.

2. Spread sauce, toppings, and cheese.

3.  Roll up the pizza dough jelly-roll style.  Pinch the edges so the goodness doesn’t escape while it’s in the oven.

4.  Bake pizza according to pizza dough directions, but add a few minutes to allow it to cook through.  It will probably be somewhere around 450 degrees for 15ish minutes.  The pizza roll-up is done when the top has browned, has a good crust, and sounds hollow when you tap it.

5.  Allow to sit for 5 minutes, then slice and serve!

Wondering what I’m doing here?  Learn more about the idea behind Surviving Dinner.


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