Renee's Kitchen Adventures

Monday, February 20, 2012

Pizza Rolls

Hot from the oven, oozing with with mozzarella cheese and turkey pepperoni, these are a great snack for 4 points plus each!  Thanks to flaky reduced fat refrigerated cresecent rolls and a few ingredients, you can have a fun snack in no time...totally kid approved too!

I used Weight Watchers brand smoked mozzarella cheese sticks for the middle and loved the smokey flavor it gave them, but you could use any reduced fat mozzarella cheese stick you have.  I found there was no need to freeze the cheese in order to keep it from oozing out of the roll when I used the Weight Watchers brand though.  It melted just enough to make a gooey middle without making a mess.  You will have an extra third left over, because you will only need 8 pieces.  I gave my extra to the dog...who was patiently waiting at my side.  What can I say?  Pizza is on the top ten lists of favorites for my dog...right next to toast!  lol

Serve extra sauce along side for dipping...and make your family happy! :)

Pizza Rolls
from the kitchen of MKA

Servings - 8   Serving Size - 1 roll   Points Plus per serving - 4 Points Plus
Calories - 132.8,   Total Fat - 6.8g,   Carb. - 13g,   Protein - 6.2g,   Fiber - 0.1g

1 package of refrigerated Reduced Fat Crescent Roll dough in the can
8 tsp. plain pizza sauce or marinara sauce
16 turkey pepperoni slices
3 reduced fat string cheese ( I used Weight Watchers Smoked Mozzarella ) , cut into thirds
extra pizza sauce for dipping ( optional and not included in nutrition information above) 

1.  Heat oven to 375 degrees F.  Line a baking sheet with nonstick foil or regular foil sprayed with a bit of non-stick cooking spray.  ( the sauce tends to ooze out when rolling them and this will prevent sticking) 

2.  Open up the can of crescent rolls and tear apart at perforations to give you 8 triangles.  Spread 1 tsp. pizza sauce on each triangle.  Next place two pepperoni slices on each triangle next to each other, starting at wide end.  Place one piece of string cheese ( 1/3 ) toward the wide end of the triangle, and roll up triangle to point.   Place point side down on baking sheet and pinch in open ends on side to prevent cheese from leaking out.  

3.  Bake in oven for 11 - 15 minutes, or until tops are golden brown.  Best served warm while cheese is still melted.  Serve with additional pizza sauce for dipping, if desired. 


The boys in my  family are hooked on the show Walking Dead.   Yesterday, we had dinner early and they all settled down to watch the newest I quickly made up a batch of these snacks to enjoy.   Everyone really liked them and said that I should definitely post the recipe on my blog here I am.  I did end up watching the show for the first time yesterday...but I think I need to watch the first and second season so I can figure out who is who.  Luckily, hubby borrowed the first season dvd's from a it's a just a matter of finding time to watch them.  

I still like my current most favorite show though....Revenge.  Just can't get enough of it.  

How about you?  Are you watching any MUST SEE tv these days? 


  1. Ah, I'm just waiting for 'Warehouse 13' to come back. Unfortunately I think it isn't until the summer. Thank you for your recipes! You are keeping me on track! :)

  2. OMG, I need to find the WW smoked mozzarella! That looks delicious.

    Our guilty pleasure is the Celebrity Apprentice! :D

  3. mmmm- look at that cheese oozing out! Favorite shows- White Collar, Up all night, Real Housewives :)

  4. Another winner from Renee!!! THANKS!!!! As for favorite TV at the moment, The Amazing Race has just started it's new season, and a Canadian travel show called Descending. Hmm...there is a trend there, guess the travel bug has bitten me! Have a great Monday Renee!!!

    1. amazing race is one of the few "reality" shows really worth watching! :)

  5. Pardon my stomach while it growls! This sounds so good. I have tried those smoky cheese sticks and LOVE them. LOVE! Great idea using them here. And what a nice mommy you are to your dog. :)

  6. i just found your sight. I love the new Laughing Cow cream cheese spreads. I love all the recipe ideas to use with them. I make alfredo sauce with the cheese wedges.
    My guilty pleasure is also Revenge... I can't get enough.


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