The BEST Pizza Rolls {Easy Vegan Kids Recipe}

The BEST Pizza Rolls {Easy Vegan Kids Recipe}

Looking for a delicious and easy vegan kids recipe? These vegan pizza rolls are a must-make for any vegan mom or dad looking to add something new and fun to the vegan kids meal lineup! Made with any vegan pizza dough (we recommend store-bought to keep it easy), pizza sauce, and your favorite vegan cheese shreds, 

Fall is here and we’re deep into school lunch season! I’m doing my best not to fall into a lunch box rut. My weekly meal plan includes a lunch box menu that’s as fun for the kids to eat as it is for me to make (not to mention healthy and delicious!).

These pizza roll-ups have quickly become a favorite on the menu. I made them on a whim and now my kids are asking for them every week!

Why We Love These Vegan Pizza Rolls

These pizza rolls tick so many boxes. They are: 

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Dairy-free
  • Cholesterol-free 
  • Finger-food friendly
  • Great for lunch or a snack
  • Freezer-friendly

With just 4 ingredients, these are simple enough to prep while making dinner the night before, or make a big batch on the weekend and reheat (pack in thermoses) the morning you are packing. You can use olives, vegan pepperoni, veggies, or whatever you usually love on pizza. Have fun with the toppings and add whatever you or your kids like!

Be sure to serve with more marinara or pizza sauce on the side for delicious dipping.

Where Can I Find the Ingredients?

Vegan Pizza Dough: You can find pre-made vegan pizza dough in the refrigerated section of many grocery stores (such as Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods) or you can make your own.

The pictured pizza rolls were made using the Trader Joe’s Garlic & Herb pizza dough.

Vegan Pizza Sauce: You can use any plant-based pizza sauce — or even pasta sauce or marinara if you don’t have pizza sauce on hand. I used the Trader Joe’s pizza sauce (found in a tub in the refrigerated section).

Plant-Based Cheese:  Pick your favorite vegan shredded cheese! If you don’t have shredded cheese, sliced cheese will work just find too. I used Miyoko’s vegan mozzarella cheese that I shredded with a cheese grater. 

Veggie Meat Or Other Add-Ins: If you can find vegan pepperoni, it’s delicious in this recipe! I used the Yves vegan pepperoni slices (chopped up into small pieces). If you want to add an extra handmade touch to these pizza roll-ups, consider making your own vegan pepperoni to throw in! You can also add in other types of vegan meat, vegan ground beef, veggies, herbs, jalapeno for a spicy kick, and beyond. 

More Family-Friendly Vegan Kids Recipe Ideas:

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Vegan Pizza Roll-Ups

  • Author: Stephanie Dreyer
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 12 servings 1x
  • Category: Appetizer, Lunch
  • Method: Countertop, Oven
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Diet: Vegan


These delicious vegan pizza rolls will be a big hit with kiddos everywhere! A great meal idea for the entire family, feel free to add additional pizza roll fillings of your choice!


  • 1 package of pre-made refrigerated pizza dough
  • ⅓ cup pizza sauce (if you don’t have pizza sauce, marinara sauce can also work)
  • ½ cup vegan mozzarella cheese
  • ⅛ cup sliced black olives


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Roll out the pizza dough on a floured surface.
  3. Spread the pizza sauce over the crust, leaving a 1-inch border around the edge of the circle.
  4. Sprinkle with shredded vegan mozzarella and top with sliced olives.
  5. Start on the side closest to you and roll the dough into a log, sealing it on the bottom and stretching it out it’s about 1-inch in diameter.
  6. Using a serrated knife, slice the log into 1-inch rounds. Place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
  7. Bake for 10 minutes, or until cooked all the way through.
  8. Serve with marinara sauce for dipping.

Keywords: appetizer, dairy-free, kids, Italian, lunch, pizza rolls

Recipe Q&A

Can I make these veggie pizza rolls gluten-free? 

Absolutely! Just use a gluten-free pizza crust and make sure the plant-based cheese you choose is gluten-free. Gluten free vegan pizza rolls, here you come!

Which vegan cheese is best to use? 

You can use any vegan cheese you have on hand — but our favorite is shredded vegan mozzarella, cheddar, or a mix of both. 

I’m not a kid — can I still make this recipe?

Do you even have to ask? Of course! This recipe is for anyone and everyone that loves good food and pizza with a fun twist. 

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Vegan pizza rolls recipe by Stephanie Dreyer for World of Vegan. Pizza roll photos by Michelle Cehn. Recipe and photographs copyright of World of Vegan™, all rights reserved. Article edited by Amanda Meth. Please note that this article contains affiliate links which means shopping through them helps lights on at World of Vegan! For more family-friendly vegan tips and recipes from, subscribe to her newsletter here

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8 Comments - Write a Comment

  1. Amanda · Edit

    These are great! So easy to customize and a perfect party food.

  2. Andrea · Edit

    Holy smokes these look amazing! Can’t wait to give these a go and make this for my fam 🙂

  3. These are SO good! Such a creative recipe and I love how quickly they come together 🙂

  4. Marie H. · Edit

    I can’t believe how quick and easy this pizza rolls up are to make! I’m not a huge fan of olives, but add a bit of vegan pepperoni and crushed red pepper and I’m in heaven! Perfect for a snack or for appetizers. Love it!

  5. These are so cute and easy to make. Great for a snack, appetizer, or finger food for a gathering. We got a bit creative and used a spicy tomato-eggplant sauce. Yum.

  6. Beatriz Buono-Core · Edit

    This is amazing! The family is completely obsessed 🙂

  7. Janaye · Edit

    Love this super kid-friendly recipe and great for parties


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