Vegan Pizza Rolls

Looking for a delicious and easy appetizer or fun vegan kids recipe for dinner? These vegan pizza rolls are perfect! A must-make for vegan parents looking to add something new and fun to the meal time lineup.
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Vegan pizza rolls stacked on a white plate with marinara sauce.
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Everyone loves pizza rolls. And it’s easier than ever to make your own vegan pizza rolls from scratch! All you need is some store-bought pizza dough, pizza sauce, vegan cheese, and your favorite fixings.

These pizza rolls are especially handy as an appetizer for parties, pizza and movie nights, and school lunch season. Whether you’re prepping for a celebration or doing your best not to fall into a lunch box rut, this quick and easy dinner has your back.

These pizza roll-ups have quickly become a favorite on many family dinner menus. Just beware, your kids will be asking for them every week! Gather your ingredients and let’s get rolling.

Woman picking up one of the cheesy vegan pizza rolls from the plate.

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.

More Family-Friendly Vegan Kids Recipe Ideas

Pull apart pizza bread with cheese and sauce.

Key Ingredients and Toppings

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.

Vegan pizza dough on a floured surface.

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).

Spreading pizza sauce on rolled dough with a spoon.

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 GOOD PLANeT‘s mozzarella vegan cheese.

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.

How to Make Pizza Rolls

One of the reasons why this recipe is so popular for busy parents and kids alike is because it’s so easy. Assuming you use store-bought dough, all you need to do is:

  • roll out the pizza dough on a floured work surface
  • add your toppings (or rather fillings)
  • roll it up like a log
  • slice into 1-inch thick rounds
  • bake, garnish, and serve!

If you’re a visual learner, these step-by-step photos show exactly how it’s done.

Common Pizza Roll Questions

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

Author: Stephanie Dreyer
5 from 11 votes
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!
Vegan pizza rolls stacked on a white plate with marinara sauce.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package vegan pizza dough, store-bought refrigerated pizza dough or homemade
  • cup pizza sauce, plus more for dipping
  • ½ cup vegan mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • cup sliced black olives
  • 2 tablespoons parsley, finely chopped, for garnish

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  • On a floured work surface, roll out the pizza dough using a flour-dusted rolling pin to create a large flat oval-rectangle shape as pictured.
  • Spread the pizza sauce over the crust with a spoon, leaving a 1-inch border around the edge of the circle.
  • Sprinkle with shredded vegan mozzarella cheese and top with sliced olives (and/or any other desired toppings).
  • Start on the long side closest to you and roll the dough into a log, sealing it on the bottom by pinching the dough together.
  • Using a serrated knife, slice the log into 1-inch rounds. Place on baking sheet, leaving space between each.
  • Bake for 10 minutes, or until cooked all the way through.
  • Garnish with a sprinkle of parsley and serve with marinara sauce for dipping.

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Notes

If you don’t have pizza sauce, marinara sauce can also work!

Nutrition

Calories: 99kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Sodium: 336mg | Potassium: 21mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 35IU | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg
Course — Appetizer, Lunch
Cuisine — Italian
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Vegan pizza rolls recipe by Stephanie Dreyer for World of Vegan. Pizza roll photos by Michelle Cehn. Photos by Kaylie Grace.

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10 comments
  1. 5 stars
    What’s not to love about bite sized pizza rolls. So snackable and easy to make

  2. 5 stars
    love love love these pizza rolls! so easy and sooo delicious!

  3. 5 stars
    Love this super kid-friendly recipe and great for parties

  4. Beatriz Buono-Core says:

    5 stars
    This is amazing! The family is completely obsessed 🙂

  5. 5 stars
    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. 5 stars
    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!

  7. 5 stars
    These are SO good! Such a creative recipe and I love how quickly they come together 🙂

  8. 5 stars
    Holy smokes these look amazing! Can’t wait to give these a go and make this for my fam 🙂

  9. 5 stars
    These are great! So easy to customize and a perfect party food.

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