Mini Kaiser Roll Pizzas

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No matter how you look at it, pizza is downright delish.

When you think about it, pizza just has a few main ingredients but when combined, it tastes so good.

There’s nothing like a pizza at my fave restaurant.  But when I made pizza at home the problem I always had was finding a prepared sauce that I liked.

Then I started making my own from the basic ingredients in my pantry….just canned tomato sauce, olive oil, and some spice…and that did the trick.

Making a quick pizza sauce at home is less expensive and can be adjusted to the particular taste that you like.

The pizza sauce in this recipe can be customized to your liking by adding fresh garlic, tomato paste if you like it thicker, hot red pepper flakes if you like it more spicy, or a bit of sugar if you prefer a sweet taste.

There are so many different breads that can be used for making pizza like Naan bread, English muffins, French bread, and flour tortillas.  I used mini Kaiser rolls in this recipe but feel free to switch the bread up.

What type of dough or bread do you like to make pizza with?

Let’s check out the ingredients.

Mini-Pizzas

Mini Kaiser rolls, mozzarella cheese, pepperoni, olive oil, black olives, tomato sauce, grated parmesan cheese, dried oregano leaves, garlic powder, ground black pepper and salt.

The toppings can be changed to your liking.  And the good news is…..no extra charge for more toppings!

Here’s how to make it.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

For the Sauce:

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In a small sauce pan, add the tomato sauce,

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dried oregano,

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garlic powder,

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olive oil,

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pepper and salt.

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Stir together.  Heat on low to medium heat for about 15 minutes.  Continue to stir as its cooking.  Set aside for a moment.

For the Pizza:

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Slice off the top of each roll leaving about three quarters of the actual roll as the base for the pizza.

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Then slightly hollow out the middle of each roll by removing a small amount of the bread making sure to leave ample amount of crust (and some of the bread) around all of the edges.

The bread should look like small “bowls”.  Set aside for a moment.

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Cut the pepperoni into quarters.

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Slice the olives (or use canned pre-sliced olives).

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Grate the mozzarella cheese (or use pre-grated mozzarella cheese).

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Spoon the pizza sauce in the middle of the bread bowls.

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Add about half of the mozzarella cheese over the pizza sauce (reserving the rest of the mozzarella cheese for another layer of toppings).

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Then,

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add about half of the pepperoni (reserving the rest of the pepperoni for the next layer of toppings).

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Next,

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add about half of the black olives.

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Sprinkle half of the grated parmesan cheese on top of the pizza.

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Then add another layer of the toppings by using the remaining mozzarella cheese,

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pepperoni, olives, and parmesan cheese.  Bake in a preheated oven, uncovered on a cookie sheet in the oven for about 15 minutes or until the cheese is melted.

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Serve hot right out of the oven and Enjoy!

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Here are some more recipes with toppings on bread:

Olive Tapenade with Pepitas on Garlic Toast
Cream Cheese Garlic Bread
Roasted Garlic and Veggie Herb Topped Bread

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Mini Kaiser Roll Pizzas

Yield: Serves 2

Ingredients:

For the Sauce:

1 cup tomato sauce
½ teaspoon dried oregano leaves
½ teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon ground black pepper
3 teaspoons olive oil
2 dashes salt

For the Pizza:

4 mini Kaiser or French bread rolls
Pizza sauce
1 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese
½ cup pepperoni cut into quarters
½ cup sliced black olives
1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

For the Sauce:

In a small sauce pan, add the tomato sauce, dried oregano, garlic powder, olive oil, pepper and salt. Stir together. Heat on low to medium heat for about 15 minutes. Continue to stir as its cooking. Then set aside for a moment.

For the Pizza:

Slice off the top of each roll leaving about three quarters of the actual roll as the base for the pizza. Then slightly hollow out the middle of each roll by removing a small amount of the bread making sure to leave ample amount of crust (and some of the bread) around all of the edges. The bread should look like small “bowls”. Spoon the pizza sauce in the middle of the bread bowls.

Add about half of the mozzarella cheese over the pizza sauce (reserving the remaining mozzarella cheese for another layer of toppings). Add about half of the pepperoni (also reserving some pepperoni to make another layer of toppings). Next add about half of the black olives. Sprinkle half of the grated Parmesan cheese on top of the pizza. Then add another layer of toppings using the remaining mozzarella cheese, pepperoni, olives, and Parmesan cheese. Bake uncovered on a cookie sheet for about 15 minutes or until the cheese is melted. Serve hot right out of the oven.

 

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2 Responses to “Mini Kaiser Roll Pizzas”

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    Russell at Chasing Delicious — June 24, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    How cute are these. What a fun dinner idea!

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    • Nancy — June 25th, 2013 @ 12:13 am

      Hi Russell, thank you!

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