Homemade gluten free pizza rolls that are dairy free, vegetarian optional and top 8 allergens free AND kids love them!! This gluten free pizza roll recipe makes an easy lunch or dinner for kids, or a side for a salad.
- Why We Like This Gluten Free Pizza Rolls Recipe
- The Ingredients here are pretty simple:
- Adaptations For the Gluten Free Pizza Rolls
- Directions on How to Make Gluten Free Dairy Free Pizza Rolls
- How To Store and Reheat Allergen Friendly Pizza Rolls
- What to Serve This Gluten Free Pizza Roll Recipe With
- Other Recipes You May Enjoy
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Why We Like This Gluten Free Pizza Rolls Recipe
Our kids LOVE pizza and anything pizza flavoured. Being top 8 allergen free and allergy friendly means we had to figure out how to give them the tastes and foods they love without making the texture or flavours weird for a child’s palate. The picky eaters in our house will know if there is a huge difference. We had to please kids with our gluten free dairy free pizza rolls who had homemade pizza every week and not all our kids have the same allergies so we had to make it as close as we could.
I wanted a recipe that didn’t call for a ton of weird ingredients that we had to go out and buy. Time was another factor for us. We were used to making our own dough so the rise times and making the dough ahead was typical for us but I didn’t want to spend all day in the kitchen. Once we had the Gluten Free Vegan Pizza Dough Recipe I wanted to be able to make the dough once and maximise the meals we could get from it, so the pizza rolls were born. A great lunch or dinner for kids and as an adult I pair the pizza rolls with my salads or pop them as a snack.
The Ingredients here are pretty simple:
Already made dough from this Gluten Free Vegan Pizza Dough Recipe- make an extra portion if making pizzas for this recipe as a time saver. The dough can be made just for this gluten free pizza rolls recipe, too.
there is the quick option safe for your restrictions canned pizza sauce. We only found a couple where we are that are soy free, check carefully as most of the major brands were not allergen friendly. If your area doesn’t have a safe option, making your own pizza sauce isn’t very difficult.
It is very easy to make to make 8 allergens free. Use safe canned tomato sauce added into pureed garlic and onions that has been sauteed in a splash of olive oil. Sprinkle in your favourite herbs, oregano and basil are the most common in pizza sauce. For a spicier kick add in a few red chili flakes.
Favourite Pizza Toppings-
Our recipe lists thinly sliced ham, as that is what our kids choose for their pizzas, but you can use your own favourite toppings – no meat would make this a vegan/vegetarian recipe.
If using moisture heavy fillings, like mushrooms and fresh tomatoes, the recipe may need a bit more time baking. The moist fillings will release into the dough and it will take a few extra minutes in the oven to ensure the gluten free pizza rolls dough around those fillings is properly cooked.
Vegan Margarine -
We choose Earth Balance- dairy/soy free spread. Microwave it for 20 seconds, check it and add another 10 seconds until melted through. Use a silicone cooking brush to paint a thin layer the melted topping on to keep the crust soft.
The best part of the pizza is always the cheese. The key with vegan cheeses is to not put it on the whole time the gluten free dairy free pizza rolls cook. Many of these cheeses will go hard when cooked for the whole time. We prefer the coconut based cheeses like Violife to the pea protein ones, but using what is safest for your food restrictions is key.
When it comes to vegan cheeses not all are made the same. If cashews are safe for you the mozzarella-style cashew cheese melts really well but they are not safe for us as they are a top 8 allergen. The nut based cheeses are great for those who don’t have restrictions. They can be far superior in meltiness and texture to coconut or pea protein based ones.
Adaptations For the Gluten Free Pizza Rolls
The only real restrictions when it comes to adaptations and flavours are our imaginations.
Sunflower seed based pesto can be used instead of tomato based sauce. We make a fabulous Wild Garlic Pesto Sauce with roasted sunflower seeds.
Garlic infused olive oil is also another sauce filling that works well. Brush the oil on the inside of the rolls and add fillings, then roll. The garlic olive oil is super tasty with a dill pickle filling and mozzarella style vegan cheese. It may sound odd but is one of our favourite pizzas after seeing it on social media.
They are entirely up to you and your tastes and allergies. If luncheon meats are not safe, try leftover cooked ground meat, like taco beef. The day or two after a ham roast has been made, save some sliced thin for the filling. Shredded cooked meat is also a great pizza filling/topping.
Vegan and vegetarian meat substitutes that are safe for you can also be used, following the heating instructions of the product first, then adding it to the pizza rolls.
Use any veggies or fruit like pineapple to fill in the rolls. The best ones are peppers, tomatoes, olives, spinach, onions, mushrooms, and herbs like basil. The sky's the limit.
Use thinly sliced eggplant instead of dough, if desired. Bake the rolls at 400F for 25-35 mins as needed. They will let off more moisture than the dough. Hold the rolls together with metal skewers while cooking and remove after plating. This will help keep the eggplant curled while cooking and to get it on the plate without fuss.
Sweet or Dessert Gluten Free Pizza Rolls-
The dough recipe we use is one that is neutral enough to make for dessert too. For the sauce melt a few enjoy life or other safe chocolate chips with coconut oil. Use 1 teaspoon coconut oil for every ⅓ cup of vegan and allergen safe chocolate chips (dark or white). Brush on the flat raw dough, roll it and bake. Brush with maple syrup and water mixed 1:1. Serve with fresh fruit and vegan soy free and nut free ice cream.
Directions on How to Make Gluten Free Dairy Free Pizza Rolls
We use Our Allergen Friendly Pizza Dough for our pizza rolls but you can use your favourite recipe. Roll the dough out flat into a 9 inch by 15-18 inch rectangle. Spread the safe tomato sauce on the dough from edge to edge.
Sprinkle on veggies, meats, and other fillings. Roll the dough with the swirl forming on the short side. You want the roll to be the length of the long side so you can get more slices out of it as gluten free dough doesn't rise a ton.
Cut the long roll into 2-3 inch sections. Place them in an oiled oven safe casserole dish and Brush them with melted vegan margarine. Pop them in the oven to cook. Just before they are done sprinkle on the vegan cheese and let the rolls finish baking.
How To Store and Reheat Allergen Friendly Pizza Rolls
The rolls will keep for 72 hours in the fridge in a sealed container after cooking and cooling fully.
In the Freezer the rolls will keep for 2 months in a sealed container once cooked. Watch for freezer burn on the dough.
The cooked rolls can be eaten straight from the fridge or warmed. If frozen they should be thawed in the fridge before eating or reheating.
Wrap however many thawed rolls you’d like to have for lunch in aluminium foil and bake in a preheated oven. Preheat the oven to 350F and bake the rolls for 10 mins or until warmed through.
On a microwave safe plate place 1-2 rolls and microwave for 45 seconds. Check tif the middles are warmed. If they are not warmed through, microwave for another 20 seconds and check again.
What to Serve This Gluten Free Pizza Roll Recipe With
These allergen safe pizza rolls are PERFECT for school lunches. They can be microwaved at school or eaten cold. One or two gluten free pizza rolls should be filling enough for most school aged kids. Serve them with a salad or with a soup for a bigger meal for those never full teens.
Other Recipes You May Enjoy
- Tami’s GF pizza dough
- 1 small tin pizza sauce
- Ham or any safe meat
- 2 Tbsps vegan margarine melted
- ½ C Shredded vegan cheese
- Roll the dough flat ½-2/3 inch thick. After letting it rise from making our Gluten Free Pizza Dough
- Spread sauce and ham over the sauced dough.
- Roll up the dough onto itself to form a long roll. (like a cinnamon bun.)
- Cut into 2 inch rolls put in a 8x8 oiled casserole dish so you can see the roll pattern.
- Brush exposed tops and sides with melted vegan margarine.
- Top with remaining sauce.
- Bake 375°F for 15 mins then top with vegan cheese and continue baking for 5 mins.