Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Pizza Buns Recipe


So, about those pizza buns I've been showing off.


Aren't they gorgeous?  And SO good... soft, cheesy, and pizza-y.  An entire pan will disappear in minutes around here.  


I make them with dinner roll dough instead of pizza dough, so they're a touch sweet and incredibly soft.  


  These pizza buns come together easily.  I use a breadmaker to do most of the work.  If you don't have a breadmaker, you can use any basic dinner roll recipe.  And if you don't feel like making the dough from scratch, frozen dinner rolls from the grocery store would work too.  The sauce is a basic pizza sauce recipe, but again, feel free to use your own favourite recipe, or a store bought pizza sauce, or even leftover spaghetti sauce.  These buns are easy that way.


  I use equal parts mozzarella cheese and cheddar cheese.  Or all mozzarella if I don't have cheddar.  Or monterey jack if that's what happens to be in the fridge.  Use whatever combination of cheeses you like.  So easy.


I bake them in stoneware, as I do most things that I put in the oven.  They bake evenly and come out of the pan easily.


I make these pizza buns most often to pack into the kids' lunches, but they're great any time of day.  Add a bowl of soup and you have a meal.  Or have them for breakfast.


Pizza Buns
I batch of breadmaker dinner rolls
Pizza sauce or spaghetti sauce of choice
1 cup shredded mozzarella
1 cup shredded cheddar

Breadmaker Dinner Roll Dough
Add to breadmaker in order listed:
8 oz warm milk
3 tbsp butter
3 cups flour
3 1/2 tbsp sugar
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp breadmaker yeast (or 2 tsp active dry yeast)

Set to dough cycle.  When cycle is complete, move dough to lightly floured surface and knead for one minute.  Divide into 16 equal portions and shape into rolls.  Place into greased baking pan (I use a 9 x 13 stone which gives them plenty of room to rise) and allow to rise for approx. one hour or until doubled in size.  Spoon a tablespoon of pizza sauce or spaghetti sauce on each roll.  Cover rolls with shredded cheese and bake in 350° oven for 15-20 min or until cheese has melted and rolls are beginning to brown.

Homemade Pizza Sauce
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp butter
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 (8 oz) can tomato sauce
1 (8 oz) can tomato paste
1 tsp dried basil
1 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
1/4 tsp black pepper
2 bay leaves

In a medium size saucepan, sauté the onion in olive oil and butter until transparent.  Add minced garlic and sauté gently for another minute.  Add tomato sauce and tomato paste, stirring to combine.  Add the remaining ingredients and simmer slowly for an hour.  Allow to cool and remove bay leaves before using.
** I love garlic, and sometimes use more than 2 cloves.  Use however much, or little, garlic as you like.  






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76 comments:

  1. These look like something that my kids would love!

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  2. Goodness friend these look amazing! Like wow! I know the beans would love these! I am pinning this right now! Nicole xo

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  3. My youngest daughter would eat an entire pan! Thanks for posting.

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  4. These look so delicious!

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

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  5. These pizza buns look DELICIOUS !!

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  6. These looks sooo yummy too!
    Oh my gosh -- with the eating this winter! LOL
    it's a good thing I am doing other stuff like sledding and shoveling snow too!

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  7. Pinned it! And I'm dying a little of envy because I want them NOW. I love dinner roll dough and I love dough from scratch actually, so much better than store-bought.

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  8. I bet they disappear they just look so good on the screen, I want to reach out and take one! Yummers! Pizza is my favorite! can't wait to try pizza buns!

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  9. Oh my goodness, these look delicious! Can't wait to make them for my boys!

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  10. These look so yummy. I can see my kids loving these!
    Thanks for sharing,
    Suzanne
    Pieced Pastimes

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  11. oh my goodness oeey gooey goodness! Yum Hugs

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  12. Thanks for linking up with What We Eat Wednesdays!! These look AMAZING!!!

    Alexis at Laugh. Eat. Learn.

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  13. I'm pretty sure I can smell them right now! Oh, they look good. Thanks for bringing them to Treasure Box Tuesday, Jenn. I have pinned and tweeted! :)

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  14. Wow, these do look AMAZING! I don't have a breadmaker, but I think i'll still have to try these out. Thanks again for linking up with What We Eat Wednesdays.
    -Kayla & Kenzie
    Orchardgirls.blogspot.com

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  15. Oh, I can be off my low carb diet for one day... if I have leftovers maybe the next day! I will be sharing!

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  16. YUM! These will go great with a big pot of pasta! Thanks for sharing!

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  17. what a yummy idea. perfect for a game day snack or appetier before diner . thanks for linking up to the all things pretty party

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  18. nom nom nom! I love there are so many options to these and they look so yummy :) Yes I want some for breakfast! Thanks for linking to Turn it up Tuesday!

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  19. My family would love these. They look oven better than the ones at the grocery store. Thanks for sharing at Simple Supper.

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  20. Wow, this looks insanely yummy! Thanks for sharing!
    Jess - www.barefootbysea.blogspot.com

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  21. These are pretty awesome - so good with a hot bowl of soup. Perhaps this weekend!

    Schmoozing via #schmoozewithbebetsy on Google+ - love to meet new people! Happy Valentine's Day and thanks for sharing.

    Sharon and Denise

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  22. Dear Jenn, These pizza rolls are a perfect weekend treat. They look delicious. Thank you for sharing on Foodie Friends. Happy Valentine's Day and have a wonderful weekend. Blessings, Catherine xo

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  23. These look great. Even kid friendly. Thanks for sharing.

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  24. yummy looking Visiting from the Wakeup Wed Linky!! :) Nice to meet you!

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  25. These look so good and so easy! I'd love it if you'd share this at my link up, going on now! http://accidentallywonderful.blogspot.com/2014/02/accidentally-wonderful-wednesday-5.html

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  26. G'day! looks warm and welcoming any day! YUM!
    Thanks for sharing as part of Foodie Friends Friday Snack Party!
    Cheers! Joanne

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  27. These look so yummy. I know my small people would love them! Thanks for sharing at Food on Friday!

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  28. Oh yummy! My kids would love them. Thanks for the share. Just pinned it for later.

    http://www.jenerallyinformed.com/

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  29. Wow these look so tasty, I need to try :)

    Thanks for sharing at the weekend blog hop...

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  30. Hi Jenn,
    We will just love your Pizza Buns, they look awesome! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend!
    Miz Helen

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  31. My mouth is watering and I'm about to go to bed.....not a good time to be eating!

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  32. These look so good! These are exactly the kind of thing my boys love, and with a bowl of soup, you're right, they would be a great meal--especially on a cold day!

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  33. These look delicious! I love how easily adaptable the recipe is. Thanks for linking to the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Hope to see you next week.

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  34. These look great...I can't wait to try them! Pinning...lately all of our meals come from Pinterest!

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  35. WOW, Jen! These look incredible! I have to try these. Lately I have been making pizza on fresh Italian rolls, so delish! I especially love them with pizza sauce, pineapple, ham, cheese and just a touch of fresh chive if I have it. I'm starting to get back into the swing of blogging. I have a few posts I am working on and hope to publish them soon...I hope to put a story on here about my Dad from last October, it's amazing! Winter is getting real old! Too much snow, I am so tired of it! We had 2 major snowstorms in less than a week. Take care and keep warm. Your blog friend, Dawn
    @ A Place for Pictures and Memories

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  36. What a great idea for lunch boxes! I am always looking for some great ideas for my son's lunch and it's really hard to mix it up. I'm looking forward to trying this recipe!

    Thanks so much for sharing on Turn It Up Tuesday! We love having you! :)

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  37. These would be great for us as a lunch or snack. Thanks for the idea!!

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  38. Thanks for the recipe these look so delicious! We'd love to have you share at WIW.
    New follower,
    Patti

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  39. Yes, oooey gooey delicious! Thank you for sharing and linking up with us at the #WWDParty. Have a great week.

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  40. Looks so delicious and easy!! Thanks for linking up at Romance on a Dime!!

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  41. Makes me hungry! Thanks for sharing on The Four Seasons Blog Hop! Sandra from Scrumptilicious 4 You!

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  42. I received a bread maker for Christmas and look forward to trying this! Thanks for linking up with Whip it up Wednesday.

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  43. Your Pizza Buns look delicious. Love that you have provided a short cut version and a bread maker version - that's perfect! I can definitely see why they are popular with your family - I know they will be popular with mine :-) Thank you for sharing this yummy recipe with the Hearth and Soul hop.

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  44. These look and sound gorgeous - and seem really easy too. Thank you for linking to PoCoLo x

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  45. These look amazing! Thanks so much for linking up with "Try a New Recipe Tuesday." I hope you will be able to join us again this week. http://our4kiddos.blogspot.com/2014/02/try-new-recipe-tuesday-february-18.html

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  46. Love Pizza! Wow! thats Awesome! I need to try this recipe!

    Coming from Mix it up Monday! Come-by my blog and say hi!

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  47. Oh wow! These look so delicious, They'll go amazingly with a BBQ (Braai). Pinned it. Thanks for Linking up to the "Most Fabulous Jol".
    ~ Keren of Fabulous-farmliving

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  48. These look so good Jenn. My son loves these. I'm going to make some for him. Thanks so much for linking up to Thriving on Thursdays. I'm featuring this one at tomorrow's party.

    Anne xx

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  49. These look really good. I know my three teens would LOVE them.. You are today's Dare to Share Feature of the Day.. Thanks so much for linking up this week.. I look forward to seeing more of your posts.

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  50. I am happily featuring the Pizza Buns at Tickled Pink Times Two tonight :) I can't wait to see your next link up! Make it a pink day!

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  51. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Have a great weekend and enjoy your new Red Plate!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

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  52. Great recipe! My kids would love this, pinning :) Thank you for linking up at Moonlight and Mason Jars!

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  53. Hi, Jenn. Thank you for showing off your buns (hee hee). I like your lunchbox idea. My son is getting bored with the usuals and I know he'd like these. Thanks for linking!

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  54. Holy pizza buns! These look AMAZING. I absolutely LOVE them & will be making them tomorrow! I also love that you use your bread machine to get the dough started. I ALWAYS forget that I can do this! lol. Thanks for the reminder; can't WAIT to make these! By the way, I'll be featuring you today on #GetHimFed! Thanks for sharing last week!

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  55. Pizza Buns, very interesting and they look delicious. I'm sure the little ones will love them also.
    Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  56. These look so yummy and doable! My kids would love them. Thanks for the idea and linking up at Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop so I could find it.

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  57. These pizza buns are keepers! My family loved them. Thanks so much.

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  58. This are fantastic! My daughters would love something like this in their lunch box.

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  59. Holy cow, these look amazing! I am definitely making these ASAP!!

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  60. Wow this looks fantastic.I love to enjoy reading and learning new things it was so easy to make.

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  61. Oh yum! Stopping by from Bloggers Brags to pin up your fabulous post. Would love it if you come come by and share at the Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop (Tues 7 pm EST)!
    Blessings,
    Shari
    http://puregracefarms.com/2014/07/wonderful-wednesday-blog-hop-80/

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  62. These look like something my husband would adore! So soft and cheesy. :-)
    Thanks for linking up in the Bloggers Brags Party at Surviving Toddlerhood. Come back again next week!

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  63. Going to have to try this!
    sarahxsarah.com

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  64. these sound so yummy. I might just have to try these out for school lunches in a few weeks. Thanks for sharing at he Snickerdoodle Sunday.

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  65. The cheese is literally oozing all over these! Kids would love them (and us adults too!!).

    Thanks for sharing at Marvelous Monday on Smart Party Planning :-)

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  66. These look super tasty! I can't wait to try these, I might even share with the kids! haha. Thanks for linking up to Snickerdoodle Sunday.

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  67. I am so going to try to do this as it is really luscious! #pocolo

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  68. These do look delish!! I want a breadmaker :( I would do sooooo much more!

    Pinning these puppies!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  69. How yum is this! I am o glad yo provided a recipe for your own dough because I think store -bought biscuit dough tastes awful.... Am I the only one? :)
    xox, Crystelle
    CrystelleBoutique

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  70. These pizza buns look so awesome I can almost reach through the screen and grab them!

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  71. My husband would love these! Great recipe!

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  72. These look wonderful! My kids would love them!

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  73. Wow! Yum! I've never even heard of pizza buns, they sound delish! Thanks so much for stopping by Creative Spark Link Party! We hope you stop by again today to link up! http://bit.ly/1ml6d2u

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