Who still remembers that song by Limp Bizkit from the early 2000s? Even if you don’t, it sets the perfect tone for the theme of today’s snack. Everyone loves pizza and how could you not?! We have also all certainly daydreamed before about how amazing it would be if there was pizza right now, whether it be on a long drive, a picnic in the park or during a walk in the countryside, or even as a tasty school or work lunch or snack. Enter the pizza roll. They are the perfect food companion: delicious, easy to store and carry and simple and quick to make. This recipe makes for 10 rolls of ½ an inch each. Prep time for this beauty is 15 minutes (plus 20 minutes of oven time) and they are perfectly suited for making in advance for the upcoming week.
- Large square pizza dough
- 1 1/2 cups of cream spinach
- 8 slices of beef ham (10 if the slices are smaller)
- ½ cup of grated emmentaler or mozzarella cheese
- 1 teaspoon of ground pepper
- ½ teaspoon of nutmeg
- ½ teaspoon of salt
Lay the pizza dough on baking paper and preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit/200 degrees Celsius. Cook the spinach and add the spices. Spread the spinach on the pizza dough and make sure it’s even and that you leave a bit of space at the edges of the dough, so that the spinach doesn’t spill out when you make your roll later. Place the ham slices on top in a single layer so that they cover the entirety of the dough. Then drizzle the grated cheese on top.
Now let’s get rollin’: gently lift the baking paper at one of the shorter ends and fold the pizza dough about an inch onto the dough part underneath and from there continue rolling up the dough. Use the baking paper, don’t try to fiddle the dough off directly. Thereby you avoid the messy and complicated endeavor of trying to get the dough evenly rolled up. Afterwards, place it in the oven and let it bake for 20 minutes. Wait 10 minutes to allow the pizza roll to cool down a little before cutting it into 0.5 inch/1.5 centimeter slices.
P.S. This snack is ideal for adding your own twists and variations. Why not exchange the pizza with classic pizza tomato sauce or the ham with salami or add slices bell pepper instead of meat? Your options are basically endless.