Ooni’s Skillet-Baked Pizza Rolls

SERVES 4 AS AN APPETISER

Baked in Ooni’s cast iron skillet, these crowd-pleasing pizza rolls are stuffed with melty mozzarella and spicy pepperoni before being smothered with aromatic garlicky, herby butter… Sharing is caring, so pass them around!

Recipe made using an Ooni Pizza Oven and kindly contributed by Ooni.

Ingredients

For the rolls

  • 3 x 165g balls of Ooni’s Classic Pizza Dough
  • 6 tbsp Ooni’s Classic Pizza Sauce
  • 200g shredded mozzarella
  • 100g pepperoni, finely sliced
  • Handful of basil leaves, torn

For the herb butter

  • 100g salted butter, melted
  • 2 tbsp thyme leaves
  • 2 tbsp parsley, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed

To serve

  • Ooni’s Ultimate Pizza Sauce 

Instructions

  1. Prepare your pizza dough ahead of time; Ooni recommend making three 165g pizza dough balls, and their Classic Pizza Dough recipe makes it really simple. You’ll need some of their Classic Pizza Sauce, too.
  2. Preheat your Ooni 3 or Ooni Pro pizza oven to 300°C.
  3. Mix together the herb butter ingredients; add a little herb butter to the Ooni Cast Iron Skillet, place the skillet inside the pizza oven to warm up, then set the remaining herb butter aside.
  4. Using a rolling pin, flatten each ball of dough into a long oval shape, and trim around the dough, using a knife to shape each ball into a rectangle. Spread two tablespoons of pizza sauce over each piece of dough, then top with the mozzarella, pepperoni and basil, reserving a little mozzarella to use as a topping later on.
  5. Take the edge of a pizza dough sheet and roll the dough in on itself to form a long tube. Once rolled, slice the tube into 1-inch-thick slices. Repeat for the remaining two pizza dough sheets.
  6. Tuck the slices into the skillet so that the cheese is facing upwards. Repeat with as many slices as you can fit in – they should be snug inside the skillet. Pour the herb butter over the top, and return the skillet to your Ooni oven for 5-6 minutes, or until the tops of the rolls have turned golden brown. Sprinkle the reserved mozzarella over the rolls and continue cooking until the cheese has melted and is a light golden colour.
  7. Serve warm alongside a bowl of Ooni’s Classic Pizza Sauce – it makes a perfect dip for these moreish mozzarella-filled rolls.