Pizza Scrolls

It’s back to school and back to work for most of us, and time to refresh that lunchbox! Inspired by a couple of magazine ideas that I’d read, I’ve created a recipe that produces fluffy scrolls filled with your delicious pizza toppings, and uses up leftover ingredients in the fridge!

And it’s no harder than rolling up your favourite pizza.

Leftover Pizza Scrolls Recipe


Leftover Pizza Scrolls
Recipe Type: Kid friendly, Easy, Freezer Friendly
Author: Tammi Kwok
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Serves: 24 scrolls
These pizza scrolls are a perfect way to involve the kids with making their own lunches AND use up leftovers in the fridge! It’s also freezer-friendly, which means that you’ll also get easy breakfasts on the go, if it even lasts that long!
  • [For the bread]
  • 2.5 cups strong flour, plus extra for adjustments
  • 1 tbsp dried yeast
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1.5 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • Water
  • [For the pizza]
  • 4-5 tbsp tomato paste (about 140g)
  • 1.5 cups pizza cheese
  • toppings of your choice, I used leftover ingredients I had in my fridge:
  • 200g bacon
  • 80g ham
  • 100g olives
  1. [For the Bread]
  2. Place all the ingredients for the bread into the bowl of a food processor, If you don’t have one, you can mix it in a bowl instead. It’ll just take a bit longer.
  3. With the motor running, stream in about 275mls of water. The amount of water you actually need varies depending on your flour and climate, but I add enough water to make a very wet dough, so it sticks to the spindle slightly. If you don’t add enough water, the dough will be hard to handle, and the gluten won’t form.
  4. After a minute or so, add 1 or two tablespoons of flour through the chute, just so that the dough balls off the side of the bowl, and makes a slack ball of dough.
  5. Place the dough into a lightly oiled bowl or container, and cover with a wet tea towel or cling wrap. Place in a warm draught-free place for 40min or till the dough has doubled in size.
  6. Sit back and have a cup of tea.
  7. [For the Pizza]
  8. Prepare your pizza topping ingredients: chop bacon, ham, “taste test” some salami…whatever you have to do.
  9. Split the dough into two portions. Roll it out into a rectangular shape, about 0.5cm thick. I find that it’s easier to roll with a non-floured surface, helping the dough stretch, but you’d then require a pastry scraper or plastic spatular to help you roll up the scrolls later on.
  10. Spread with half the tomato paste, top with half the toppings. Make your pizza!
  11. Starting with the long end, roll up the pizza into a long log. With a sharp knife, cut into 12 pieces. Place loosely into a deep roasting tray.
  12. Repeat with other ball of dough.
  13. Cover with a damp tea towel and heat your oven to 180C.
  14. The pizza base will prove and expand again, filling the tray.
  15. Bake for about 20-30 mins, or till golden brown and delicious!



  1. Kate @rosehipsrhubarb January 30, 2015 at 1:45 pm

    These look great. It can be so difficult to think of new things for school lunchboxes.

  2. Lauren @ Create Bake Make January 30, 2015 at 11:52 pm

    I love any recipe which will help me use up leftovers! These look great!

  3. Lucy @ Bake Play Smile January 31, 2015 at 7:34 am

    Yum! These sound great. I love making scrolls. Your combination sounds so yummy! Thanks for joining our Fabulous Foodie Fridays party. xx

  4. Malinda @mybrownpaperpackages January 31, 2015 at 7:57 am

    I will be making these for lunchboxes next week – perfect!

  5. Sarah Poppy February 1, 2015 at 12:30 am

    OMG these look amazing and my kids would love them! Perfect to add to my son’s school lunch box (he is starting on Monday) – I need all the help I can get when planning lunch box ideas.

    1. Tammi Kwok - Site Author February 3, 2015 at 10:15 am

      Ooh the start of school is always so exciting and nerve-wrecking. I hope he had a great day at school!

  6. Bec February 1, 2015 at 9:38 pm

    I took one look at the first picture, showed my man and said ‘We NEED to make pizza scrolls’. He looked and sayd ‘Oh my goodness.. we NEED to make pizza scrolls’. This recipe looks amazing! x

    1. Tammi Kwok - Site Author February 3, 2015 at 10:14 am

      Thank you! It was inspired by my man’s love for pizza, so I’m glad that it resonated. =)

  7. Christine @ Cooking Crusade February 6, 2015 at 9:26 pm

    I love leftover recipes like this. These would be so fun to make with kids! I bet my god-daughter would love making these 🙂

    1. Tammi Kwok - Site Author February 8, 2015 at 5:38 pm

      That’s so good to hear! I wrote it with my nephews in mind – I think it’s something that they would really enjoy!

  8. Pearl - Pretty Mayhem February 7, 2015 at 7:24 pm

    This is such a great spin on the classic pizza, I love it! I think I’m going to have to make these scrolls for my pizza loving husband this week.

    1. Tammi Kwok - Site Author February 8, 2015 at 5:39 pm

      I totally make huge batches of these on the weekend and freeze the scrolls separately for the week ahead!

  9. Nicole- Champagne and Chips February 8, 2015 at 5:33 pm

    These look so good. I have always been a bit of a fan of cheese and bacon buns but these look so much more interesting and homemade is always best 🙂
    Being freezer friendly is a big plus too because it means I am far less likely to eat an entire batch in a few days… 😉

    1. Tammi Kwok - Site Author February 8, 2015 at 5:40 pm

      The Boy would always eat cheese and bacon buns out of convenience, so I thought it might be a nice change, and a bit more balanced because I can sneak veggies like mushrooms into these if I have them on hand! I have the same issue eating them all at once too – with my trusty bottle of Tabasco sauce.


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