Salami Antipasto Pizza Rolls

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These salami antipasto pizza rolls are a delicious snack recipe that is quick and easy to make. Filled with Margherita® Italian Dry Salami, fresh mozzarella, tomato, Kalamata olives and fresh basil all wrapped up in fresh pizza dough these pizza rolls are nutritious after school snack.My kids love these antipasto pizza rolls and they are also a huge hit as appetizers when we’re entertaining.

antipasto pizza rolls

Antipasto Pizza Rolls

These antipasto pizza rolls are different from other pizza rolls as they do not have any pizza sauce. The warm, and slightly crispy pizza dough surrounds the antipasto while the gooey melted mozzarella cheese holds all of the ingredients together.

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These pizza rolls are a favorite after school snack for my kids but they also make a quick dinner. Just pair them with a salad and you have a quick meal that everyone will enjoy and that was easy to make.

My kids love these so much that I have also sent them in their lunch box and they’re so much better for them than anything at the school cafeteria! They’re certainly not just for kids. I can inhale a plate of these and are a fun alternative to a sandwich to take for lunch at work or even for a picnic lunch or road trip on the weekends.

How do I make antipasto pizza rolls?

Making these pizza rolls is pretty easy. It’s very similar to making cinnamon rolls but with savory ingredients. To make them just follow these simple steps:

  1. Start with pizza dough. 
  2. Drizzle the pizza dough with olive oil and season to taste. As with antipasto some of the herbs that would pair well with antipasto pizza rolls include basil, oregano and Italian seasoning. 
  3. Sprinkle the dough with shredded mozzarella cheese.
  4. Add other antipasto ingredients. 
  5. Roll the pizza dough and cut into 1 inch slices.
  6. Bake and serve!

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What is antipasto?

Antipasto is a traditional Italian appetizer. Antipasto literally means “before the meal” and it’s usually a platter of Italian cured meats and  vegetables in olive oil or vinegar. Many antipasto recipes also include Italian cheeses like mozzarella, pecorino, Romano, etc.

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The key to making a delicious antipasto is using great ingredients and choosing a variety of ingredients that fit your taste. Antipasto recipes vary widely and they can include everything from marinated artichokes and eggplant to salami and olives.

What other ingredients can I use for the antipasto?

One of the things I love about antipasto is that it’s such a versatile dish. Just as with any Italian antipasto your creativity is the limit when it comes to different ingredients to use to make these antipasto pizza rolls.

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You can change the ingredients up to match your taste. I sometimes make these with artichokes and marinated sweet bell peppers. Here are some other ingredients you can use to make your antipasto pizza rolls:

  • Dough: you can use homemade pizza dough or store-bought pizza dough. Just make sure you roll your dough into a rectangle. You could also probably use other types of dough like croissant dough to make these.
  • Cheese:  I used both fresh mozzarella as well as shredded mozzarella but feel free to use only one or the other. I also sprinkled these with some parmesan cheese just before serving but parmesan could also be an great option to put inside the pizza rolls. You can always get creative and experiment with other Italian cheeses like Pecorino and Romano.
  • Different Italian meats: for this recipe I used Margherita Italian Dry Salami but these would also be great with Genoa Salami, Pepperoni or Hard Salami. I definitely recommend using Margherita products because they taste great and come in just the right size for making these.
  • Olives: I used Kalamata olives but you can also use green olives, black olives or any marinated olives. Just make sure that you remove the pits and add them sliced up.
  • Vegetables in oil or vinegar: You can use any pickled or marinated vegetables. Two of my favorites to use for making antipasto include marinated mushrooms and marinated artichoke hearts.

Can I freeze the pizza rolls?

You can bake a big batch of these antipasto pizza rolls and freeze them after baking. To freeze wrap in plastic wrap and put in a reusable freezer bag. You can freeze them for up to 3 months. To serve bake frozen rolls at 350F for approximately 20 minutes and serve warm.

Margherita Italian Meats

I always have Margherita products at home. My favorites are the Italian Dry Salami and the Pepperoni. They are perfect for snacking or entertaining and they add so much flavor and depth to so many of my dishes. All of their dry sausage products are high quality and you can really taste the difference.

You can find Margherita products in the deli section of your local supermarket. Besides having the best Italian Dry Salami, they also have other products including Genoa salami, Hard salami, and Pepperoni.

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Antipasto Pizza Rolls Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 refrigerated pizza dough (or home made) 
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Margherita Hard Salami
  • 2 -3 Roma tomatoes sliced
  • 1/4 cup Kalamata olives, sliced
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, shredded
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Place your pizza dough on a floured surface. Shape it into a rectangle. 
  • Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with oregano and thyme.

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  • Sprinkle with shredded mozzarella cheese.
  • Place a row of fresh mozzarella at the bottom of the rectangle. Continue with a row  of Margherita Hard Salami, a row of fresh basil leaves, a row of Kalamata olives and a row of tomatoes. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Carefully roll the dough starting with the bottom and rolling up towards the tomatoes. Once you have rolled a log dust it lightly with flour to prevent sticking. Cut the log into 1 inch slices.

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  • Place the slices in a lightly greased baking sheet or on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or silicone baking baking mat.

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  • Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the sides are lightly browned.
  • Let stand 5 minutes.

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  • Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and serve warm.

Salami Antipasto Pizza Rolls

Salami Antipasto Pizza Rolls

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • refrigerated pizza dough (or home made) 
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Margherita Hard Salami
  • 2 -3 Roma tomatoes sliced
  • 1/4 cup Kalamata olives, sliced
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, shredded
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Parmesan cheese

Instructions

    Preheat oven to 375F.

    Place your pizza dough in a floured surface. Shape it into a rectangle. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with oregano and thyme.Sprinkle with shredded mozzarella cheese.

    Place a row of fresh mozzarella at the bottom of the rectangle. Continue with a row  of Margherita Hard Salami, a row of fresh basil leaves, a row Kalamata olives and a row of tomatoes. Season with salt and pepper.

    Carefully roll the dough starting with the bottom and rolling up towards the tomatoes. Once you have rolled a log dust it lightly with flour to prevent sticking.

    Cut the log into 1 inch slices.Place the slices in a lightly greased baking sheet or on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or silicone baking baking mat.

    Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the sides are lightly browned.

    Let stand 5 minutes. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and additional basil and serve warm. 

There are so many ways in which you can incorporate Italian dry salami into your recipes beyond salami sandwiches. So get your Margherita® Hard Salami at the deli section in your grocery store and don’t be afraid to use it in new ways. You will surely be surprised at how much flavor it adds to everything from frittatas and casseroles to appetizers and pastas.Margherita Italian dry salami

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  1. well I am now out to go to the grocery store to get the ingredients! This sounds so good! Thank you for the delicious share!

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