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TikTok pizza rolls are a throwback to childhood as these were easily the classic after-school snack that most kids enjoyed in our generation. This pizza roll recipe takes it from a basic frozen pizza roll to something more mature in flavor that both kids and adults will love!

baked pizza rolls in a speckled ceramic bowl

Another day, another TikTok viral recipe. This time, TikTok Pizza rolls, which to be honest, are actually quite brilliant and in a sense, Totino’s way of relaunching.

Okay so, I’m not sure if kids in this generation were as obsessed with Totino’s pizza rolls as we were growing up. They were the iconic after-school snack that our parents would stash away in the freezer so we wouldn’t be ravenous after school or before they got home from work. I remember the commercials for these too. It was geared towards “doing it yourself” and how easy they were.

Well, fast forward to 2022 and Totino’s are all of a sudden trendy again — but like mature trendy. I don’t know if kids will actually want to eat pizza rolls this way but this garlic and cheese combination sounds like garlic bread on top of a pepperoni pizza and I’m 100% all for that. What kid wouldn’t be?!

up close image of baked pizza rolls in a ceramic bowl with generous amount of grated parmesan, italian seasoning, and fresh garlic on top

What are pizza rolls?

It’s marketed as turning a pizza into a bite-sized pizza roll. Which truthfully, that’s exactly what it is! When I was growing up, they only had pepperoni flavor but now they have a bunch of different flavors — triple cheese, supreme, combination, pepperoni & bacon, triple meat, and even collabs like a buffalo chicken style.

Why You’ll Love These

If it’s TikTok viral, you know it has to be good. Okay, not really (lol, do we remember the NyQuil chicken?) but there are definitely some TikTok viral recipes that are really ingenious and I think these pizza rolls are on that list.

Homemade yet not. If anything, this goes to show that anything frozen or anything pre-made can be made a little fancier with some fresh ingredients. It’s kind of like that show by Sandra Lee, Semi-Homemade.

Easy and perfect party appetizer. These pizza rolls are so easy to make that making them a large batch as a party appetizer or snack for game day is so convenient!

ingredients for pizza rolls: melted butter, grated parmesan cheese, garlic, italian seasoning, and frozen pizza rolls

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • Pizza rolls
  • Butter
  • Grated parmesan cheese
  • Fresh minced garlic
  • Italian seasoning

How to make pizza rolls

Set the oven and prep baking sheet. Preheat the oven according to directions on the package and line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.

Line the pizza rolls. Evenly line the pizza rolls on the parchment paper.

Bake. Bake according to the time stated on the package.

Prep the mixture. While the pizza rolls are baking, melt butter in a small microwave-safe bowl or a small saucepan on the stovetop. Add the grated parmesan cheese, garlic, and Italian seasoning. Stir to mix together.

Toss pizza rolls in the mixture. Once the pizza rolls are done baking, remove from oven and with tongs, carefully place them in a large bowl. Pour the butter-garlic mixture on top then with a spatula, toss to coat the pizza rolls in the mixture.

baked, golden brown pizza rolls with butter, garlic, and parmesan mixture on top with italian seasoning sprinkled

Variations and Substitutions

The frozen pizza rolls come in a variety of flavors. Pick whichever you want and the recipe works just the same!

You may choose to add other toppings or seasonings to these pizza rolls. If you don’t like the fresh garlic, use garlic powder. If you prefer a smokey flavor, add some smoked paprika! If you want to make it spicy, use some garlic chili crisp oil!

a pointer finger and thumb hold a baked pizza roll covered with grated parmesan, garlic, and italian seasoning

More bite-sized appetizer and snack ideas

up close image of baked pizza rolls in a ceramic bowl with generous amount of grated parmesan, italian seasoning, and fresh garlic on top

TikTok Pizza Rolls

This viral TikTok sensation is an elevated way of having a childhood favorite!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 25 pizza rolls
Author: Julie Chiou
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Ingredients 

  • 25 frozen pizza rolls
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 clove garlic, finely minced
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

The default measuring system for this website is US Customary. Unit conversions are provided for convenience and as a courtesy only. While we strive to provide accurate unit conversions, please be aware that there may be some discrepancies.

Instructions

  • Preheat oven according to directions on the package then line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Line the pizza rolls evenly in rows on the parchment paper and bake according to the time stated on the directions.
  • While the pizza rolls bake, make the garlic butter mixture by combining melted butter, parmesan cheese, garlic, and Italian seasoning in a small bowl and stirring together.
  • When pizza rolls are done, carefully place the pizza rolls in a large bowl. Pour the garlic butter mixture on top and using a spatula, toss to coat the pizza rolls in the mixture.

NUTRITION FACTS

Serving: 1 pizza rolls | Calories: 57 kcal | Carbohydrates: 5 g | Protein: 1 g | Fat: 3 g | Saturated Fat: 1 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1 g | Trans Fat: 0.1 g | Cholesterol: 6 mg | Sodium: 18 mg | Potassium: 4 mg | Fiber: 0.04 g | Sugar: 0.01 g

This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition information can vary for a variety of reasons. For the most precise nutritional data use your preferred nutrition calculator based on the actual ingredients you used in the recipe.

Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: frozen pizza rolls, pizza rolls recipe, tik tok recipe, viral tik tok recipe
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