If you are looking for a tasty twist on your favorite pizza recipe, you will love these gluten free pizza rolls. They are savory rolls filled with all of your favorite pizza ingredients like sauce, cheese, and pepperoni!

A baking sheet with baked gluten free pizza rolls.

Are your kids pizza fanatics? Mine are, and we usually make gluten free pizza once a week! Last Sunday, we decided to have fun and make a rolled pizza version that rolls like cinnamon rolls.

I am really excited about this recipe, and I can’t wait to hear what toppings you roll into these! They make a fun dinner the whole family will love.

Why Make These Gluten Free Pizza Rolls:

  • You can use all of your favorite pizza fillings! My kids love pepperoni rolls, so that is what I used to make this easy pepperoni rolls recipe.
  • These rolls can easily be made dairy-free!
  • Bake these in the oven as I did, or make these homemade pizza rolls in your air fryer!
  • You can use my regular gluten free pizza crust base recipe or my gluten free sourdough pizza crust recipe.
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Cup4Cup Gluten Free Multipurpose Flour, 3 lbs

This is an awesome gluten-free flour blend for pizza crust, biscuits, and pie crust. It is also great for yeast recipes! Note, this blend does have dry milk powder, so it is not suitable for those who avoid dairy.

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Ingredient Notes:

a photo of the pizza rolls ingredients
  • I used Cup4Cup for this recipe because it makes biscuits and bread more fluffy. I also tested this recipe using Bob’s Red Mill 1 to 1 Gluten Free Flour Blend. That doesn’t mean others will not work; I just have not tested other flours and I can not guarantee the recipe will work if you use other mixes. I thought the Cup4Cup was significantly better than the Bob’s in yeast rise, etc.
  • Xanthan gum – If your gluten free flour blend doesn’t contain xanthan gum or guar gum, please add 1 teaspoon.
  • DIY Flour Blend – You can use my new gum-free flour blend in this recipe instead of a store-bought blend. You will need to add 3-4 TBSP of additional water and 2 teaspoons of psyllium husk powder.
  • Yeast – double that the brand you use is gluten-free. Red Star Platinum is NOT gluten free!
  • Pizza sauce – You can use store-bought or make my homemade gluten free pizza sauce recipe.

Recipe Step-By-Step Directions:

Photos of the yeast bubbling and mixed into the gluten free flour.

Step 1: Add the 105º F water, oil, sugar, and yeast to a bowl. Stir and let it sit for 5 minutes until the yeast is bubbly. Add the rest of the wet ingredients and whisk to blend.

Step 2: Add 3 cups of the flour and salt to a bowl and whisk to blend it. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients.

Photos of the dough rising.

Step 3: Cover the bowl with plastic wrap or a clean towel and allow it to rise for 1 hour.

NOTE: I like my dough a little wetter for the rise. I feel it gets more rise.

Step 4: Mix the remaining ½ cup of gluten-free flour into a dough. Let it sit for 10 minutes.

Note: all gluten free flour blends are different, and you may need some extra flour or water to make your dough the right consistency. Starchy blends may need more water, while other blends may not need as much. 

Photos of pressing the dough flat.

Step 5: Dust a piece of parchment paper or the counter with gluten free flour. This will prevent it from sticking when you try to roll the dough. Place the dough onto the paper.

HINT: Feel free to dust the dough with as much gluten free flour as you need to roll or press the dough flat.

Step 6: Use a rolling pin or your hands to flatten the dough to ⅓ to ½ inch thickness. Try to make it into a rectangular shape.

Photos of the pizza dough with sauce and toppings.

Step 7: Spread your pizza sauce over the crust. You can use my homemade pizza sauce linked in the ingredient notes, or make it fun with my easy gluten free alfredo sauce or nut-free pesto sauce recipes!

Step 8: Add your toppings!

Photos of the pizza getting rolled and pizza rolls ready to bake.

Step 9: Carefully roll your dough lengthwise to make a big roll. If your dough sticks a little (as you can see mine did), dust the roll next to the paper with a little flour.

Step 10: Use a string to cut the rolls, like cutting cinnamon rolls. Lay a piece of thread under a portion of the big roll and pull the two ends of the string together to cut the dough.

Step 11: Place the rolls onto a baking sheet. Bake at 400º F for 15-20 minutes. (the actual baking time will vary depending on how wide and tall your rolls are.)

A pepperoni pizza roll on a white plate.

Filling Ideas:

You can fill these delicious gluten free pizza rolls with all of your favorite toppings. You can also vary the sauce, as I mentioned above!

  • Pepperoni
  • Bell peppers
  • Sausage
  • Mushrooms
  • Spinach

Air Fryer Directions:

To make these gluten free pizza rolls in your air fryer, follow the directions up until the rolls are cut.

Preheat your air fryer to 400º F for 5 minutes. Place the pizza rolls into the basket of the air fryer. Cook for 12-15 minutes or until done. Note: The actual baking time will vary depending on the size of your rolls.

Tips and Recipe FAQ:

Can I cook these pizza rolls in the air fryer?

You can easily cook these pepperoni pizza rolls in your air fryer! See the directions above.

Can you freeze pizza rolls?

These pizza rolls freeze really well. I put cooled pizza rolls into a zip-style freezer bag and freeze them. To thaw, put them in the microwave for 35-45 seconds, depending on their size.

Can you make this dairy-free?

You can make this recipe dairy-free by using a different gluten free flour. I used Cup4Cup, and that does have milk powder in it. I would recommend Better Batter Artisan Blend or Pillsbury Gluten Free Flour. Use dairy-free cheese like VioLife or Daiya.

Can you cut pizza rolls with a knife or pizza wheel?

You can cut these pizza rolls with a knife or pizza wheel but note this will smooth the pizza dough together, making them look squished instead of round on the ends.

Storage:

These pepperoni rolls will keep fresh for up to 3 days in an air-tight container or for up to 4 months in the freezer.

The top view of a rack of baked pizza rolls.

More Gluten Free Dinner Recipes:

A baking sheet with baked gluten free pizza rolls.

Gluten Free Pizza Rolls

Sandi Gaertner
These deliciously easy gluten free pizza rolls make a tasty family dinner. Take your gluten free pizza up a notch with these fun rolls.
5 from 6 votes
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Rise Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Course Gluten Free Dinner Recipes, Gluten Free Pizza and Pasta Recipes, Meal Recipes
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 8 rolls
Calories 360 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 3 ½ cups gluten free flour blend * see note
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 cup warm water * see note
  • 2 ½ teaspoons yeast * 1 packet, see note
  • 1 teaspoon sugar or honey
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs size large
  • 14 ounces pizza sauce Use store bought or my recipe in the notes below.
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese

Instructions
 

  • Add 105º F water, oil, sugar, and yeast to a bowl. Stir and let it sit for 5 minutes until the yeast is bubbly. Add the rest of the wet ingredients and whisk to blend.
  • Add the 3 cups of the flour and salt to a bowl and whisk to blend it together. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Mix together into a soft dough.
  • Cover the bowl with plastic wrap or a clean towel and allow it to rise for 1 hour.
  • NOTE: I like my dough a little wetter for the rise. I feel it gets more rise.
  • Add the ½ cup remaining gluten free flour and mix into a dough. Let it sit for 10 minutes.
  • Dust a piece of parchment paper or the counter with gluten free flour. This will prevent it from sticking when you try to roll the dough. Place the dough onto the paper.
  • Use a rolling pin or your hands to flatten the dough to ⅓ to ½ inch thickness. Try to make it into a rectangle shape. Feel free to dust the dough with as much gluten free flour as you need so you can roll or press the dough flat.
  • Spread your pizza sauce over the crust. You can use my homemade pizza sauce linked in the ingredient notes, or make it fun with my easy gluten free alfredo sauce or nut-free pesto sauce recipes!
  • Add your toppings! Very carefully roll your dough lengthwise to make a big roll. If your dough sticks a little dust the roll next to the paper with a little flour.
  • Use a string to cut the rolls as you would cutting cinnamon rolls. Lay a piece of thread under a portion of the big roll and pull the two ends of the string together to cut the dough.
  • Place the rolls onto a baking sheet. Bake at 400º F for 15-20 minutes (the actual baking time will vary depending on how wide and tall your rolls are.)

Notes

  1. I used Cup4Cup for this recipe because it makes biscuits and bread more fluffy. That doesn’t mean others will not work, I just have not tested other flours and I can not guarantee the recipe will work if you use other mixes.
  2. Xanthan Gum – If your gluten free flour blend doesn’t contain xanthan gum or guar gum, please add 1 teaspoon.
  3. To make this recipe dairy-free, you will need to use another flour blend because Cuup4Cup contains milk powder. Use a dairy-free cheese like VioLife or Daiya.
  4. Note, all gluten free flour blends are different and you may need some extra flour or water to make your dough the right consistency. Starchy blends may need a little more water while other blends may not need as much. 
  5. Always be sure your yeast is gluten free. Red Star Platinum is NOT gluten free!
  6. These pizza rolls will keep up to 3 days in the refrigerator, or for up to 4 months in the freezer.

Filling ideas:

You can fill these delicious gluten free pizza rolls with all of your favorite toppings. You can also vary the sauce as I mentioned above!
  • Pepperoni
  • Bell peppers
  • Sausage
  • Mushrooms
  • Spinach

Air fryer directions:

To make these gluten free pizza rolls in your air fryer, follow all of the directions up until the rolls are cut.
Preheat your air fryer to 400º F for 5 minutes. Place the pizza rolls into the basket of the air fryer. Cook for 12-15 minutes, or until done. Note: The actual baking time will vary depending on the size of your rolls.

SPECIAL NOTE

Please know that every gluten free flour blend has a different starch to grain ratio. If you use a blend I didn’t test, you may need to adjust your moisture levels in your baked goods.

Nutrition

Serving: 1rollCalories: 360kcalCarbohydrates: 43gProtein: 15gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 63mgSodium: 455mgPotassium: 237mgFiber: 7gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 463IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 191mgIron: 3mg
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