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Pizza Party Buns Recipe Pizza Party Buns Recipe

Welcome to our January Bakealong Challenge! Sticky buns, cinnamon buns... pizza buns? Substitute pizza topping ingredients for a sweet roll's typical cinnamon and sugar, and you've got a super-tasty savory bun, perfect for parties, picnics, or snacking on the go.

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Total
Yield
12 buns
Nutrition information

Ingredients

Choose your measure:

Buns

Filling

  • 1/2 cup of your favorite pizza sauce
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella or Monterey Jack cheese, Cabot preferred; or the pizza cheese of your choice
  • 4 ounces (about 1 cup) chopped or shredded pepperoni

Instructions

  1. Place all of the dough ingredients into a bowl, and mix and knead the mixture — by hand, using a stand mixer, or in a bread machine — to make a smooth, soft dough.
  2. Place the dough in a lightly greased bowl, cover it, and allow it to rise until doubled, 60 to 90 minutes.
  3. Gently deflate the dough, and transfer it to a lightly greased work surface.
  4. Roll the dough into a 12" x 18" rectangle.
  5. Spread evenly with the sauce, cheese, and pepperoni.
  6. Starting with a long end, roll the dough into a log. Cut the log into 12 to 18 pieces, depending on how large you want the buns to be.
  7. Space the rounds on two parchment-lined or lightly greased baking sheets. If you've cut 12 rounds, flatten them gently to about 1" tall.
  8. Cover the pan(s), and allow the buns to rise for 60 to 90 minutes, until they're nicely puffed. Towards the end of the rising time, preheat the oven to 350°F.
  9. Bake the buns for about 25 to 30 minutes, until they're a light golden brown.
  10. Remove the buns from the oven, and serve warm, with additional pizza sauce on the side if desired.
  11. Store any leftovers in the refrigerator. Reheat for about 10 minutes, covered, in a 350°F oven; or very briefly in a microwave.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 101g
  • Servings Per Batch 12 servings
Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories 270
  • Calories from Fat 110
  • Total Fat 12g
  • Saturated Fat 4.5g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 20mg
  • Sodium 610mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 29g
  • Dietary Fiber 1g
  • Sugars 3g
  • Protein 12g

* The nutrition information provided for this recipe is determined by the ESHA Genesis R&D software program. Substituting any ingredients may change the posted nutrition information.