‘Boli Rollies

Since I didn’t give you a recipe for last Friday, I’ll give you two today. You lucky people, you.

‘Boli Rollies
1 batch of pizza dough
1/2 cup pizza sauce
3/4 c shredded mozzarella

Preheat oven to 425F. Roll pizza dough out into a thin rectangle (8″x13″ maybe? give or take). Spread sauce over dough, leaving 1/2″ edges free. Top with 1/2 c of shredded cheese. Roll topped dough up from the long end, sealing edges with water. Cut roll crosswise into 1 1/2″ slices. Place slices, cut side up, about 1″ apart in a 9″x13″ pan (actually, we used a large, round cast iron pan for ours).

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Bake at 425F for 25-30 minutes. Remove from oven and top immediately with remaining cheese. Pop all that under the broiler if you like browned cheese.

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We made these for lunch today, which means we needed to make them portable. There aren’t many options for packing warm lunches, are there? Unless we’re talking a Thermos for soup, that is. I put our ‘boli rollies in Tupperware, heated a rice bag in the microwave, then popped it all into a cooler for insulation. It worked…okay. Better than nothing.

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About Erin McCole Cupp
Erin McCole Cupp is a wife, mother, and lay Dominican who lives with her family of vertebrates somewhere out in the middle of Nowhere, Pennsylvania. Her short writing has appeared in Canticle Magazine, The Catholic Standard and Times, Parents, The Philadelphia City Paper, The White Shoe Irregular, Outer Darkness Magazine, and the newsletter of her children’s playgroup. She is a contributor to CatholicMom.com and has been a guest blogger for the Catholic Writers Guild. Her other professional experiences include acting, costuming, youth ministry, international scholar advising, and waiting tables. When Erin is not writing, cooking or parenting, she can be found reading, singing a bit too loudly, sewing for people she loves, gardening in spite of herself, or dragging loved ones to visitors centers at tourist spots around the country. Find out more about her novels and other projects at erinmccolecupp.com .

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