Pizza Roses Recipe

For Valentine’s Day, some people like flowers, while others prefer pizza. I enjoy mixing the two to create Pepperoni Pizza Roses.

This super-easy meal incorporates pizza and flowers and rolled-up delectability and muffins. Why? Because you’ll need to bake it in a muffin pan to make this culinary wonder. Let me explain my cooking style for this dish if you’re new here.

You can prepare your dough and sauce or get pre-made dough and sauce and bypass the procedure entirely. I would never discourage you from making your greatness, but sometimes it’s simpler to spend it. You should attempt this dish if you want to spice things up in the year and take your loved one on a delightful romantic vacation! 

Even if you want to cook it for another occasion, such as a birthday, date night, or just because, trust me when I say that not only is it delicious, but it’s also a lot of fun!

Pizza Roses Ingredients

  • Spraying the pan with nonstick cooking spray
  • Pizza crust dough, such as Pillsbury’s 13.8-ounce package
  • of all-purpose flour for rolling the dough
  • 1/2 cup pizza sauce 
  • 1/2 cup finely shredded mozzarella or Italian cheese blend 
  • Two 6-ounce bags of sliced pepperoni 
  • fresh basil leaf, optional
  • tomato skin slouse for vegetarians, 6-8 per rose

Pro tip: You may use puff pastry or crescent dough for the pizza dough to make Pizza roses crescent rolls or Pizza roses puff pastry.

How to Make Pizza Roses

  • Roll out the pizza dough over a floured surface until it is about 8 inches (20 cm) long. Make sure the dough is as thin as possible.
  • Cover lightly in pizza sauce.
  • Ensure that the pepperoni is aligned with the bottom of the dough at one end. You want the second piece of pepperoni to overlap the first piece and be slightly higher than the bottom of the dough. As you continue to layer the pepperoni, ensure that each piece overlaps slightly less than the previous one.
  • Roll the dough into a loose coil beginning from the end with the most pepperoni and sprinkle with low moisture mozzarella cheese.
  • With the pepperoni facing up, place in a muffin tin.
  • To make a vegetarian version, peel long strips of skin off a tomato. It is shown in the video that the center ring is being cut, but you can peel the tomato from top to bottom to get more of it.
  • The dough should be completely cooked through and the pepperoni edges crispy at 400°F (204°C).
  • Remove from the oven and let cool. Arrange a bed of basil leaves on top (for appearance and taste).

This delicious pizza takes about 15 minutes to make. All you need is a bowl, muffin pan, parchment paper, pizza cutter, the ingredients mentioned, and a little creativity!


When you think of romance, pizza probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind, but these pizza roses will change everything!

One thing I noticed:

We overcooked the pepperoni edges before the puff pastry was done while making our pizza roses. Here’s an adjustment to the recipe: I suggest you bake the pizza rolls on the lowest rack in your oven and cover the edges of the pizza roses with tinfoil if they begin to burn.

Can these Pizza Roses be frozen? 

Yes! You can freeze these pizza roses for up to two months after baking them in airtight containers. Reheat them completely when frozen. The freezer containers are an amazing deal!

Do I have to use pepperoni when making pizza roses? 

Pepperoni is definitely the easiest to make these pizza roses, but you can also use circular, sliced meats, or even bacon slices. It is possible to bake tomatoes, but they will fade if baked.

Is it possible to add other toppings to this recipe? 

I would fold them into the folded dough so that they don’t interfere with the appearance of the pizza rose. Instead of putting them on the outside of the rose, place them at the end of the dough strip to create a surprise filling.

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I am Chef Harunur Rashid Azim. I inherited my family's love of cooking at a young age. I graduated from the Institute of Culinary Education in London, UK, with determination and passion to become a chef. Follow me on Twitter: @RashidIsChef, FB: Azim

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