Another day, another Halloween party idea. These are so easy to make, but look complicated, and they are such a crowd pleaser. I mean really, anything with cheese is a good idea. In this post, I’m sharing how to make these cheesy pumpkin rolls.
Now, these rolls are not pumpkin flavored, they are literally shaped like pumpkins. I feel like I should clarify that upfront. These are delicious, doughy, cheesy goodness that feels spooky and festive for the season. Check out how I made them below.
- Pizza dough
- Mozzarella string cheese
- Melted butter
- Green onions
- Garlic powder
- First, pop your can of pizza dough and roll it out flat. Slice it into 2-inch squares and set aside.
- Open your mozzarella string cheese packets and slice them into small little pieces. Approximately a half inch, but measure with your heart.
- Place a piece of cheese in each of the dough squares and roll the dough around it into a ball. Do this for all the dough pieces.
- Take a piece of twine and wrap it around the ball to make a pumpkin shape. Shift the twine with each cross so that it crosses at a different angle. Tie it into a knot on top.
- Melt butter in the microwave and add a sprinkle of garlic powder into the melted butter. Mix well and brush the butter on top of the rolls.
- Bake according to the dough package. Typically it’s like 8-10 minutes on 400, but follow the directions on your roll.
- While the rolls are baking, wash and slice a green onion into small pieces to create your stems. Use the thicker pieces for the stems. You can also slice up thinner pieces and make them a little longer to create leaves and vines.
- You can wrap the longer, thinner pieces of onion around a long skewer to create a curly vine effect.
- Once your rolls are baked, take them out and let them cool. Then snip each of the pieces of twine and carefully unwind the twine from the roll.
- Add a thick piece of green onion to the top to create a stem and a longer piece of onion next to it for a vine.
- Serve to all of your guest with either garlic sauce (my personal fave) or marinara sauce.