Pizza Balls and Garlic Parmesan Crescents

Pizza Balls and Garlic Parmesan Crescents

Garlic Parmesan Crescents
I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday! I have spent the last 2 weeks spending quality time with my family and friends, and fighting a cold.
Garlic Parmesan Crescents With Marinara
The tree has been taken down, the decorations have been put away and now it is time  to relax…SIKE. Unfortunately, Christmas break is still for another week, so relaxing will have to wait. I barely have time to take one sip of coffee in the morning before I am bombarded with “can this person come over” type of questions. Honestly though, I really don’t mind having a bunch of kids over as it keeps my children distracted and I am not hearing the dreaded “I’m bored” every 5 seconds. Quite frankly, there are a few of my son’s friends that completely boost my “mom” confidence by reminding my 10-year-old how lucky he is to have a mother like me, as I stuff their faces with warm chocolate chip cookies and homemade hot cocoa.
Pizza Rolls
As I was browsing the internet this morning, I found these Pizza Rolls from Heather Christo. I just love how simple and elegant her blog is, and her house…AH-MAZE-ING. I just pre-ordered her new book on Amazon for some beautiful party planning tips and recipes (no I am not sponsored by her, actually she probably has no idea who I am. I just really love the blog ).
Pizza Roll Snacks
Anyway, I knew that these rolls would be popular with the kids (and boy was I right). They would also make a great appetizer for your Superbowl Party! Although the original recipe looked simple, I used my late grandfather’s go to pizza dough recipe. This recipe has fantastic results every time.
Papa's Pizza Dough

Easy Pizza Rolls


Pizza Balls and Garlic Parmesan Crescents


    Papa's Pizza Dough Recipe
  • 6 cups flour
  • 2 cups warm water
  • 5 tsp yeast
  • 6 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 tsp salt


    Pizza Dough
  1. In small bowl, add yeast to warm water.
  2. Allow to sit for about 5 minutes.
  3. In a large bowl add 3 cups of flour and salt.
  4. Mix together and make a whole in the middle of the flour mountain (think volcano lol).
  5. Add yeast to the well (or mountain hole or lava to the volcano).
  6. Mix everything together.
  7. Add olive oil and flour, one cup at a time, to the dough.
  8. Once everything has been mixed in knead the dough until no longer sticky, about 5 minutes.
  9. Put dough into a well oil bowl, cover with a damp cloth, and put it in a warm corner in your kitchen.
  10. Allow dough to double in size, approximately 45 to 60 minutes.
  11. Once dough has doubled, cut into about 16 even pieces and spread out each piece.
  12. For Pizza Balls:
  13. Place about 1 tsp tomato sauce or pesto and about 1x1 inch piece of mozzarella. I used string cheese for this because it is what I had.
  14. Pinch the balls closed and place on a greased or lined baking sheet.
  15. Bake at 375 degrees for about 15 minutes.
  16. When finished and removed from the oven, brush olive oil over the top and sprinkle with some grated Parmesan cheese.
  17. For the Garlic Parmesan Crescents:
  18. Spread dough piece out into a triangle shape.
  19. Roll the dough as pictured or as you would when making croissants.
  20. Place crescents on a greased or lined baking sheet and bake at 375 degrees for 15 minutes.
  21. While baking, melt 4 tbsp butter.
  22. In a separate bowl, combine 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese, 1/4 cup finely chopped flat leaf parsley, and 1 tsp garlic powder.
  23. Mix with a fork until combined.
  24. When the crescents are finished baking, remove from oven and brush with melted butter. Generously sprinkle with the garlic parmesan mixture.
  25. Serve with marinara sauce.
Garlic Parmesan Crescent StepsCheck out a new version of the Pizza Balls with Buffalo Chicken here! 

 Garlic Parmesan Mixture  Served with Marinara Sauce.

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44 Responses to Pizza Balls and Garlic Parmesan Crescents

  1. misbah December 31, 2012 at 12:26 pm #

    these are so delicious.

  2. cookingwithzokie December 31, 2012 at 1:55 pm #

    Mmmmmm, this look sooo goood, I would love to have them for lunch. Enjoy!

    • The Seaside Baker December 31, 2012 at 3:07 pm #

      Thank you. I made them for lunch and they were devoured in record time!

  3. erin December 31, 2012 at 8:37 pm #

    haha! I don’t think I’ve heard anyone say “Sike!” since middle school. I love it. Also pizza balls? Pure genius.

    • The Seaside Baker December 31, 2012 at 10:03 pm #

      LOL, I have a 10 year old…somehow my middle school lingo comes out when I talk to him…and they I get a cockeyed look back.

  4. Audrey January 2, 2013 at 6:24 am #

    Going to make these tomorrow

  5. Annie January 12, 2013 at 5:41 pm #

    Can you make ahead and reheat?

    • The Seaside Baker January 12, 2013 at 7:19 pm #

      Yes, we made them mid-morning and reheated some for my husband when he got home from work later that evening. Just heat for 45-1 min in the microwave or at 350 for about 10 minutes.

  6. Tracy January 24, 2013 at 11:12 am #

    I wonder instead of making dough, if you could just use the pilsbury pizza dough???? Any thoughts

    • The Seaside Baker January 24, 2013 at 2:16 pm #

      Tracy, you can absolutely used pilsbury pizza dough or any store bought pizza dough!

  7. Vicki May 6, 2013 at 11:03 pm #

    Can this be used as regular pizza crust? If so, how many pizzas do you make?

    • The Seaside Baker May 7, 2013 at 7:06 am #

      Yes, it makes a beautiful pizza crust. It makes about 2 medium, or 1 large pizza.

  8. Marina June 14, 2013 at 7:39 am #

    Did you use dry yeast or fresh yeast???

  9. Jacquelyne June 20, 2013 at 8:56 am #

    I’m new to making pizza dough. What type of flour should I use? Also, could I just double the recipe for 2 large pizzas?

    • The Seaside Baker June 20, 2013 at 9:09 am #

      I have used both All-purpose flour and bread flour…or half and half. Any way works out great, and yes you can double it!

  10. Patty June 27, 2013 at 4:09 pm #

    I will definitely have to make these. When I make my pizza dough I use the dough setting on my bread machine and it comes out perfect every time

  11. Johnelle August 23, 2013 at 7:39 am #

    Wow…..these look great!!! cant wait to make them!!!

  12. Shelley October 18, 2013 at 10:45 am #

    How many crescent rolls will this recipe of dough make?

    • theseasidebaker October 20, 2013 at 8:03 am #

      It 2 1/2 dozen rolls…and they were promptly eaten in 2.5 seconds 🙂

  13. bodgey February 18, 2014 at 7:22 am #

    What kind of yeast did you use? Active dry or bread machine? Thank you! These look amazing!

    • theseasidebaker February 18, 2014 at 7:35 am #

      We use active dry yeast.Let me now how they turn out!

  14. Debi Morris March 5, 2014 at 11:03 am #

    Can you make in the am but cook in the evening?

    • theseasidebaker March 6, 2014 at 6:32 am #

      Yes, just bring the rolls to room temp before baking (about 30 minutes)

  15. jia June 28, 2015 at 11:50 am #

    i have to make them in an hour but there are only two in the house so i want to make about 8 pizza balls,
    can the recipe be quartered? They look YUMMY.

    I hope you can reply soon 🙂


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