Two For One Recipe: Pizza and Cinnamon Rolls

Pizza and Cinnamon Rolls from the same dough
I have posted this recipe before, but I want to expand it a bit and show you what else can be done with it. The other night, we had pizza.  So, I made cinnamon rolls with the rest. I got dinner, dessert and breakfast for the next morning out of 15 minutes’ worth of effort. What a gift for a mom!

Cinnamon Rolls and Pizza from the same doughYou can freeze these instead of baking them.  Just thaw and bake.

5.0 from 1 reviews
Two For One Recipe: Pizza and Cinnamon Rolls
  • 3 cups warm water
  • 2 Tbsp yeast
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ⅓ cup oil
  • 8 cups flour (mix in whole wheat, if you like)
  • For pizza:
  • pizza sauce
  • mozzarella cheese (I use about 1 pound per pizza)
  • your favorite toppings)
  • For cinnamon rolls
  • ¼ cup butter, melted
  • ⅔ cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • icing of your choice
  1. Dissolve yeast in water and add oil and sugar.
  2. After yeast is bubbly, add flour. No need to knead or let rise!!!
  3. For Pizza:
  4. Divide dough into 3 for 3 very large pizzas or tear into smaller golf ball sized pieces and let each family member to roll out and create their own.
  5. Top with pizza sauce , mozzarella cheese and favorite toppings.
  6. Bake 450 degrees for 10-12 minutes.
  7. For cinnamon rolls: Roll out into a large rectangle.
  8. Pour melted butter all over, sprinkle with brown sugar and then with cinnamon.
  9. Roll up and cut into rolls.
  10. Place in a greased 9 X 13 pan.
  11. Bake 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
  12. Let cool (or your frosting will melt all over the place like mine did in the picture) and frost.



15 thoughts on “Two For One Recipe: Pizza and Cinnamon Rolls

  1. >Well aren't you clever. I had better not tell my son this because I finally got him to quit making pizzas every day. My poor bread machine was getting tired of making the dough.

  2. >I love it when I use the dough for other things besides what I made it for. I usually make fried dough with some of my dough and last week I made bread, cinnamon rolls and the fried dough….Not good when Hubs is trying to diet.

  3. >Fabulous 2-fer recipe! Love your creativity, and I'm going to try this recipe. I have a pizza recipe I use all the time, but I like the idea of one thing serving two delicious purposes.

  4. >This is a great gift to mom. Thanks for sharing. I always try to make extra bread/pizza dough when I make it so that I can do a little something extra.

    I love the look of your pizza. It looks professionally made, you are a great pizza maker! Your cinnamon rolls are delicious looking too. So tall and robust! I wish I could have come for dinner……… just wishing…..

    Thanks again for sharing.

    My Food on Fridays Post

  5. >Great idea. I always loved making pizza at home with my daughter – we made some really creative ones at times, but it was always fun. Beginning August 5, I will be hosting Crock Pot Wednesdays at, and I hope you will join me. THERE WILL BE PRIZES:)!!!

    1. If basic bread or roll dough is available in your grocery freezer, you could use it to make both pizza and cinnamon rolls. Puff pastry, however, would not work.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Rate this recipe: