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Pizza Swirl Buns

Cook Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: bread, italian, pizza, pizza bread, pizza buns, pizza swirl buns


  • For the dough:
  • cups all purpose flour
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 stick of butter softened
  • ¾ cup buttermilk or sub milk
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1.5 teaspoons salt
  • 1 package yeast equals to 2¼ teaspoons
  • For the pizza swirl:
  • 1 stick butter softened
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • ½ cup pizza sauce plus additional pizza sauce for dipping
  • ¾ cup shredded mozzarella cheese plus additional cheese for sprinkling
  • pepperoni to taste or sub your favorite pizza toppings


  • Bread machine: Combine all the dough ingredients in your bread machine in the order as called for in your owner's manual - which is usually liquids first, then seasonings, then flour, & then yeast.
  • Stand mixer: In the bowl of a stand mixer with the whisk attachment, whisk the egg yolks, whole egg, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, butter, and buttermilk. Add 2 cups of the flour along with the yeast and salt. Whisk until moistened and combined. Remove the whisk attachment and replace with a dough hook. Add the remaining flour and knead on low speed for 5 minutes. Knead on low speed 5 minutes more or until the dough clears the sides of the bowl. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured work surface; knead by hand about 30 seconds. Lightly oil a large bowl. Transfer the dough to the bowl, lightly oil the top of the dough, cover and let double in volume, 2 to 2½ hours.
  • Once your dough is made, roll it out into a large rectangle - about the size of a half sheet baking pan. Combine a stick of softened butter with a tablespoon of garlic powder, and spread the mixture over top of the rolled out dough. Then, spread on your pizza sauce. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese & arrange the pepperoni (or other pizza toppings) on top.
  • Roll up lengthwise, and slice into 1½-2 inch rounds. Spray 2 round cake pans with nonstick cooking spray, and arrange the pizza rolls inside. They should be very close, but not completely touching.
  • Bake in an oven preheated to 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes. Sprinkle with your desired amount of mozzarella cheese; return to the oven just til the cheese has melted. You can also sprinkle a little Italian seasoning on top, if desired.
  • Serve with pizza sauce for your dipping pleasure.