Photo by Sonia Mendez Garcia

Chorizo Cheese Rolls

Cuisine: Tex Mex
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 22 minutes
Servings: 12-14 rolls
Next time you need a snack with Tex Mex flavors, these easy to make chorizo cheese rolls will be a crowd pleaser!

Who can resist dishes prepared with Mexican chorizo? Not me! Especially when it is layered within these warm chorizo cheese rolls. I originally thought of serving these rolls as an alternative to plain rolls during the holidays, but once I tried them, I thought they were delicious for snacking all year round or as quick meal. Depending on what the occasion, this same recipe can be prepared to yield smaller chorizo cheese rolls to serve as an appetizer. During busy times, like the holidays, we could all use a little help to get special meals on the table in a timely manner. Get an assist from your local family owned pizza parlor and pick up some fresh pizza dough for this recipe.


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  1. If pizza dough is frozen, follow directions on package to prepare. Spray a 9x13 pan with oil, set aside.
  2. On a lightly floured, flat surface, roll out the pizza dough in a rectangle shape, making sure it's not any thicker than 1/4 inch.
  3. Brush with olive oil. Spread out salsa in an even layer, making sure you leave a 1/2-inch border all the way around.
  4. Spread an even layer of cheese, then chorizo and finally onions. Starting on the long side, closest to you, roll into a log shape as tight as you can.
  5. Making sure the seam side is down on the flat surface, take a sharp knife and cut 12-14 even slices. Dip one end in cornmeal and place cornmeal side down into greased baking dish. Cover and let rise for 30 minutes.
  6. Bake in preheated 375-degree oven for 18-22 minutes or until golden brown. Serve with extra salsa.

Chef Notes

To yield a softer roll, you may want to try using store bought crescent roll dough. You have to roll it out using a rolling pin to ensure the dough stays together after you fill and roll it.

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