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Yummy pizza pinwheels ready for eating and topped with extra vegan cheese.

Vegan “Meatball” Pizza Pinwheels

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  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 6 pinwheels 1x
  • Category: Lunch
  • Cuisine: American


These vegan "meatball" pizza pinwheels are all the things you love about pizza, rolled up into a delicious bun that is satisfying cheesy and loaded with flavor.



Pizza Dough with no Yeast

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup spelt flour or white wheat flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp dry oregano
  • 1/2 tsp dry basil
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup water

Easy Pizza Sauce

  • 1/2 6 oz can tomato paste
  • 1/2 tsp dry oregano
  • 1/2 tsp dry basil
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes (optional)

Pizza Pinwheels

  • 1 pizza dough
  • 1/3 cup pizza sauce
  • 6 frozen meatballs (I used Gardein)
  • 1/2 cup shredded vegan cheese


Make Pizza Sauce

  1. In a sauce pan, add all ingredients for the pizza sauce and stir to combine. Bring to a simmer and cook for about 5 minutes on low-medium heat. Once slightly thickened, remove from heat and set aside.

Make Pizza Dough

  1. In a medium mixing bowl, add all dry ingredients and mix together.
  2. Add in water and mix together with a spoon until a dough ball starts to form.
  3. Get hands into the dough and start kneading together to form a smooth dough.
  4. Take dough to a floured surface., and knead for 2-3 minutes. Set dough aside for 2-3 minutes to rest as you prepare remaining ingredients.

Assembling the Pizza

  1. Set oven to 375F. Prepare meatballs according to the package and then chop into small pieces.
  2. Taking your pizza dough, place dough on a smooth surface and flatten dough with a rolling pin to form a thin rectangular dough.
  3. Evenly, spread pizza sauce over the top of the flattened dough.
  4. Sprinkle meatballs and cheese evenly over top of the dough.
  5. Starting at one end of the long side of the dough, carefully start pinching and rolling dough into a tight log like you would a cinnamon roll.
  6. Once fully rolled, cut the roll into 6 equal pizza rolls.
  7. Place rolls in rows of two in a bread pan. Place pan into the oven for 20 minutes.
  8. Remove pan from oven and sprinkle an additional handful of cheese over top. Place pan back into the oven for another 5 minutes to allow cheese to melt.
  9. Remove pan from oven and allow to set for 5 minutes. Cut pieces out to serve with extra pizza sauce.


  • You can use 1 to 1 gluten free flour to make the dough gluten free. Just add an extra 1 tsp of baking powder. 
  • You can opt for other fillings. I made a great one using cooked lentils in place of meatballs and some minced kale for some extra greens. 
  • Don’t want pizza sauce? You can always try a vegan pesto sauce instead. 
  • I prefer using the Gardein Vegan meatballs for this because I like the extra fennel in them, but feel free to use whatever meatballs you prefer.