My Midwest Kitchen: Homemade Pizza Rolls

Having a food allergy is tough, but having a dairy allergy in America’s heartland is extra tough. In this neck of the woods we like things covered and stuffed with cheese. There are some dairy-free options, but for the most part I really need to get creative.

One of my favorite junk food snacks is Totino’s Pizza Rolls. I know they aren’t exclusive to the Midwest, but I was raised on these delicacy’s and my adult-dairy-allergy heart misses them dearly. So I decided to make my own, and you can too. Here is how I did it.


  • Wonton wrappers (commonly found in the produce cooler at stores)
  • 1/2 of a yellow onion, diced
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 lb of lean ground beef
  • Pizza sauce (from a jar is fine, unless you feel extra fancy)
  • Cheese of choice


  1. Saute the onions and peppers in a pan with a splash of olive oil until soft. Add in the ground beef and season with salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and Italian seasoning. Stir occasionally until cooked through.
  2. Lay out wonton wrappers on a clean work surface and fill each one with 1 tsp of the meat mixture, 3/4 a tsp of sauce, and a sprinkle of cheese. It is important to not overfill them to ensure an easy wrap.
  3. Wet the edges of the wrapper lightly by dipping your finger into a bowl of water, this will help them stick together. fold all the corners into the center creating an envelope shape. I like to do opposite corners at the same time. Use a dab or two of water to seal loose edges.
  4. Place in an air fryer at 360 for 4 minutes until golden brown. Or bake in a muffin tin in the oven at 375 for 7-10 minutes until golden brown.
  5. Enjoy dipped in ranch, or dairy free substitute of choice. My sister ate her pizza rolls with soy sauce growing up. There are no wrong answers.

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