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When you’re feeling scrappy but still crave something delicious, these Kaiser roll pizzas will save the day.

We all know kaiser rolls are good for burgers…

But what you might not have known (until now) is that kaiser rolls make some awesome and easy mini pizzas!

“What would a kaiser roll pizza taste like?” You might ask.

Well, imagine all the things you know about kaiser rolls— their kinda flaky texture, bakery-fresh flavor and light and airy inside with crispy outside.

Now, image that delicious roll smeared on both of its halves with a layer of pizza or spaghetti sauce and then each half sprinkled with mozzarella cheese. Noe image that going into a warm toaster oven (or conventional oven) and baked until the cheese gets nice and melty and the outside edges of the kaiser roll come to a light crisp. Boom. So easy. Looks so good.

Next, take a bite. The crust is warm and crispy yet chewy like a regular pizza. Good thing you get two halves because you’re going to want more than just one.

Choose Your Own Topping Adventure

I love these kaiser roll pizzas before dinner because everyone can prep their own. We like to pull out whatever topping-able items we have on hand and everyone builds their pizzas.

All the standard pizza topping ideas apply here but here are some topping combinations we especially love:

  • Pineapple chunks + black forest ham
  • Mini pepperonis + roasted red pepper
  • Banana peppers, red onion slices and Sriracha sauce
  • Fresh basil + fresh diced tomato + garlic powder

Make these mini pizzas for dinner or lunch.

These are easy enough to pull off on a short lunch break but also make a great lazy-style dinner. These can even be made in big batches and frozen for easy transport, then reheated using a toaster oven.

Great use for leftover hamburger buns!

Is it just us or do we always have too many or not enough hamburger buns? I’m on the side of buying more than we need so that means we always have leftover buns. If you’re like us, now you have a way to use up those leftover buns before they go bad.

These kaiser roll pizzas are kid-friendly!

Kids seem to love two things: 1. Pizza and 2. Anything they help make. So since this dinner idea checks both those boxes, chances are, any kids you’re trying to feed will happily enjoy these.

Day old kaisers rolls?

Or even several days old? Not a problem! These get toasted and crisped anyway, so if they’re a little old, it’s no big deal. In fact, if you’re a bargain hunter and you love the day-old bakery rack, this is a great way to use those half price rolls you might find.

Kaiser Roll Pizzas

Kaiser Roll Pizzas

Feeling scrappy but still craving something delicious? Kaiser roll pizzas will save the day. Kaiser rolls are good for burgers... and pizza!
Author: Angela G.
5 from 1 review
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Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American
Skill Level: Easy
Recipe Type: Vegetarian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings
Yield: 8 mini pizzas


  • 4 kaiser rolls
  • 8 tbsp pizza or spaghetti sauce
  • 8 tbsp shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Toppings: anything you'd put on a pizza!


  • Slide kaiser rolls in half (if not already slide) and layout on a baking sheet with flat sides facing up.
  • Spread 1 tbsp of pizza or spaghetti sauce on each roll and top with 1-2 tbsp of mozzarella cheese.
  • Add any toppings your heart desires. Bake at 450˚for about 5-7 minutes or until cheese is completely melted.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 263kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 653mg | Potassium: 183mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 330IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 207mg | Iron: 2mg
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Sandra Kay Becker

Sunday 27th of March 2022

would it be a good idea to grill the flat side of the roll (brush with olive oil or the such) before adding topping and sauce to avoid soggy bread? Just a thought.

Angela G.

Sunday 27th of March 2022

If you want to avoid soggy bread, yes, brushing the part of the bread that will be topped with sauce and cheese with a layer of oil and grilling first works. However, when I make these I don't find there's an issue with sogginess. Kaiser rolls are very dry to begin with so it works without that extra step. Totally up to you though and a good thought if the idea of sogginess bothers you.