Green Chile Pizza Rolls
I grew up in New Mexico, so it's only natural that I love southwestern flavors. One of my very favorite things is green chile. I always have several cans of it on hand, and crave the flavors from the Mexican restaurants I grew up going to. In need of an appetizer recently, my mind immediately went to green chile. Pull some Rhodes rolls out of the freezer, grab a couple of ingredients, and before you know it, you have a delicious appetizer that any green chile lover will flock to. These would be a perfect addition to Mexican dinner night at home, too! Here is how you make them: All you need is 8 Rhodes rolls, thawed but still cold, a can of diced green chiles, some grated Monterey Jack cheese, cilantro and green onion. In a small bowl, mix together the green chile, cheese, cilantro and green onion. Take each roll and cut it in half. Roll each half into a circle, and press out to make a small circle, about 3 1/2 inches in diameter. Add about 2 teaspoons of the filling to the center of each circle of dough. And then pinch together the edges to form a little roll. Place the rolls in a baking dish, seam side down. Repeat until you've used all of the dough and all of the filling. When all of the rolls are made, brush some olive oil on top of the rolls. Bake them up, and that's it! An easy, delicious, southwestern style appetizer that you will love!
Green Chile Pizza Rolls
makes 16 rolls
- 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped green onions, whites and greens
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro
- 1 (4.5 oz) can chopped green chiles, drained
- 8 Rhodes rolls, thawed but still cold
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
Preheat the oven to 350F. Spray a 9-inch round baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. In a bowl, combine the cheese, green onions, cilantro and green chiles. Cut each roll into half. Roll each half into a circle, about 3 1/2 inches in diameter. Add about 2 teaspoons of the green chile mixture to the center of each dough circle. Using your hands, pinch the edges together, forming a ball. Place the ball, seam side down, in the prepared pan. Once all of the balls have been made, brush the tops with the olive oil. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes, or until the tops are browned and the dough is cooked. Serve warm.
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