Call anything "pizza" and kids will eat it.
Pizza holds a special place in the hearts of most kids. Like many busy parents, you may sometimes give in and buy that package of frozen pizza rolls your kid is screaming about at the grocery store. However, pizza rolls are surprisingly easy and quick to make at home, where you can choose healthier ingredients. The kids will be happy and none the wiser, and you can feel good knowing that your version is a little more nutritious.
1Flatten the canned biscuits or unroll the canned crescent rolls and lay flat on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Use the reduced-fat or whole-wheat type if available.
2Spread a small spoonful of tomato sauce and a sprinkle of low-fat mozzarella cheese onto each biscuit or crescent roll.
3Add optional toppings such as pepperoni or cooked Italian sausage. You can use turkey pepperoni and sausage to reduce fat and calories.
4Gather the edges of the biscuit over the ingredients to form a round bundle. If you are using crescent rolls, roll the wider end all the way up to the narrow end to create the traditional crescent roll shape.
5Brush the biscuit or crescent rolls with a light olive oil, and add a sprinkle of Italian seasoning on top.
6Bake the prepared pizza rolls in the oven at 350 degree Fahrenheit, for about 15 minutes, or until the rolls are golden brown. Allow the pizza to cool down before serving.
- Add chopped, cooked vegetables such as spinach or broccoli to sneak more vegetables into your child's diet.Use egg roll wrappers in place of crescent roll or biscuit dough for a much lighter pizza roll.
Things You'll Need
- Canned biscuits or crescent rolls
- Tomato sauce
- Mozzarella cheese, shredded
- Pepperoni, optionalItalian seasoning
- Parchment paper
- Baking sheet