Tuesday, March 10, 2009

TEMPT MY TUMMY TUESDAY


My friend, Lisa, and her sister Lana, co-host this fun blog carnival. Several people get together and share kitchen tips, recipes and other ideas. It's a lot of fun. I hope you will join us.

My submission is kind of a follow up for yesterday's Making a Happy Home Monday.

My kids LOVE pizza rolls. But, the ones you can buy in the freezer are garbage. I don't know what all you allow your kids to eat. Quite honestly, up until a few weeks ago, there were a lot of junk foods we would let our kids eat, but God has done a number on me. (A bit painful, to be sure....more on that another day.)

Anyway, I wanted to find a way to give my kids the "fun" foods they enjoy, but without the guilt. I don't know why I didn't think to do this before.....well, all I know is, "better late than never."

HOMEMADE PIZZA ROLLS

1 box Jiffy pizza crust mix (or 1 pkg of another crust mix....you can get these for less than $1)
1 package TURKEY pepperoni slices*
1 jar pizza sauce*
1 package mozzarella cheese*

* you will not need the entire amount

Mix crust according to package directions. While it is in its rise, chop up the pepperoni. Mix with pizza sauce and a handful of cheese. I heated for 1 minute in the microwave to make to combine a bit more.

Using a biscuit cutter, cut out 2 circles per pizza roll.

In the center of a circle, place a bit of pizza topping. Using either an egg wash, or a bit of water, moisten the outside of the dough circle. Top with another circle. The moisture acts as a glue and allows you to stick the pieces of dough together.

Prick holes in the top with a fork. This will allow steam to escape and prevent the rolls from exploding in your oven.

Bake at about 425 for about 10 minutes...until golden.

These are the rolls my DS #2 helped me to make.


Ready for the oven:


Nice and golden:
YUM!


You can see they fluff up nicely. You don't have the guilt from the high fat and calories, the grease OR the money. My kids normally eat 15 of the the little frozen pizza rolls...EACH! 1 box of crust mix made 12 of these biscuit-sized pizza rolls....enough to feed all 4 of my boys.





COME BACK ON MONDAY FOR ANOTHER INSTALLMENT OF "MAKING A HAPPY HOME MONDAY!"

10 comments:

R and R Stacy said...

Yum!! My kids would love these!
We missed ya last night at bunko.
Hugs:)

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

Yum...those look great.

Brenda said...

Great idea, easy and economical, nice with a salad.

Kaira said...

Thanks for the recipe. I'll make these this week :)

Ashley said...

Looks yummy!!

Oma aka Meme said...

wonderful and thank you for sharing- hugs from Meme who is setting up her grand daughter to do this on the week end

Sarah Eliza @ devastateboredom said...

This looks like such a great recipe! I'm excited to try it, and to click around your blog some. Great stuff! :)

Qponmommy said...

If my store don't have any jiffy mix i'll know why, lol. Thanks for the recipe, defianlty will make some soon.

Anonymous said...

Do you think I could use Pillsbury pie crust to make these??

~LL~ said...

I think you could...you just wouldn't have the thicker breading and such.....it would be a flakier crust vs. a bread-like dough.

If you do, you still need to poke holes in the top. I would bake at 425, but watch the time. Also, they may not hold together "pocket-style" as you eat them.