Pizza in a Bite
This summer when unable to lock down a babysitter I have been having to send my son to my company daycare. One of the lunch rules is that food needs to be able not to be refrigerated and cannot be heated which limits what I can pack for his lunch. He loves pizza but isn’t in to eating cold pizza like so many of us. I think these pizza bites I found on lil sugar would get the green light and be tasty which is why I plan to cook these up this week and make some extra to freeze for a weekend luch snack. Yum for pizza snacks!
From Sarah Lipoff, LilSugar
Your kids will love these quick and easy pizza bites, perfect for a snack or light lunch!
- 1 8-ounce tube refrigerated crescent rolls
- 1/2 cup pizza sauce
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- Italian seasoning
- Start by lightly dusting your work area with flour, which keeps your crust from sticking. Invite your child to help open the crescent rolls and then roll out in a rectangle. Preheat your oven to 375F.
- Gently pinch all the seams, creating a flat rectangle of dough. Your child can even get out the rolling pin and give the crust a quick roll to ensure there are no holes.
- Use the pizza cutter to first cut the dough in half vertically, and then the halves in half, creating four strips. Now your child can cut the dough in half horizontally, creating eight small rectangles.
- Now place a spoonful of the pizza sauce toward the bottom of each rectangle and top with a big pinch of the shredded mozzarella cheese. Your child can also add any of his favorite pizza toppings to the bites such as sliced olives, a round of pepperoni, or even chopped mushrooms! Sprinkle with Italian seasoning to finish.
- Gently fold over the crusts, creating a pocket, and then secure by pressing the tongs of a fork around the edges of the dough. Place the bites on a cookie sheet.
- Prick the tops of each homemade pizza bite with the tongs of the fork and then bake for 10 to 12 minutes.
Photo & recipe via lil sugar