I eat a lot of pizza and I mean a lot! Besides Mexican or pasta that is about all I eat. This is fine until I remember that Miss Priss cant have dairy and what is one of the main ingredients in pizza? Cheese, of course!
I usually make her something different and then let her eat some crust because she wants to join in, but this time I decided to make her some pizza of her own. Pizza can be good without cheese...well, at least to a toddler who doesn't know any better. I have seen a variety of pizzas made in different ways and so I put them all together and came up with this...
I even snuck some diced carrots into a few of them just to see if she would notice and guess what?? She didn't even know they were there and ate them just as fast as she ate the ones without carrots. SO not only does this mean that Miss Priss finally gets to join in on the pizza dinners, but she avoiding dairy and getting in some veggies at the same time. You cant beat that! I know, I know...tomato sauce is technically considered a vegetable serving, but a little extra veggies never hurt anyone.
Crescent Roll Pizzas
Servings: 8 rolls
You will need:
1 can reduced fat crescent rolls
- small jar of pizza sauce, you wont use it all
- mini pepperonis
- shredded cheese
- hamburger meat or other toppings
- diced carrots
First of all, I like to line my baking sheet with foil so that I don't have to worry about sticking when I take my pizzas out of the oven, but this is up to you.
Unroll the crescent rolls and separate into 8 pieces.
Top each roll with pizza sauce and toppings. I did two at a time and then rolled those up and started on the next two. It really doesn't take hardly any sauce at all because as soon as you start to roll them up, sauce will start to ooze out the sides and you will loose most of it anyway. You also want to make sure not to overdo it on the toppings for the same reason!
You can even use leftover pizza sauce from the family pizza or pasta since there really is very little sauce in these rolls.
I didn't use cheese on mine because Miss Priss cant have dairy, but by all means...add some cheese if you want to.
On these two, I added some diced carrots that were leftovers from the previous night so that they didn't go to waste and Miss Priss got in some veggies with her pizza.
Once you have them filled with toppings, roll them up just like you would a crescent roll with nothing in it and lay them out on your baking sheet.
Bake at 350°F for 10-12 minutes until golden brown.
They will be hot so make sure to let them cool before giving them to your little one. The inside of them may be much hotter than you realize.
That is it...pizza for everyone...even those with little hands and diet restrictions!
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