Yes, we know, it has been way TOO LONG since our last blog post, but we’re BAAAAACK! We just couldn’t leave you hanging through the crazy Back to School season! We’re still in a bit of a denial that summer’s already over (as we’re sure your kiddos are too…), but hopefully this deliciously easy Pepperoni Pizza Pinwheel will be one home-run-after-school snack that will get your kids all jazzed up again!
Here’s everything that you’d need:
1 can Immaculate Baking Co. Crescent Rolls
35 slices of pepperoni
1/3 of a green bell pepper, finely chopped
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese (or a cheese of your kid’s choice!)
1/2 cup pizza sauce (or make your own with canned tomatoes, salt and pepper and spices!)
And let’s get the dough rolling!
Preheat oven to 350°F. Then pull out a cookie sheet and spray it with cooking spray. (OR you can cover the cookie sheet with some tin foil if you’re lazy like me and would like to avoid some major scraping and scrubbing!) Pop open your can of crescent rolls , unroll dough into a 12×9-inch rectangle and press perforations to seal.
And now we get to the fun part where your kids could help you out with: Spread pepperoni slices across dough, and sprinkle on cheese and bell pepper. If your kids are like me, you might want to prep a few more slices of pepperoni for snacking on the side 🙂
Roll up dough from short side and press edge to seal. Flash freeze the roll for 10-15 min., covered. (It’ll be so much easier to slice, and I speak from personal experience, having made a few failed attempts that left me with mutilated rolls and pepperoni potpourri all over my kitchen counter…)
With serrated knife, cut roll into 12 slices; place cut side down on cookie sheet. Or tin foil.
Pop it in the oven and bake for 13 to 17 minutes or until edges are golden brown. This is when you can heat up the pizza sauce. (OR make your own. Muir Glen tomatoes with oregano and salt and pepper is usually how I make mine.) Immediately remove pinwheels from cookie sheet when they’re done. And voila! After school snack is served! Complete with pizza sauce for dipping!