Pizza Dippers
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Pizza Dippers | Back-to-School Recipe

My daughter is back to school and that means I’m back to packing daily lunches!  I’m always looking for a new item to send with her to school, but all items have to meet these rules: easy to make, delicious to eat and no nuts (school rule).  This Pizza Dippers recipe is perfect!  It’s a no-mess way for the kiddos to eat pizza and have fun dipping in the red marinara sauce.  There is no better compliment than your little one coming home from school with an empty lunchbox because they LOVED what you packed for them, because let’s face it… preschoolers are picky eaters!



Pizza Dippers

:: INGREDIENTS ::

1 Roll of ready-to-bake pizza crust

1 Package of Turkey Pepperoni’s – Feel free to use any kind of pepperoni!

8 Mozzarella Cheese Sticks

1 Small Jar of Marinara sauce

+Butter/Seasonings

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:: DIRECTIONS ::

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.

On a lightly greased cookie sheet spread the pizza crust out into a large, thin layer.

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Cut the dough into 8 rectangles

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Place 4 Turkey Pepperoni’s on the center of each rectangular piece of pizza dough.  Four fit nicely, but if your little one LOVES pepperoni… add more! 🙂

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Open, and place one cheese stick on each pepperoni layer.

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Roll up the dough.  Start by bending in each small end to hold in the toppings and then roll up the dough.

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Spray down each roll with butter and top with a light layer of seasonings.  I like to use Italian Seasoning and Garlic Salt.

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Cook your pizza sticks for approximately 10-12 minutes, so that they are golden brown.

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Yummy! I like to serve the Pizza Dippers with a side of Marinara Sauce.

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The beauty of this recipe is that each bite is a perfect mixture of all of the flavors.

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My little preschooler loves to eat them hot or cold.  Pizza Dippers are the perfect way to get a great meal into your little picky eater!  PLUS it is a great recipe to let your little helper join you in the kitchen. Win-Win!

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What toppings are you going to put in your Pizza Dippers? The sky is the limit!

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Pizza Dippers | Back-to-School Recipe
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Serves: 8
 
Pizza Dippers ++The beauty of this recipe is that each bite is a perfect mixture of all of the flavors. My little preschooler loves to eat them hot or cold. Pizza Dippers are the perfect way to get a great meal into your little picky eater! PLUS it is a great recipe to let your little helper join you in the kitchen. Win-Win!++
Ingredients
  • 1 Roll of ready-to-bake pizza crust
  • 1 Package of Turkey Pepperoni's - Feel free to use any kind of pepperoni! OR switch to any other favorite pizza topping.
  • 8 Mozzarella Cheese Sticks
  • 1 Small Jar of Marinara sauce
  • +Butter/Seasonings
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
  2. On a lightly greased cookie sheet spread the pizza crust out into a large, thin layer.
  3. Cut the dough into 8 rectangles
  4. Place 4 Turkey Pepperoni's on the center of each rectangular piece of pizza dough. If your little one LOVES pepperoni add more! 🙂
  5. Open, and place one cheese stick on each pepperoni layer.
  6. Roll up the dough. Start by bending in each small end to hold in the toppings and then roll up the dough.
  7. Spray down each roll with butter and top with a light layer of seasonings. I like to use Italian Seasoning and Garlic Salt.
  8. Cook your pizza sticks for approximately 10-12 minutes, until golden brown.
  9. Serve the Pizza Dippers with a side of Marinara Sauce.

 

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32 Comments

  • Reply Melissa Rakestraw August 15, 2016 at 5:28 am

    These look delicious!!! Can you pack me lunches? Lol I’m pinning this for later! 💛

    • Reply Jenna August 15, 2016 at 2:36 pm

      Melissa, This recipe makes packing your lunch so much easier, I am glad you enjoyed them! PIN AWAY! xo Jenna

  • Reply Brittany Ashmore August 15, 2016 at 6:01 am

    Oh my goodness those look incredible! I love pizza so they’re right up my alley!

    • Reply Jenna August 15, 2016 at 2:35 pm

      Brittany, Pizza is one of our favorites! So yummy and this recipe is a great new twist. Enjoy! xo Jenna

  • Reply Ashley August 15, 2016 at 10:58 am

    Yum! I’m hungry now . These look perfect for the family!

    • Reply Jenna August 15, 2016 at 2:34 pm

      Yes Ashley, They are perfect for a family meal! So easy and delicious! Enjoy! xo Jenna

  • Reply Leslie Anderson August 15, 2016 at 1:51 pm

    You made me crave these so early in the morning! Looks delicious 🙂

    • Reply Jenna August 15, 2016 at 2:34 pm

      Leslie – I have the same problem, I could eat them anytime! Glad you enjoyed them! xo Jenna

  • Reply chelsea jacobs August 15, 2016 at 2:07 pm

    These look so easy AND delicious!

  • Reply Fatima August 15, 2016 at 3:21 pm

    Oh my goodness, I am making this tonight!!!!
    Thank you for posting this 🙂

    • Reply Jenna August 15, 2016 at 6:00 pm

      Fatima – You will love it!!! xo Jenna

  • Reply Sumer (Grace, Giggles & Naptime) August 15, 2016 at 5:07 pm

    These look delicious! I’m totally pinning this to make later this week. And now I’m craving pizza! 😉

    • Reply Jenna August 15, 2016 at 5:59 pm

      Sumer – Yes, PIN it for later! Your family will love it! xo Jenna

  • Reply Joanna August 15, 2016 at 5:41 pm

    Oh my yum! My kiddos would totally love these. They are obsessed with all things pizza related:)

    • Reply Jenna August 15, 2016 at 5:59 pm

      Joanna – Your kiddos will LOVE this recipe! xo Jenna

  • Reply Maggie August 15, 2016 at 5:46 pm

    These look so yummy, and easy!!! As a mom of two under two and a picky toddler, this recipe just made my day a bit brighter! Thank you!!! We can’t wait to try it!!!

    • Reply Jenna August 15, 2016 at 5:58 pm

      Yes Maggie, this recipe is delicious! Your toddler will love it! xo Jenna

  • Reply Kim August 15, 2016 at 8:06 pm

    We make a similar recipe but with crescent rolls! Thanks for reminding me of this one – I am bringing it out next week when school starts. I like how it looks with the pizza dough – definitely going to try!

    • Reply Jenna August 16, 2016 at 9:29 pm

      Kim – What a great idea to make it with crescent rolls. I will switch it out sometime. Thanks! xoJenna

  • Reply Keala August 15, 2016 at 9:36 pm

    Made these this weekend and the kids loved them! Theyd be a perfect after school snack!

    • Reply Jenna August 16, 2016 at 9:28 pm

      Yay Keala – So glad you made this recipe and loved it!! xoJenna

  • Reply Angela August 15, 2016 at 9:48 pm

    These look so yummy and versatile! We have to try them!

    • Reply Jenna August 16, 2016 at 9:28 pm

      Angela – This recipe is so yummy! Have fun making it! xo Jenna

  • Reply Lindsey Lyons August 16, 2016 at 1:28 am

    These look amazing! What a great idea!

    • Reply Jenna August 16, 2016 at 9:27 pm

      Lindsey – It is amazing – have fun cooking! xo Jenna

  • Reply Brittany August 16, 2016 at 2:01 am

    These look amazing! Trying it out tomorrow!!

    • Reply Jenna August 16, 2016 at 9:27 pm

      Brittany, You will love how simple this recipe is! xo Jenna

  • Reply Aly | The Littlest Funk August 16, 2016 at 1:54 pm

    Yum! Looks so easy and something my toddler would eat!

    • Reply Jenna August 16, 2016 at 9:26 pm

      Yes Aly, Your toddler will love this! xo Jenna

  • Reply Kerry August 17, 2016 at 4:40 am

    Parker would totally dig these! She loves marina and cheese sticks. They are two of her food staples! Ha. Making these as soon as I get to the store!

  • Reply Erica @ Coming Up Roses August 18, 2016 at 12:47 pm

    These look SO SO SO DANG GOOD. I’m *such* a pizza gal, so you can bet I’m making them this weekend for the fiance and I!

    Coming Up Roses

    • Reply Jenna August 24, 2016 at 8:52 pm

      Erica – Thank you so much sweet friend! You will love this recipe! xo Jenna

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