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!
:: 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
:: DIRECTIONS ::
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
On a lightly greased cookie sheet spread the pizza crust out into a large, thin layer.
Cut the dough into 8 rectangles
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! 🙂
Open, and place one cheese stick on each pepperoni layer.
Roll up the dough. Start by bending in each small end to hold in the toppings and then roll up the dough.
Spray down each roll with butter and top with a light layer of seasonings. I like to use Italian Seasoning and Garlic Salt.
Cook your pizza sticks for approximately 10-12 minutes, so that they are golden brown.
Yummy! I like to serve the Pizza Dippers with a side of Marinara Sauce.
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!
What toppings are you going to put in your Pizza Dippers? The sky is the limit!
- 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
- Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
- On a lightly greased cookie sheet spread the pizza crust out into a large, thin layer.
- Cut the dough into 8 rectangles
- Place 4 Turkey Pepperoni's on the center of each rectangular piece of pizza dough. If your little one LOVES pepperoni add more! 🙂
- Open, and place one cheese stick on each pepperoni layer.
- Roll up the dough. Start by bending in each small end to hold in the toppings and then roll up the dough.
- Spray down each roll with butter and top with a light layer of seasonings. I like to use Italian Seasoning and Garlic Salt.
- Cook your pizza sticks for approximately 10-12 minutes, until golden brown.
- Serve the Pizza Dippers with a side of Marinara Sauce.
These look delicious!!! Can you pack me lunches? Lol I’m pinning this for later! 💛
Melissa, This recipe makes packing your lunch so much easier, I am glad you enjoyed them! PIN AWAY! xo Jenna
Oh my goodness those look incredible! I love pizza so they’re right up my alley!
Brittany, Pizza is one of our favorites! So yummy and this recipe is a great new twist. Enjoy! xo Jenna
Yum! I’m hungry now . These look perfect for the family!
Yes Ashley, They are perfect for a family meal! So easy and delicious! Enjoy! xo Jenna
You made me crave these so early in the morning! Looks delicious 🙂
Leslie – I have the same problem, I could eat them anytime! Glad you enjoyed them! xo Jenna
These look so easy AND delicious!
Oh my goodness, I am making this tonight!!!!
Thank you for posting this 🙂
Fatima – You will love it!!! xo Jenna
These look delicious! I’m totally pinning this to make later this week. And now I’m craving pizza! 😉
Sumer – Yes, PIN it for later! Your family will love it! xo Jenna
Oh my yum! My kiddos would totally love these. They are obsessed with all things pizza related:)
Joanna – Your kiddos will LOVE this recipe! xo Jenna
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!!!
Yes Maggie, this recipe is delicious! Your toddler will love it! xo Jenna
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!
Kim – What a great idea to make it with crescent rolls. I will switch it out sometime. Thanks! xoJenna
Made these this weekend and the kids loved them! Theyd be a perfect after school snack!
Yay Keala – So glad you made this recipe and loved it!! xoJenna
These look so yummy and versatile! We have to try them!
Angela – This recipe is so yummy! Have fun making it! xo Jenna
These look amazing! What a great idea!
Lindsey – It is amazing – have fun cooking! xo Jenna
These look amazing! Trying it out tomorrow!!
Brittany, You will love how simple this recipe is! xo Jenna
Yum! Looks so easy and something my toddler would eat!
Yes Aly, Your toddler will love this! xo Jenna
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!
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!
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Erica – Thank you so much sweet friend! You will love this recipe! xo Jenna
Can you freeze them?
Hi Dawn, I have not tried. It would be a great test though. Thanks!
So good! I added pizza sauce to the inside and substituted shredded mozzarella. Im a terrible cook and these were so quick and easy and way better than ordering out.
So happy! Yay!