My girls and I have always enjoyed baking and being in the kitchen together, but lately they’ve shown an interest in learning how to prepare some meals independently. And I’m thrilled to find some recipes that will allow them to do that! A while back Katrina shared a recipe her girls loved making for dinner, ham and cheese roll-ups. Since it was such a hit for them I thought we’d make a variation and learn how to make pizza roll-ups.
Pizza Roll-Up Recipe
First we all washed our hands. Then we gathered the ingredients, a baking sheet, aluminum foil and cooking spray.
- Pizza crust (We used Pillsbury Classic Crust. Thin Crust would be a great choice too.)
- Pizza sauce
- Shredded mozzarella cheese
Since this was our first time I stood close by but allowed the girls to do as much as possible on their own. They barely needed any help, and I’m sure they’ll become even more independent as they make this or similar variations a couple of more times.
Step 1: Preheat oven to 425. Wrap a cookie sheet in aluminum foil and generously spray with nonstick cooking spray so the dough does not stick.
Step 2: Open the pizza dough and spread it on the lined baking sheet. Press it out well to fill the pan.
Step 3: Have an adult put it in the oven for about 5 minutes. Kids set the timer.
Step 4: After removing the pan from the oven have an adult lift the foil out of the cookie sheet and lay it on the table. This way kids don’t burn themselves on the hot tray. Let it sit for a minute so the dough cools just a bit.
Step 5: Kids add toppings. For this variation spread pizza sauce. Then add pepperoni and shredded cheese. No need to rush. Let the kids take their time and create designs or patterns if they’d like.
Step 6: Kids roll up the dough. Place seam on bottom and put roll-up in center of foil. Return it to the pan and into the oven for about 10-15 more minutes, until the top is golden brown.
Step 7: Remove from oven and cool. Cut. Serve. Enjoy!
For lunch we served our pizza roll-ups with sliced tomatoes.