These pizza balls were such an easy make-ahead lunch that I couldn’t help but share them. Not only are they very tasty, they are a great recipe to cook with kids. They would also make a great appetizer or easy party food.
This certainly isn’t going to be a food blog, and I am not a chef AT.ALL! I still can’t quite boil an egg correctly! But I do love cooking with my kids, and I love finding recipes that I can make-ahead and then toss in the oven while we are working on the other fun things that this blog is about. So I do plan to include recipes I find that are fun to cook with kids or recipes that might make your life a bit easier, whether they be freezer recipes, easy recipes, or make-ahead recipes like these pizza balls.
1 can Pillsbury Buttermilk Biscuits (10 biscuits per can)
Pepperoni slices (or similar pizza topping)
Block of cheese (whatever your preference)
1 beaten egg
I modified the original ingredient amounts to prepare lunch for my group of 4. We had enough, but you can modify as needed for your group.
Below you will see how Lovey helped with this recipe. Of course, I supervised along the way. Otherwise we may have ended up with the whole jar of garlic powder on our pizza balls!
Grown-up jobs: Cut the block of cheese into as many squares as you have biscuits. Lay out the biscuits on wax paper.
Kid jobs: Press to flatten out each biscuit. Stack pepperoni and cheese on top.
Grown-up jobs: Gather up the edges of the biscuit and squeeze together to close the pouch. Place the rolls with the gathered side down in a greased 9×13 inch pan.
Kid jobs: Brush tops of rolls with beaten egg. Sprinkle with Parmesan, Italian seasoning and garlic powder.
We were making this as a make-ahead lunch for the next day, so we stopped at this point. I covered the pan tightly and placed it in the fridge.
The next day while we were busy learning and having fun I baked the pizza balls at 425°F for 18-20 minutes. I put them in about 40 minutes before our regular lunch time so that they would have plenty of time to cool before everybody’s tummies were growling.
We served the rolls with warm pizza sauce for dipping. Yum! I knew this recipe was a keeper when everyone devoured the pizza balls. Even my most picky eater spontaneously exclaimed, “I like these,” at least three times during our lunch! Success!
Do you have any easy make-ahead lunch recipes? And let me know if you try this one! I would love to hear what other filling combinations you use.