I have two school-age kids who bring their lunches from home. Though I am far from the healthiest parent, I do try to give my children a variety of foods, and, when possible, pack them items that are homemade.
Still, those prepackaged kid lunch options you find in the supermarket are very tempting, and definitely convenient.
My son and I were at the store together, viewing these very items in the refrigerated section, when I thought of the idea to try and make my own version of this popular item.
I grabbed some pizza dough I had already made, got a muffin tin, and got to work. The result was portable, stackable, packable mini pizza rounds.
If you are a parent looking for an easy school/camp/sports lunch or snack hack. Read on for the super simple recipe.
Mini Pizza Rounds
Pizza dough (homemade or storebought)
Note: Make sure your pizza dough is about room temperature; colder dough is harder to work with.
What To Do:
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Grease a standard-size muffin pan (amount of muffins to make is up to you and will depend on how much dough you have available).
- Take small handfuls of dough and place in each muffin slot. Thickness is a matter of preference. I suggest using enough so you have 1/8th inch circles in each slot.
- Place tray in oven and bake for about 15 minutes until rounds are fully cooked.
- Let cool.
For school/camp you can pack these with a side of tomato or pesto sauce along with your kids’ favorite cheese. Or, you can serve them warm with melted cheese. Just pop them under the broiler for a few minutes and you’re all set.