These easy pizza swirls are a brilliant sandwich alternative for packed lunches, they’re also a fun activity for the kids in the kitchen on a rainy afternoon. They only take about half an hour tops to make and bake, so if your kids have the attention span of an excitable jack russell (like mine) then this is the ideal recipe!
You only need a handful of ingredients, and they’re pretty cheap too. We’ve kept ours very basic using just cheese and tomato, but you could always customise with more fillings. However the more you put in there, the less likely you are to be able to roll them up properly.
We’ve made another silly video to show just how easy the whole thing is…
The boys said they felt like they were in an episode of the Great British Bake Off… I told them that Paul and Mary would not tolerate shop-bought ready-made puff pastry under any circumstances, but that it’s TOTALLY fine in our kitchen!!!!
The real challenge is to try not to eat the pizza swirls when they come out of the oven with their bubbling golden cheese gorgeousness and inviting pizza smells wafting around under your nose. You’ll probably end up having to make a second batch for the packed lunches in all honesty…
Packed Lunch Pizza Swirls
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 20 mins
1 x pack ready rolled puff pastry
1 small jar pizza sauce
1 x 200g pack grated mozzarella
1 egg, beaten
- Pre-heat the oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7. Grease and line a baking sheet. Unroll the sheet of puff pastry and spread evenly with a layer of pizza sauce. Scatter with the mozzarella cheese.
- Carefully roll the pastry back up. Cut into 10 equal slices and then gently place on the baking sheet, not too close together. Brush the tops with beaten egg and then bake for 20 minutes until golden.
- Allow to cool and then wrap individually in foil and either chill or freeze until needed.
I’m hooking this recipe up with the following linkys…
Meat Free Mondays with Jac at Tinned Tomatoes – perfect for a spot of vegetarian inspiration.
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