What kinds of snacks did you eat as a kid? I had a pretty good appetite (to put it lightly), so I ate all kinds of things. Since my parents weren’t typically home right after school, they always kept the house stocked with snacks my younger brother and I loved; these were mostly things that could just be microwaved or eaten as-is. One of our favorites were frozen pizza rolls.
Memories of eating these came back to me the other day while I was walking through the supermarket. They were being promoted in the freezer case as a great back-to-school snack, and I thought, “Wow! I haven’t had those in a while.” Needless to say, I grabbed a couple of bags. And instead of going home and going to town on a plate of them, I brought them to work to see if they would inspire me to create something new…
Well, they did. (And okay, yeah, I did have a few on their own.)
HOW TO MAKE: PIZZA BUNDT
Step One: Grab your ingredients. In this case, your basic ingredients consist of: frozen pizza rolls, frozen sausage crumbles, lots of mozzarella cheese, and some dried oregano. The pizza rolls come in a few different flavors, so you can go ahead and use your favorite.
(I grabbed a bigger bag of the pizza rolls than what is needed for the recipe because they were a better value. It’s okay if you do this too – you can just keep the rest frozen until the next snack-time.)
Step Two: Bake the pizza rolls according to package directions. While those are baking, go grab your Bundt pan and make sure you coat it well with cooking spray.
Step Three: Once your pizza rolls are baked and have cooled enough for you to handle them, you’ll place 20 inside a Bundt pan. Then, you’ll top these with a cup of cheese, some of your frozen, pre-cooked crumbled sausage, and a little oregano. You’ll do this three more times for a total of four layers (that’s 80 pizza rolls).
Here’s what it’ll look like from the top once you’ve put in all your layers:
Step Four: Bake your Pizza Bundt until the cheese begins to brown at the edges.
Then, carefully invert it onto a serving platter. (If you coated your pan well enough it should slide right out, but if you’re having a little trouble, you may have to slide a knife around it to loosen up any sticky parts.)
Finally, to make your Pizza Bundt look really impressive, you’ve got to top it with some warmed pizza sauce and grated Parmesan cheese.
Imagine serving this Pizza Bundt when you’ve got a bunch of kids coming over for a play-date or study session. They’ll love it! I don’t have kids, but the next time my friends come over to watch a game, I’ll be putting this out and filling the center with some Buffalo wings. That way people can grab a slice of Pizza Bundt and a few wings at the same time. Call me an innovator!
I’d love to know what you think about the Pizza Bundt, especially if you give it a try at home. In the meantime,
What’s your favorite snack from the freezer case?
This conversation is sponsored by National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association. The opinions and text are all mine. For more great after school snack recipes visit EasyHomeMeals.com or MrFood.com.