Now that Jaydn and Brynn are getting older, I like to include them in the dinner making process. Meals that they can participate in making or better yet make themselves are wonderful. They are proud of themselves for doing it and there is a much higher likelihood that they will actually eat them! Win win.
These pizza buns are a meal that my mom has been making forever. They are basically just our families take on a make your own pizza, with just a few little changes.
Can't Get Started Without:
~ Foccacia Buns (the delicious triangle kind)
~ Marinara Sauce
~ Italian Spices (oregano, basil, rosemary, etc.)
~ Grated cheese blend, the Kraft Italian 5 cheese blend is perfect
~ Pepperoni Slices
~ Sliced Green Pepper (optional)
~ Sliced Onions (optional)
Start by slicing the Foccacia buns in half; besides this step, slicing your veggies and putting the finished buns in the oven, everything else can be done by your child. :)
Sprinkle a little bit of cheese over top of your sauced up buns. There is no need to use a lot at this point because you will be adding a
Next comes the pepperoni slices. A single layer placed over your now cheesy, sauced up buns is the perfect amount, but make sure to cover every open space.
No one likes a non-pepperoni bite!!
In my humble opinion, the perfect added veggies are sliced green pepper and onion, but feel free to do your own thing here and get crazy. ;-)
And if you haven't already done it, now is the time to add that incredibly important and delicious last layer of cheese. Don't be frugal with it folks. Cheese is a beautiful thing!
Finally, it is time to place your buns in the oven (insert hightop drum joke sound here) set to 350 degrees and then, wait for the deliciousness.
After about 10 minutes or once your cheese is nice and bubbly...
It's time to dig in.
~ one Focaccia bun per person
~ marinara sauce with optional added oregano, basil and rosemary
~ 1 pk Kraft Italian Cheese Blend
~ pepperoni slices
~ one small sliced onion
~ half green pepper sliced
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2. Cut Foccacia buns in half and press each side down
3. Spread marinara sauce completely over open faced foccacia bun
4. Sprinkle small amount of cheese over sauce
5. Place pepperoni slices over each Foccacia bun
6. Place optional veggies over top of pepperoni slices
7. Top buns with cheese (don't be frugal)
8. Place in oven for 10 minutes or until cheese is nice and bubbly
These are one of my favourite meals. I love how quick and easy they are to make and best of all the girls love em'!! What is your favourite go to easy meal?
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