When I am hungry the last thing I want to do if spend an hour or more in the kitchen. So I like quick meals, but that can get a little boring. Now that I am a mother it isn’t easy to manage a baby and cook a big meal at the same time. (Unless by some magic chance he is sleeping around dinner time!) This pizza rose recipe is a fun date night meal I pulled out of my bag of tricks for Valentine’s Day this year. It is a nice change of pace, but also makes a fun meal the kids can help prepare with you! Fun, delicious and quick – three great qualities in a meal!
What You Will Need
- Muffin pan
- Crescent rolls ( 2 packages )
- 1 package of Italian cheese
- 1 jar of pizza sauce
- 1 package of pepperoni (and any other topping you’d like to use)
First, preheat your oven to 350. Next, open your crescent rolls and pinch together any holes to make one sheet of dough. You can also use pizza dough or pie crust, but I love the flaky butter crescent dough.
Then cut into strips about one inch wide, I got about five or six per roll.
Now come the fun part, this is where the kids can join in to help! Use a spoon or silicone brush to spread your pizza sauce onto the strips of dough.
Next comes toppings! Cheese and pepperoni for us, you only need about 6 slices of pepperoni per roll. Lay them next to each other along the dough strip, and they should only hang off one side of the strip. Another great topping for your roses would be bacon, you can see how I make no mess bacon here.
Once all your toppings are placed tightly roll up your rose and place into muffin pan.
Once your pan is full bake for 15 to 20 minutes – depending on how crunchy you like your pizza.
That’s it! A quick and easy meal that is also fun to make. Pizza roses not only smell and taste great but they are so cute too! My fiance loved these on Valentine’s Day, he liked that it was something out the norm. He will be asking for them again I am sure, we are big pizza fans here! I look forward to making them with my son once he is old enough to help. Let me know if you make these yourself, and tag me in any of your Instagram photos – I promise your roses will be Instagram worthy.