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Healthy Back-to-School Lunch Options: Easy Homemade Pizza Rolls

September 27, 2010

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Things have been abnormally busy and crazy the past few weeks… I’m talking CRAZY. Rarely has there been a day where we weren’t all going in twenty different directions; work, play, school, out of state trips… there was something different going on each day.


Because of this, I utilized several meals plans that could easily be packed for the next day’s lunch. The following recipe, Pizza Rolls, became a definite favorite “on the go” meal for all of us; it was delicious when it was first served piping hot and creamy for dinner – and yummy the following day for lunch. The beauty of this meal is that it works perfectly hot or cold… making it ideal for a school lunch.

Healthy Lunch Menu 11

In addition to a marinara dipping sauce, I served it with a side salad for dinner and broccoli (with spinach tzatziki dip) for lunch. Gotta get those veggies in!


Easy Pizza Rolls

  • 1 package of your favorite Italian Sausage
  • 1/2 – 3/4 block of Cream Cheese
  • 6-8 Italian Herb Flatout Wraps

Step One

Brown the Italian Sausage and DRAIN WELL – after I drained it, I used paper towels to blot any remaining oils. Put the sausage into a large bowl and add the cream cheese. Using a wooden spoon or a spatula, break up the cream cheese and mix it with the meat.

Step Two

Place 1/3 cup (up to 1/2 cup) of the cheese/sausage in the middle of a Flatout wrap. Fold the sides in and roll it up (like a burrito); dip your finger into a little bit of water and moisten the “seam” of the wrap so that the bread adheres to itself and creates a seal.

Step Three

Place in a 350 degree oven for 5-10 minutes, or until the wrap has begun to brown. Serve hot or cold with your favorite marinara as a dipping sauce.

This recipe can also be adapted for breakfast by using a low-fat breakfast sausage in place of the Italian sausage.

(makes 6-8 pizza rolls)


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Bon appetit!

7 Comments leave one →
  1. September 30, 2010 12:11 pm

    Rachel, this looks delish! Your so creative. I can’t wait till my grocery store carries more variety of Flatout Bread the Italian one sounds yummy!

  2. October 1, 2010 9:20 am

    We had the kids make this last night with the sitter since mom and dad got a night out.. SHOCKING! They LOVED it! We used variations too.. Turkey Peperoni and some shredded chicken.

    • October 4, 2010 10:06 am

      YAY — glad they liked it. . . and, the possibility to vary the ingredients is one of my favorite things about this recipe. 🙂

  3. Charlotte Jones permalink
    October 5, 2010 10:16 am

    OMG! This looks flatout fabulous, I can’t wait to try it!


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