I've said it before and I'll say it again, I love egg rolls! I was experimenting again, and my kids loved them, so I'll share another idea! You might also like the sweet, dessert-like Banana and Nutella Egg Rolls.
These Pizza Rolls remind me so much of growing up - I loved those little "Pizza Rolls" in the freezer section...super unhealthy and process ingredients, but oh so tasty! Well, these are super healthy, very easy, and inexpensive. Just make sure they are cooled a bit before you give them to the kids because just like those store-bought, tiny pizza rolls, they will burn your mouth if you are not careful.
These would also be a great appetizer or after-school snack.
- Egg roll wrappers
- Pizza sauce (I make my own, but any kind will do)
- Optional: finely shredded zucchini - added to the sauce
- Fresh mushrooms, finely diced
- Turkey Pepperoni
- Green onions, 2 finely diced
- Shredded Mozzarella cheese
- Other options: finely chopped spinach, black olives, finely chopped green peppers
- Cooking Spray
- Prepare the sauce...I make my own sauce but you can use store-bought too. I snuck in some veggies by finely shredding 1/2 of a zucchini into the sauce (using the smaller cheese grater).
- Prepare the "toppings" by chopping everything (even the pepperoni is best diced).
- Place an egg roll wrapper on a clean, dry hand towel, and spread 1 TBSP sauce in the center. Then layer the "toppings" on top of each other in the middle (about 1 TBSP of each ingredient).
- Roll the bottom corner of the wrapper over the ingredients, wrap the side corners in next, and then wet the top corner with a touch of water, and finish rolling up. (See Baked Breakfast Egg Rolls recipe for more detailed directions on rolling).
- If you are preparing these ahead of time, place in a dry plastic bag, seal it and store in the fridge until you are ready to cook them. Just take note: moister may collect and soften the egg rolls a bit. They will stick together if they are not separated by wax paper or something.
- If you are cooking them immediately, preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Spray cooking spray on a baking sheet, place each egg roll seam-side down.
- Once the tray is loaded up, spray all of the egg rolls with more cooking spray (this helps them brown a bit).
- Bake for 8 minutes and then turn every egg roll over. Place back into the oven and bake another 5 minutes. They should be a bit golden and crispy (keep in mind these are not like fried egg rolls, much healthier for you!)