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Get the recipe: 100 Healthy Lunch Ideas for Kids: Pizza Rollups

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These easy pizza pinwheels are five-finger fun for the whole family! Super tasty and super versatile, you can load them up with endless combinations of sauce and toppings for everyone to enjoy. Plus, these 100 Lunch for Kids Ideas will help you keep your kids school lunch box fresh and interesting.


  • 1 pound pizza dough at room temperature, homemade or store-bought
  • 1/2 cup hidden veggie pizza sauce, or any homemade or store-bought brand
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella or Italian blend cheese
  • 1/3 cup parmesan


  • Preheat oven to 375° F. Spray a baking sheet with olive oil.
  • Lightly flour a cutting board or counter. Roll out the dough into a rectangle shape roughly 18 inches by 12 inches. If the dough is not staying rolled out, leave it on the counter for 5-10 minutes to reach room temperature.
    pizza dough rolled out into a rectangle.
  • Spread the pizza sauce over the entire pizza dough, leaving an inch margin on the top and bottom of the dough.
    Pizza dough in a rectangle with hidden veggie sauce on it.
  • Sprinkle the mozzarella over the pizza sauce. Add any extra toppings. Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons of the parmesan.
    Pizza dough in a rectangle with hidden veggie sauce and cheese.
  • Starting at the bottom of the long side of the pizza dough, roll tightly upwards until you have a log shape. Gently push the seems together. Using a serrated (bread) knife, slice the dough into 2-inch sections. For thicker pinwheels, aim for 12 slices. For thinner pinwheels, aim for 16 slices.
    pizza rollups in a roll and sliced.
  • Place the pinwheels on a baking sheet. Sprinkle with the remaining parmesan.
    pizza dough is rolled up and sliced and on a baking sheet. Hand is sprinkling parmesan on top.
  • Bake for 18-20 minutes or until just golden brown. Let cool on the baking sheet.
    Baked pizza rollups.
  • Serve and enjoy!
    Hand reaching over a plate of veggie hidden pizza rollups with a side of sauce ready for kids to take and eat.


Storage: store in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 5 days or in the freezer for up to 2 months. 
Whole Wheat Homemade Pizza Dough: place 1 cup warm water, 1 packet of instant yeast and 1 teaspoon honey into a large bowl and let sit for 5-10 minutes or until it becomes bubbly. Add in 2 cups of white whole wheat flour, 2 tbsp olive oil and 1 tsp salt and mix with a dough hook in a stand mixer or handheld mixer. You can also knead by hand for 2-3 minutes on a floured surface. If sticky, add in more flour, 1 tbsp at a time. Place the dough in an oiled bowl, cover with a kitchen towel and let sit for at least 30 minutes or up to 12 hours. Place the risen dough on a lightly floured counter and knead a few more times. Wait for 15 minutes and then roll out into a rectangle. 
Pizza Toppings: choose from tomato sauce, pesto, or just olive oil; veggies like mushrooms, tomatoes, and broccoli; favorite pizza meats like pepperoni and sausage; and any melty cheese from mozzarella to cheddar.
Pizza Variations: try Classic with pepperoni, Veggie with mushrooms and peppers, BBQ with chicken, Italian with sausage, or Greek with feta

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