Day 10: 12 Days of Rhodes, Christmas Fun "Pizza Night"
My family is all about pizza night. Being from Chicago we hold pizza near and dear. And since we now live in Ohio, far away from our beloved deep dish pizza places, we resort to making it at home! But sometimes, there just isn't time to slave over sauces, and kneading dough. Especially this time of year. I want to spend time with my family. And pizza and movies go hand in hand during the holidays for us! Watching classic holiday movies with a hot slice of pizza is exactly how I want to spend my evenings. With a little (okay a LOT) of help from Rhodes Dinner Rolls, we can whip up some homemade pizza in no time. Just a little planning ahead is needed to thaw your rolls. On the back of your Rhodes Dinner Rolls package you will find specific thawing details for rising on the counter, or speed thawing in a low degree oven! Many nights we each choose our own toppings using a jar of pizza sauce as our base. My girls choose cheese, my son and husband choose pepperoni, and I usually toss on some mushrooms and green peppers. Top with cheese and you have a classic, easy pizza. Tonight however, we are getting sloppy. As in Sloppy Joes!
First I set out my dinner rolls to thaw earlier in the day. I greased big baking sheet with olive oil and place the frozen dinner rolls on the pan. I let these sit out and thaw. I'm not so concerned about having them RISE, as I'm going to smoosh them into flat pizzas. I just want them to be thawed! I made a quick sauce using ground turkey (hey the holidays are here, saving my calories for cookies), tomato sauce, brown sugar and seasonings. I grabbed some cheddar jack cheese to top these pizzas and stuck them in the oven to bake!
But, you can't have pizza and movies without dessert. And thanks to Rhodes Dinner Rolls, we whipped up an easy dessert pizza too! I thawed enough dinner rolls for each of us to enjoy some cinnamon glazed dessert pizza.
After thawing, I flattened each of the dinner rolls into a 4 inch flat pizza. I brushed them with melted butter and topped with cinnamon sugar before placing in the oven! Be generous on the cinnamon sugar. Oh, you might as well be generous on the butter too!
While the dessert pizzas are baking, whisk together some powdered sugar and milk, then drizzle it on your warm pizza.
Ahhh, sighs of dinner and dessert well done! Now, time to cuddle and watch movies! What's YOUR favorite holiday movie?
Sloppy Joe Pizza
12 dinner rolls
1 can (15oz) tomato sauce
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 tsp steak seasoning
1/2 tsp paprika
1 tsp garlic salt
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1 lb ground turkey
1/2 onion, diced
1 cup cheddar-jack cheese
Thaw dinner rolls according to package directions. I like to grease a baking sheet with olive oil and let them thaw completely.
For the sauce, brown ground turkey and onion in a large skillet until fully cooked. Drain off excess liquid. In a large saucepan, add tomato sauce, sugar, seasoning, cooked turkey and onion. Simmer for about 15 minutes.
Flatten dinner rolls until about 4 inches in diameter. Place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Spoon about 1/4 cup of sloppy joe onto each pizza and sprinkle with cheese.
Bake in a 350 degree oven for 15 minutes. Eat and enjoy!
Cinnamon Glazed Pizza:
12 dinner rolls
1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
2 Tbsp granulated sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 Tbsp milk
Thaw dinner rolls according to package directions.
Flatten dinner rolls to about 4 inches in diameter. Place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Brush generously with melted butter and sprinkle (generously) with granulated sugar and cinnamon. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 15 minutes.
While baking, whisk together the powdered sugar and milk. Drizzle on warm cinnamon pizzas and enjoy!
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