Thursday, August 16, 2012

Greens and Ham Rolls

Here's another sandwich-less lunchbox idea, a play on the idea I shared on Tuesday, Pizza Rolls.  Instead of using pizza toppings, we used sauteed ham, kale and added some feta cheese.  The result?  R declared these his favorite!

Greens and Ham Rolls

1 pound whole wheat pizza dough (store-bought or you can make homemade pizza dough)
1/2 pound ham, diced
10 oz greens (we used kale, but spinach or chard would also work), chopped
1/4 cup water
dash of onion powder
dash of ground pepper
1/4 cup feta cheese

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Grease the insides of two muffin tins.

In a large skillet, over medium heat, saute the ham for about 3-4 minutes, just to crisp it up a bit and release the moisture.  Add the greens, water, onion powder and pepper.

Cover the skillet and allow to cook 4-5 minutes.  Remove the lid and allow any leftover water to evaporate as it cooks an additional minute or two. Remove from the heat and allow to cool.

Divide the dough in 2 pieces and roll each into an approximately 8 by 20 inch rectangle:

On approximately 2/3 of the dough, spread half the toppings.  Top with feta, if desired.  Before rolling, wet your hand and spread some water on the plain dough (this helps the dough "seal" when you roll it up):

Begin rolling, from the side with the toppings, until it is fully rolled. 
Once rolled, use a serrated knife and gently saw off 1 1/2-2 inch pieces, and place them in a greased muffin tin.  Repeat process with 2nd half of the dough and remaining toppings.

 Bake for 18-22 minutes, or until tops brown slightly: 

Serve warm or at room temperature.

Makes 24.

Just like the pizza rolls, you can freeze these in bulk and have them on hand for easy lunch box packing!

I know it might sound hard to believe, but my boys actually loved these more than the pizza rolls...and I loved that they were eating greens and happy.

Life is sweet,


Kaitlyn Ferry said...

I just made these and they are delicious! My 3 year old ate kale :)

Sweet Pea Chef said...

Yay! I love success stories!! Thanks for sharing. :)