If you are looking for fun lunch ideas or snacks for your kids while they are home this summer you have come to the right place. Making stuffed crescent rolls is a fun cooking activity that my son really enjoys. Having little chefs in the kitchen is a great way to keep your kids busy and learning during the summer months.
You will need:
Parchment Paper or Wax Paper
A roll of Crescent Rolls
Shredded Cheese (any variety)
Chopped various vegetables and/or meat for the filling
Cherry Tomatoes sliced in halves
Chopped Red Onions
Cooked Chopped Sausage
(Optional: sautéd with minced onion and garlic)
Any variety of lunch meats
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Roll out crescent rolls onto individual sheets of parchment paper for each chef.
Have your little chefs scoop a dab of cream cheese onto the center of the large portion of the right triangle. Math!
Next your little chefs will add any combination of the prepared filling ingredients on top of the cream cheese. Have you chefs do their best not to over stuff and keep the filling as centered as possible. This will help keep the filling inside the roll when rolled into the crescent shape.
Next each chef will roll the crescent roll into the crescent roll shape, starting at the large portion of the triangle rolling towards the small portion. If the filling spills out, no worries, just unroll and start again. Some filling may seep out while rolling. Your little one can easily stuff it back in with their index finger.
Bake on a greased cookie sheet in the preheated oven for 11 minutes or until the bottom of the roll is a golden brown.
The cream cheese filling will be very hot. Be sure to let them cool for at least 5 minutes before serving.
Enjoy you time in the kitchen with you kids this summer> ~ Happy Homeschooling