Toddler Friendly Football Turnovers
Most kids like things in miniature and these turnovers are the perfect size for a toddler. These football turnovers are similar to a calzone, but with a pastry crust instead of a bread crust and filled with ground beef, tomato sauce, and cheese. My son, Jaden (3 years old), who is a very picky eater lately was a little cautious at first, but I told him they were kind of like pizza, but with a pie crust. On the other hand, my 18-month old daughter Hannah ate hers without a fuss. This recipe is even simple enough to have your kids help make them. Jaden is my little helper as soon as the rolling pin comes out – he loves to help roll out the dough with me!
Melissa @ Onceamonthmom.com
- 1 9-inch refrigerated pie crusts
- 1/4 pound lean ground beef
- 4 ounces pasta sauce
- 2 tablespoons mozzarella cheese, shredded
In a skillet brown ground beef until cooked through. Drain. Return to pan, add pasta sauce and simmer for 5 minutes. Allow mixture to cool.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cut 4-inch circles from pie crust, rerolling dough as necessary. Top each circle with 1 tablespoon of filling and sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon of cheese. Moisten the edges with water and fold in half and press edges to seal. Crimp edges with a fork. Bake for about 25 minutes, or until golden brown.
Do not preheat the oven, follow directions as listed above but BEFORE baking, flash freeze turnovers until solid. Once frozen, transfer turnovers to gallon freezer bags. To serve: Thaw. Bake turnovers at 375 degrees for 25 minutes until golden brown.
Servings: 8 turnovers
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