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Toddler Pizza Croissants

This is Back-To-School Giveaway Bonanza week which is a perfect time to talk about foods that are perfect for back-to-school. This is one of those.

We were dining out at a restaurant and ordered something similar to this as an appetizer and for our 2 year old to eat for dinner. Our two year old eats well but doesn’t eat a lot of foods with multiple flavors. I would describe him as a bit of a purist when it comes to his food. But these? These he gobbled down in two seconds. I think he actually at 3 or 4 of them before we left the dinner table. I was shocked.

And it didn’t take me long to figure out how to replicate and freeze them. Now we have several bags full as go-to lunch meals. Try them out on your child this week and see how they fair at your house!


Tricia @ onceamonthmeals.com


  • 1 package Pillsbury croissants (8), or equivalent
  • 8 ounces Mozzarella Cheese
  • .25 cup Pepperoni, sliced
  • 2 Tablespoons Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 cup pizza sauce


Roll out Pillsbury croissant rolls on a flat work surface. Sprinkle 8 ounces of cheese over the 8 triangles, covering liberally. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Add pepperoni pieces on top of cheese. Roll croissants as you would for rolls, from larger side to smaller. Place on cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for 14-17 minutes or until cooked through and lightly browned. Serve with pizza sauce.

Freezing Directions:

Follow directions above including baking. Allow to cool or flash freeze. Add to gallon freezer bag and freeze. To serve: Warm until heated through 1-2 minutes in the microwave or 5-10 minutes in a 350 degree oven.

Servings: 4

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25 Responses to “Toddler Pizza Croissants”

  1. Rose says:

    Wow, these sound great. I don’t have a toddler at home but my teenage kids would love this as a snack! Thanks.

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  3. My grandmother used to make us crescent roll pizzas. :) I didn’t think about freezing them though!

  4. Vickie says:

    Toddlers? Heck, adults. I’m gonna try this one. The topping possibilities (or would that be ‘stuffing’ now?) are endless! Thank you for posting.


  5. Erika says:

    These sound fantastic – adding them to my cooking day this weekend!

  6. Christie says:

    Hormel makes mini pepperonis that are perfect for this.

  7. My kids would have fun HELPING to make these, I know they would. I’ll keep this for a kids project for them. These are cute, thanks!

  8. I think I’ll be making these for my husband and kids – they love a quick freezer friendly snack!

  9. Tanya says:

    I just saved this to my recipe bookmarks. GREAT idea.

  10. YUM. I know this is a winner recipe at my house. Thanks for the recipe and linking to Tempt My Tummy Tuesday.

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  12. Lisa S says:

    I am so excited to try this recipe. Thanks for the post!


  13. Liz says:

    I can’t find Croissant packages, will crescent rolls work?

  14. I’m all about this recipe. I can’t usually get Boston to eat any type of sandwich so this will be good to try.

  15. CarolineG says:

    This were a hit with my five year old. I did make one amendment (well, two). I left out the pepperoni and just made them cheese-filled. I also swiped a small amount of pizza sauce on the dough, with the back of a spoon, before topping with cheese and rolling up to bake. (I thought it was strange there was no sauce inside the roll-up). Worked just fine.

  16. Jill says:

    Has anyone tried these in a lunch box? I was wondering how they would hold up until lunch time. My kiddos eat at preschool so they eat an earlier lunch. I put an ice pack in their lunch boxes. My 4 yr old loves these pizzas and I would love to send them in her lunch box.

  17. Anne says:

    Oh my family will love these!

  18. Amy says:

    I made these yesterday using the Make-Ahead Butterhorn Rolls from the November 2009 menu. The Butterhorns are a little bigger than Pillsbury Crescents, so I kept filling until I ran out of pepperoni and olives, which we like on our pizzas. With 1 cup of pepperoni, 6 oz of chopped olives and 8 oz cheese, I was able to make 16 Pizza Croissants and froze 16 Butterhorns for later.

    I served some of the Pizza Croissants last night and we enjoyed them. It was funny because DH said that the dough would make a good dinner roll. Duh, that’s what it is!

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