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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.
8 Servings Meet The Cook Print
Toddler Friendly Football Turnovers

Ingredients

  • ⅓ cups cook Ground Beef
  • 4 fluid ounces Pasta Sauce
  • 1 individual Refrigerated Pie Crust
  • 2 tablespoons Mozzarella Cheese, Shredded

Freezer Containers

  • 2 Gallon Freezer Bags

Supplies

  • Baking Sheets
  • Labels

Nutritional Information

  • Not available.

Make It Now Cooking Directions

These directions are for cooking this recipe to serve immediately and NOT to freeze for later.

  1. In a skillet add ground beef and pasta sauce. Simmer for 5 minutes.
  2. Allow mixture to cool.
  3. Unroll pie crust dough and cut 4-inch circles, re-rolling dough as necessary. Place circles on baking sheet.
  4. Top each circle with 1 tablespoon of filling and sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon of cheese.
  5. Moisten the edges with water and fold in half and press edges to seal.
  6. Crimp edges with a fork.
  7. Bake turnovers at 375 degrees for 25 minutes until golden brown.

Freeze For Later Cooking Directions

These directions help you cook or prepare this meal PRIOR to being frozen for serving later (see Serving Day Directions when you are ready to prepare it to eat).

Why would I want to freeze this?

  1. In a skillet add ground beef and pasta sauce. Simmer for 5 minutes.
  2. Allow mixture to cool.
  3. Unroll pie crust dough and cut 4-inch circles, re-rolling dough as necessary. Place circles on baking sheet.
  4. Top each circle with 1 tablespoon of filling and sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon of cheese.
  5. Moisten the edges with water and fold in half and press edges to seal.
  6. Crimp edges with a fork.
  7. Bake turnovers at 375 degrees for 25 minutes until golden brown.
  8. Allow to cool.
  9. Divide into indicated number of freezer bags, label and freeze.

Make From Frozen Serving Day Directions

These directions help you cook or reheat this meal AFTER it's been frozen for when you are ready to eat it.

  1. Reheat in microwave for 1-2 minutes.

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    1. I think that the thermos suggestion would work for you too. I might wrap them in foil before placing them in a thermos though.

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