Pizza rolls are a family-favorite, grabbing the attention of kids in the frozen aisle. Full of preservatives, refined carbohydrates and unhealthy fats, pizza rolls aren’t exactly known for their health benefits. Try this healthier version, using wonton wrappers as the pizza roll vessel.
- 1 7-8.5 oz jar sun dried tomatoes in oil
- 1 cup basil leaves
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/4 cup pine nuts
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Wonton wrappers
- Combine sundried tomatoes packed in oil, basil leaves, parmesan, pine nuts, garlic and lemon juice in a food processor. Slowly drizzle in the olive oil. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray. Arrange wonton wrappers along the bottom edge of the sheet. Spoon about 1 tablespoon of filling into the middle of each wrapper.
- Using a finger dipped in water, run along the edge of each wrapper and then fold wrapper in half and press down to seal.
- Continue until baking sheet is filled with pizza rolls (spaced about 1″ apart). Spray tops with cooking spray and bake in preheated oven for 12-15 minutes, or until rolls are golden and crispy.
Shanthi Appelö is a registered dietitian and health and wellness spokesperson for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan based in Detroit. Passionate about the science of nutrition and behavior, Shanthi has experience working in clinical nutrition, public health and teaching in the university setting. In her free time, she enjoys experimenting in the kitchen, exploring the outdoors, working on art and spending time with family. Find out more on AHealthierMichigan.org
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