Wednesday, January 16

"Unskinny" Toddler Pepperoni Rolls- "The CF Way"

Fellow CF mamas and friends-

So I stumbled across a few recipes on Pinterest that was very similar to the one I am going to share. I tweaked the original recipe to make this one more "fatty" and toddler friendly. These pack a BIG punch of fat in a very small roll. Perfect for those picky cf toddlers-especially those that LOVE pepperoni like my little girl.  Plus, you get added protein and cheese. We are always looking for small way to pack lots of fat/calories. These pass the test of being small, fatty, and easyt make!

"Unskinny" Toddler Pepperoni Rolls
(These come out super flaky and easy to chew. They practically melt in your mouth.)

You will need:
1 can of Pillsbury Crescent Rolls -includes 8 dinner rolls
1 package of pre-sliced pepperoni
2 cups (8 oz) bag of pre-shredded Italian blend cheese (or any cheese you prefer)


First, unroll crescents into 8 triangles on  a cookie sheet.

Place 3-4 pieces of pepperoni slices on each crescent triangle (you may have to cut pepperoni in half to fit)

Measure out 1/4 cup of cheese per triangle and dump the cheese into your hand and squeeze.



Creates a long compact cheese roll to put on crescent.

The cheese will stick together making a skinny log.

Place each cheese log on each triangle/crescent roll.

Roll up crescent roll from widest edge to smallest to make a roll.

Then, fold up any edges that are left open on the ends so the pepperoni roll is completely sealed.
(This will ensure that most of the cheese stays inside as it cooks- some will leak out.)

*** You can also use string cheese sticks cut in half but those don't have as much fat which is why I opt for shredded full fat cheese***

cooking- YUM!

Cook at 375 degrees for 10 minutes.

Let cool for 5-7 minutes. Then serve.

Each roll measure about 3.5 by 2.5 inches- They are small and perfect for little hands.

(I plan to refrigerate the rest of the rolls and reheat them  in the microwave for 10 seconds as needed this week. I am sure you could also freeze these too.)

She was "posing". I cut hers in half. She ate it all! -All 17 grams of fat!- ONLY 1 tiny roll :)
(YES, I tried one. It was soft, flaky, greasy, and amazing!)

Nutritional Facts per serving (1 roll)
Calories: 225 calories
Fat: 17 grams of fat

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for sharing this recipe. My 3 year old daughter has CF and struggles heavily with her weight and I am constantly trying to find kid friendly recipes that she will actually eat that I can also pack in as many calories/fat as possible. I'll definitely be giving this one a try! Blessings to you and your family.


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