A crazy name for something so simple but to me it reminds me of a dish I made when I was probably thirteen, ah yes, Bubble Pizza! This was a recipe my sister introduced to me from an old parish cookbook. I totally forgot about this recipe and decided to put my own twist on this dish by using premade (frozen)whole wheat rolls. As you can see I cut each roll in quarters.
I always have these whole wheat rolls in my freezer at all times! I can easily whip up a personal pizza for the kids and I or they make wonderful roll, I love bread!
In a greased pan, place all the little bits of dough in a baking dish and bake for about 20 to 25 minutes. You may say why not just spread out the dough instead of cutting up the dough, eh? But, the little bits of dough puff up adding more of that yummy, soft bed of pizza crust heaven! The sauce dips down in between each bit of dough, ahhh . . . and the pull-apart dough balls are extremely easy to eat! And yes, I am the one that always finishes up my kids’ (and my hubby’s) pizza crust.
Add any topping you like – I used sweet pepper, mushrooms, spinach and Canadian bacon (very lean).
Place sauce and topping and then add cheese!
Let’s not forget about some nutritional highlights:
- Tomatoes (marinara sauce) contain all four major carotenoids: alpha- and beta-carotene, lutein, and lycopene. Lycopene is a major antioxidant, known to help fight cancers, such as pancreatic and prostate.
- Mushrooms are loaded with nutrients including: B vitamins (riboflavin, niacin), selenium and even vitamin D. Some studies have shown mushrooms may help reduce the risk of colon and prostate cancer.
- Sweet Peppers are a mere 40 calories per 3-oz serving and 3 grams of fiber! WOW! Plus 35% vitamin A and 260% vitamin C! If you don’t care to put them on your pizza they are super tasty for a snack!
Bake at 375 degrees for an additional 10 to 12 minutes or until cheese melts.
A very hearty meal! My two-year-old son took a bit and then said, “Mmm . . . good Mom!” My daughter said I was a good food maker! And . . . (drum roll pleeeease!) my husband it was good, too! He even had a second helping! What’s not to like, it is pizza! Just a tad healthier but we don’t have to let anyone know that, hahahaha!
9 whole wheat dough balls, thawed
1/2 cup marinara sauce
10 slices Canadian bacon, optional
1/2 cup diced mushrooms, optional
1/2 cup diced sweet peppers, optional
1/2 cup chopped spinach, optional
1 cup shredded cheese
Preheat oven at 350 degrees. Cut each dough ball into quarters. Place dough into a greased baking pan and bake for about 20 to 25 minutes. Remove pan from oven and top with sauce, topping and cheese. Turn oven to 375 degrees and bake for an additional 12 minutes.