Coming up with creative lunch ideas is the pits! We’re a homeschooling family, and more often than not we’re in a peanut butter & jelly rut. (Is it sad that my kids get excited about Ramen Noodles?)
A few years ago, I made my kids what we call “Cheesy Garlic Rolls”. It was an almost-grocery-day scrambling-to-use-up-leftover-stuff kinda day. I had roughly half of a bag of shredded cheese in my fridge, and very little else. I whipped up a basic sweet roll dough and stuffed it with mozzarella, parmesan, garlic, butter, and random seasonings that just happened to work. These rolls became a family favorite that the kids beg for on a regular basis. I was kicking myself that they turned out so amazing because they’re a pain to make. I should say, they were a pain to make. Thanks to Healthy Solutions, I’ve found the perfect seasoning blend for these rolls that totally eliminates a couple steps!
A couple of weeks ago, I signed up to participate in the Healthy Solutions Spice Blend Recipe Challenge. When I received my packet of Italian Meatball Seasoning in the mail, I knew it would be a perfect fit for my Cheesy Garlic Rolls. My kids have already polished off two pans and let me know that this recipe beats the old one hands-down. These are great alone or served with marinara sauce.
NOTE: For those of you looking for a healthier bread alternative, I’ve made the dough with half Bob’s Red Mill Unbleached White All-Purpose Flour and half Bob’s Red Mill Whole Wheat Flour and they’re wonderful!
CHEESY ITALIAN ROLLS
3/4 cup milk
1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1 cup salted butter, softened and divided
1 tablespoon yeast
1 cup warm water
2 teaspoons salt
4 to 5 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 packet Italian Meatballs Healthy Solutions Spice Blend
2 cups finely grated part-skim mozzarella cheese
*Healthy Solutions Spice Blends are all natural, low carb, and contain on MSG, fillers, or preservatives. Healthy Solutions provided me with the Italian Meatballs Spice Blend in exchange for my entry in this recipe contest.