Want something even easier than homemade pizza and just as fun? Make pizzawiches!
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My mom fed five kids on a limited budget while working and going to school part time. Meals needed to be quick, easy, and above all, kid-friendly.
Often her recipes came from family or church functions. Some, like my aunt’s Cheesy Eggs, didn’t go over well. Others, like Cheesewiches, passed with flying colors. Sandwiches, stuffed with a cheese and tomato filling, reminiscent of pizza, were one of my favorite things.
I’ve rebooted mom’s Cheesewiches to please my boys’ carnivorous tendencies and dubbed them Pizzawiches. (You can find a real food version of the original in my cookbook, Not Your Mother’s Make-Ahead and Freeze Cookbook.)
These are like pizza in a sandwich, so good, and so easy to make.
One holdover from Mom’s recipe is that these hot sandwiches are freezer-friendly. Well, before they become hot. Make a big batch and freeze for quick and easy lunches and suppers throughout the coming month.
(I haven’t tried it, but I really want to see how these reheat in the slow cooker. I think it should work. Stay tuned for the update!)
- Slice the rolls in half, leaving a hinge. Scoop out insides, leaving a shell. Crumble the removed bits into a large bowl
- Add the cheese, pasta sauce, pepperoni, and sausage to the bowl. Mix to combine.
- Fill the rolls with the mixture. Wrap the closed rolls in foil and bake as directed below or place the wrapped rolls in freezer bags and freeze.
- To serve: bake in a 350 oven for 30 minutes or until the filling is hot. ALternatively, you can place the wrapped sandwiches in a slow cooker on LOW for 2 to 3 hours, turning once.