How many of you remember brown-bagging it for lunch as a kid? When I was a kid, my folks didn't give me a brown bag but something even worse! It was a giant hard lunch box, with the buttons on the side that you had to squeeze to pull the top back. Do you remember those? It was EMBARRASSING! All of the cool kids got to buy lunch but I brought leftovers. The food was good, but I still wanted to be one of the cool kids who got to buy a personal pan pizza for $3 (of course I still remember the price).
Confession Time: I tried everything I could to destroy that lunchbox in hopes that if I didn't have a lunchbox I would have to buy lunch because I wouldn't have anything to bring my lunch in or at least I'd get a cooler lunch box (cartoon characters, something)! Sorry mum! That thing was hideous, and worst of all, it was INDESTRUCTIBLE! Nothing could break them so I was stuck with monstrous cooler lunchbox for my elementary career. The one thing I was grateful for was not having to carry a sandwich. Imagine how depressing it would've been to carry that big old thing just to eat a turkey and cheese sandwich.
So parents, if you've got a kid that's running from the turkey and cheese, I've got a new spin on how to make the turkey and cheese sandwich cool again! (Was it ever really cool to begin with though?) Say goodbye to boring sandwich bread and hello to a cool new oven baked sub!
Each slice is full of scrumptious, hearty lick-your-plate goodness. Crazy delicious dunked in your favourite spicy mustard (I made my own honey mustard sauce to go with it) and served with a big green salad on the side. The best part is the versatility of this dish! You can serve this for breakfast, lunch or dinner depending on the sides you choose. A side of scrambled eggs or fruit make a great breakfast dish, and served alone or with a salad is great for lunch or dinner.
You’ve got to try it!
3-INGREDIENT BAKED TURKEY AND CHEESE ROLLUPS
YIELD: Makes 8 slices
1 ball pizza dough (I used Bake House Biscuit dough from Aldis because that's what I had on hand)
8 oz. thinly sliced deli turkey
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
Fresh parsley, for sprinkling
Honey Mustard or favourite sauce, for serving
Preheat oven to specifications on dough packaging. Roll out pizza dough on a lightly floured surface. Press to form a 12 x 8-inch rectangle.
Arrange turkey slices evenly over dough to within 1/2 inch of edges. Sprinkle evenly with cheese. Starting at one of the short ends, roll up dough to form log. Pinch seam together to seal. Place, seam side down, on a greased baking sheet.
Bake according to packaging specifications, or until deep golden brown. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting into 8 slices with a serrated knife.
Serve with honey mustard or favourite sauce, if desired.