Looking for new and fun lunch box ideas for back to school? This easy pizza dippers school lunch recipe is the perfect lunch box meal for picky eaters, elementary school kids, and even your older kids will love it! If your kids love pizza, you have to try these simple pepperoni pizza dippers in their lunch box this week.
It’s easy to get stuck in a rut when it comes to school lunches. Once you’ve burned through all the sandwiches and hot lunch ideas you can think of, it’s time to try something new! This pizza dipper recipe is an easy school lunch idea that will have you tossing out all the store bought pizza lunchables for these instead.
Pizza dippers are a delicious recipe and so easy and fun to make! You’ll find yourself making them for movie night, game day, or an after-school snack in addition to becoming a lunch box favorite!
Why You’ll Love Pizza Dippers
- This easy recipe only has 3 main ingredients, making it super fast and simple to whip up for a week of school lunches.
- You can easily customize this pizza dipper recipe with your favorite toppings like italian sausage, bell peppers, or cheddar cheese to even better.
- If you don’t have a pizza crust, you can also use any store-bought dough or even crescent roll dough! This recipe is very forgiving and easy to switch out ingredients in a pinch.
- Sheet pan for baking
- Lunch box
- Small bowl for tomato sauce dipping
- 13.8 oz tube refrigerated pizza crust or homemade pizza dough
- 8 pieces string cheese
- 24 slices pepperoni or other favorite pizza toppings
- ½ tsp Italian seasoning
- 1 tbsp butter
- ½ cup pizza sauce or marinara sauce (optional for dipping)
- Optional: garlic powder, parmesan cheese
Pizza Dippers Recipe
Step 1: Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
Step 2: Roll the pizza crust out on a lightly greased baking sheet, then spread into a large, thin layer.
Step 3: Cut the dough into 8 rectangle shapes.
Step 4: Arrange 3 slices of pepperoni into the center of each piece of dough, then top with a piece of string cheese.
Step 5: Tuck the ends of the dough over the cheese, then roll the sides in.
Step 6: Brush with butter and then sprinkle seasoning on top.
Step 7: Bake for 10-12 minutes.
Step 8: Serve hot with your favorite pizza sauce.
Pizza Bombs: Instead of rolling the dough around full mozzarella cheese sticks, you can cut the cheese into small pieces wrap the dough around the cheese in a ball shape. This creates bite sized pizza bombs and are a great dipping appetizer for game days or large crowds. They also fit better inside a Thermos Container for school lunches this way.
Healthy Pizza Dippers: In order to make this easy lunch a little more healthy, add fresh veggies like mushrooms and green bell peppers, use turkey pepperoni, a low sugar tomato sauce and low fat cheese.
Can I use Crescent Rolls to make these pizza dippers?
Yes! We often substitute the pizza dough for crescent roll dough instead. Simply follow the baking instructions on the crescent rolls for how long to keep them in the oven, but it will usually be very similar, around 10-12 minutes.
How do I store leftovers?
You can store leftovers in any airtight container, ziploc bag, or tupperware. To reheat, simply wrap in a paper towel and heat in 10 second increments until pizza dippers reach desired temperature. You can also use the reheat setting on an air fryer, or reheat on a low 250 temperature in the oven for about 5-6 minutes.
How can I pack these in a lunch box for school?
These pizza sticks actually taste pretty good at room temperature when packed in an airtight container like a ziploc bag or tupperware container. If you want to keep them warm, heat them up in the microwave before school and then wrap the pizza dippers in aluminum foil and store in an insulated lunch box to retain the heat. If you cut them into smaller pieces, you can even store them in a thermos container or other insulated lunch box.
Find my best tips for packing hot lunch for school here.
If you’re looking for the best pizza dippers school lunch recipe, you found it! These pizza dippers are a simple recipe that’s the perfect choice for school lunch, and they also make an easy snack.
With gooey cheese and all the flavors of pizza, your kids will love these awesome pizza dippers with a side of warm pizza sauce. I can’t wait for you to try this easy pizza dipper recipe in your own lunches this school year!
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Let me know if you try them in the comments below!
- 13.8 oz tube refrigerated pizza crust
- 8 pieces string cheese
- 24 slices pepperoni
- ½ tsp Italian Garlic seasoning
- 1 tbsp butter
- ½ cup pizza sauce (optional for dipping)
- Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
- Roll the pizza crust out on a lightly greased baking sheet, then spread into a large, thin layer.
- Cut the dough into 8 rectangle shapes.
- Arrange 3 slices of pepperoni into the center of each piece of dough, then top with a piece of string cheese.
- Tuck the ends of the dough over the cheese, then roll the sides in.
- Brush with butter and then sprinkle seasoning on top.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes, then serve hot with your favorite pizza sauce.