Homemade Pizza Dippers
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 

Helping to make healthy eating more accessible to people is one of our main goals here at Wholesome Goodness, but even we understand the allure of those favorite junk foods. Whether from childhood, college, or just weekend treats, we all have a certain guilty pleasure that we can’t help but craving when the mood hits.

For us, one such treat is the kids’ favorite: pizza rolls. Rather than fight the craving, a lot of times we find it more useful to try to come up with more healthful alternatives to just giving in completely. So in the throes of a particularly intense craving, we came up with this recipe for healthier homemade pizza dippers, and now we’re sharing it with you!

Course: Appetizer, Dinner, Lunch, Snack
Servings: 5
Ingredients
  • 1 package egg roll wrappers
  • 10 sticks of low-fat string cheese, cut in half cross-wise
  • 10 pieces of prosciutto, cut in half cross-wise
  • 1/2 cup Wholesome Goodness® Balsamic Dressing
  • 1 1/4 cups Wholesome Goodness® Marinara Pasta Sauce, portioned into individual 1/4 cup servings
  • Baking spray
Instructions
  1. Fill a prep bowl with room temperature water, this will be used to seal the egg rolls.
  2. Preheat the oven to 400F degrees.
  3. Cut your 10 sticks of string cheese across their midsection, so you should now have 20 short sticks of string cheese.
  4. Do the same with your slices of prosciutto (it doesn’t have to be prosciutto, you can use whatever filling you like: a mix of vegetables, lunch meat, etc… the point is you want to go light on this second ingredient to avoid overfilling the egg roll wrapper).
  5. Place your string cheese on top of the prosciutto so that it is flush against the bottom of the meat.
  6. Separate an egg roll wrapper from your stack and lay it flat in front of you so that one of the points faces you.
  7. Place your prosciutto and cheese so that the string cheese lies sideways about an inch from the point facing you.
  8. Dab a teaspoon of balsamic vinaigrette just in front of the string cheese on top of the prosciutto.
  9. Roll the egg roll wrapper up and seal the edge by dabbing your finger in water and running along the top flap. If you’re unfamiliar with this process, Can You Stay For Dinner has a great step-by-step guide.
  10. Spray a cooking sheet with baking spray and arrange your dippers seam-side down on the sheet so that they are evenly spaced about a half inch apart. Spray the tops of your egg rolls with the baking spray (or you can top with olive oil).
  11. Cook for 12-18 minutes, or until the wrappers are crispy but not burnt. They should be a nice golden brown. Flip once about halfway through.
  12. While the pizza dippers are cooking, portion out individual servings of the marinara sauce, unless your family is ok with everyone double dipping out of the same bowl!
  13. Serve and enjoy!