Lunch in Minutes: Stuffed Bread Bites (With Weekly Recipe Linky)

by Rachel Lacy

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I’ll be honest, I’m not sure what these are — hand pies, stuffed bread, kolaches or “hot pockets.”  But, ultimately, I suppose it doesn’t matter much.  What DOES matter is that this concoction of french bread dough, cheese, and meat is something that my Kidlets gobble up without any cajoling.

And, when you sneak veggies into it, it’s an even sweeter victory.

This came about after I picked up the wrong product off the store fridge shelf.  I wanted biscuits, a request from my husband.  Instead, I picked up french bread dough. . . . only slightly different, right?

Yes, you read correctly.  This “recipe” uses pre-made dough.  Sure, if you have a kickin’ french bread recipe up your sleeve, you can use it.  But, if you’re like me . . . busy . . . strapped for time . . . babies, toddlers and preschoolers hanging off your arms and legs . . . you need a few recipes here and there that come together in minutes, giving you some breathing room in your day.

The recipe for these Stuffed Bread Bites is just such a recipe.  Fast, versatile, kid-friendly and perfect for school lunches or snacks.  And, if you use a seasonal silicone muffin pan like I did, you can add “fun” to the finished product.

Stuffed Bread Bites
Serves: 8
 
Ingredients
  • 1 can of French Bread Dough
  • Diced Sausage or Ham
  • Diced Cheese of Choice (Colby Jack, Pepper Jack, Cheddar or Mozzarella work best)
  • Chopped Blanched Vegetables (optional) such as broccoli, carrots, peas
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven according to dough instructions.
  2. Open the can of dough and divide the dough into 16 pieces.
  3. Take one piece of dough and flatten it with your hands, pressing it down into the bottom of a muffin tin or silicone muffin pan.
  4. Add 1-2 tablespoons of filling (meat, cheese and veggies) to the center of the dough.
  5. Take a second piece of dough, flatten it with your hands and place it on top of the filling, pressing down around the edge to create a seal.
  6. Repeat for the remaining pieces of dough, creating 8 “bread bites.”
  7. Bake for the time recommended in your dough instructions, or until bread is visibly golden brown (9-15 minutes).
  8. Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly before serving.

 

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Rachel Lacy is the author of Following In My Shoes, where she blogs about Mommyhood, Family-Friendly Recipes and Bento Lunches, and Life in Texas. She is a lover of all things Coffee and Nutella.

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1 Sarah October 18, 2012 at 2:14 am

Talk about a delicious recipe! The biscuit idea is great and it’s a great way to add veggies into the mix. I love it how you put them into the bento boxes. It truly looks fabulous which makes the kids want to eat them. Presentation is everything, right? Thanks for posting. Great recipe to make a bunch and then use them throughout the week.

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2 Wendy October 18, 2012 at 2:51 am

Thank you for having the link up, especially since I am not a cook.
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3 Run DMT October 19, 2012 at 12:12 pm

How stinkin’ cute are those things?! My kids would gobble those up for sure!
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4 Mel S October 22, 2012 at 8:33 am

These are really cute! Very festive for lunch!
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