My $20/20 Minute/Go-To Potluck Recipe

Ok, who has ever been in this scenario: You are invited to a holiday pot-luck party, and supposed to bring some form of side-dish, entre, or dessert. It’s an hour before the event, and you completely forgot about making your dish…. Ok, well let’s be honest. If you are anything like me, this doesn’t happen. As soon as you get the invite, you would have put the invite into your I-calendar, would have gone food shopping the morning of the event, and would have a lovely little ping go off on your phone when your are approx. 2 hours out from the event.

More realistic scenario: It’s the night before your boyfriend’s holiday party, and he asks you what you are planning to bring?… Um, what? Right, all the girlfriends/wives are bringing dishes for the party… what are you bringing…. *it’s 11:30pm, you have no idea, queue the freakout ….* SHIIIII-…..-RRRLYYYY I am bringing something AWESOME?! *AKA remembers this handy dandy recipe I am about to share*.

Girls, don’t worry and don’t stress! I have just the recipe for you when you are in one of those omg-i-am-going-to-murder-you-i-am-not-betty-crocker kind of situations.

Let’s Get Cookin’! 

Pepperoni Pizza Ring Recipe

What you are going to need (p.s. I found each item needed on Target.com to make your shopping list all that much easier):

  • 1 Jar of Pizza Sauce (don’t really have a huge preference, so go for whatever is on sale #gottasavethatmoney )
  • 16oz Bag of Mozzarella Cheese (you can totally get the store brand- it will be cheaper. Also, you probably are not going to use the whole package, but more cheese, the better, I always say!)
  • 1 Bag Turkey Pepperoni (you can go for the regular pepperoni, but ask Shane, I always sneak healthier options into food MWAHAHA)

You, my friend, are not ready to start cooking:

  1. Preheat you oven to 350F
  1. On a large baking pan, separate the crescent roll dough so that it makes one round star burst. Tip: try to leave as little spaces between the crescent rolls as possible- you’ll thank yourself later when the goodies inside aren’t falling out
  2. Spread the pizza sauce on the inside of the dough ring (not on the tips of the dough). I LOVE sauce, so I put a generous amount!
  3. Load on that cheese! No such thing as too much melted cheese, so have yourself a ball, and dump that stuff on.
  4. Layer the pepperoni on – Depending on your taste, you can do a few pieces per section, or your can layer like I did, and have a layer of pepperoni in each bite!
  5. Start peeling the crescent roll dough tips towards the inside of the dough ring. As I mentioned below, try to avoid large gaps where you can see the goodies inside. When you start baking the wreathe, the goodies will spill out.
  6. Place that soon-to-be-delicious wreath in the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes. Tip: I usually check on my wreath every 10 minutes, just to make sure everything is cooking correctly. Another Tip: If you are not sure if the wreath is cooked through, you can use a tooth pick or fork, and puncture the inside of the dough. If the toothpick comes back with residue or dough, it is not done. If it comes back with nothing on it, you’re good to go.

Remove from the oven, place the wreath on your favorite holiday plate, and you are ready to party!

Wishing all of you babes a very merry holiday season, and all the luck as you last-minute pot-luck endeavors!

simply,

e l l

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