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Jazzing Up Kid’s Summer Lunches With Hamilton Beach 3-in-1 MultiGrill™ – Pizza Slider Recipe

Last day of school moms are all like, “Yeah! We don’t have to pack any more lunches!”

And kids are like, “Yeah but like we are home every single day for like 60 days and we have to eat to live and stuff.”

Moms everywhere: Oh. Right.

 

I never really minded making school lunches to tell you the truth. My kid’s lunch is always the same. A sandwich hater since he could pick up bread made lunches a bit tricky for us. He finally settled on a plain raspberry jelly sandwich, three side fruits, and two packaged snacks. Throw in the once a week hot pasta lunch and, his favourite,  once every other week pizza Friday – BOOM! Easy peasy. Summer lunches however?

This kid thinks I run damn diner when he’s at school.

Nah. No.

My lunch is usually the missing cake he looks for when he gets home from school.

“The dog ate it”

OK. OK. OK.

I could not stand to watch him eat raspberry jelly sandwiches every day let alone just once.

It turns my stomach.

So what is a mom to do for a semi picky kid who hates sandwiches?

Jazz up the sandwich by combining his favourite things!

 

 

PIZZA!

Thanks to the Hamilton Beach 3-in-1 MultiGrill™ (25600)  I was able to combine my son’s favourite toppings and make it into a super quick and flavourful lunch for all of us.

 

Ingredients:

12 of your favourite local bakery buns or grab a package of dinner rolls at the grocery store (The Hamilton Beach 3-1 MultiGrill fit 9 of our bakery’s thick round buns when squished down firmly)

1 cup pizza sauce

12 slices of mozzarella cheese

30 – 40 slices pepperoni

 

For the Butter topping

1/2 cup butter, melted

1 tsp garlic salt

1 tsp. onion powder

1 tblsp oregano (only added to some sliders because green things in food and my kid are like Superman and kryptonite)

 

Directions:

  1. Preheat this bad boy – The Hamilton Beach 3-in-1 MultiGrill™ –  to 350 degrees

 

2. While the grill is heating, lay out a cookie sheet or long cutting board. This will be your area to assemble the sliders.

3. Next, take the rolls and slice them horizontally. Then on the outside portions where the grill will make contact, butter the tops and the bottoms of the buns using a brush (or you can just dunk the side in like I did!  I’m not fancy.). Lay them open faced on the cookie sheet or cutting board.

4. Spread the pizza sauce evenly onto the bottom part of the rolls. Now I know you’re thinking that these are going to get squished out the sides once the grill is pressed. Don’t worry about that right now.

5. Add the cheese slices, covering the sauce.

6. Add the pepperoni on top of the cheese.

7. Add the tops of the buns.

8. The 3-in-1 MultiGrill™ will be preheated when the green light is on – when it is, place all the sliders on to the grill! You’re ready to go!

 LOWER THE LID!

You might be cringing thinking of the cheese and sauce oozing out. Just a bit did. But this bad boy cleans up really well. Just wait for it!

    9. These took 5 minutes to cook. But to be sure, do a quick check at the 3 minute mark depending upon how thick your buns were. These came out absolutely perfect. Crisp. Warm. Melty. Good.

Serve with a side of sauce for dipping and you’re good to go for lunch or even dinner.

 

The Hamilton Beach 3-in-1 MultiGrill™ is perfect for jazzing up your summer lunches and even dinners.

A little bit about the grill itself:

  • 100 sq. in. nonstick surface
  • Opens flat to cook as combo grill/griddle with double the cooking surface
  • Indoor grill, griddle and bacon cooker all in one
  • Cooks perfectly crisp bacon with no messy splatter
  • Removable, nonstick cooking plates are dishwasher safe
  • Adjustable temperature control
  • Pull-out drip tray is dishwasher safe
  • Unique kickstand tilts up to drain grease away

And remember that mess I was talking about?

Here it is.

 Both grills come off so that you can clean it with ease by hand or in the dishwasher.
And really, you can clean it with ease.
Or eat the melted cheese off of it.
It doesn’t judge you.
For more information on the Hamilton Beach 3-in-1 MultiGrill™ please visit www.hamiltonbeach.ca
How do you keep jazzing up your lunches at home?
Disclaimer: I received a Hamilton Beach 3-in-1 MultiGrill™ for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own.

35 Comments

  1. I’m eating edamame peas at 4:30 for lunch today, as I’m typing this. Having kids suddenly just freaked me out. You mean, I have to be responsible for MAKING FOOD FOR THEM!? Woah.

    Also this post just made me very hungry and I don’t even eat pepperoni! HA!

  2. That looks yummy! Much better than all the yogurt I’ve been eating, ha ha.

  3. Robin rue Robin rue

    Those pizza sliders sound awesome! My kids would definitely love those!! I have to make them some!

  4. That looks so good and easy! I love how easy the multigrill looks to clean! It’s such a pain cleaning after cooking lol.

  5. I love quick and easy meals. Cleaning the multigrill is certainly far more appeaing than cleaning an oven that makes the house hot!

  6. I want to eat this right now. Because I am an eight year old at heart. I wish my KID would eat this. Would you believe he does not like pepperoni? Or grilled cheese sandwiches? Yep. But me? I’d eat this in a heartbeat. Get in my belly!

  7. Sandy N Vyjay Sandy N Vyjay

    That looks super easy to prepare and I know the kids will love it. My niece is also quite picky when it comes to food. I am sure my sis can try this out and make her happy and eat it.

  8. Love that the plates are removable! We have a similar small appliance that you can’t remove the plates too. My daughter uses it quite often for lunch time.

    • Kimberly Kimberly

      The fact that you can remove the plates is such a bonus! Although the plates are super easy to clean to begin with.

  9. This is what I need for brunch! Sounds and looks absolutely delicious. You made me hungry 🙂

    • Kimberly Kimberly

      HAAH!!! I hope that you enjoy this if you try it!

  10. Now THAT’S a tasty lunch! Plus, the grill makes it easy to throw together the morning of. Thankfully, my kids inhale everything.

    • Kimberly Kimberly

      My kid is the same way. One bite, two bite, “Where’s the next one mom?” Sigh…Bless their growing bellies though right?

  11. Jaime Nicole Jaime Nicole

    These sound so delicious! I love the idea of turning pizza into a slider – two of my fave things combined into one!

    • Kimberly Kimberly

      These are so good! And they’re really easy to make.

  12. Pam Pam

    My kids used to be so picky. They would have been all over these pizza sliders, though. Kids all seem to love pizza.

    • Kimberly Kimberly

      Pizza seems to be the win for lunches!

  13. I’m getting so sick and tired of making lunches for my boys this summer, so this post came around just in time. My kids love pepperoni so they would love these sliders!

    • Kimberly Kimberly

      I know right?! All of my mom friends were so excited when school was over and they were saying “We are so done with lunches!” and I said “No we are not!”
      I hope that they like these sliders!

  14. Victoria Heckstall Victoria Heckstall

    That looks fantastic and easy to make! I’m pretty sure that my family would love it! I’ll make sure to make this.

    • Kimberly Kimberly

      Really easy to make! I hope that you all enjoy them!

  15. My Teen Guide My Teen Guide

    Those pizza sliders look so good. I sit here staring at them and drooling and thinking, why did I not think of these before?! I am going to check my fridge if I have enough pepperoni. If I do, I will make some stat.

    • Kimberly Kimberly

      They are super simple and you’ll be making them in a pinch! Hope you enjoy!

  16. This is something that my kids will praise me for especially since pizza is a favorite around the house! I cannot wait to prepare this for them once we get home from vacation. It’s definitely a lovely lunch idea for the kids!

    • Kimberly Kimberly

      You can never go wrong with pizza! I hope that you had a wonderful vacation!

  17. I made my kids school lunches everyday too and I actually enjoy making them. They don’t like the lunches being served in school. My kids love pizza sliders like that!

    • Kimberly Kimberly

      They would love these pizza sliders!
      My son’s school lunches were catered in from restaurants. Very odd but they were tasty. Other then that, I made every lunch too. I knew what he was eating!

  18. Hamilton Beach always have great appliances. I love a good slider!

    • Kimberly Kimberly

      They really do! Very durable and they last a long time!

  19. Debra J Hawkins Debra J Hawkins

    My kids would love these pizza sliders so much! They are all about pepperoni and cheese on everything!

    • Kimberly Kimberly

      I swear..with kids…pizza is life!

  20. Super easy to prepare and wow what a great multi grilll. This would be a wonderful addition to my kitchen.

    • Kimberly Kimberly

      It is such a versatile grill. We really love using it for easy meals like this one!

  21. I am always looking out for recipes that are quick and easy and that my girls can make. This recipe fits the bill.

    • Kimberly Kimberly

      It’s super easy and very tasty! I hope they love it as much as my son does!

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