NOTE: There’s been some debate about whether or not Pillsbury Crescent Dinner Rolls are actually vegan. I choose to believe they are due to an email from Pillsbury reprinted at this link at VegWeb.com. The email is from CSR Jennifer Garrett who states that as long as we’re talking about the Original rolls, they are vegan.

This week’s been a bit packed with work so I haven’t had time to make a lot of long-winded dinners and such. Which has led me to create some new quickie snacks, lunches and dinners using pre-made foods from groceries. Tonight’s Vegan MoFo recipe is just that and only requires two store-bought items:

  1. Tasty Bite® ready-to-eat spinach dal
  2. Pillsbury® Crescent dinner rolls, seriously

Both are vegan (so long as you’re only buying the Original crescent dinner Rolls).

All I’ve done is create what is essentially fingerfood-sized Indian pizzas using these two items. They’re perfect for appetizers and due to their size, can even be packed for lunches throughout the week.

Did I mention they are YUMMY!?

SnarkyVegan’s Super-EZ Spinach Dal Pizzas

  • 1 box of Tasty Bite® Spinach Dal
  • 2 tubes of Pillsbury Crescent dinner rolls
  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. Pour spinach dal into a bowl so it’s easy to access later. Digging it out of the pouch a spoonful at a time is a pain.
  3. Remove dough from crescent tubes but DO NOT UNROLL. Place on cutting board and slice 16 rounds from each tube as if you’re slicing refrigerator cookies. A sharp knife is your friend when cutting dough. I cut the dough in half and kept halving it to get even slices.
  4. Place the slices on 2 ungreased cookie sheets, spaced about 2 inches apart.
  5. Using your CLEAN knuckles (no bloody knuckles please), press each slice into a rounder shape with an indented center and raised edge.
  6. Using a teaspoon, scoop spinach dal into each mini pizza’s indention. There should be plenty of dal for 2 tubes of crescent dough.
  7. Bake at 350° F for 15 — 19 minutes. Cool on pan a couple minutes before removing.

See below for an EZ Visual How-To:

Don't unroll the dough, just slice it as shown.

Put away your brass knuckles and use your real ones to shape mini pizzas.

Spoon the spinach dal into each little pizza.

TIPS:

  • You can use any of the premade Indian meal preparations you’d like. I chose the Spinach Dal because I like spinach.
  • You don’t really have to make 2 tubes worth of pizzas but that means you’ll have lots of dal left for something else.

These were very hard to not eat all in one sitting. And again, as with most prepared baked goods, there are partially hydrogenated oils in the Pillsbury dough. So don’t eat the whole batch before you go in for a cholesterol check.