Kid Friendly Chicken Nugget Parmesan Ring Recipe

My kids keep complaining that dinner is boring and I don’t mix it up enough. I thought I’d try to take some of our favorites and mix them up with some of their favorites and see what I could come up with. Chicken Parm is a big favorite here and so are chicken nuggets so I thought maybe if I could combine them and make a Chicken Nugget Parmesan somehow it would be a big hit. Guess what? It was!

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There weren’t too many ingredients involved in making it. I used stuff I usually have on hand:

  • 2 packages of crescent rolls
  • mozzarella cheese
  • package of chicken nuggets (not frozen ones)
  • Mezzetta Pasta Sauce

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Preheat oven to 375. Lay out your dough try to keep the square sections together instead of making it all triangles. Lie out 4 pieces making a plus sign and then do the same over those 4 pieces with the second package so it looks like the below image. Then place a single layer of chicken nuggets out and use a small spoon to place pasta sauce over each one. Try not to use a lot. Then slice your mozzarella as thin as possible (or use shredded if easier) and layer over the nuggets and sauce.

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Repeat if you have any left over ingredients. Mine here is two levels.

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To close your ring you want to take the top 4 pieces of the dough and fold them over the food. Press the ends back into the dough on the other side.

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Repeat with the remainder or the dough. Firmly press in the ends so they stay closed. Try to even out your dough in case one section took more than others so it will bake evenly.

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Bake at 375 for 20-25 minutes. Half way through check on it. There may be some liquid from the sauce pooling in the center. Take a paper towel and use it to suck up the juices to let it bake properly. If you used too much sauce you might need to do this several times. Just make sure to keep the dough dry so it can bake. If you find that you are struggling to evenly bake, half way though place tin foil over the ring and cut out the center. When you take it out it should look like this.

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Slice and serve with a good spoonful of sauce over the top. Your kid will then begin to sing praises. Mine did.

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  1. That looks so easy and yummy! I actually am heading to the store today I think I’ll make this tonight for the kids. They will get a huge kick out of it!

  2. This looks delicious! I’m going to try to make it for the kiddos.

  3. Betsy Barnes says

    I know you said “kid friendly”, but both my hubby and son love chicken nuggets! I can hardly wait to make this for them! Such an easy recipe too!! 🙂

  4. This looks so delicious and kid friendly!

  5. I love how simple this looks and I know my kids would love it. Definitely gonna have to add it to the dinner line up!

  6. 2girlsin2cities says

    Wow, this definitely sounds kid-approved!

  7. Tara C says

    Looks yummy. But where can you buy non frozen nuggets?

    • Jennifer says

      Usually in the meat section. Ours are on the end where they have the refrigerated pasta and sides.

  8. This is awesome. It looks so good – and easy – it’s going on my dinner list! Pinning!

  9. Jamie says

    This looks so delicious!! My kids would love this and I think I would too! A great family meal!

  10. saminder gumer says

    this looks so good. i would make it for myself and not give my kids a chance to make a mess of it. i would make one for the kids too.

  11. BILL HOFF says

    We are always looking for different treats to prepare the grand kids!

  12. Patricia Delgado says

    What a genius idea! My kids are gonna love this!! I’m gonna pin so I remember to make it soon.

  13. Cynthia C says

    Nice presentation and it looks easy to do. I think everyone here would enjoy it.

  14. Kimberly Flickinger says

    This is so cool, my friends kids would enjoy this. Will definitely try this recipe.

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