Pizza! Pizza! It’s on every mom’s menu at least once a month, if not once a week. You know it’s on ours. Sometimes we’ll splurge and order delivery. Like when the dishwasher breaks, the kids get sick and mom forgets to buy cheese at the store kind of days.
Sometimes I make it from scratch, mainly after scanning all the gormet -looking food photography on Pinterest. Because homemade Pizza dough is as gourmet as I get. But most of the time, I use my 5 second crust to make pizza in 15 minutes from the kitchen to the table.
Or I get the kids to make it. Or, in this case, I get someone else’s kid to make it!
No, its not slave labor. Kids love to cook! And what kid doesn’t love pizza? My little chef does, so I wasn’t surprised when she was the first to volunteer to help make it.
The best thing about pizza is that kids are more apt to try new things and eat more veggies when they’re in control of the toppings. Well, maybe not total control. I usually give them a variety to chose from though. This time I had zucchini, grape tomatoes and ham. I usually add baby spinach, but I was all out this time.
To make the pizza, I helped by preheating the oven to 400 degrees. Meanwhile, My little chef made the crust by taking tortillas out of the refrigerator and putting them on a baking sheet. Yes, that’s my secret. Sorry. I know you were looking forward to my instructions on how to build a electromagnetic pizza crust generating solar oven.
But really, tortillas make a really good thin crispy crust. You could also use pitas, Naan bread or even English muffins. You just have to cook them longer.
Next, she added the sauce, cheese, and toppings. I baked them for about 8 minutes. You can adjust the time depending on how crispy you like it and how many toppings you have.
Bam! Pizza in no time and the kids can make it. You can also show your children how to microwave it if they want to make it as a snack all by themselves!
What kind of shortcuts do you use for your pizza?
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I use tortillas, too, but I brush mine with a little olive oil before adding the toppings. Another short cut I use is rotisserie chicken bought from the supermarket. I use barbecue sauce for the base, add red or green onions, the rotisserie chicken after I’ve kind of shredded it with a fork, and mozzarella cheese. I serve it with a side of fruit. This is a big hit at my house and it doesn’t get much easier! My 7 year old can make this without much help.
My friend makes a version of this all the time because she is on Weight Watchers! Good for kids and mommies! Thanks for sharing – your little chef is adorable.
I need to do this! Never thought of it! Thanks for sharing at The Mommy Club Linky Party!
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We usually use pita bread or bagels but I’ll have to try tortillas next time! She looks like she had fun!