Pizza Recipes Kids Can Make Themselves

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Let's face it, kids love pizza. But ordering takeout on, say, a weekly basis can get pretty pricey. Why not involve the kids in making their own pizza from scratch (with adult supervision, of course)?

Pizza making is one of the simplest recipes for newbie cooks to tackle, especially if you purchase ready-made crust. But making pizza dough is so much fun, not to mention cheaper and tastier, why not make the dough one night and roll and top another night?

In fact, pizza dough benefits from an overnight sit in the fridge.

You might even try a mini pizza-making contest where the entire family makes his own special creation. The winner gets a night off from dishes, either the same night or another night of his choosing. 

If you don't mind a little flour on the kitchen flour, try twirling the pizza dough like they do in pizzerias. Use small pieces of dough to make things manageable.

Pizza not your thing? Here are some other kid-friendly recipes to get you started on this creative and tasty journey.

Thin-Crust Pizza-Making Tips

  • Make sure the oven is heated to at least 425 degrees F. 
  • Use a pizza stone or a thin metal pan for a crispy crust.
  • Roll out the dough on a work surface dusted with cornmeal for a crispy crust.
  • Don't overload your pizza. Use 1/2 cup sauce for a 12-inch pizza, 1 cup of veggies and meats, and 1 1/2 cups of cheese.
  • Homemade dough is better. Use bread flour and knead for 8 to 10 minutes.
  • Experiment with toppings and write down your successes and failures (so you don't repeat them).

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