These fun make your own pizzas are the perfect activity and meal for children to enjoy. They are easy to prepare and children
love the ability to choose the exact toppings that they want. Choose an assortment of toppings to offer, any typical pizza
toppings will work. The remaining crust can be used for stuffing or works great in a tossed salad with Italian dressing instead
- olive oil
1/2 pound - pizza dough
8 ounces - prepared pizza sauce
3/4 pound - shredded mozzarella
- Assorted toppings : small cubes of pepperoni
chopped black olives
chopped green bell pepper
chopped cooked (or thawed frozen) broccoli chopped pineapple
chopped cooked ham
Preheat the oven to 500 degrees. Heavily oil a large baking sheet. Roll and press the dough out on the
baking sheet to form a thin layer of dough. Brush the dough liberally with olive oil. Bake in the hot oven for about five
minutes, or until the dough is lightly browned. Cool until the crust is comfortable to handle. With a large tree shaped cookie
cutter, cut as many tree shapes from the crust as you can. Place the trees on a large platter. Place the rest of the ingredients
in individual bowls. Allow the children to spread the sauce on the pizza crusts and add any toppings that they desire. Sprinkle
with the cheese. Place on lightly greased baking sheets and bake one sheet at a time until the crust is golden brown and the
cheese bubbly, about 6 minutes.
Preparation Time : 15 minutes adult, 10-30 minutes children
Cooking Time : 11 minutes
Time : None
Total Time : 35-60 minutes
Number of Servings
The crust can be baked up to a day ahead of time and stored in a tightly sealed container at room temperature.
The individual trees can be cut up to four hours ahead of time and stored in a tightly sealed container at room temperature.
: Cut the Christmas trees from prebaked pizza crusts.