Personal Pizzas

When making this beginner-level recipe with your kids, you can take care of the steps that involve using a sharp knife or the stove and let them take care of the rest.

  • Preparation Time 10 mins
  • Cooking Time 12 - 15 mins
  • Yield 6 pizzas

You will need

Crust

  • 1 1/4 cups (300 mL) all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup (250 mL) whole-wheat flour
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) baking powder
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt
  • 1 cup (250 mL) milk
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) butter, melted

Topping

  • 2/3 cup (150 mL) pizza sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) diced vegetables (approx.)
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) diced lean ham (optional)
  • 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) shredded Canadian Mozzarella cheese
Tip:

Add a tossed salad with lots of veggies to increase the nutrition of this meal.

Tip:

Create a fun and tasty food experiment by topping this recipe off with different cheeses (e.g. smoked Cheddar).

Directions

  1. What you can do 1. Place a large baking sheet upside down on the middle rack of the oven and preheat to 425 °F (220 °C). Butter 1 or 2 more large baking sheets.

Crust

  1. What they can do 2. In large bowl, combine all-purpose and whole-wheat flours, baking powder, oregano and salt.
  2. What they can do 3. Pour in milk and butter; stir with a fork until soft dough forms.
  3. What they can do 4. Turn out onto lightly floured surface and knead a couple of times just until smooth. Divide into 6 pieces. Roll or pat pieces into 6-inch (15 cm) circles and place on prepared baking sheet.

Topping

  1. What you can do 5. Chop vegetables, meat and other desired toppings.
  2. What they can do 6. Shred cheese.
  3. What they can do 7. Spread pizza sauce on each crust, leaving ½-inch (1 cm) border. Sprinkle with ham and vegetables as desired. Sprinkle with half the cheese.
  4. What they can do 8. Place pizzas on baking sheet on top of the hot baking sheet in oven.
  5. What you can do 9. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until crust is golden, toppings are hot and cheese is bubbling.

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