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Who’s ready for the next delicious installment of Kids in the Kitchen? I know we are!
This week myself and my fabulous blogging buddies are all sharing a few of our kids’ favorite lunch recipes!
Like most kids, Nicholas has a few favorites that he could eat over and over again. But the one that really tops the list?
Pizza! And it’s even more fun to eat when you get to make it yourself :)
These are SUPER easy to make and take no time at all!
We make our own homemade pizza sauce for them but to speed up the process even further, you could just buy prepared sauce for them if you like.
To make them, you’ll need a few ingredients.
For the sauce, you’ll need:
2 8 oz. cans of Tomato Sauce
1 6 oz. can of Tomato Paste
2 tsp. Garlic Powder
1 Tbs. Dried Oregano
2 tsp. Dried Basil
1/2 tsp. Onion Powder
1/2 tsp. Sugar
For the pizzas, you’ll need:
Thinly Sliced Bagels (you can use regular bagels if you would like, but you will need to adjust the cooking time)
Any other toppings that you would like on your pizza
Have your child help you measure out all of the ingredients into a large bowl and stir them until they are completely mixed. Now, this recipe will make enough sauce for approximately 2 large pizzas so what we usually end up doing is freezing whatever we don’t use. You can freeze this in an airtight container or, if you only use small amounts at a time, freeze in an ice cube tray and then throw the frozen cubes into a Ziploc freezer bag until you need them.
Now, take a large baking sheet and line with foil. Inevitably, there will be sauce that drips onto the pan and cheese that slides off a pizza and the foil makes cleanup a breeze!
Take your bagels and split them in half and lay them on your baking sheet with the inside facing up. Give your child a spoon and some sauce and have them spread it all over the bagels.
Now for the fun part! Adding the toppings.
Have them spread the cheese over the sauce they just added…
Then finish off with whatever toppings they would like on their pizzas.
This is the best part if you have more than one child! Since the bagels are just the right size for a personal pizza, each child gets to choose what they want on their own. No more fighting over who likes what and who doesn’t :)
Set the broiler on your oven to 425 degrees and pop the tray in for 5-7 minutes until they’re nice and bubbly.
And finally, enjoy your delicious, kid-made pizza lunch!