Mexican Fiesta Pizza

This is some of the most fun I've ever seen Kenya have making a recipe because he was totally in charge. He literally got to build his meal from the ground up. It's normally not tough to persuade kids to eat pizza, but letting them make it their own way is a big step towards empowering them. Since all of the steps in making these Mexican Fiesta Pizzas are kid friendly (besides putting them in the oven), Kenya was able to make his the way HE liked it (important for kids who tend to like things their own way). I'm not going to tell you that his final product looked as pretty as the picture above, but Kenya ate every last bite and enjoyed every minute of the process. To me, a kid can't have a better experience than that in the kitchen.

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Mexican Fiesta Pizza (Serves 4)

Prep Time: 2 mins Cook Time: 15 mins

egg free

nut free

Ingredients

  • 1 Lb <a href=\"http://b12.ba4.myftpupload.com/2009/02/24/whole-wee-eat-pizza-dough/\">whole wheat dough</a>
  • 1/2 Cup Salsa, I used chunky mild
  • 1 Cup Mexican Cheese Blend (Mozzarella, Cheddar and Monterey Jack, grated

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

2. If using prepared dough, leave the dough on the counter until at room temperature.

3. Cut the dough into four equal pieces and using your hands, shape into individual pizza circles.

4. Place on a parchment or Silpat-lined baking sheet and cover each pizza with salsa, cheese and desired toppings.

5. Bake for 15 minutes.

6. Serve.

Accompaniments

Toppings before baking: sliced black olives, scallions, black beans, sliced tomatoes

Toppings after pizza cooks: sour cream, lettuce

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Hi, I’m Catherine. Mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. My passion is creating simple, healthy recipes that can be enjoyed by the whole family.

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3 comments

  • Kimberely Rierson

    Before I come to be parent, I really did not realize that children like food preparation so much. My boy undoubtedly loves it, I think when grow up will be even much better cook than me.

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