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Mexican Fiesta Pizza

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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.

Mexican Fiesta Pizza  (Serves 4)

  • Prep Time: 2 mins,
  • Cook Time: 15 mins,
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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...

Ingredients

  • 1 pound whole wheat dough
  • 1/2 cup salsa, i used chunky mild
  • 1 cup mexican cheese blend (mozzarella, cheddar and monterey jack, grated

Preparation

  1. 1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. 2. If using prepared dough, leave the dough on the counter until at room temperature.
  3. 3. Cut the dough into four equal pieces and using your hands, shape into individual pizza circles.
  4. 4. Place on a parchment or Silpat-lined baking sheet and cover each pizza with salsa, cheese and desired toppings.
  5. 5. Bake for 15 minutes.
  6. 6. Serve.

Accompaniments: Toppings before baking: sliced black olives, scallions, black beans, sliced tomatoes Toppings after pizza cooks: sour cream, lettuce

Mexican Fiesta Pizza

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  3. Latarsha Ribb

    June 2, 2011 at 12:00 pm

    Hi, i think that i saw you visited my web site thus i came to “return the favor”.I’m trying to find things to improve my site!I suppose its ok to use some of your ideas!!

  4. Kimberely Rierson

    January 20, 2011 at 12:46 am

    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.

  5. Aliya

    August 18, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    I JUST found your website. I love all the ideas. This particular one makes me think of those kids cookbooks called Pretend Soup and Salad People (and i think there is another one or two in that series). Amazing what a child will eat if they are part of putting it together.

    Also – somehow I’ve NEVER thought of using salsa on pizza. But I’m pregnant right now and the only thing that sounds good ever is anything spicy. So that is particularly appealing. :)

    Thank you for your blog. I’ll have to find you on facebook too.

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