Quilt Pizza- Perfect for Birthday or Slumber Parties
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Quilt Pizza

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Planning a kid's birthday party always seems like an easy feat 4 months before the big day. Then, before you know it, you're a few weeks out and actually have to come up with those new and fun ideas to keep everyone entertained. It can be daunting to say the least.

While I'm totally game for ordering a few pizzas and calling it a day, this Quilt Pizza is much more exciting, easy to make and a great way to get all your guests involved. It becomes an activity in and of itself.

First, get a ton -- I mean a TON -- of toppings: veggies, meats, even some pineapple if you like, and divide them between separate bowls. Next, buy a few packages of pre-made pizza dough from the grocery store or your local pizzeria and roll and stretch it to fit a sheet pan. Then place everything out on a table....and let the kids go crazy. Each child gets a square to design their own handmade patch of pizza. Once the pies are all baked up and bubbly, you won't believe how excited the kids will be to chow down on their personalized piece.

And you don't have to have a big party to enjoy this pizza. It easily scales down to accommodate smaller gatherings like slumber parties, get togethers or an intimate family dinner.

Sound like a plan?

Quilt Pizza  (Serves 8-12 depending on the size of each square)

  • Prep Time: 15 mins,
  • Cook Time: 20 mins,
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Planning a kid's birthday party always seems like an easy feat 4 months before the big day. Then, before you know it, you're a few weeks out and actually have to come up with those new and fun ideas to keep everyone entertained. It can be daunting to...

Ingredients

  • 1 pound pizza dough, brought to room temperature
  • 1/2 cup pizza sauce
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup broccoli florets, steamed
  • 1/2 cup pineapple, chopped
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1/4 cup olives, sliced
  • 1/2 cup mushrooms, sliced
  • 4 strips bacon, cooked
  • 1/2 cup sun dried tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup spinach leaves
  • 1/2 cup green onions, chopped
  • * these are just suggested toppings. feel free to come up with your own. the possibilities are endless.

Preparation

  1. 1. Preheat oven to 425 F.
  2. 2. Lightly grease the backside of a half sheet pan with olive oil and stretch the dough to fit the size of the pan (about 16″ x 11″).
  3. 3. Spread 1/2 cup of sauce on the dough and sprinkle 2 cups of cheese on top.
  4. 4. “Decorate” the pizza using the topping ingredients. Divide into 8-12 squares to create a quilt.
  5. 5. Brush the edges with olive oil and bake for 18-20 minutes.
  6. 6. Serve.
Quilt Pizza

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  1. Nicola

    October 5, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    This is gorgeous – and looks delicious and healthy! Such a good idea!!

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  6. Candy

    January 19, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    Cute idea, can’t wait to try.

  7. Colette

    January 19, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    THAT is a work of art!;)

    • Nat

      February 4, 2014 at 6:52 am

      Sunrpisirg to think of something like that

  8. Christina

    January 19, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    I am dying for ANYONE’s tips on how to get nicely cooked dough on a homemade pizza. For the life of me, I just CANNOT make it work. I buy the store stuff – honestly if I cannot get that work I have no interest in the time it takes to make my own. It’s always a chewy, uncooked, gloppy mess. HELP?!

    • catherine

      January 19, 2012 at 2:24 pm

      Have you tried rolling it out thinner? Pre-baking the crust alone will help. Pizza stones are a great kitchen tool!

      • Christina

        January 19, 2012 at 3:32 pm

        Unless we are supposed to eat the pizza stone WITH the crust, then no – that didn’t work either. I have one, and the crust seems to just stick to it.

        • Cindy

          January 21, 2012 at 6:35 pm

          What I do with the pizza dough is use a little olive oil on the side that touches the stone. So pat the dough with oil then then place it on the stone and the dough will not stick. Enjoy Cindy

        • catherine

          January 19, 2012 at 3:53 pm

          Pizza stones sometimes stick during the first several uses. Read your user guide that came with it first, but you can lightly brush it with oil prior to cooking. Or sprinkle cornmeal or semolina flour on the stone before placing the pizza on it. To avoid sticking on a regular pan you can place parchment on the surface under the pizza.

        • Christina

          January 20, 2012 at 3:30 pm

          Thanks to all of you! Never say “die”! I will try again.

    • April

      January 19, 2012 at 12:53 pm

      Once we started using a pizza stone, our dough came out much better.

      • Candy

        January 19, 2012 at 5:59 pm

        Us too, we use a pizza stone and store bought dough, Trader Joe’s.

    • Mrs. L

      January 19, 2012 at 12:51 pm

      Prebake your crust in a hot oven (at least 425) for about 3-5 minutes, maybe longer if you like it a touch more done. Then top and finish baking in a hot oven until the cheese is slightly browned. Hope it works as well for you as it does for us :)

  9. Heather Taylor @ Kids in the Sink

    January 19, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    Oh my goodness. This is TOO cute! I love it! And kids loooooooove eating food that resembles something other than food. It might actually get my kid to eat spinach (in some way other than pureed in a smoothie).

  10. Tiphanie

    January 19, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    What a wonderful idea! Can’t wait to try it out with my family.

  11. Jenny G

    January 19, 2012 at 11:15 am

    I think I will also do this for a family movie night!!!!! Great idea. Love.

  12. Alexandra

    January 19, 2012 at 11:11 am

    This is so pretty!!! Looks delicious!

  13. Monette

    January 19, 2012 at 9:54 am

    What a clever idea! Definitely doing this! Thanks ! cookie pizza or fruit pizza….time to play around :)

  14. Caroline

    January 19, 2012 at 8:45 am

    You are very creative! It looks too good to eat!

  15. Jess

    January 19, 2012 at 8:36 am

    Love it

  16. Jolene (Homespun Heritage)

    January 19, 2012 at 8:12 am

    ~Love it!~ So cute!~

  17. Aysel @WhatKidsAte

    January 19, 2012 at 7:49 am

    Wow this looks like so much fun! I’ll definitely try this. Thanks Catherine!