Monday, 26 May 2014

Easy Veggie Pizza to Make with Kids


My children love to help me in the kitchen and it makes me sad that during the week we are so rushed in the evening that it's not possible. So at the weekend I always try to involve them in the process of making dinner, whether it's shelling peas, washing salad or stirring the pasta sauce they really enjoy the involvement and I've come to realise that they have a lot more of an understanding about where the food on their plate comes from than many of their peers.

We also like to grow what we can and although at the moment we only have a small yard we currently have tomatoes, peppers and some herbs growing and both Ben and Elizabeth love to help me tend to them.

This weekend we noticed that we had some lovely ripe peppers ready to use so decided to make a pizza for tea. The children love making izza because it's something they know hey can do with minimal assistance!

What we used:


Ready made pizza bases
(we had these in the cupboard but you could make your own or even use tortillas )

Grated Cheese

Tomato sauce
(I heated some olive oil in a frying pan added chopped garlic, oregano and basil, and half a tube of tomato paste, heated until the sauce darkened.)

Toppings:


We used a tin of sweetcorn and two green peppers but you could use whatever veg you have in the fridge.


What we did

I popped the sweetcorn, peppers, tomato sauce and grated cheese in small bowls and let the children get creative! 

Starting by spooning the sauce on to the bases and spreading out to form a thin layer.

Then sprinkling the cheese on top.

Followed by the toppings - sometimes we do this in the shape of a smiley face but the children decided that their pizza was a treasure map today!
Then pop in the oven for 10 minutes on approximately 180 / gas mark 4. We use a pizza stione but you can also pop straight on to the shelf.

Take out and Enjoy with a simple summer salad!

The children always enjoy dinner more when they have contributed to making it so there were clean plates all round.





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1 comment:

  1. You can't go wrong with pizza, especially if it's home made, I'm jealous that you have your own home grown peppers! Thanks for linking up to kids in the kitchen, I'll mention you in my post tomorrow :)

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