What fun can you have in the kitchen with the kids for the 4th of July? Well, these mini flag pizzas are quick and easy to make and the kids will love to eat them too. That’s a double win for us. We’ve made them as simple as possible to make and my 10 and 11-year-olds can make them on their own, the little tots need a bit of help, so here you go a simple and easy 4th of July recipe to cook with kids for mini pizzas!

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4th of July Pizza Flags Recipe for Kids

Oh my, the kids do love a pizza we have a pizza night every week and although most of the time we make our own dough sometimes we really don’t have the time so I always have some pizza dough in a can ready to go.

mini flag pizzas cooked by the kids, the cheese makes the stripes and there is a pepperoni star a simple snack or appetizer for 4th of July that the kids can cook themselves

So last 4th of July we got a little creative in the kitchen and made some flag pizzas, they were such a hit that the kids have asked to make them this year again! That’s one less thing that we will have to cook.

3 mini flag pizzas with cheese string stripes and mini pepperoni star on a white plate with a sparkler laying on a blue gingham cloth

Using ready made dough means that it’s less mess and less time in the kitchen ideal as with family around they want to be playing with cousins and friends as well.

Read some of our simple ideas for a family friendly 4th of July!

Recipe for Mini Flag Pizzas

It’s so simple and with just 4 ingredients you really can’t go wrong.

mini pizzas with stripped cheese and pepperoni star on a white plate with a red, white and blue sparkler a simple recipe for the 4th of July to cook with kids

Mini Flag Pizzas to Cook with Kids

A fun pizza recipe to cook with the kids for the 4th of July. These quick and easy US flag mini pizzas are perfect for an Independence Day snack that the kids can make themselves.
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Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 4th of July Recipe, 4th of July Snack, Cooking with Kids, pizza
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 12 pizzas
Calories: 115kcal
Author: Cerys Parker

Equipment

  • Round Cookie Cutter
  • Baking Tray
  • Star cookie Cutter

Ingredients

  • Pizza Crust Dough You can make you own if you wish
  • 1 jar Pizza Sauce
  • 5 String Cheese Sticks Halved and Sliced
  • 12 Pepperoni Slices

Instructions

  • Pre-heat the oven to 425F and grease a baking tray.
  • Using the star cookie cutter cut out a star from each pepperoni slice.
  • With the round cookie cutter cut out 12 circles from the pizza dough and place on the baking sheet.
    rounds of pizza dough on a baking tray to make mini pizzas with kids
  • Top the dough with pizza sauce.
    mini pizzas making with kids, the pizza sauce is added in step 4 of the recipe
  • Then lay four slices of string cheese on top of the sauce to make stripes.
    adding string cheese to mini pizzas that are so simple kids can cook themselves, there are 6 of these on a baking tray
  • Place one star pepperoni on theside of each pizza.
    star shapped pepperoni added to the top of a mini pizza by the kids for a flag appearance for 4th of July
  • Place in the oven for 10 minutes, until the crust is golden and the cheese melted then serve warm.
    3 mini flag pizzas with cheese string stripes and mini pepperoni star on a white plate with a sparkler laying on a blue gingham cloth
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Nutrition

Calories: 115kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 510mg | Potassium: 193mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 245IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 2mg

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Ideas for 4th of July Fun with the Kids

Looking for even more ideas to celebrate and have fun with the kids this 4th of July then check out these activities, crafts and recipes for them to do.

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Author
Cerys Parker

Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, high school teacher and mum. Realising that life doesn't have to be put on hold and you don't just have to survive whilst the kids are young she shares ideas to inspire you to LIVE with the kids, with activities to do together, recipes to cook and enjoy and family travel to make memories to last a lifetime.

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