One of our favourite dinner recipes to cook with toddlers is pizza. It’s one of their favourite things to eat so that helps as well! Although they love the puff pastry pizza wheels we make (and they are ideal for a snack) they do love to be involved in the proper pizza for our weekly Friday pizza night. Using our easy pizza dough recipe it’s really fun to get them involved in cooking with you. So here you go our recipe for pizza for toddlers.

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Making Pizza with Toddlers

Before you even start this will get messy. Unlike normal bread dough (check out our easy bread dough recipe too) pizza dough is stickier. If you toddler is used to playdough then they will probably treat the pizza dough the same.

That’s perfectly normal and what we do is provide extra dough so that they can play once you and they create the pizza base together.

Tips for Pizza making with toddlers

Toddler kneading pizza dough at the kitchen table.
Toddler sitting at the table working the dough
  1. Prepare before hand. Grate your cheese, put the pizza sauce in a bowl, open and put in a bowl any extra’s like pepperoni you will use and make the dough ahead of time.
  2. Divide the dough up into toddler fist size balls.
  3. Use a heavy rolling pin and help.
  4. Don’t expect round or even for the dough. You’re not going to have a thin crust either… This will be thick crust and rustic at it’s best.
  5. Use the kitchen table instead of the worktop. It’s so much easier to help. Put down an oil cloth table cloth and wipe it down afterwards.
Toddler adding toppings to a homemade pizza base
Finished toddler pizza
toddler eating homemade pizza on the sofa

Pizza Recipe to Cook with Toddlers

An easy pizza to make with toddlers.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Cooking with Kids, pizza, Toddler Recipes
Servings: 4 pizzas
Calories: 123kcal
Author: Cerys Parker

Equipment

  • Rolling Pin
  • Baking Tray

Ingredients

  • 1 portion Homemade Pizza Dough
  • Tomato puree or pizza sauce
  • 1 cup Grated cheese
  • Toppings of your choice
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • flour for dusting

Instructions

  • Divide the dough into 5 portion. Whilst you prepare the baking trays give 1 portion to your toddler to play with.
    mum and toddler making pizza dough and dividing up together
  • Lightly grease the baking trays and pre-heat the oven to 180C
  • When you are ready. Assist your toddler with rolling out the pizza dough. You aren't looking for perfection and if they are struggling with the rolling pin you can always use your hands to flatten and shape the dough together.
    toddler rolling out pizza dough
  • Once the dough is round spoon the tomato puree onto and spread.
    toddler spreading sauce over pizza bases
  • Add your toppings of choice.
    toddler adding toppings to a pizza base
  • Then sprinkle with grated cheese.
  • Place the pizza on the baking tray and into the oven for around 12 minutes.
  • Once cooked allow to cool slightly and then cut into portions.
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Notes

If you want you can also make our pizza dough in the bread machine – check out the easy bread machine pizza dough recipe here.
With cheese we either use a cheddar cheese which we grate or buy shredded mozzarella from the store. Both work well and our toddlers love them both.

Nutrition

Serving: 4g | Calories: 123kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 177mg | Potassium: 28mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 283IU | Calcium: 204mg | Iron: 1mg

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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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