If you have a picky eater in your home who doesn’t want to eat veggies, this recipe might do the trick! You can add or remove toppings as you like, cut back on the amount of cheese, etc-this is what works best in my home. To get your kids involved with making dinner, allow them to sprinkle the crust with the cheese and veggies.
- 1 pound whole wheat pizza dough
- 1/2 cup pizza sauce
- 1 cup fresh or frozen (thawed) corn kernels
- 1/2 cup pitted green and black olives, sliced
- 2 tomatoes, cored, seeded, chopped
- 1/2 small green bell pepper, seeded, chopped
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley
- 1-1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
- Let your kids place a pizza stone in the oven and teach them how to work the oven controls to preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
- Lightly flour the counter and show your children how to roll pizza dough into a 14-inch circle with a rolling pin, giving them each a turn.
- Dust a pizza peel with flour and teach your kids how to slide the pizza peel under the pizza dough and transfer it to the pizza stone.
- Bake for 10 minutes to crisp the crust. Use the pizza peel to remove pizza from the oven. Let the pizza crust cool slightly.
- Let your kids top the pizza crust with some sauce, corn, olives, tomatoes, bell pepper, onion, parsley and cheese.
- Slide the pizza back onto the pizza stone and cook for 10 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly and lightly browned.
- Transfer the pizza to a cutting board and let it sit for a few minutes.
- Teach your kids how to use the pizza cutter to slice the pizza into eight pieces. Serve hot.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place pizza crust on a pizza pan or baking sheet, and spread dressing evenly over the top. Mix together and top pizza. Bake 15-20 minutes. Vegetables should be tender, cheese melted and lightly browned along edges.