We have been making homemade pizza’s as a family since the boys were small. It has become a tradition in the Mad House that Saturday night is pizza night and over the years we have perfected our homemade pizza recipe and now it is perfect and great for cooking with kids.
Our homemade pizza recipe
I love making pizza with kids as it often encourages them to try new ingredients in a familiar format. You can pretty much put anything as a topping on pizza and we have even had nutella topping!
We also use our bread machine for prepping the dough, but you could use a mixer or even do it by hand.
We have been making this recipe for so long that both the boys know it off by heart! The recipe makes three 12 inch bases, but is also great for making dough balls or small individual pizzas.
Tip – fold down the top of the bag of flour to make it easier to get out. We also use a flour scoop rather than a spoon.
- 560 g of strong white flour
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- 1 tablespoon of honey
- pinch of salt
- 1 sachet of yeast
- 340 ml of warm water
- We simply pop the ingredients in to our bread machine on the pizza dough setting and 45 minutes later we have perfect dough ready to roll.
- However, you could also put them all in to a mixer and mix using a dough hook then leave to rise for 40 minutes in a warm place.
- Alternately you can hand mix it and knead for around 10 minutes before leaving it covered in a warm place to rise
We tend to mix up our toppings depending what we have in the fridge and store cupboard, but using different toppings is a great way to encourage kids to try something new. These are garlic butter, pepperoni and salami with red pepper. We also love mozzarella on top. We also use either tomato puree or pasata.
It is important that you use equipment that is suitable for the age of the child doing the cooking. Maxi is now at the stage where is mostly uses adult sized tools, but he needs to do it at the kitchen table as the work tops are too high.
Tip – use lots of flour when rolling pizza dough to prevent it sticking. We use a flour duster
Do your kids like pizza? What is their favorite toppings?
More dough recipes from the cooking with kids team
Cheesy DoughTwirlers from Peakle Pie
Herb and Onion Dumplings from Witty Hoots
Easy Bread Dough from Rainy Day Mum
Freezable Cookie Dough from Still Playing School
Home Made Pasta from Sugar Aunts
Home Made Pizza from Mum in the Madhouse