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Family Pizza Night

Updated: Feb 26

Prep time: 15-20 minutes

Cook time: 15 minutes

Total time: 35 minutes


Young children make their food decisions based on what food looks like. They like 'magical thinking’ so presentation is key. Let your imagination run wild! Here are some ideas for family pizza. Everyone can have a go and make different ones!

πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘¦ Get the whole family involved, children can help wash the veg, make the pizza base mixture, roll out the pizza and decorate them! This is a great way to encourage food acceptance as well. This can be a great family bonding night and has the added bonus of being a fake takeaway for the family! If you have a muffin try and coloured cases/moulds place toppings in this and allow the kids to decorate their own pizza.


πŸ‘Œ All about making a balanced meal so base is carbohydrate source. You can add vegetables in the base sauce (see Jamie's Oliver's 7 vegetable sauce recipe https://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/pasta-recipes/seven-veg-tomato-sauce/) & as toppings think 🌈effect! Add protein sources such as πŸ§€πŸ—πŸ₯©πŸ£ or dairy free alternatives for those with an πŸ„ allergy. Can use cutters if you have them or cut the shape of the wrap.


Ingredients:

  • Vegetables such as purple onions, peppers, sweetcorn, mushrooms, carrots, tomatoes

  • 1 tin passata- can add basil & garlic

  • Various cheeses

  • Base- naan bread/wraps/shop bought or you can make your own base


Home made base recipe:

  • 350g self raising flour

  • 1 tspn olive oil

  • 250g natural yogurt

  • Pinch of salt



Method:

  1. If making base place all ingredients in a large bowl & mix well until you can't move it anymore. Knead dough for a few minutes until smooth. Put back in bowl and cover with towel.

  2. Prep & grate vegetables.

  3. Prep & grate cheese.

  4. Place dough on flour dusted surface and divide into 8 pieces. Roll into thin rounds.

  5. Place base on pizza tray/ greaseproof paper on a tray, add passata as base and add toppings.

  6. Cook @180c for 15 minutes or until base is crispy.

  7. Serve with veg/side salad.



For babies you can use crumpets as a base and add grated cheese, carrot and passata on top and place under the grill.


Suitable for babies & whole family

Allergens: Milk (can use dairy free cheeses), gluten (you can use gluten free base options)


We are running a competition during March for the most creative pizzas! Check out our insta/facebook pages for further information!


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