Cooking with Kids: Pizza Night!

Cooking with Kids: Pizza Night
Cooking with Kids: Pizza Night

I haven’t made a homemade pizza since before I became gluten-free. (well, there was the one time i tried the cauliflower pizza crust, but we don’t really count that as pizza do we?) Until last week in the grocery, I stumbled upon this pizza dough mix–gluten-free and amazing ingredients was too good to pass up! Daughter and I quickly scooped up the other items needed and officially declared Friday night to be pizza night!

Now, you could go totally legit and make your pizza dough from scratch (or from cauliflower, whatever works for you), but if pizza night being super easy and healthy is your goal, this works well! (i would also like to point out that this mix actually does contain cauliflower, so we’re close, people)

Cooking with Kids: Pizza Night

Pizza crust from a mix still leaves lots of opportunities for little ones to assist and learn new skills. We practiced measuring (for older kids this could include recipe reading and math, as well as the physical aspect of measuring) and pouring! Mixing and kneading with our hands was probably her favorite part. Daughter pulled out her knife and little cutting board from Nana for chopping all the toppings.

Cooking with Kids: Pizza Night

We used this amazing pizza sauce, but once we get a bit more experienced at pizza night maybe we’ll make our own! Putting the toppings on the pizza was my favorite part. Our first pizza night boasted sausage, green peppers, and fresh mozzarella, but I can’t wait to try more combinations!

Little daughter couldn’t wait to show Baba our pizzas baking in the oven when he got home from work. There is such a joy and camaraderie in making our own meals together! And so, Ayoub Family Pizza Night begins!

I’d love to know: does your family have a pizza night? Do you make your dough and sauce from scratch? And what are your favorite toppings?