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Cooking with Kids: Naan Personal Pizza

Mezzetta-Marinara-Homemade-Napa ValleyWinter is just around the corner and I can’t wait to start using our oven on a daily basis. These Naan flat bread pizzas are seriously one of our favorite things to make more so when it starts to get chilly outside in Southern California. And by that I mean anything less than 60 degrees. I know, I know, we’re beyond spoiled over here, right? But we are having rain this week so these Naan pizzas are perfect to make and get the kiddos involved indoors.Cooking-With-Kids-Naan Flat-Bread Pizza

 

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As you can see, Mia gets super excited when she gets to make her own pizza at home and I just love watching her get her ‘cook on’. This doesn’t mean I make the pizza dough from scratch, though. I know, lame right? But let’s face it, when you just want something quick to make and get the kiddos involved in the kitchen, the best way to do so is by using a recipe that requires few raw ingredients and most of all less time to make.Cooking-With-Kids-Naan Flat-Bread Pizza-Mezzetta-MarinaraAnd this is the Garlic Naan flat bread (traditional Indian flat bread or good ‘ole Greek pita bread) that we usually use. Let me also point out that many Naan flat bread brands include eggs in their ingredients which is heartbreaking as Mia is severely allergic to eggs. However, good Trader Joe’s carries one that is delicious, egg-free and also nut-free. Plus it’s only $1.99 for 4 pieces!

Cooking with Kids: Naan Bread Pizza

Cooking with Kids: Naan Bread Pizza

Ingredients

  • Fresh chopped veggies (preferably those that everyone in your family enjoys to eat)
  • Grilled organic chicken (leftover chicken is always the best!)
  • Fresh sliced mozzarella cheese
  • Fresh chopped basil
  • Garlic Naan Bread
  • Marinara Sauce
  • *top with a dash of sea salt & pepper

Instructions

  1. Set oven to 380 degrees
  2. Add Parchment paper to pizza pan
  3. Add Marinara Sauce and cheese to flat bread followed by toppings of choice
  4. Place onto pizza pan and bake at 380 degrees for about 8-10 minutes and you've got dinner served!
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Here are a few of our favorite toppings. I Love using a muffin pan so that it makes it easier for the kids to pick and choose what they’d like to add to their own pizza. And in a sneaky kind of way, I specifically include colorful items such as spinach, Lacinato kale and plum tomatoes. My oldest actually likes adding tomatoes and even broccoli to her pizzas now. Total win.

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Cheers to making fun delicious meals with the kiddos!

Abrazos,

Gladys

 

    4 COMMENTS

  • lisa serrano September 9, 2015 Reply

    Oh my goodness, this is so fun! My nephews are coming to stay with me in February & I need to remember this for them. I am sharing this for all the Back To School parents out there. Great job little one!
    Love, Lisa

    • themotheroverload September 10, 2015 Reply

      Thanks so much for sharing! Your nephews will have a blast making them. And — they really are delicious! 😉

  • Melissa September 23, 2015 Reply

    OMG what a great idea. Totally making these with my kids! 🙂 thanks!

    • themotheroverload October 14, 2015 Reply

      Thanks Melissa! So easy to make and Mia loves adding her own toppings to her personal pizza. Another sneaky way of getting her to eat more veggies too. 😉

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