Fun Family Dinner- Create Your Own Personal Mini Pizzas

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Here we are, at the last of my Fleischmann’s posts brought to you by Mom Central.  Although I didn’t have the best of luck at first, (and admittedly did a bit of complaining about it, especially when I made the Polish Dogs with Tangy Dipping Sauce), I’ve actually found I really enjoy baking with yeast.  Having the ability to make my own cinnamon rolls, breads, pizzas and more has been awesome, and my family is really enjoying it as well.  I’ve had to resist the urge to bake almost daily; my waistline wouldn’t like it much. 😉

I think, so far, my kids’ favorite thing that I’ve made are the mini pizzas.  They absolutely love getting to make their own pizzas exactly how they like them; and what’s more fun than creating your own masterpiece?

Creating pizza

toddler fun

Topping pizzaI’ll be honest, even Gary and I love doing this.  The pizzas are always so good, and it’s worked well for our family because- while we all like similar things- we don’t always have the same taste in pizza toppings.  This way Gary can have tomato slices on his, I can have pineapple chunks on mine, the kids can do pepperoni and sausage or just pepperoni.  They can all add olives to theirs and I can add red onions to mine.  They can do traditional pizza sauce while I can put white sauce and spinach on mine! The possibilities are endless, and everyone gets what they like best.

tomato pizza

I’ve also loved that, of all of the things I’ve made using yeast, the pizza crust has been the easiest by far.  I’m never stressed about if it will rise or bake up properly- it’s been perfect every time!

The kids having so much fun with their mini pizzas that, when Brooke recently had a sleepover with some friends, they decided mini pizzas were what they must have for dinner.  That was fine with me! Fun and easy, what could be better?!

sleepover dinner

smiley face pizza

Here’s the only bummer for me; it’s nearly summertime and it’s H.O.T! Here in Phoenix we’ve been experiencing near record temps- we hit 112 degrees last week- and summer hasn’t even begun yet!!  Making these pizzas means heating up the oven, thus heating up the house; yuck. However, Fleischmann’s has a great Grilled Pizza recipe we can totally use- and I plan to!

I know you want the super easy mini pizza recipe too, don’t you? Well no worries, I’ll give it to you right now! Enjoy!! (Thanks Bread World!)

Mini Pizza

Mini Pizza
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Serves: 8
 
Ingredients
  • Crust:
  • 3-1/4 to 3-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 envelope Fleischmann's® Pizza Crust Yeast OR RapidRise Yeast
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1-1/3 cups very warm water (120° to 130°F) (If you don't have a thermometer, water should feel very warm to the touch.)
  • ⅓ cup oil
  • Toppings:
  • 1 to 2 cups pizza sauce
  • Other toppings as desired
  • 1 pound (4 cups) shredded mozzarella cheese
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. Combine 2 cups flour, undissolved yeast, sugar and salt in a large bowl. Add very warm water and oil; mix until well blended, about 1 minute.
  3. Gradually add enough remaining flour to make a soft dough. Dough should form a ball and will be slightly sticky. Knead on a floured surface, adding additional flour if necessary, until smooth and elastic, about 4 minutes. Divide dough into 8 portions; cover. (If using RapidRise yeast, let dough rest at this point for 10 minutes.)
  4. Pat each portion of dough with floured hands into an 8-inch circle on a greased baking sheet. Form a rim by pinching the edge of the dough. Add a second crust to the same baking sheet.
  5. Bake for 6 to 7 minutes, dough will be just set and only lightly browned on the bottom. Remove crusts to a wire rack to cool. Continue with remaining pizza dough. (Works best to use several baking sheets.) May use crusts immediately or place in freezer bags and freeze for up to 1 month. If making a day ahead, place crusts in resealable plastic bags and refrigerate.
  6. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 475°F. Spread each crust with pizza sauce. Top with desired toppings and sprinkle with cheese. Repeat with remaining pizzas. Place on a baking sheet and bake for 6 to 8 minutes, until cheese is melted and lightly browned and bottom of crust is browned.

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Comments

  1. My husband and I love to make homemade pizza so we will have to try this receipe. When I was younger, my family always did our own mini pizzas on english muffins. It was easy and fun!

  2. Rebecca says:

    The kids making their pizzas are so adorable. Such a fun idea!

  3. Sandy VanHoey says:

    I use to make my own bread, rolls, cinnamon rolls, etc and need to get this going again. Nothing like warm dinner rolls right from the oven. These pizza’s look great. I think I’ll give this one a try while I’m at it. Thanks for sharing and giving me a boost to start it up again.

  4. My family also loves making personal pizzas but it’s been a long time since we’ve done this! I am interested to try your crust recipe – that kind of makes or breaks the pizza and I don’t love the one I have.

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