“Love Day” Pizza

“Love Day” Pizza

      

February 5, 2018

Ingredients

1 ball refrigerated pizza dough (whole wheat if available)

1/4 cup jarred pizza sauce

1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

1/4 cup each:

Cherry tomatoes, sliced

Orange bell pepper, diced

Frozen yellow corn

Broccoli florets, chopped

Red onion, diced

(or other colorful toppings as desired)

Additional flour for dusting

Directions

1Spray a pizza pan or sheet pan with cooking spray.

2Preheat oven to the hottest available setting, likely 500F or 550F. (Of course, be extremely cautious when handling the pans and allowing your child near the oven.)

3Dust the pizza dough with flour and press into a heart shape. You may need to press it into a small heart, then let the dough "rest" for a few minutes before returning to stretch it the rest of the way.*

4Carefully transfer the dough to your baking pan.

5Spread pizza sauce over the pizza dough. Evenly spread the cheese over the sauce.

6Add each of the toppings in a horizontal stripe. Allow your child to participate as much as possible!

7Bake for 10-15 minutes, depending on the heat of your oven. Around the 10 minute mark, watch your pizza carefully. Remove when the crust and cheese are just beginning to look golden.

8Allow to cool and enjoy! (I found that cutting it across the diameter like a regular round pizza allowed for the the best distribution of toppings.)

*Room temperature pizza dough will be easiest to handle, if you can remember to leave it out for an hour or two before cooking.

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