Pizza Day: 6 Recipes for Making Pizza with Kids 🍕

It’s time to celebrate National Pizza Day ! Making food with our little ones can be one of the best ways to create funny, memorable family moments—especially when that food is delicious pizza. 

pizza day with toddlers

Table of Contents 

  • Our Pizza Recipe for Kids: Easy Homemade Dough 
  • Making Pizza with Kids: 5 Delicious Recipes of Pizza for Toddlers and Children 
    • Pizza with Faces
    • Pizza Toast 
    • Taco Pizza 
    • Hot Dog Pizza
    • Mickey Dessert Pizza

When it comes to cooking with children, things can get really messy—but it’s all in the name of Pizza Day! With our helpful tips and recipes, making pizza can become a truly fun family experience full of smiles and play-together moments. 

 Check out our tips for making pizza for (and with) kids the easy way! 

Our Pizza Recipe for Kids: Easy Homemade Dough 

Recipe by Persil  

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First things first: you can’t make a proper pizza without homemade dough!  

Even though you won’t need this dough for all of our unique recommended pizza recipes for toddlers and kids, you’ll use it for most of them. So grab a pencil, paper, and write down our key ingredients for the perfect National Pizza Day celebration! 

🛒What you’ll need:   

  • ¼ c flour 
  • 1 tsp yeast (the fast-action dried variety is good)
  • 1 pinch of salt 
  • 1 c. of water 
  • 1 tbsp of olive oil

👨🏼‍🍳 How to make it: 

  1. Mix together the dry ingredients (flour, yeast, and salt) in a bowl. 
  2. Stir in the water and olive oil. 
  3. If the mix is too sticky, add more flour little by little. 
  4. Shape the dough into a ball, then roll it out using a rolling pin. The rolled dough should be thin, as it will rise in the oven. 
  5. Cover the dough with plastic wrap. Otherwise, we bet your kids will have a blast dipping their hands in it! 
  6. Let the dough sit for 10-15 minutes. 

Making Pizza with Kids: 5 Delicious Recipes for Toddlers and Children

Pizza with Faces 

Recipe by BBC Good Food 

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Image by BBC Good Food 

Do your kids go crazy when they get the chance to decorate and make hands-on crafts? Then these pizzas with faces might become their new favorite recipe—and you’ll get to pack their meal with nutritious, delicious vegetables at the same time! Here’s how.

🛒 What you’ll need: 

  • Pizza dough
  • 1 can chopped tomatoes
  • 1 small garlic clove
  • A pinch of dried thyme
  • Cheese! We recommend mozzarella and cheddar
  • 1 red pepper, cut into strips
  • 1 yellow pepper, cut into strips 
  • 1 zucchini, spiralized 
  • 1 pack of cherry tomatoes, cut into halves 
  • Olives 
  • 1 can of sweet corn

👨🏼‍🍳 How to make it: 

  1. Heat the oven to 475ºF. 
  2. Using a whisk, mix together the tomatoes, garlic, and thyme into a delicious sauce. Then, smooth it over the pizza dough with a spoon. 
  3. Scatter the cheese across the dough.
  4. Now, it’s time to get creative! Use the toppings to create unique faces—encourage your children to let their imaginations run wild. For example, the zucchini and olives make great eyes, while the pepper can be used as hair or lips. The cherry tomatoes will also make the perfect red nose. 
  5. Put the pizza in the oven. Bake for 10-15 minutes until brown and crispy, and the cheese is completely melted. 
  6. Enjoy! 

Pizza Toast

Recipe by Delish 

This pizza recipe for kids is quite special. Both easy and delicious, it can serve as breakfast, lunch, or dinner (or even for a picnic if the weather on National Pizza Day is warm enough)! We’ve chosen some of our favorite ingredients for this recipe, but you can let your children pick their own. 

🛒 What you’ll need: 

  • 6 slices of you preferred bread 
  • Pizza sauce
  • 2 c. mozzarella cheese (you can mix it with cheddar if you prefer)
  • ½ c. mini pepperonis or veggie pepperonis 
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley 

👨🏼‍🍳 How to make it: 

  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF. 
  2. Spread the tomato sauce on the bread slices. 
  3. Top it with mozzarella and mini pepperonis.
  4. Bake until the cheese is melted
  5. Sprinkle with a bit of parsley. 
  6. Eat the pizza toasts and enjoy! 

Taco Pizza 

Recipe by Real Simple

Can you think of a better combination than pizza and tacos? We certainly can’t. This might sound like a weird mix, but believe us: once you and your family have tried this pizza recipe for kids, you’ll agree that tacos and pizza are a match made in heaven. 

🛒 What you’ll need: 

  • Pizza dough (or taco tortillas, depending on your preference) 
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lb. ground beef 
  • 1 c. jarred salsa 
  • 2 c. Monterey Jack cheese
  • Kosher salt and black pepper 
  • ¼ c. fresh cilantro
  • 1 avocado, sliced 
  • Lettuce and sour cream (optional) 

👨🏼‍🍳 How to make it: 

  1. Preheat the oven to 350|C. 
  2. Coat a large pan with olive oil and add the ground beef, breaking it apart with a spoon and cooking until it’s browned. This should take approximately 5 to 7 minutes.
  3. Top the pizza dough (or tortillas) with salsa and cheese. 
  4. Sprinkle the dough with salt and pepper. 
  5. For pizza dough, bake for 18 to 20 minutes. For tortillas, bake for about 5 minutes.
  6. Add sour cream and shredded lettuce for a fresh touch. 
  7. Top with the cilantro and avocado, and it’s ready to eat! 

Hot Dog Pizza 

Recipe by Henrik Nielsen 

What a heavenly thing hot dogs are, right? Making pizza with children on National Pizza Day (or any other day) can become even easier with this recipe, in which we combine the best of both worlds. 

🛒 What you’ll need: 

  • 4 hot dog buns
  • 4 sausages or veggie sausages (we find the Frankfurt type works best with this recipe)
  • 4 cheese sticks
  • 1 c. pizza sauce 
  • 1 c. pepperoni or veggie pepperoni 
  • 1 c. cheddar cheese

👨🏼‍🍳 How to make it: 

  1. Slice the hot dog buns, but don’t separate the two halves completely.
  2. Cut the sausage and place a cheese finger inside each of them. 
  3. Place the sausages inside the buns.
  4. Top with pizza sauce, cheddar cheese, and pepperoni.
  5. Heat the “perritos calientes” in the oven for about 10 minutes. 

Mickey Dessert Pizza 

Recipe by Disney

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Image by Disney

If you believe no meal is complete without a delicious dessert, this is your pizza recipe for kids! The icing on top of your National Pizza Day cake will be this Mickey-shaped recipe, a total sweet tooth please full of healthy fruits .   

🛒 What you’ll need: 

  • Sugar cookie dough 
  • Seasonal fruits (for example, berries)
  • 1 c. cream cheese frosting 

👨🏼‍🍳 How to make it: 

  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF
  2. Use a rolling pin to roll out the cookie dough on a floured surface. 
  3. Cut the dough into the shape of Mickey Mouse (head and ears). A bigger plate and two smaller ones will do the trick!
  4. Bake for 10-15 minutes in the oven.
  5. While baking, slice the fruits. 
  6. Once the “crust” has cooled a bit, spread the cream cheese frosting with the help of a spoon. 
  7. Add the fruit toppings. Design it like Mickey’s face, make a cool pattern, or make it messy if your children prefer. It’s up to you!
  8. End your Pizza Day with the best dessert ever! 

Did you like our recipes of pizza for toddlers and children? Do you have any other tasty pizza creations of your own? Let us know in the comments! 

If you’d like more delicious recipes to cook with your little ones, check out our post on popcorn recipes for kids .

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