Title: Mini Pizzas
Author: Britney Shawley
Recipe type: Lunch
Prep time: 20 minutes
(+ 2 hours make & rise time for homemade dough)
Cook time: 15 minutes
Total time: 35 minutes
Serves: 4 people
We love home made mini pizza day at our house.🍕Ella loves getting involved, helping with the dough, kneading it, watching it rise, rolling it out, topping it up. She (we) love everything about it. Its a way that the adults and kids can feel like they get a choice at dinner.⭐I love either setting out the ingredients in bowls and everyone chooses what they want to go on their pizza, or making 3-4 different kinds and serve them for my family to choose from. This is either a process of timing with the dough and the ingredients… or it is simple and quick when using naan bread or flatbread rounds as the crust. If your feeling adventurous you can also do a cauliflower crust. So many options! So much deliciousness!!
Be sure to check the NOTES at the bottom for additional help and info.
Homemade Pizza Dough ——>
Cauliflower Crust (recipe coming soon)
Pizza Sauce (my simple recipe)
Hummus (store bought or my recipe)
Topping Options ( I suggest choose maximum 3 toppings or pizza can get soggy):
Onions (raw or caramelized)*
Red / Green peppers
If Making Dough you will need:
1/2 cup warm water (for yeast)
1 tsp Honey (for yeast)
1 tsp Yeast
3 cups Flour (whole wheat or all purpose)
1 cup Water (for dough)
1/2 tsp Salt
Olive Oil (for drizzling)
To Make Pizza Dough:
(Skip to next step if not making your dough from scratch)
You can use Naan bread, Small rounds, or flat bread. I like to make my dough. If you want to make your dough too:
Start by adding yeast, warm water and honey into a bowl. Mix with spoon. let sit for 5 minutes until it bubbles to the top and becomes all foamy.
In the meantime, add flour and salt to a bowl. Slowly add water and mix with your hands. Once you have poured all the water into the flour and its starting to stick together, take it out and put on floured counter. Begin to kneed your dough until it becomes elastic. About 8-10 minutes.
Roll into a ball and cover ball in olive oil. Put in a bowl. Cover bowl with a towel. Keep covered and in warm area for about 1-2 hours until it doubles in size.
Once it rises, knock down the dough. Either roll into a ball again and cover it to let rise for another 30 minutes until you prepare your toppings (makes dough a little crispier) OR cut into 4 pieces with a pizza dough cutter, and begin following directions below.
When you are ready to make pizza’s, use a rolling pin to roll out each dough ball. This will make 4 mini pizzas.
To Cook & Prepare Pizza:
- Pre-heat oven to 425F
Slice and dice toppings of your choice. Grate your cheese (if using). Steam Broccoli or Caramelize onions if you are using.
Take out your sauce of choice or prepare simple pizza sauce.
Take out your Naan Bread, or take out your dough balls to flatten with a rolling pin.
(If doing a pizza party, place all toppings and sauces all in separate bowls for everyone to do this step themselves) Put a 1-2 tablespoons of sauce on top of dough/bread of choice.
Put toppings of choice evenly over top of sauce.
Add cheese or nutritional yeast on top
Pop in oven for 10-15 minutes. Make sure cheese is melted and sides of pizza are nice and crispy brown.
Take out, cool for 2 minutes and serve along side roasted vegetables, kale salad or cauliflower rice.