Pull Apart Pizza

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Be sure to head over to The Foodie Mommie Store to take advantage of the November Pampered Chef Sale!  Order by November 15th and get 10% off!

My friend and neighbor Julie (mother of Daniel's bff Aubrey) is hosting a Pampered Chef party next Sunday afternoon.  Last week we were going over some of the recipes she was interested in having demoed for her cooking show, and we came across this one.  Today we got together for lunch at Julie's house and decided to give it a trial run (by the way, Julie's house is EXACTLY the same as mine, EXACTLY- just in case you were noticing from the picures)!  Let me tell you, what a hit with the kids!  Of course, we made it a little differently than the recipe that the Pampered Chef offers, but the idea is the same and it is SO easy!  Give it a try!

Pull Apart Pizza
  • 2 tubes refrigerated bread dough (like Pillsbury, I typically don't like Pillsbury but they are redeeming themselves by changing the ingredients in their products and offering more natural choices)
  • 2 cups shredded cheese of your choice (Julie and I used a mix of mozzarella, parmesan, and cheddar and then because I had some leftover from last night, we topped the pizza with a few fresh small mozzarella balls)
  • approx. 3/4 cup pizza sauce
  • your favorite pizza toppings (we used pepperoni)
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Spray a large pizza stone generously with cooking spray or olive oil.  Cut each loaf of dough in half lengthwise about 3/4 of the way through.  Then cut each loaf crosswise creating 32 half moons (16 from each loaf).  Arrange on the stone so that they are just touching, leaving a 1/2 inch border around the outside.  Brush lightly with olive oil and bake 14-16 minutes or until crust is golden brown.  Top the "crust" with pizza sauce, cheese, and your favorite toppings.  Bake another 5 minutes or so until cheese is melted and bubbly!

The kids love this because they were able to pull pieces off, and the pieces were just the right size for them!

Until next time, happy and HEALTHY cooking and EATING!


Mom vs. the boys said...

oh how fun!

Keli said...

Yum!! Looks like a lot of fun with some good food!

Joey said...

Hi Nikki,

I LOVE pizza, who doesn’t? And your recipe for kid-friendly pizza looks so delicious and simple to make! Cooking recipes that are fun for kids to eat is a great way to encourage family time and healthy eating. This meal screams family dinner, and is simple enough even your kids could cook it with you! So why not go one step further and get the kids involved in cooking? What better way is there to have fun with your kids while teaching them valuable skills at the same time?
That’s why I work for the Healthy Monday campaigns, which just launched a new program. The Kids Cook Monday aims to encourage families to cook and eat together every Monday. Research shows that children from families who cook and eat together often are less likely to be obese, eat a more nutritious diet and get better grades in school (to see more on the benefits of family dinners, check out The Kids Cook Monday site http://www.mondaycampaigns.org/the-kids-cook-monday.)
We’re looking for blogs and websites to take on the challenge of starting each week with family dinners and post about their experiences each Monday. If you’re interested in participating please email me at info@TheKidsCookMonday.org.


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