Favorite Pizza Recipes for Kids (Easy Lunch and Dinner Ideas)


Find easy, flavorful pizza recipes for kids for quick meal options including pizza rolls, pizza pockets, pesto pizza, pizza muffins, and more!

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Pizza Recipes for Kids

We all know that kids love pizza—mine sure do! But it’s fun to use the flavors they love in easy recipes that work to make-ahead and pack for lunch. Or just to vary how we’re serving a favorite food. This list has my favorites, plus my go-to dough recipe, so you have lots of options to consider.

TIP: Below you’ll find links to full recipes and a recipe at the bottom of this post for easy English Muffin Pizzas.

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Pizza Toast

I love this so much that I often make it just for me! Lightly toast bread, then spread on a little pizza sauce and shredded mozzarella. Place onto a pie plate or baking sheet and pop under the broiler set on High on a rack about 4-6 inches away and cook for 2-3 minutes or until the cheese is melted.

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Pizza Muffins

Bake a batch of easy Pizza Muffins for the flavor kids love, in an easy to eat (and reheat!) format that works SO well for little kids. (And parents.) These healthy muffins have a dose of shredded carrots for extra nutrition and are an easy lunch option to pack or serve at home.

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Pesto Pizza

With three simple ingredients, iron and Vitamin C in the sauce, and a kid-friendly format, this super easy Pesto Pizza is a perfect kids lunch or dinner…that parents will enjoy too!

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Mini Pizza Rolls

This Mini Spinach and Cheese Pizza Roll recipe is packed with nutrition—and even greens!—but the cheese, and silly spiral shape makes them much more appealing to toddlers and big kids! And you can make them in about 30 minutes and stash them in the fridge or freezer for future meals.

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Pizza Pockets with Broccoli

Whether you’re looking for a healthy make-ahead dinner for the whole family or a new way to serve up veggies to the kids, these Homemade Pizza Pockets with Broccoli and Cheese are a delish option. They are a super fun way to change up how you usually serve pizza AND are easier to make than you might think.

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Greek Pita Pizza

With a simple no-cook method plus whole grains, plant-based protein, and probiotics, these easy Greek Pita Pizzas are a super quick and easy dinner (or lunch!) for kids.

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Whole Wheat Pizza Dough

Learn how to make the easiest whole wheat pizza dough without kneading and with a very small amount of yeast. It has amazing flavor, can be made ahead, and requires zero kneading!

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English Muffin Pizza

With just three ingredients, this short-cut pizza is a super simple meal option. We like to do it with whole grain English Muffins, but any work. And you can do pizza sauce or pesto, depending on what your kids like. Cut up for younger kids to make them a little easier to chew.

TIP: Get the full recipe at the bottom of this post!

What can I put on my kid’s pizza?

You can do red sauce, pesto, or just brush with olive oil. Kid-friendly pizza toppings may include chopped broccoli, pepperoni, cooked sausage, mushrooms, mini meatballs, shredded chicken…there are so many options!

How can I make homemade pizza taste better?

Be sure to salt your dough and to use a sauce that you like the flavor of. You can also add extra pizza seasoning to add the classic pizza flavor.

What kind of pizza is best to reheat?

Pizza muffins and Pizza Rolls work really well to make ahead and reheat, but almost any pizza can be reheated in a toaster or regular oven for a few minutes (or until the cheese is melted) at 375 degrees F.

Tips for the Best Pizza for Kids

  • Be sure that the cheese isn’t too hot before serving pizza to kids.
  • Vary the sauce or go with one you know they like—up to you!
  • Dice up or cut into sticks to make these foods easier for little kids to chew.

I’d love to hear your feedback on these ideas, so please comment below to share!

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Favorite Pizza Recipes for Kids


Description

The kids can help make these easy English Muffin Pizzas by spreading on the sauce and adding the cheese, or you can quickly do them too. Add any other toppings you like (precooked options are best since we’re basically just toasting these quickly.) The recipe of my go-to recipes are linked in the Notes.


Ingredients

  • 4 whole-wheat English muffins, split in half
  • 1/2 cup prepared pizza sauce
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Thinly sliced mushrooms, chopped spinach, pepperoni, diced olives, or any other pizza topping you like)
  • Grated Parmesan cheese, optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper.
  2. Arrange the English muffin halves cut side up on the baking sheet.
  3. Place into the oven and toast until very lightly golden, about 4 minutes.
  4. Spread a spoonful or two of the pizza sauce over each half. Top with mozzarella cheese, any toppings, and Parmesan cheese, if using.
  5. Bake for 6-8 minutes or until the cheese is melted. Let cool briefly before serving and cut up as needed.

Notes

You can assemble these on the baking sheet and cover with plastic wrap. Store in the fridge for up to 8 hours before baking. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until toasted, warm, and the cheese is melted.

Store any leftovers in an airtight container or wrapped in foil in the fridge for up to 3 days. Toast for 3-5 minutes to warm through and serve.

Use a toaster oven if preferred.

Use pesto in place of the pizza sauce if you’d like.

Make sure the cheese is cooled a bit before serving.

Cut up as needed.

Here are my other favorite pizza recipes for kids for easy reference:

Pizza Muffins

Pesto Pizza

Mini Pizza Rolls

Pizza Pockets with Broccoli

Greek Pita Pizza

Whole Wheat Pizza Dough


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