Published October 1, 2019
4 Quick Recipes to Celebrate National Pizza Month
October is National Pizza Month, and we can’t think of a better food to celebrate than the versatile and ever delicious pizza. Oh, how we love the variety of toppings and the way you can eat if for several meals (even cold!) without tiring of that sublime combination of chewy crust, tangy sauce, and stretchy mozzarella. To kick the pizza joy up a few notches, we are going to share a menu for a whole day of pizza pleasure. From breakfast to dessert, we have your pie. And even sweeter—they are all easy enough to fix that the kids can help too!
The kids will roll out from under the covers a bit quicker if they know a savory breakfast pizza is waiting for them! Prep the ingredients, including the eggs the night before if you’re pressed for time in the mornings.
Speedy Breakfast Pizzas
- 4 English muffins, split in half and toasted
- 4 eggs beaten with a quarter cup of milk and scrambled
- Cheese of your choice
- Additional toppings such as sausage, bacon, or veggies
Top the muffins with eggs, toppings, and cheese, divided evenly across the 8 halves. Next, pop into the oven on 350 for about 10 minutes or until cheese is melted.
Your kids put together their pizza creations for a fun lunch at school. All they need are the classic peanut butter sandwich ingredients and a few unique toppings.
- Bread of your choice (2-3 slices for each child)
- Peanut butter
- Toppings such as banana or apple slices, chocolate chips, or dry cereal.
Take each slice of bread and using a drinking glass or cup to cut the bread into a circle. Package crusts in a sandwich size Ziploc bag. Place 2-3T of peanut butter and put into a small disposable container. Portion out toppings as desired and place in Ziploc bags. Add a plastic spoon for spreading.
BBQ Chicken Pizza
Step away from the traditional and enjoy these delicious tangy pizzas. You can prep the ingredients on the weekend or the evening before to keep the dinner drama low.
- 4 pitas
- Cooked and shredded chicken (can use rotisserie chicken if desired)
- BBQ sauce
- Bag of shredded Colby Jack cheese
- ½ Red onion (optional)
- ½ lb Bacon (optional)
Preheat oven to 350. Lay the pitas out on a cookie tray covered with foil for easy cleanup. Top each pita with barbeque sauce. Next layer on the chicken and other ingredients as desired, ending with cheese. Place the pitas in the oven for 15 minutes or until heated.
Fruit Faced Dessert Pizza
- 1 pkg of slice and bake sugar cookies
- 1 pkg cream cheese frosting
- Assorted sliced fruit such as strawberries, bananas, blueberries or apples
Bake cookies according to package directions. When cool, spread with frosting. Allow the kids to add the fruit to make silly faces on their cookie!
Whether you make it an extreme pizza day or spread out these pizza-licous ideas throughout October you are sure to enjoy a little extra excitement around the dinner table as the kids help create and devour their new favorites!