Cooking With Your Toddler: Simple Mini Pizzas

Now that the weather is getting colder I am constantly on the lookout for indoor activities I can do with W. Cooking with toddlers can occasionally be challenging but these mini pizzas are quick, simple and great fun to make with your child. We came across this idea on the CBeebies show ‘I Can Cook’. You can check out their website here where you will find this and many more child-friendly recipes.

To make these simple mini pizzas you will need:

  • A baking sheet lined with greaseproof paper
  • A 7cm cookie cutter
  • A chopping board
  • One large soft tortilla
  • A small bowl (ramekin size would be plenty) of passata and a teaspoon
  • A selection of toppings
  • A large handful of grated mozzarella.
  • Pre-heated oven to 150°c (170°c if fan oven).

For the toppings I used sweetcorn, tuna, chopped ham, chopped peppers and chopped mushrooms which I softened slightly in a frying pan first.

When cooking with toddlers do make sure to have everything laid out ready before you start so that you do not lose their attention.

Ready to go?  Here is how to make them.

1. Lay out your flour tortilla on a chopping board and use the cookie cutter to cut out six or seven pizza bases.  Place these on your baking sheet.

2. With a teaspoon place a small amount of passata onto each base and spread out using the back of the spoon.

3. Add the toppings of your choice.

4. Sprinkle each with grated mozzarella and bake in your pre-heated oven for fifteen minutes.  Clearly, do not let your toddler near the oven.

5. When cooked allow to cool slightly and serve. Simple!

W and I had great fun making these together and, as an added bonus, there was hardly any mess to clear up.

Here is my little chef in action.

So if you fancy cooking with your toddler why not give these simple mini pizzas a try? Do leave me a comment below so I can pop over and see how you got on.

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  1. Susan El Carter says

    Its great when cooking is made fun as they learn to enjoy the skill and retain the information for when they are older. Not much to clean up is fab too. Hats off to your ‘little chef’.

    • says

      Oooh chicken nuggets sound fun. I tried making Annabel Karmel’s cornflake coated ones when W was smaller but he wasn’t keen. I LOVED them! Maybe I will try them again now he is a bit bigger and I bet he would love dipping them in the egg and the coating. Great idea, thank you x

  2. brinabird says

    We love doing home made pizza! This looks like a great way to get my wee man involved as he is always keen to get involved!

  3. says

    These are so cute! I love them – def going to do this with Miss J :) Thanks for linking this up with #recipeoftheweek. Pinned and stumbled + there’s a new linky live now. Please come and join in!

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