More often than not, mom and dad are stuck in the kitchen while the kids are occupied elsewhere during meal time preparation. Make the kids a part of the Pizza Month mealtime experience and it can be a fun and educational journey!
Start off the experience by shopping for ingredients together. Let your kids write out their own lists with their favorite toppings and allow everyone to make an individual pie!
Make the food preparation process fun. Let kids cut their dough and toppings into fun shapes; encourage creativity while cooking
Put a theme to your family pizza night! Do you want to pretend you are having a meal in the streets of Italy? Can your kid’s design the kitchen to match their favorite pizza restaurant? Put up decorations and set the table to round out the experience.
Cooking can be an educational experience, as well. Use cooking to educate your children on family history and recipes. Cooking also teaches kids about kitchen safety and proper handling of measuring and cooking tools.
Here is a recipe to get you started:
Chicken Pesto Pizza Recipe
1 (12- to 14-inch) prebaked pizza crust
1/2 cup pesto
1/2 cup finely minced sun-dried tomatoes
1 (5-ounce) can Hormel® Chunk Breast of Chicken, drained and flaked
1 small bell pepper, thinly sliced into rings
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Heat oven to 400ºF.
On baking pan, place pizza crust. Spoon pesto over crust. Top with remaining ingredients.
Bake pizza 12 to 15 minutes or until cheese is melted and edge is lightly browned.
This Chicken Pesto Pizza recipe can be printed from Hormel.com. I’m sharing these tips and recipe because I’m a Hormel Family brand ambassador.