Monday, January 30, 2006

Mini Pizza's



I got this recipe out of a book called "First Meals" by Annabel Karmel. I got it from my friend April. I made it today and all 3 of us loved it. It was really yummy and so simple.

Its a very simple recipe and easily customized to fit anyones likes.

The main things you will need are:

1. English Muffins
2. Chedder, Cruyere, or mozzarella cheese
3. good tomato sauce
4. butter
5. pepperoni, ham or sausage
6. salt and pepper, to taste

Other items you can use (optional)

7. mushrooms sliced
8. corn kernels
9. pepper strips
10. cheese shapes
11. basil leaves
12. olives
13. thinly sliced zucchini
14. chopper scallions

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Directions:
1. I split muffins in half
2. Spread butter on top like I was buttering toast
3. Spread tomato sauce over top lightly (not to thick)
4. added shredded cheese
5. added pepperoni
6. toasted on 300'F in my toaster oven for 5 minutes or so (or until cheese was fully melted and muffins lightly toasted)

Its pretty simple to make.
Now the book gives really indepth directions... I'll post those below.

Adding a selection of colorful vegetables to mini pizzas is a great way to encourage your child to eat more vegetables. For a special occasion, you might like to make animal face designs, as shown above.

1. To make the topping, heat the butter (1 tbsp.) in a pan, add the scallions (1 tbsp), and saute' for 1 minute. Add the zucchini (1\2 cup) and mushrooms (3/4 cup) and saute until just tender, about 4 minutes. Season to taste.
2. Lightly toast the muffins or baguette. Divide the tomato sauce between each of the cut sides of muffin evenly, then sprinkle with cheese. Top with cooked veggies, perhaps making patters or animal faces, then cook under a preheated broiler until the cheese is bubbling and golden. If desired, use the corn, uncooked peppers, cheese, olives and basil to decorate further.


Prep/cooking
10 minutes/15 minutes

Makes 4 portions


3 comments:

Emily said...

I LOVE mini pizza's. They make such an easy meal! When I was first starting to try out new solid foods with my daughter this was a hit every time! She would sometimes eat as much as me. If you like tuna fish, English Muffins are great for a tuna melt too!

Drea said...

Hi Emily,
Yea I love these minipizza's. I make them all the time.
Caleb loves them as well.
I bought some WHOLE wheat english muffins the other day. They give the pizzas a nice taste to them :-)

mayerle said...

How cute is that!?! So creative...