Meal Idea for Kids: 10 Minute Veggie Pizza

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As children learn to read, write, and gain the skills necessary to be successful in life, it’s up to adults to make sure their bellies are full of nutrient-rich foods.  Sometimes these meal ideas for kids need to be prepared in a flash – that’s why our friends at Super Healthy Kids are sharing this 10 minute veggie pizza!

Here’s how to make it:

I think I want a category for all our dinner ideas that are less than 15 minutes! Don’t you agree?  I can’t even count how many times we get home at 5:00 and I need to get something on the table before my family starts snacking instead.  I do have a lot of ideas, we just need them all in one spot!

Our intention for this dinner was to put these pizzas on the grill, because we decided we wanted to have a week full of grilling ideas for you- and I’d seen folks grill pizza before.  So, I thought- why not?  Well, I’ll tell you why not.  Because I am not good around a grill.  The first one I tried burned after only a few minutes.  (scroll to the bottom to see).  so, rather than ruining all our pizzas, I scrapped the idea quickly, and used the oven instead.  I’m MUCH more comfortable around an oven!

Also, for us, Monday is grocery shopping day, so Sunday has been the day we try to eat up our leftover veggies from the week. We usually will throw them all in pasta, stir fry, or make pizza!  But without time (or desire) to prepare the dough, we pulled out some ciabatta rolls I had bought last week and never used.  They were perfect for some “french bread” pizzas.

Now, because a lot of kids aren’t going to like every single veggie on their pizza, we decided to make one of each!

We first chopped

  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Shredded carrots
  • Yellow bell pepper
  • Broccoli
  • and red onion

And remember, since this was a “clean out the fridge” type of meal, we didn’t have mozzarella or any marinara sauce prepared, so we used olive oil and feta cheese!  We also found some parmesan cheese, but just enough for two of the pizzas.

After slicing the rolls lengthwise, we brushed the top with olive oil. We then added the veggies and cheese to the top, then actually drizzled a bit more olive oil over the top of the veggies.  This helped them to cook up nice and tender!

Once we arranged the pizzas, we put them on a cookie sheet to bake in a hot oven (375) for about 10 minutes (full details below).

Our final result: DELICIOUS!  And perfect for summer nights when you don’t want to heat up the whole house with an oven on for an hour.   These also tasted great with our watermelon!  A delicious meal that even picky eaters will love!

10 Minute Veggie Pizza

Preheat oven to 375 and move one oven rack to the top rung.

Slice Ciabatta rolls, or French Bread in half, lengthwise.

Brush with olive oil.

Sprinkle with veggies of your choice.  We used

  • red cherry tomatoes,
  • shredded carros
  • Yellow bell peppers
  • broccoli
  • and red onion.

Drizzle with some olive oil over your veggies.

Sprinkle with feta cheese.

Arrange pizzas on a baking sheet, and put them in the oven on the top rung.  Increase the temperature to 425 and broil for 8-10 minutes.  Watch carefully!  These turn from browned and perfect, to crispy and burned in a matter of seconds!

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