Every Friday is Pizza night at my house! It’s something we started a few years ago and it has stuck with my family! Each week we change it up; sometimes we order pizza, make homemade pizza, or cook frozen pizzas. Either way we know Friday night is pizza night, and at this point I think we all look forward to it.
Each person has a chance to choose their own personal toppings for their pizza!
For my family we usually have everyone’s choice of toppings at home. Some of the items are staples in my house. Since the quarantine I have been more aware of keeping staples in the house, and freezing what I’m not using at the moment! I keep tomato sauce in my house at all times, I keep about 3 to 4 jars and sometimes a portion of a bottle in the freezer. Cheese is another staple in my home, when I do buy it if I dont purchase in bulk I may buy 5-7 different flavors of cheese at a time so I can freeze it! So if there is a sale I am coming and purchasing in bulk. When we decide to make homemade pizza, most times I only have to buy a remade pizza crust and pepperoni. I try to keep pepperoni on hand, but between my husband and DJ it doesn’t stand a chance!
If your children always ask to help in the kitchen, this is the best meal to have them help with. You can create an assembly line, one add sauce, another one add toppings or you can have them make their own pizza with they will love as well! I For my children I feel like they love their dinner more when they help with making it!
For my daughter who has some developmental delays, I always try to get her to help me in the kitchen because it helps with her fine motor skills and motor planning. Since she is no longer in Occupational Therapy, I have her help around the house to aide in growing these skills. Fine motor skills involve the small muscles of the body that help with functions that deal with the hands and fingers.
Honestly, making homemade pizzas is probably the easiest recipe that you can make for yourself or family! You basically create the meal to cater to your likes. For these personal sized pizzas I only added pepperoni, however, when making pizzas you have the freedom to do what you like! Add red sauce or white sauce, add the topping you like…step outside of the box and add some things that you can’t usually get from your local pizzeria!
Air Fryer Pizza (Cooking With Kids!)
- Pre Made Pizza Crusts (The crust in the pic are from Aldi)
- Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
- Pizza Sauce
- If air frying with an air fryer oven, place pizza crusts on the air fryer racks. This will potentially save you any messes from transferring the pizza later!
- With a spoon, spread pizza sauce on each pizza crust.
- Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.
- Top with pepperoni.
- Place in the air fryer for 8-10 minutes at 350 degrees.
- Serve & enjoy!
What I love is that the prep and cooking time with the air fryer is short! For some reason on Friday’s we are starving and to coming home and having to make dinner, can be time consuming! This recipe helps alleviate this issue, make these and pop them in the air fryer for a few minutes and dinner is ready!!!!