I usually start my posts off with a picture of the finished meal. This time, I featured a picture of the Chef! This week we started having our daughters each pick, prep and cook dinner once per week. They are 11 and almost 13 now and becoming quite adept in the kitchen. We wanted to increase their cooking knowledge and give them a better appreciation for all the work that goes into getting dinner on the table each night. So starts the “Kids Cook” blog posts.
This week my eldest chose English Muffin pizzas with Caesar Salad. She used; English Muffins, Tomato Sauce, Pepperoni, Marble Cheese, Roma Tomatoes and Red Peppers. Preheat your oven to 400F. She started by cutting the tomatoes and peppers for toppings. Then she grated the cheese. Next, she cut english muffins in half and laid them on a baking sheet. I suggest using parchment paper on the baking sheet as it is much easier to clean if any cheese or sauce gets spilled.
Take a soup spoon and scoop one spoonful of tomato or pasta sauce onto the english muffin. Using the back of the spoon, spread the sauce to the outer edge by moving it in small, gentle circles. Next, sprinkle the cheese over the sauce. Now, time to add your toppings! You can add whatever you like, whether it’s as simple as plain cheese or fully loaded, the best part is each person can choose what they like!
Once the pizzas are ready, place the sheet in the oven for 10-15 minutes, until the cheese is melted and just about to bubble. Remove from the oven and let cool before eating. These are the perfect size crust for kids and they love that they can create their own pizzas by choosing their own toppings. Easy for lunch or dinner, these are a hit every time!