Bunny shaped veggie pizza is a great way to add veggies to your pizza night fun. Shaped pizza creations help to make family memories. This bunny is cute to make all year long, but definitely a great spring activity.
Bunny Shaped Veggie Pizza Yum
If you follow along you know I love to play with pizza…and veggies…well, all foods really. I don’t know about your family, but we have a weekly pizza night. Sometimes we order, most of the time we make our favorites and often I experiment and introduce something new. When the kids were young I found that shapes and holidays gave me that added incentive to experiment and it broke the ordinary mold, opening their minds to trying a host of brand new concoctions.
In fact, this bunny shaped veggie pizza was actually one of the first holiday pizza experiments at our home that became the catalyst to a whole array of various shapes, sizes and food experimentations.
This bunny shaped pizza is filled with sautéed carrots and broccoli. Once all of the spices and cheeses are added, it’s one delicious combo.
Here is the recipe to shape, layer and bake…
- 1 cup carrots, shredded
- 1 broccoli crown
- 1/8 cup + 2 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 clove garlic
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 large carrot, peeled
- 8 - 10 oz. mozzarella cheese, shredded
- 1 pre-made pizza dough, fresh
- Nonstick cooking spray
Wash the broccoli crown. Cut the florets into small pieces; approximately 2 cups.
Place the carrots and broccoli into a skillet with two tablespoons of olive oil. Peel and press the garlic into the vegetable mixture and sauté on medium until the vegetables are tender. Set aside.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
Coat a baking sheet with a light layer of nonstick cooking spray.
On a floured surface, roll out the dough into one large circle, approximately 16 to 18 inches. Using a pizza cutter cut off the top of the circle removing approximately 4 inches.
Roll the large circle to even off the cut area and transfer the large circle to baking sheet towards one side to leave room for bunny ear pizza dough. Take the remaining dough and cut in half to create two equal pieces and roll each one on the floured surface to have two oblong pieces. Attach them to the circular dough to create two bunny ears and a head.
Stir the 1/8 cup of olive oil together with the Italian seasoning, onion powder, garlic powder and sea salt. Baste the mixture onto the pizza dough.
Add the sautéed vegetables on top of the seasoned oil.
Add the shredded cheese.
Cut two eyes, whiskers and a mouth out of the peeled carrot. Add the pieces to the top of the pizza.
Bake until the bottom is brown; approximately 20 – 25 minutes.
Time savers: Purchase pre-made pizza dough, shredded carrots and shredded cheese.
Cooking with Kids: Every recipe is filled with life skills that help to encourage a child’s confidence in the kitchen. Here are a few to focus on when making this recipe;
- rolling dough
- grating and grater safety
- cutting and knife safety
- stove top safety
- layering concepts
- measuring ingredients
- following directions
More Pizza Making Yum: Shaped pizza, even this snowman, can be fun all year long. How fun is it to build a snowman in the summer? Very fun if it doesn’t actually involve real snow in July (lol). This combination sneaks spinach into the mix that you won’t taste in the finished product. Follow the link below to build your own snowman at home.