Build a snowman pizza for family pizza night fun. This pizza is a perfect way to include extra veggies for kids. It’s a new way to build a snowman memory together.
Snowman Pizza Night Fun
Do you want to build a snowman? I do!
I love snowman pizza, family pizza making yum. I started making these pizzas when my youngest was two. Her birthday is in the winter and we had a snowman birthday party and made snowman pizza. I often think, why I didn’t start making this sooner? I actually have no idea! Snowman pizza is snow much fun; sorry…had to squeeze that in.
While this is perfect for birthday food fun, it’s also fabulous for any pizza dinner making activity. I have found this to be a great way to add spinach into our mix. Baby leaf spinach has very little taste, but it’s packed with all kinds of great nutrients. Once it’s baked into the pizza, no one can even, taste that it’s there.
It’s funny how many young children have this natural aversion to green veggies; I’m not sure when it develops. It’s recipes like these that have helped my children to realize, although they may not like it alone, a recipe is a great tool to help us eat these healthy foods.
Here is the recipe to roll, make and bake…
- 1 pizza dough (traditional or whole wheat)
- 1 pound sweet Italian turkey sausage
- 2 cups fresh baby leaf spinach
- 1/8 cup olive oil
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 16 oz. part-skim mozzarella cheese
- Sliced black olives
- 1 mini carrot
- 2 grape tomatoes
- Nonstick cooking spray
Remove the skin of the sausage and fully cook it on the stove in a frying pan over medium heat; stir regularly to break it up and brown it. Set the sausage aside.
Shred the cheese.
Chop the spinach into small pieces.
Stir the oil together with the Italian seasoning, onion powder, garlic powder and sea salt.
Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees.
Coat a large baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray and/or a very light coat of oil.
Divide the dough into 1/3 and 2/3 portions.
Roll the larger piece into an oval and place it onto the prepared baking sheet as the body of the snowman.
Roll the smaller piece into a circle, place it onto the prepared baking sheet as the head of the snowman.
Baste the dough with the seasoned oil. Add the chopped spinach. Then add the cooked sausage. Top it off with the shredded cheese. Place the olives to make two eyes and a smile. Add the carrot to serve as a nose and three grape tomatoes as buttons on the body.
Bake for 20 - 25 minutes (until the dough is browned and completely cooked).
Swap & Trade! Swap the turkey sausage and spinach with your favorite veggies and meats.
Time Saver: Purchase pre-shredded mozzarella to make your pizza prep easier!
Cooking with Kids:Every recipe has lessons, small and big, that encourage life and cooking skills. Here are a few to focus on…
- Cooking sausage and stovetop safety
- Rolling pizza dough
- Stirring and basting
- Shredding & grater safety
- Knife safety and chopping
- Oven safety and baking
- Following directions
Love this idea? Try making a breakfast pizza. It’s slightly different, but very similar with eggs, etc. You’ll have to give it try…it’s just fabulous food fun!