Flag Pizza Recipe with Veggies

Our kids don’t always agree on what to eat, but the one they all agree on is pizza!  So I thought why not make a homemade pizza and with 4th of July around the corner, why not make it look patriotic.

Flag Pizza Recipe

This was an excellent way to sneak in veggies and other flavors.  If you want it to be even more fun have the kids help to make it.

Here is the Pizza Flag Recipe from the:

Ingredients:

6 ounces part skim mozzarella
cheese slices
1 Tbsp. butter
2 cups fresh spinach leaves, rinsed
and patted dry
1 frozen pizza dough, thawed
1 cup Ragu®
Pizza Quick Sauce
2 plum tomatoes, sliced in half
lengthwise and cut into slices or 1
sliced red bell pepper or a mixture
of the two
Crushed red pepper flakes (optional)

Directions:

  1. Take two slices of mozzarella cheese and stack together.
  2. Use kitchen scissors or small knife to cut a few star shapes out of the cheese.
  3. Slice remaining cheese slices into 1-inch strips.
  4. Preheat oven to 450°.
  5. Melt Country Crock® Spread in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add spinach and cook until wilted, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
  6. Roll out pizza dough to fit a rectangular pan.
  7. Spread Ragu® Pizza Quick Sauce evenly over dough.
  8. Sprinkle spinach over top left corner of dough. Place stars on the spinach.
  9. Lay tomatoes (or peppers) and cheese strips in alternating strips on rest of the pizza.
  10. Bake 10 to 20 minutes until cheese is melted and starting to turn golden and crust is starting to brown.
  11. Remove from oven and serve with crushed red pepper flakes (if using).

Here is our version.  I prepared our favorite homemade pizza dough recipe, while the dough was rising I assembled the ingredients so the girls could help me put our flag pizza recipe together.

Here are the girls helping me with the pizza.  Look at those big happy grins.

It is ready for the oven:

And ready to eat, yummy.  The whole family loved this pizza.

Here is a printable version of this pizza recipe for your convenience:

Flag Pizza Recipe with Veggies
Author: 
 
Ingredients
  • 6 ounces part skim mozzarella
  • cheese slices
  • 1 Tbsp. butter
  • 2 cups fresh spinach leaves, rinsed
  • and patted dry
  • 1 frozen pizza dough, thawed
  • 1 cup Ragu®
  • Pizza Quick Sauce
  • 2 plum tomatoes, sliced in half
  • lengthwise and cut into slices or 1
  • sliced red bell pepper or a mixture
  • of the two
  • Crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
Instructions
  1. Take two slices of mozzarella cheese and stack together.
  2. Use kitchen scissors or small knife to cut a few star shapes out of the cheese.
  3. Slice remaining cheese slices into 1-inch strips.
  4. Preheat oven to 450°.
  5. Melt Country Crock® Spread in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add spinach and cook until wilted, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
  6. Roll out pizza dough to fit a rectangular pan.
  7. Spread Ragu® Pizza Quick Sauce evenly over dough.
  8. Sprinkle spinach over top left corner of dough. Place stars on the spinach.
  9. Lay tomatoes (or peppers) and cheese strips in alternating strips on rest of the pizza.
  10. Bake 10 to 20 minutes until cheese is melted and starting to turn golden and crust is starting to brown.
  11. Remove from oven and serve with crushed red pepper flakes (if using).

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Easy Calzones

 

Originally posted 4/15/12

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