24 hours a day is just not enough since, the summer holidays started! Having a kid at home and besides my regular routines, i have added few more activities like going to the park almost daily, planning play dates, making some art and craft activities etc., This is real fun not just for the kid but also for me.. :) So, I really don't find much time to blog now-a-days. I really miss a lot of wonderful posts from my friends and my bloglines has about 300 unread feeds. Will catch up with all that soon. :)

Coming to the post, Here is a delicious home made pizza. This is one of the easiest way to make a kid eat spinach :)

  • All-Purpose Flour - 2 1/2 cups
  • Rapid rise yeast - 1/2 pkt
  • Luke warm water - for kneading
  • Salt - as required
  • Sugar - 1/2 tsp
  • Oil - 5-6 tbsp
  • Marinara sauce - 1 cup
  • Shredded Mozzarella cheese - 2 cups
  • Toppings - Sliced Onion, Bell pepper and chopped Spinach
  • Crushed red pepper - (if preferred)
How to make it:

To a cup of luke warm water, add the yeast, 1/2 tsp sugar and a pinch of salt. Let it stand for about 5-10 minutes until the yeast forms a froth on top. In a bowl, Mix sifted flour and salt. Add the yeast water and enough luke warm water and mix well until it forms a soft dough. Start kneading by adding oil little by little for about 10 minutes. Cover and let sit in a warm place for 2-3 hours. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Take the dough on to a flat surface, and dusting with little flour, roll it flat. Grease a baking sheet and lay the rolled dough. Brush with oil. Spread the marinara sauce. Add the toppings and cheese and bake for about 15 minutes or until the cheese melts and crust turns golden brown. Sprinkle some crushed red pepper and garlic powder if preferred.

The crust came out wonderful with a soft bread inside and little crispy outside.

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32 Responses
  1. Nithya Says:

    Pizza looks yummy.. I love home made pizzas..

    Nice blog on the whole. Keep it going. will be visiting often from now.

  2. Parita Says:

    Good way of incorporating spinach in childern's diet! Home made pizza looks delicious, so perfect!

  3. Vrinda Says:

    Pizza looks perfect and very healthy too..Liked the color of crust..

  4. Anonymous Says:

    Brilliant idea of including spinach to the pizza..and looks professional too..!
    Enjoying motherhood. ? Its a blessing for sure ANu

  5. lata raja Says:

    Pizza looks ao perfectly done. Just excellent!

  6. Srilakshmi Says:

    Pizza looks great! spinach on pizza is a nice idea..

  7. Anu Says:

    Wow nice idea to make kids eat greens :)

    Yummy pizzas...

  8. Superchef Says:

    OMG!! that just looks gorgeous!

  9. Gita Says:

    That sure is a delicious way to eat spinach...yum :)

  10. Enjoy ur hols' Anu..:) n pizza looks so cheesy yum..:)

  11. Ramya Says:

    Yummy pizza..My kid's vacation has started too..Know how hard it is to keep them engaged..
    Iam gonna make this pizza with my kid!!

  12. Usha Says:

    Pizza looks fantastic Anu , loved it!

  13. Prathibha Says:

    Wow that pizza looks perfect....

  14. Vibaas Says:

    looks yummy! i had spinach pizza for the first time at a friend's place and was so hesistant to try at first, but loved it :)

  15. Uma Says:

    looks so yummy Anu! You made it healthy by adding spinach :)

  16. Suparna Says:

    hi Anu,
    Wow!girlie sounds great...u r having fun aren't u?? Enjoy to the fullest with ur kiddo :)
    Spinach pizza actually sounds great...home made!!! wow! could anything beat that...great one Anu...Thanks for sharing the wonderful recipe and tempting us to make it at home ;)

  17. Oooh that pizza looks so cheesy and gooey with the right amount of crust! Great way to make a favorite meal more nutritious. Thanks for sharing. I'd love to direct Foodista readers to your blog. If that's okay with you, just add your choice of widget to this post and you're all set!

  18. Valarmathi Says:

    Good idea to make kids eat greens. Looks yummy.

  19. you are tempting with ur pizza most fav...

  20. miss v Says:

    spinach is one of my favourite pizza toppings!

  21. Kalai Says:

    Man! I just want to grab it and eat it all! Pizza looks awesome. :)

  22. Looks like a professional pizza..I have made home made pizza too, but not with spinach topping...Will give it a try..

  23. vidhas Says:

    Wow!! nice pizza. Looks fabulous. Enjoy the holidays.

  24. RAKS KITCHEN Says:

    U made a junk food healthy :) Nice post Anu:)

  25. pizza looks delicious Anu:).

  26. Pari Says:

    Hi My first time here. The pizza looks awesome. Can you help me with the quantity of yeast in grams or how many spoons.
    Will love to see you visiting my blog and hearing from you.

  27. SriLekha Says:

    looking great and good twist!

  28. ARUNA Says:

    pizza looks yummy...never made it at home!!!!

  29. sangeeta Says:

    hey Anu...came here through have a nice blog here...i'll be back again to see more of it.

  30. n33ma Says:

    Tasty looking pizza.