How to Make a No-Effort Pizza which Kids Adore

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If you appreciate kids’ participation in your cooking, with its faults and benefits,  my No-effort Pizza is a good option for fun time with your children (look at hands in photos). And it ends with something they actually love to eat!

I know – it couldn’t feature in a beauty-dish contest, but  I believe that their participation is in this case more important than its appearance, and as they make it themselves – they really don’t mind.

The recipe’s simplicity makes it easy for children to participate and get good results – quickly. They can roll the dough, shape the pizza, and spread the sauce. The only time consuming thing is in my preference to make the dough the night before. I find it rises better this way, making it more tasty. But pizza making takes no more than ten minutes, and then it’s only waiting for the oven to do its job.

Another thing here as you would presently see, which also shortens and simplifies the whole procedure, is the fact that the pizza’s sauce is not cooked at all! I don’t remember if I’ve learned it somewhere, or whether I’ve just tried – but  tomato sauce tastes just as good uncooked, on this pizza.

No-effort Pizza which Kids Adore Recipe(for a crazy presentation version click here)


For the dough:

1 kg 70% whole-wheat flour

1 tablespoon salt

1 tablespoon brown sugar

2-3 tablespoon olive oil

50 gr fresh yeast


For the pizza sauce:

4-5 Tomatoes


Garlic powder (I use garlic powder home ground. I’ve heard that what we buy at stores has foreign materials put in it, so what I do instead is buy dried garlic flakes, and grind them myself. I’ve heard it’s healthier this way, but anyway, it certainly TASTES BETTER!!!)

Mozzarella cheese

Olive oil

Make a bread dough with the above ingredients. Use my “How to Prepare Pizza Dough” post, which will serve you in several of my recipes.

Peel the tomatoes, cut them in halves, wash them, and let excess juice flow away. Mix them in a blender.

Take the dough out of the fridge. Take a small portion of dough from the mass.


If it’s sticky, add a bit of flour.

Roll the portion into a round.

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It takes appr. 5 rounds of about 1/2 cm width to fill a tray. ( I do as many trays as my family demands. With the rest of the dough, if remains enough of it, I usually make fine bread!)

Place on a sheet of parchment paper in a baking dish.


Spread (you or the kids) the mashed tomatoes evenly on the pizzas.

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Place two thin rounds of mozzarella on each pizza.

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Sprinkle over with:



Home ground garlic powder




Olive oil


Place  in a hot oven, heated to  250°C for about 15-20 minutes.

Optionally you can add:

Mushrums, corn, olives, or goat cheese…as you, or your kids like. I find that if the kids do it themselves, they are more likely to eat it as well!

Now it’s ready!

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Tried it?

Please send me a photo!

Love to hear from you!

Shabbat Shalom & Bon appetit!



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